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Masters 2012: Augusta and the Most Famous Courses in Golf
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The Newport Country Club on the quiet coast of Rhode Island boasts a special piece of history. It was the host club of the first ever US Open and US Amateur Championship in 1895.

Newport can be considered the first place where the modern game was unified. Theodore Havemeyer created the course and was also responsible for forming the initial group that eventually became the USGA.

Newport is one of the most popular spots for amateur players. Each year the winner of the Amateur Championship is awarded the Havemeyer trophy, including Tiger Woods, who won the event in 1995 in Rhode Island.

Though many find the course as nothing special, its unique history is what landed the Newport Country Club on the list of the most famous courses in the world. 

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