Close House

  Price Guide: £££££ | HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

Close House Golf Club, Northumberland is a 36 hole club with the 18 hole, par 70 Filly course and 18 hole, par 71 Colt Course. A private, parkland golf club designed by Scott Macpherson in 1964.

Contact Information

Close House, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, NE15 0HT United Kingdom

Tel: 01661 852953 | Fax: 01661 853322

Website: http://www.closehouse.co.uk

Golf Pro: Jonathan Lupton | Tel: 01661 852953

Contact/Secretary: John Glendinning

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Price Guide: £££££
  • Midweek Guide: From £50.00 per round *
  • Weekend Guide: From £50.00 per round *

* Any prices shown are guide prices, please confirm with the course prior to booking.

Facilities & Visitor Information

Course Information: 36 holes | Par The Filly 70; The Colt 71 | The Filly 6034; The Colt 6813 yards | Private | Parkland

Facilities: Driving range, Golf clubs for hire, Golf buggies for hire, Golf pro shop, Changing rooms, Golf clubhouse, Bar, Food available, Available for functions, Accommodation available, golf course.

  • Societies Accepted to Play
  • Society Deals Available
  • 7 Day Membership Available

Location: From the North (A1)
From the A1/A69 roundabout Close House Hotel is approximately 7 miles. Follow the A69 west for 4 miles until the junction marked Close House (B6528). At the junction, turn left. Close House Hotel is signposted (on the right) from here. From the North (A68)

Continue on the A68 until you reach the A69, signposted towards Newcastle upon Tyne. Continue on the A69 until the sign for Close House Hotel, taking the slip road on the left hand side. Turn right at the junction onto the B6528. Go through the village of Horsley, and remain on the B6528 for 3 miles until you see signs for Close House on the right. Turn right down the lane following signs for Close House.

From the West
Driving east towards Newcastle, leave the A69 at the exit for Horsley (B6528). Go through the village of Horsley, and remain on the B6528 for 3 miles until you see signs for Close House on the left. Drive down the lane on the right, following the signs for Close House.

From the South
From the A1/A69 roundabout Close House Hotel is approximately 7 miles. Follow the A69 west for 4 miles until the junction marked Close House (B6528). At the junction, turn left. Close House Hotel is signposted (on the left) from here.

Designed by: Scott Macpherson

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Score Cards

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Course Tee Par SSS Yds
The FillyWhite70706034
The FillyYellow70675685
The FillyYellow70675640
The Fillyyellow70675640
The Fillyred72715268
The ColtBlue71746813
The ColtWhite71726308
The ColtYellow71695825
The ColtRed71714751

Close House Reviews & Information

Golfshake Rating

  4.74

Golfshake Golf Course Rating from 91
Breakdown Averages

4.63 ... Overall Rating
4.63 ... The Course
4.78 ... Facilities/Serv.
4.09 ... VFM
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91 ratings from Golfshake members - Ranked 47 out of 1971.

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What the club says: Close House Golf Course was originally built as a nine hole course in 1964 by Newcastle University for the use of staff and students and was extended to 18 holes in the early eighties.

The Lee Westwood Filly course layout was re-designed and re-opened in June 2013. It now has 18 USGA specification greens, is over 6000 yards in length and a par 70 from the medal tees. The undulating greens provide a real test for your putting skills, but accuracy off the tee is paramount for good scoring, Having already held its first PGA Professional event the course has proved challenging to golfers of all abilities.

The par 71 Championship Lee Westwood Colt course measures 6813 yards and spans 160 acres of the Tyne Valley. Renowned golf course designer Scott McPherson carefully planned the course around existing woodland to fit with an intended old fashioned design. After 4 years of being open the course has been voted into the Golf World Top 100 Courses of Britain & Ireland.

What Golfshake says:



Most Helpful Review

My wife paid for my round as my birthday present, and i can honestly say it was money well spent. On arrival the staff were friendly and vey helpfull, staff in clubhouse keen to pass on advice on what to be aware of on certain holes. The course was immaculate, greens run very true and well paced, for what are relative new greens. the rough is indeed 'rough' and you will quickly learn to 'take your medicine' if you stray. Each hole is a different challange, and you really need to give consideration to where you lay up , drive to, or chip from, it is not always wise to reach for the big stick on the big holes, be warned. this is a real gofers track, and will give you a sharp reminder how tricky golf is, if you dont get it right. i play off 4, and carded a plus 8, having played really well, simply reflects that i am maybe not a good as i thought. i have played royal county down, royal portrush, st andrews, troon, etc etc, and this is right up there. ps; i have to mention the green staff, i observed them on several holes and the attention to detail they put in was admirable, and again, they are very friendly and more than happy to tell you where you needed to be landing the ball, it was a pleasure to see young lads taking such obvious pride in there work, and the course. i would most definately return, and hope the wife has got the hint, that with christmas aproaching, there would be no better a gift. - Sep 19 2012


Golfshake Team Review

With two courses to choose from in the Filly Course and the Colt Course, you really cannot go wrong at Close House. Both the courses offer an exceptional challenge of golf, with the Colt Course arguably edging the Filly Course. Of the course the facilities are second to none, and the clubhouse is the perfect place to relax after your round. - Jul 26 2016


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Mark H rated 4 out of 5 - Jul 27 2018

Hilly but good
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Barry L rated 5 out of 5 - Jul 25 2018

Challenging Course
If you can stay out of the ever growing rough this course is a great challenge for every level of handicap golfer especially when the wind starts to blow.
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Conrad B rated 4 out of 5 - Jul 24 2018

Two great courses worth staying and playing
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Christopher W rated 5 out of 5 - Jun 23 2018

Awesome course in excellent condition...............................
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(Round played: Jun 2018 - Score: 91 Handicap: 14.8)
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Ian T rated 5 out of 5 - May 23 2018

Exceptional course
A wonderful course everything about the place is first class. The colt course has to be a contender for the best in the UK
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Kirk S rated 5 out of 5 - Apr 20 2018

Colt course at close was a testing layout. Good challenging shaped holes where you really had to think about choice of shot and club selection. Greens were in very good condition considered all the rain that had been previously.

(Round played: Apr 2018 - Score: 87 Handicap: )
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James M rated 5 out of 5 - Apr 19 2018

All round experience
If you are in the area this is the place to visit not only for golf two great courses an academy and fantastic golf Facilaties but the accommodation and 19 hole are without exaggeration some of the best I have experienced.
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Albert C rated 4 out of 5 - Feb 6 2018

Excellent location and a course worth visiting
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Chris L rated 4 out of 5 - Nov 22 2017

Very nice course, in excellent condition for October. Can only think of two wet spots on the whole course... would definitely recommend. £110 for a game in the summer is a bit much for a game though. It’s not that good

(Round played: Oct 2017 - Score: 89 Handicap: )
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Steven K rated 5 out of 5 - Oct 28 2017

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Adam Y rated 5 out of 5 - Oct 22 2017

Superb venue for a round of golf
Excellent day out, despite heavy rain for the first 6 holes. As the course is cut that fine puddles appeared but soon dried out once the rain relented. A fair challenge for players of all levels with some fiendishly placed bunkers always in play off the tee and approaching the green. Clubhouse is awesome with lovely food/drink and helpful staff. Would definitely go back.
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Guy L rated 5 out of 5 - Oct 22 2017

Stunning
Love this course, the standard is great and maintained to high standard. I would certainly recommend a trip to this facility.

(Round played: Oct 2017 - Score: 98 Handicap: 24)
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Robert W rated 5 out of 5 - Jul 30 2017

Lovely course, played well hit some great shots and some bad bit overall great!

(Round played: Jul 2017 - Score: 95 Handicap: 27)
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Gary P rated 4 out of 5 - Jul 20 2017

Great Course
Great course & Facilities, however very expensive in my opinion!!
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Billy R rated 5 out of 5 - Jun 18 2017

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John D rated 5 out of 5 - May 29 2017

Played both courses and they were both a test for any handicapper of golfer.My preference was the championship course.

(Round played: May 2017 - Score: 94 Handicap: 15.5)
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Steve W rated 4 out of 5 - Apr 21 2017

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Jonny B rated 5 out of 5 - Mar 30 2017

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Todd K rated 5 out of 5 - Mar 27 2017

Great weekend, on the best day of the year so far. Greens were a little sandy but excellent course with great weather.

(Round played: Mar 2017 - Score: 135 Handicap: 0)
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Neil N rated 5 out of 5 - Oct 28 2016


Great course would love to play in the summer. Defo play again if given the chance
(Round played: Oct 2016 - Score: 94 Handicap: 19.7)
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