Close House

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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.

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

Tel: 01661 852953

Golf Pro: Jonathan Lupton | Tel: 01661 852953

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

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  4.79

Golfshake Golf Course Rating from 96
Average Ratings
4.63 ... Overall Rating
4.64 ... The Course
4.19 ... Course Cond.
4.79 ... Facilities/Serv.
4.11 ... VFM
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4.25 ... Pace of play
4.63 ... Hospitality.
4.69 ... Prac. Facil.
4.63 ... Food + Drink
Reviews

96 ratings & 72 reviews on Golfshake. 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.


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Reviewed Oct 13 2018 by Mark B - rated 5 out of 5
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Reviewed Sep 4 2018 by Steven K - rated 5 out of 5

A must visit venue

Our second trip - 2 rounds with an overnight stay and breakfast for ?99 is amazing value for money considering the quality of the courses/facilities. The restaurant (service/food/drinks) for our evening meal has always been first class.
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Reviewed Aug 27 2018 by Alan R - rated 4 out of 5

Slightly Overrated but great nontheless

The second half of a deal we had to cancel due to bad weather in March, so as true quality hosts would, Close House rescheduled this particular round for us till the middle of season in June - Brilliant.

However, it corresponded with the England V Panama World Cup tie which (moving the tee time any golfers in our group who wanted to could watch the game) meant that after a lllooonnnggg round timewise (the course seemed very full and groups were being released off of the first tee every six minutes which meant backlogs on many of the tees) and a two hour drive back it was incredibly late by the time I got home.

As for the course and facilities - facilities are absolutely superb, from the driving range, through to the car parks, the rooms to stop over in and the bar/veranda, clubshop area - all top notch.

The course - was very nice too, as you'd expect from a venue such as this, fairways were true, as were the greens - so much so it was very easy to give the greens a little too much respect, think about the putt for far too long then play the putt too tentatively. Three putts plus were common. There was sand in the bunkers which players could play out of too. All in all it was very good as we expected but as an individual not quite as excellent as I thought it should've been. I just felt that maybe Close House was slightly over-hyped and overrated due to the British Masters being held there last year.

With this in mind I would say that there are courses we (as in our society that do these trips) have played that we have gotten on similar deals that I would return to before Close House given a straight choice between the two (Rockcliffe and Ramside are two examples).

All that said - over the two day deal we all had a great time on a great course with superb facilities and are taking greater numbers back with us for a similar deal next March.

(Round played: Jun 2018 - Score: 94 Handicap: 15.4)
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Reviewed Jul 27 2018 by Mark H - rated 4 out of 5

Hilly but good

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Reviewed Jul 25 2018 by Barry L - rated 5 out of 5

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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Reviewed Jul 24 2018 by Conrad B - rated 4 out of 5

Two great courses worth staying and playing

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

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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Reviewed Apr 20 2018 by Kirk S - rated 5 out of 5
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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Reviewed Apr 19 2018 by James M - rated 5 out of 5

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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Reviewed Feb 6 2018 by Albert C - rated 4 out of 5

Excellent location and a course worth visiting

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Reviewed Nov 22 2017 by Chris L - rated 4 out of 5
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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Reviewed Oct 28 2017 by Steven K - rated 5 out of 5
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Reviewed Oct 22 2017 by Adam Y - rated 5 out of 5

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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Reviewed Oct 22 2017 by Guy L - rated 5 out of 5

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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Reviewed Jul 30 2017 by Robert W - rated 5 out of 5
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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Reviewed Jul 20 2017 by Gary P - rated 4 out of 5

Great Course

Great course & Facilities, however very expensive in my opinion!!
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Reviewed Jun 18 2017 by Billy R - rated 5 out of 5
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Reviewed May 29 2017 by John D - rated 5 out of 5
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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Reviewed Apr 21 2017 by Steve W - rated 4 out of 5
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Course Information:
36 holes | Par The Filly 70; The Colt 71 | The Filly 6034; The Colt 6813 yards | Private | Parkland

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