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.

Contact Information

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

Book online: with golfnow.co.uk

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

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

Driving rangeGolf club hireBuggy HireGolf shop Changing roomsClubhouse BarFood Function Room Hire Accommodation

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  • Societies Accepted to Play
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  • 7 Day Membership Available

Close House Reviews & Information


Golfshake Rating

  4.88

Golfshake Golf Course Rating from 110
Average Ratings
4.62 ... Overall Rating
4.65 ... The Course
4.41 ... Course Cond.
4.79 ... Facilities/Serv.
4.08 ... VFM
Addtional Ratings
4.33 ... Pace of play
4.41 ... Hospitality.
4.67 ... Prac. Facil.
4.19 ... Food + Drink
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110 ratings & 81 reviews on Golfshake. Ranked 54 out of 2162.

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Highly Recommended 2018

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 Aug 21 2020 by David N - rated 5 out of 5

Get a course planner and a buggy

Roller coaster of a course. There are some holes (e.g. 14th) where you just don't know what you are facing unless you have a course planner (there are no pictures on the tees - unlike the filly).
Its a course you come off thinking i'd love to play that again now I know what's going on.

(Round played: Aug 2020 - Score: 93 Handicap: 22)
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Reviewed Aug 19 2020 by Susan S - rated 5 out of 5
Whole experience was fantastic.
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Reviewed Jul 29 2020 by Dave F - rated 5 out of 5
Played the filly course today and thoroughly enjoyed it. The weather was fantastic and we had a really enjoyable game. Can't wait to play the colt course tomorrow.

(Round played: Jul 2020 - Score: 100 Handicap: 19.1)
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Reviewed Jul 2 2020 by James B - rated 4 out of 5

Great course

Great condition and greens fantastic. Quite an incline on a number of holes so not for the faint hearted.

(Round played: Jul 2020 - Score: 104 Handicap: 26.2)
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Reviewed Sep 13 2019 by Alan O - rated 5 out of 5

A proper golf course

Lovely fairways, cracking views and difficult greens.
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Reviewed Jul 27 2019 by Steven F - rated 5 out of 5

Great location, great facilities

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Reviewed Jul 23 2019 by C B - rated 5 out of 5

Two great courses you need to play

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Reviewed Jul 22 2019 by Neil C - rated 2 out of 5

Your paying for the name

Clearly a very well manicured course which is very expensive to play . You are paying for the prestige of playing here as the greens are nowhere near as good as a lot of cheaper courses I have played on this year. Parklands and Linden Halls greens are much superior to these.

(Round played: Jul 2019 - Score: 104 Handicap: 20.7)
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Reviewed May 8 2019 by James J - rated 4 out of 5

Great golf, amazing accommodation

The package here is hard to beat, we have now been for the last two years and always love the accommodation and food/beverages. The golf courses are both lovely, funnily enough we preferred the Filly to the Colt, not even sure why. Professionalism in the range and clubhouse is superb and if they added a spa I would be back more often. Certainly worth a go.
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Reviewed Apr 25 2019 by Paul B - rated 5 out of 5

colt course

fantastic place to visit and stay ,Colt course excellent
only downside price of the beer ,but when your here ona deal who cares
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Reviewed Apr 24 2019 by Lee M - rated 5 out of 5

great course gem of a course

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Reviewed Mar 31 2019 by Dominic I - rated 5 out of 5

Got to play it!

Yes it?s a course still living off the British masters in 2017, but it?s definitely worth playing. I got the tee at a reduced rate through work so not sure if the full price. But to say it was March the course was in fantastic condition and will only get better for the summer.
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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 C 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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