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Close House

4.9   Golfshake Golf Course Rating 120 reviews | Post Review | Website
Price Guide: £££££ | HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

Course Information

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.

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



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Address: 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


Golf Club Facilities

Driving range  Range
Golf club hire  Club Hire
Buggy Hire  Buggy Hire
Golf shop  Golf Shop
Changing rooms  Changing
Clubhouse  Clubhouse
Bar  Bar
Food  Dining
Function Room Hire  Function Room
Accommodation  Accommodation

Midweek Guide: From £50.00 per round *

Weekend Guide: From £50.00 per round *

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

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

Tee Time Information

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.


Review Information


GOLFSHAKE RATING

4.91

Golfshake Golf Course Rating

 

AVERAGE RATING 4.6
(based on 120 reviews)

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HIGHLY RATED

99%

would play again or recommend


4.7

The Course

4.5

Course Conditions

4.1

Value For Money

4.4

Pace of Play

4.8

Facilities & Service

4.4

Hospitality

4.6

Practice Facilities

4.2

Food & Drink

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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Darren M rated 3.5 out of 5

Reviewed Sep 13 2022

Nice course and well looked after.

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Darren S rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed May 16 2022


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Andy W rated 3 out of 5

Reviewed Mar 15 2022

Played the Filly Course, a good golf course, but I expected a bit more from Close House.
It's in good condition, except for the greens which are heavily sanded & therefore slow.
It's a nice lay out, with some good strategic bunkering & a few trees.
I particularly enjoyed holes 5 to 8 where there was a bit of water & you go up & down hill, but other than that the course was fairly flat.
A nice golf course, but I expected more

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Andy W rated 3 out of 5

Reviewed Jan 25 2022

Filly Course

A good golf course, but I expected a bit more from Close House.
It's in good condition, except for the greens which are heavily sanded & therefore slow.
It's a nice lay out, with some good strategic bunkering & a few trees.
I particularly enjoyed holes 5 to 8 where there was a bit of water & you go up & down hill, but other than that the course was fairly flat.
A nice golf course, but I expected more

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Stephen W rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Oct 22 2021

Great course, great set up and great day.
I cannot fault anything and will be back to play both courses


(Round played: Oct 2021 - Score: 88 Handicap: 14.3)

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Stewart N rated 4 out of 5

Reviewed Sep 28 2021


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Peter C rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Sep 25 2021

Fantastic course, well worth visiting. Course was in immaculate condition. Greens were fast. Service was brilliant and made to feel very welcome. Would definitely visit again

(Round played: Sep 2021 - Score: 96 Handicap: 16.7)

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David B rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Aug 28 2021

Outstanding

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Darren S rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Aug 19 2021


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Christopher W rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Aug 9 2021

Great course with some awesome holes. Condition good but not quiet as good as expected.

(Round played: Aug 2021 - Score: 96 Handicap: 15.9)

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David N rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Aug 21 2020

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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Susan S rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Aug 19 2020

Whole experience was fantastic.

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Dave F rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Jul 29 2020

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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James B rated 4 out of 5

Reviewed Jul 2 2020

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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Alan O rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Sep 13 2019

A proper golf course

Lovely fairways, cracking views and difficult greens.

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