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 *

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* 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
  • Society Deals Available
  • 7 Day Membership Available

Close House Reviews & Information


Golfshake Rating

  4.7

Golfshake Golf Course Rating from 105
Average Ratings
4.62 ... Overall Rating
4.63 ... The Course
4.30 ... Course Cond.
4.81 ... Facilities/Serv.
4.09 ... VFM
Addtional Ratings
4.30 ... Pace of play
4.43 ... Hospitality.
4.65 ... Prac. Facil.
4.22 ... Food + Drink
Reviews

105 ratings & 77 reviews on Golfshake. Ranked 111 out of 2122.

HIGHLY RATED - 98% would play again or recommend

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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 Jan 5 2013 by Jon Q - rated 3 out of 5
did not like opening 2holes layout was bit funny u had to walk across other peoples fairways to get to next holes it inproved after that though clubhouse was impressive staff were very helpfull i payed £20winter fees to play during week i would not pay any more than that to play there again

(Round played: Jan 2013 - Score: 98 Handicap: )
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Reviewed Apr 23 2012 by David W - rated 3 out of 5
Major improvement on the course over the last few years. Fantastic new clubhouse and driving range. Greens are very good; undulating with varying levels. Quite expensive, but a nice course.

(Round played: Apr 2012 - Score: 84 Handicap: 14)
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Reviewed Jan 25 2008 by Ian R - rated 3 out of 5
The course has underone a major programme of improvements and after almost a fulll summer of the new layout being ipen, the course is bearing up well.
It will only get better with time, as the greeens bed in. They are all brand new and have benn built to exacting PGA standards.

The downside is the [email protected] approach road and parking facilities.

The clubhouse, athlough small, is welcoming and the John Smiths is a treat. Plansa re in place for a new clubhouse, but the timescale is not cast in concrete.
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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 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 24 2018 by C B - rated 4 out of 5

Two great courses worth staying and playing

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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 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 Apr 21 2017 by Steve W - rated 4 out of 5
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Reviewed Jun 22 2016 by Michael B - rated 4 out of 5
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Reviewed Jun 6 2016 by Daniel F - rated 4 out of 5
A well presented course with undulating fairways and greens to really test all levels. The fairways are beautifully kept with up to 3 cuts of rough surrounding them
meaning you're not unduly punished if you're only slightly off course. The greens were fast and true and with some sneaky pin positions it's easy to turn a simple short put into a bit of an ordeal. Great course and facilities but it's pretty pricey so it's not to suit all peoples pockets.

(Round played: Jun 2016 - Score: 110 Handicap: 26.1)
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Reviewed May 1 2016 by Aidan B - rated 4 out of 5
Nice looking course, played it when very wet so would like to play it at its peak, although I have heard they do grow the rough up very high. Clubhouse doesn't look much like a normal golf club, more like a bond villains house.

(Round played: Oct 2015 - Score: 85 Handicap: 11.9)
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Reviewed Oct 20 2015 by Cameron S - rated 4 out of 5
Played the Colt course , superb condition throughout , a real challenge , but that's what you expect
from a course of this calibre . The fairways played all of the 6308 yds. Club choice is always important , even more on this track as was choice of shot . Greens were true even and quite quick ,
The ball released smoothly on pitches and approach shots and ran cleanly on long lag puts .
An impressive course overall and I will return .
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Reviewed Oct 12 2015 by Chris B - rated 4 out of 5

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Reviewed Sep 2 2015 by David E - rated 4 out of 5

QUALITY COURSE

(Round played: Aug 2015 - Score: 100 Handicap: 18.2)
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Reviewed Jul 3 2015 by Glyn J - rated 4 out of 5

Excellent sister course to main one.....................................
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nd played: Jul 2015 - Score: 83 Handicap: 12.1)
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