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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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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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 Sep 19 2012 by t murphy - rated 5 out of 5
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.
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Reviewed Apr 20 2015 by Steve, Durham - rated 5 out of 5
Just played close house on a Sunday driver. Filly course disappointing, very short and open, didnt use more than a nine iron for any approach shot. Fairways and greens good, a few good holes round the turn but pretty nondescript other than that. The colt course however is amazing, stunning holes and stunning views, be aware though that it is built on a hillside and is very hard going in places. Not long from the yellow tees and quite forgiving for the wayward drives so there\'s no hunting for balls if you miss the fairways. Greens and firways fantastic and lovely fine sand in the bunkers. I play off five and shot 73, plenty of birdie opportunities are available so the opportunity is there for a good score. Rooms great, food good and £4 a pint so good value for money considering the location. Staff very friendly and accommodating nothing is too much trouble. Highly recommended well worth £125.
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Reviewed May 31 2012 by Keith O - rated 4 out of 5
Standard course fees are £100, which i'd never pay to play anwhere other than a top top course. My round here was a gift. If i were to put a fair green fee price on it i'd say £65-£70 would be much nearer the mark. We'll see how the course fares over the next couple of years and if they stick to the £100 mark or start giving some offers out. It is a lovely course, no question. We played after all the rain May '12, and before the sunshine, so some areas atleast between tee and fairway were suffering a bit. Rough is very unforgiving... think broken wrists if you overdo your escape. Greens very good but not exceptional at all which is surprising given how new this course is... i would have thought they'd go all out for top greens. Plenty of hills and therefore some blind holes but because you get course maps it's not really a problem. You do have to plot your way around some of the holes and chose your club carefully as the course is well laid out. We creamed a couple of drives on one of the holes (8 i think) which unusually has a split fairway. Fully expected to be sitting pretty but found ourselves to have been "too straight" and overran into rough! So on occasion, what you think is a great shot can leave you with a bad stance or even lie. First timers will definitely get a few surprises at some stage in their round.
All in all a really good course, lovely clubhouse, glad i played it, but overpriced for sure and until some deals get reeled out i won't be back. They seem to want to keep it exclusive in a time when golf is all about being inclusive... It's just not a good enough course, but we'll see where it goes.

(Round played: May 2012 - Score: 93 Handicap: 14.7)
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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 Jul 19 2016 by Ben C - rated 5 out of 5
Stunning setup. Played Colt course in pristine condition. Short and tight, rough is unforgiving. Greens hard and fast. Some fantastic tee shots. Get a buggy as some steep hills.
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Reviewed Jul 18 2016 by James B - rated 5 out of 5
Great course, greens are good and run smooth. Lovely tee boxes and the fairways are fair and decent. easier back 9 and mostly flat the last 5 holes

(Round played: Jul 2016 - Score: 101 Handicap: )
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Reviewed Jul 14 2016 by Mark J - rated 5 out of 5
A fantastic course in great condition as you would expect some stunning views up and down the tyne valley and challenging holes and its on my doorstep wish i could afford to play here more often

(Round played: Jul 2016 - Score: 96 Handicap: 17.7)
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Reviewed Jul 7 2016 by Richard W - rated 5 out of 5
Excellent course, very hard for a beginner but a must when in Northumberland

(Round played: Jul 2016 - Score: 128 Handicap: )
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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 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 Mar 15 2015 by Chris D - rated 5 out of 5


(Round played: Mar 2015 - Score: 98 Handicap: 25)
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Reviewed Sep 11 2013 by David Balbi - Yorkshire - rated 5 out of 5
We won a qualifying event to play at Close House and so I can't comment on the fees normally charged but I thought this was a wonderful test of golf. You have to think about what club to pull out if the bag on most tee shots, the changes in elevation were a joy and thè greens ran true and fast despite the wet conditions. Add that to some glorious countryside and great facilities, staff and food it was a wonderful experience. I recently played the Brabazon and PGA at the Belfry and felt this just pipped it for me, my sort of course!!
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Reviewed Aug 8 2013 by D Rougvie / Sheffield - rated 5 out of 5
I played the revamped Lee Westwood Filly Course last week and must say what a real pleasure it was. The course is perhaps in the shadow of the mighty \"Colt\" up the hill but it would be a mistake to think that the Filly is anything less than excellent golf course in its own right. It\'s got 30 or classic looking new bunkers and then 30 or so originals have been renovated completely as well. All are immaculate with new white sand and all are expertly placed. The course it’s self has been re-routed which has much improved the flow with both 9’s heading back to the clubhouse. The fairways are both well-defined and rewarding, however unlike on the Colt course, it’s pretty forgiving to wayward tee shots as well. The greens we’re nothing short of excellent, playing fast and true but with some very tricky breaks to read. The pin placements on the course are key to how hard the Filly plays so there is a real challenge for both the low handicapper and the average golfer on the course.
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Reviewed Aug 24 2012 by Matt L - rated 5 out of 5
Played this course in the last week of August on a special offer. The club house is very modern and very posh and well stocked with very expensive golf equipment and clothing. Staff unbelievable friendly and polite and couldn't do enough to help you.
The course was in excellent condition however the greens had just started to have the summer aeration started on them however this didn't effect what was a wonderful day

(Round played: Aug 2012 - Score: 87 Handicap: 14.7)
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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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