Close House

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Close House is rated 5 out of 5 based on 1 verified review from YGT customers.

Close House Hotel and Golf is the home of the world's only Lee Westwood golf courses and where Lee Westwood is the officially attached professional based in Newcastle, boasting 16 luxurious bedrooms and some of the best golf facilities in the North East of England which includes 36 holes of golf on site. The state-of-the-art No. 19 restaurant offers luscious home-cooked cuisine from dinner to light lunch snacks made from the best of Northumberland's local produce.

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1 Night, 2 Rounds

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  • 1 round at The Lee Westwood Colt Course
  • 1 round at The Lee Westwood Filly Course
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  • 1 round at The Lee Westwood Colt Course
  • 2 rounds at The Lee Westwood Filly Course

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Lee Westwood Colt Course

The 18-hole championship Lee Westwood Colt Course was opened in May 2011 and was voted one of the top 100 golf courses in England, less than 8 months after it opened. The 6813-yard layout tips its hat to the great English golf architect Harry Colt (who designed Wentworth, St Georges Hill, Sunningdale and Swinley Forest among others). While nothing is copied directly, the rectangular tees, the bunker forms, and the variety in Par threes are all features conceived from the distilled themes of this most brilliant architect.

Lee Westwood says: "The Colt Course is a really good test of golf. There are a lot of good holes on it. It’s fairly undulating and there is quite a drop from the start of the golf course to the finish; some 300 feet in all. For me, the hole I always remember is the par-3 9th. It’s a lovely little par 3 and a very testing hole over a lake with the wall behind. It’s on the side of the drive where everyone drives in and sees the hole so it sits very well. If you make 3 here you should walk away very happy."

Lee Westwood Filly Course

Originally built as a nine-hole course in 1964, the now 18-hole Lee Westwood Filly Course is situated in the grounds of the Close House Estate, providing stunning views of the Tyne Valley. The parkland layout was re-designed and re-opened in 2007. It now has 18 USGA specification greens, measures 6000 yards in length and plays as 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 PGA professional events the course has proved challenging to golfers of all abilities.

Lee Westwood says: "The Filly is the easier of the two courses so if you don’t want as quite a demanding test, it’s the one for you. It’s a little less undulating but there are still some climbs and falls on it; it’s also a slightly shorter than the Colt. For the higher handicappers, it’s a nice and steady – although certainly not easy – test of golf."

The resort features top-class practice facilities, including an indoor and outdoor driving range with powertees, a putting green and short-game practice area. Be treated to first-class service, including complimentary club and shoe cleaning, as well as bag drop-off.

Accommodation

Lee Westwood says: Close House is a great environment for golfers and it’s certainly unique to the north east, even the whole of England. You’ve got two excellent golf courses, a fantastic hotel (the rooms are superb), a brilliant clubhouse and the staff here are fantastic – they really look after you. It’s a just a nice place to come and relax and to play golf. I love coming back here... It’s a special spot.

Located less than 8 miles from Newcastle Central Station and Newcastle International Airport, you will quickly find yourself relaxing in one of Northern England's most spectacular golf and leisure retreats.

Your golf break at Close House may be motivated primarily by the two courses, but luxury accommodation, fine dining and idyllic surroundings await at the resort's magnificent country house hotel. The 12 Courtyard suite-style rooms and four Terrace rooms are impeccably furnished, ensuring a stay that won't soon be forgotten.

Whether you are grabbing a quick bite after walking off the 18th, or sitting down more formally to sample some of the Northumberland region's finest produce, Close House ensures a memorable dining experience. The resort's signature restaurant is No. 19, where highly regarded Head Chef Simon Walsh has made his mark with flavour-packed seasonal dishes made from the very best local produce. The restaurant offers panoramic views over the Tyne Valley.

Features

  • Championship Standard Course
  • Club House
  • Practice Area
  • Putting Greens
  • Pro Shop
  • Driving Range
  • Golf Buggies
  • Wake-up Call
  • Satellite TV
  • Tea/Coffee-making Facilities
  • Direct Dial Telephone
  • Minibar
  • On-Site Parking
  • Private Dining
  • Award Winning Restaurant
  • In House Bar
  • In House Restaurant
  • Banqueting Facilities

Golfer reviews

Our golf break at Close House in Newcastle was excellent and we may return to Close House thanks to the two tremendous golf courses and the fantastic hotel. The magnificent country house hotel was spectacular and the food in the restaurant was equally impressive. The head chef Chris Delaney is a talented young man and his food was a highlight of the golf trip.

Not to be out done, the two golf courses at Close House were much better than we expected and were perfect foils for each other. We always enjoy golf holidays when there is a good mixture of golf on offer and while the Filly Course was a great course for easing yourself into the weekend, the Colt Course was more of a test of our skill around a golf course.

As always the booking process with Your Golf Travel was quick and easy and we shall continue to use you services and recommend said services for future golf trips. Speaking of which we are interested in visiting Manor of Groves for our next golf break and will be in touch to discuss details.

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