Experience The 2017 British Masters with Your Golf Travel

2017 British Masters - Close House (28 Sep - 1 Oct 2017)

The British Masters at Close House

After a 7 year absence, 2015 saw the return of the British Masters at Woburn Golf Club supported by Sky Sports. The event was hosted by local star Ian Poulter and was won by European Tour Rookie Matt Fitzpatrick; the youngest player in the field with an incredible score of 18 Under Par.

Swede Alex Noren took the title in 2016 when former World No.1 Luke Donald hosted the event at The Grove and the man who finished third,Your Golf Travel Ambassador Lee Westwood, will take over hosting duties in 2017 when the event moves to the Colt course at Close House.

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2017 British Masters Options

Jurys Inn Newcastle

Jurys Inn Newcastle

- 3 Nights Bed & Breakfast
- Round of Golf at Slaley Hall
- with Tea, coffee & Bacon Rolls
- Friday night YGT Welcome Reception
- Sat & Sun Tournament Tickets
- Return Transfers & use of leisure facilities

Enquire Now - from £499 (2 sharing)
Single Occupancy - from £680
Vermont Hotel - central Newcastle

Vermont Hotel

- 3 Nights Bed & Breakfast
- Round of Golf at Slaley Hall
- with Tea, coffee & Bacon Rolls
- Friday night YGT Welcome Reception
- Sat & Sun Tournament Tickets
- Return Transfers & use of leisure facilities

Enquire Now - from £560 (2 sharing)
Single Occupancy - from £755
Hilton Newcastle Gateshead

Hilton Newcastle Gateshead

- 3 Nights Bed & Breakfast
- Round of Golf at Slaley Hall
- with Tea, coffee & Bacon Rolls
- Friday night YGT Welcome Reception
- Sat & Sun Tournament Tickets
- Return Transfers & use of leisure facilities

Enquire Now - from £630 (2 sharing)
Single Occupancy - from £855

About the British Masters

The British Masters was one of the most lucrative events on the European Tour. It was first founded in 1946 as The Dunlop Masters and was held ever year until 2008. The Dunlop Sponsorship ended in 1982 and the name of the tournament changed to have the word 'British' in the tournament title. The British Masters returned to the European Tour schedule in 2015 and was held at The Wobrun Club. We now look forward to the 2017 British Masters at Close House being hosted by Your golf Travel Ambassador Lee Westwood.

Tournament Stats

2016 Winner: Alex Noren (18 Under Par)
Youngest Winner:Matthew Fitzpatrick (21 Years and 40 Days)
Lowest 72 Hole Score: -266 (-22), Peter Baker, 1993
The First British Masters 1946 as The Dunlop Masters


Tournament Schedule


Pro-Am - tee times are released the week of the event
Gates Open: 27/09/2017 Time 08:00
Gates Close (approximately): 27/09/2017 Time 18:00
Location:
Newcastle Upon Tyne, England
£499- £630


Round 1 - tee times are released the week of the event
Gates Open:
28/09/2017 Time 08:00
Gates Close (approximately):
28/09/2017 Time 18:00
Location:
Newcastle Upon Tyne, England
£499 - £630


Round 2 - tee times are released the week of the event
Gates Open:
29/09/2017 Time 08:00
Gates Close (approximately):
29/09/2017 Time 18:00
Location:
Newcastle Upon Tyne, England
£499 - £630


Round 3 - tee times are released the week of the event
Gates Open:
30/09/2017 Time 08:00
Gates Close (approximately):
30/09/2017 Time 18:00
Location:
Newcastle Upon Tyne, England
£499 - £630


Round 4 - tee times are released the week of the event
Gates Open:
01/10/2017 Time 08:00
Gates Close (approximately):
01/10/2017 Time 18:00
Location:
Newcastle Upon Tyne, England
£499 - £630

Tournament History

Year Winner Country Score Prize
2016 Alex Noren Sweden -18 €553,969
2015 Matthew Fitzpatrick England -15 €671,550
2008 Gonzalo Fernández-Castaño Spain -12 €381,612
2007 Lee Westwood England -15 €434,727
2006 Johan Edfors Sweeden -11 €437,949
2005 Thomas Bjørn Denmark -6 €417,753
2004 Barry Lane England -16 €395,124
2003 Greg Owen England -14 € 348,312

About Close House

Close House is set across 400 acres of stunning Northumberland countryside, only 8 miles from Central Newcastle. The 5 Star Resort offers luxury accommodation, fine dining in the signature restaurant No. 19 and idyllic surroundings.

The Stats

Course: Colt course
Yardage: 6813 Yards
Par: 71
Designer: Scott Macpherson
Course Opened: 2011

The Climate

October is the last chance to get out on the course befofe the winter kicks in. The temperature is fairly cool with an averages of 13 C, but potential highs of 16 C. It is worth packing the waterproofs and an umbrella as there is a 50% chance of rain at the end of September.

Getting There

By Car
The postcode is NE41 8BL if you are using a sat nav system while travelling to the Close House.

By Rail
It is a 3 hour train journey from London to Newcastle, 2 hours from Manchester and just 90 minutes from Edinburgh.

By Air
Close House is easy access for national international flights, Newcastle International Aiport is only 15 minutes.