Nestled amidst some seriously picturesque countryside in Northumberland Matfen Hall Hotel, Golf & Spa – a privately-owned hotel of the uppermost quality, which is also within close proximity to the heart of Newcastle-upon-Tyne at just 30 minutes away by car.

Matfen Hall

Matfen Hall Hotel, Golf & Spa is located just 30 minutes drive from the city centre of Newcastle so it’s easily accessible from almost anywhere in the UK.

Among the resort’s many attractions is the stunning parkland golf course which boasts 27 holes of golf – measuring over 6,700 yards from the back tees! Caringly laid out over the lush Northumberland countryside, Matfen Hall Golf Course provides a real test of golf – backed up by the fact that it is a regular venue for professional and county amateur events alike.

One of the defining characteristics of Matfen Hall Golf Course is the unique obstacles which need to be avoided if you’re looking to score well. Included is the attractive but fast-flowing River Pont, which comes into play on more than one occasion throughout the course, and the dry stone ‘ha ha’ wall, which runs straight across the estate.

Matfen Hall

Matfen Hall Golf Club is a regular venue for professional and county amateur events alike, thanks to it’s challenging layout and first-class facilities.

The dog-legged 16th is the pick of the par-fives; however Matfen’s signature hole has got to be the long par-three 17th which requires a testing shot to a narrow putting surface which is positioned just beyond the river.

The golfing facilities don’t stop there! Matfen Hall also boasts a top-quality nine hole par-three course which is perfect for the less experienced golfer or even those of a good standard who are looking to hone their iron play and short game. Other golfing facilities include: driving range, short game practise area and two full-sized putting greens.

Matfen Hall

Before you head out on you round you might want to hit a few balls on the range if you’re feeling a bit rusty.

The 4* Matfen Hall Hotel houses a total of 53 guestrooms all of which have been lovingly restored by the owners Sir Hugh and Lady Blackett, helping the hotel to cement its position as one of the premier destinations for golf and leisure breaks in the North-East of the country.

The history of the house dates all the way back to 1830, when the house itself was built by the current owner’s ancestors, and today there is a perfect blend of tradition and comfort to be found throughout. Rooms are all well equipped with all the usual modern facilities, including: flats-screen satellite TV, CD player, direct dial telephone, hairdryer, fridge, safe, bathrobes and complementary tea & coffee making facilities. There are also a number of traditional touches throughout the hotel such as period bathrooms and four-poster beds, some are also able to boast magnificent views out over the picturesque gardens and manicured golf course.

Matfen Hall

Guestrooms at Matfen Hall are the perfect blend of traditional style and modern amenities – making for great golf break accommodation.

As well as having one of the region’s greatest golf courses, Matfen also has a world-class spa facility! There is a wide-ranging selection of treatments to choose from, including: speciality massages, body wraps, facials and manicures, while the spa is also home to a 16-metre pool, whirlpool, soothing salt grotto, crystal steam room, herb-infused sauna, tropical shower and even an ice fountain. The leisure centre’s fitness area is particularly well-equipped with all the most up-to-date Technogym equipment, including a large cardiovascular area and weight section – making Matfen Hall the ideal golf break destination for those who like relax in the spa, but also work-out.

Matfen Hall

Matfen Hall has one of the finest facilities in the area. The 16 metre UV filtered pool is beautifully set in the original building with plenty of natural light.

Just as you would expect from a golf destination of this caliber, there’s a superb range of dining options to choose from. Matfen’s flagship dining experience comes in the form of The Library – a 2AA Rosette establishment which combines classic and contemporary dining in stately surroundings. Chris Delaney, the Head Chef, ensures that only the freshest local ingredients and in-season meat & produce are used to create his delicious dishes. If you’re looking for something a little more laid back then you might want to head for The Conservatory – a modern Bistro with views over the verdant golf course, making it the perfect place to relax and enjoy a light snack or pre-dinner beverage.

The 19th hole at Matfen Hall Golf Club is The Keepers Lodge which overlooks the 18th green and is the ideal place for golfer, non-golfers and even day visitors to enjoy the GastroPub style food which is served daily. Dining opportunities don’t stop there, The Juice Bar is also an option for those who might prefer a healthy menu so you can enjoy a guilt free meal after a workout or day in the spa.

If you’ve liked what you heard so far about Matfen Hall Hotel, Golf & Spa you might wish to take us up on one of our superb packages to stay and play. Prices start from just £85 and include 1 Night, 2 Rounds, Dinner, Bed and Breakfast!



Originally from the Home of Golf, I have been lucky enough to hack my way round some of the finest courses Scotland has to offer. Previous employers include the world famous Gleneagles Hotel - where I once recommended a half pint of local lager to Gary Player.

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