Golf at Close House
Whether it is a welcome break to escape the pressures of modern living, a reward for staff, a business event that needs a professional and productive venue, or a chance to solidify client relationships; Close House can offer all the facilities you need tailor made to fulfil your requirements. Fine food, luxury accommodation, picturesque scenery and a very warm welcome will make your experience unforgettable. An experience that will have you, your colleagues and clients coming back for more.
Of course, you’ll be in good company, Lee Westwood became the official ‘Attached Tour Professional’ at Close House in 2011, Newcastle. The ‘Lee Westwood Colt Course’ was officially opened by Westwood in May 2011. As Attached Tour Professional, Lee Westwood wears the Close House logo his cap at every event, combined with an announcement on every tee of his relationship with the venue. He will also attends several events at Close House throughout the year.
The Golf Facilities at Close House are open to golfers of all ages and abilities, from grass roots beginners to seasoned professionals.
The Lee Westwood Filly Course
This 18 hole course is situated in the grounds of the Close House Estate, providing stunning views of the River Tyne Valley. The Parkland Layout was re-designed and re-opened in 2007. It now has 18 USGA specification greens, is 6000yds in length and 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.
The Championship Lee Westwood Colt Course
Opened by Lee Westwood in May 2011, the design of The Lee Weswood Colt 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.
The land on which you play is unique in many ways. Close to Newcastle, this Northumberland valley on the banks of the River Tyne is a property blessed with thousands of years of history. While Close House itself may date back only 250 years, prior to this the Roman Army roamed this land. In fact, the world famous ‘Hadrians Wall’ almost abuts the course itself. Don’t let that put you off, though. This golf course aims to produce the most exciting range of thrills for every level of golfer, and it requires your utmost attention.
Lee Westwood commented, “I think Close House is a perfect members course that has the capability of staging a major tournament in years to come. For a brand new course it is in great condition. The greens are of a very high quality and I am looking forward to going back and playing it again”
The Golf Academy and Driving Range
The Close House Academy and Driving Range are open to golfers of all ages and abilities from beginners to more advanced. Working with the team of professionals members can take a trip to the golf academy and driving range with designated tuition bays, custom fit suite, practice bays, a specialist short game area and café where parents can relax in the comfortable surroundings. Close House Golf Academy and Driving Range is the perfect place to perfect your game before playing the beautifully presented Lee Westwood Colt or Lee Westwood Filly courses.