NEWCASTLE’S CLOSE HOUSE JOINS WLG
Union proud to welcome another new member from the British Isles
As a country estate, Close House’s history dates back 800 years, and still exudes much of its history. Today, the Northumberland jewel offers two 18-hole courses redesigned under the direction of former world number one Lee Westwood as well as relaxation, recreation and accommodation at the highest level.
Lee Westwood had became the official attached tour professional at Close House and opened the Lee Westwood Colt Course in 2011. The course will remind knowledgeable players of courses designed by the great English golf architect Harry Colt because of its rectangular tees, bunker forms and the variety of par-3s. Since every subsequent hole plays in a different direction and there are holes that play uphill, downhill and some that are reasonably level, the course poses quite a challenge while the golfer makes his way past an ancient forest, an old Roman Fort, an Ice Lake and other memorable landmarks.
The second course at Close House, the Filly, was originally built as a nine hole course in 1964 and re-opened in 2007 as an 18-hole course with USGA specification greens. It is situated on the grounds of the Close House Estate, providing stunning views of the River Tyne Valley and even after its extensive refurbishment holds true to its original Parkland layout.
Having become a well-known destination restaurant in the region, the audacious No. 19 clubhouse is designed to comfort any golfer‘s needs, be it a quick bite on the terrace, to a fully-fledged, exquisite dinner in the restaurant.
Close House also offers overnight accommodation in the beautiful courtyard and terrace rooms of 18th century Close House Mansion, making the location a great starting point for walking Hadrian’s Wall or exploring the shops of Newcastle.
Go to closehouse.com