The liveliest place in the UK
Newcastle rightly needs no introduction, located on the north bank of the River Tyne in North East England, the city is famed for its incredible nightlife, great culture/heritage sites, and friendly locals. With some spectacular courses in the nearby area, Newcastle is an excellent destination for your next golf trip and it is fast becoming a real favourite destination amongst our customers and the wider golf community.
Why play golf in Newcastle?
- Golf & nightlife
- Value for money
- Great for groups
- Vibrant city ideal for a golf tour
An example of quality Northern design
The city of Newcastle is a growing hub amongst golfers who are looking for a unique experience unlike anywhere else in the UK.
Newcastle offers the best of both worlds especially for those who find themselves on a golf tour with the fantastic quality Newcastle golf courses posing a challenging yet fun experience and the nightlife acting as a great 19th hole.
There are many Newcastle golf courses of note, however, golfers should definitely check out what is locally known as the ‘Big 3’, courses of supreme quality which are beloved by the local golfers and those who visit.
The Hunting Course at Slaley Hall is legendary on Tyneside, as being a course of significant challenge and quality. A host of past European Tour events, the course is a tricky 7000-yarder with lots of dangerous lakes and bunkers threatening what could be a good score, capped off with lightening quick USGA standard greens.
The Colt Course at Close House is a Lee Westwood approved course, opened in 2011 rose to feature on England’s Top 100 courses a mere 8 months later. Linden Hall is the 3rd of the ‘Big 3’, a beautiful and accessible course design it is a true test of a golfer’s course management and wits, with its signature hole being a double dogleg par-5.
Popular golf destinations in Newcastle
Play great golf in this vibrant city with its excellent nightlife
Famed for its fantastic nightlife, shopping and lively atmosphere, Newcastle is an ideal place for a golf tour. The restaurants, bars are clubs are sure to keep you entertained after a day out on the course.
And, it offers a vibrant culture, rich history and an endless array of activities and attractions. Located on the north bank of the River Tyne in the north-east of England, 7 bridges unite the city, so it’s easily accessible with excellent transport links. What’s more, we offer a range of fantastic value hotels and resorts as an excellent base for your stay.
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Find your ideal hotel or resort in Newcastle
If you’re looking to stay centrally, we recommend the Jurys Inn Newcastle. However, if you’re looking for something a little more upmarket, we recommend the lavish Slaley Hall 4*.
Formerly known as De Vere Slaley Hall, this hotel is an elegant and luxurious Edwardian Mansion set in 1,000 acres of Northumberland moorland and forest offering the perfect getaway location for a weekend on the golf course. With its fantastic range of leisure facilities, including the luxury spa, there are more than just two championship standard golf courses to keep guests occupied.
Another fantastic venue is the Close House Golf Club, home to the world's only Lee Westwood golf courses. The hotel boasts 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.