Close House

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Overview

The course has been the home to the British Masters from 2017-2020.


Golf Course Review

Close House is a high-end golf course hotel with luxury accommodations and refined dining on the 250-year-old estate. It is the premier golf resort in the North East of England near the regional hub city of Newcastle. The estate is found in the Northumberland Valley on the banks of the River Tyne. The resort is home to the Lee Westwood Colt Course, Filly Course and 9-hole Yearling Par 3 course.

Lee Westwood Colt Course

Scott MacPherson began designing Close House in 2007 and describes the style as Old English. The routing makes the most of the sites natural features and hallmarks. For example, the Ancient Forest to the left of the first hole, the old Roman fort on the 11th, the lake on the 15th and the HaHa Wall and Ice-Lake on the 18th.

Lee Westwood Filly Course

The 18 hole course is Colt's little sister. Measuring just over 6000 yards, the par 70 course played to be enjoyed rather than to test. The undulating greens are built to USGA specs. The Filly Course was re-designed and re-opened in 2013.

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