The Close House Golf Academy and Driving Range is the ideal place to perfect your game before you play the beautifully presented Lee Westwood courses that were the official venue of the British Masters in 2017 & 2020.

Open to golfers of all ages and abilities, it offers designated tuition bays and custom fit suites with world-leading TrackMan launch monitors, practice bays with advanced technology Toptracer system, a specialist short game area, and a café where you can relax and take in the beautiful views of Northumberland before or after your practice session.

In addition to our two 18-hole Lee Westwood Championship Colt and Filly courses, our nine-hole Yearling course is an excellent place to sharpen your short game, or can be used as a warm-up for a full 18. Coupled with the Pitch and Putt course, these are excellent practice areas designed to improve your ability.

The Golf Academy has everything you need to improve your golfing performance and our team of PGA coaching professionals are always on hand to help, be it with a performance lesson in our teaching suite, a Custom Fit session to find your perfect club, or a playing lesson on one of our courses. There is tailored Tuition available for every level to really make a difference to your game.

Introducing our Toptracer Technology

Here at the Golf Academy, we are proud to introduce our Toptracer range system, which helps golfers monitor and perfect their performance and strive for continuous success. By simply downloading the free Toptracer range app and syncing your phone to the screen we have in the bays, you can monitor your golfing swings every single time.

The app integrates six key features to help improve your swings, from the launch monitor feature that tracks how far the ball travels and the different motions it experiences during its flight, to a virtual golf board that lets you compete on some of the world’s leading golf courses from the comfort of our driving range bay. Or try the ‘closest pin’ function that encourages your competitive spirit against other golfers, our Toptracer technology really is a golfing genius.


  • PGA qualified professional staff
  • Floodlights to allow you to practice for even longer
  • Designated long-game and short-game practice areas
  • On-course learning from our PGA teaching professionals
  • Technical analysis aided by video capture through GASP system software
  • High performance custom- fitting with use of TrackMan radar system
  • SAM puttlab analysis system for ultimate putting stroke feedback
  • Titleist Performance Institute physical pro ling to aid golf development
  • Demonstration equipment available from the world’s leading club manufacturers
  • Custom fitting available for PING, Titleist, Callaway, Taylormade and Mizuno

Opening Times: All Year Round

Monday: 8am-9pm
Tuesday: 10am-9pm
Wednesday: 8am-9pm
Thursday: 8am-9pm
Friday: 8am-9pm
Saturday: 8am-7pm
Sunday: 8am-7pm

Last balls will be dispensed ½ hour before the building closes.


25 balls: £5
50 balls: £8
100 balls: £11
Toptracer membership including up to 200 balls per day: £55 per month. (For individual use only)