The Close House Academy and Driving Range are open to everyone, golfers of all ages and abilities from beginners to more advanced. Working with the team of professionals, visitors can take a trip to the Academy and Driving Range, offering designated tuition bays, custom-fit suite, practice bays, a specialist short game area and café where you can relax in the comfortable surroundings before or after your practice session.

In addition, our new 9-hole Yearling course is an excellent opportunity to sharpen your short game, or even 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 Academy and Driving Range is the perfect place to perfect your game before you play the beautifully presented Lee Westwood Colt or Lee Westwood Filly courses. The Close House Golf Academy offers you the opportunity to focus on key aspects of your game through custom design designed lessons in specialist video teacher bays. Our team can also help you with a series of lessons designed around your individual requirements.


At Close House, we have developed our very own skills test to help develop your game and show the progress you are making. With only 50 balls you can receive feedback on shots from 40 yards to 220 yards. This has helped the Northumbria University golf teams win 5 league titles in the past 2 seasons.

PGA Facilities

  • PGA Qualified Professional Staff
  • Floodlights to allow you to practice for even longer
  • Designated long-game and short-game practice areas
  • On-course learning by the Close House Team of Golf professionals
  • Technical analysis aided by video capture through GASP system software
  • High performance custom- fitting with use of Flightscope 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

Skills test cards are free at the Academy when purchasing your basket of golf balls.

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.


50 balls: £7.50
100 balls: £10.00
TopTracer membership including up to 200 balls per day: £50 per month