Since Lee Westwood became the Attached Tour Professional at Close House in 2011, he has been involved in all the major changes at the club.
From helping to design the Lee Westwood Championship Colt and the Lee Westwood Filly courses, Lee has more recently opened our PGA Academy in 2015 and moved to the north east. Relocating from Florida has enabled Lee to spend much more time at Close House:
“It’s always great to be here at Close House, a place I’m spending more time at now I’m back in the UK” says Lee. “I do my practising at the PGA Academy and play the course whenever I can, including club competitions. It’s been great fun to play with a few more of the members and put them under a bit of pressure.”
Come to Close House and discover for yourself why Lee Westwood chooses to play here.
The food on offer at Close House is among the best you will have anywhere, not just the best at a golf club. We take as much care with our canapés at a simple drinks reception as we do with the food for a formal dinner – and we think our bacon sandwich could be the best in the land.
Bespoke menus can be created, we can cater for barbecues or simply try the Close House Classic Sandwich – all featuring the very best local, seasonal produce. Our brigade of skilled chefs buy meat and game from Northumberland and fish from the Tyne and the North East coast to create stunning seasonal menus.
This bounty can be matched with wines from a sensational list created exclusively for Close House. We also offer some of the world’s greatest champagnes and serve the very best beers and spirits.
Set in the beautiful and serene Tyne Valley, minutes from Newcastle and nestled between the banks of the River Tyne and the ancient remains of Hadrian’s Wall, the 250 year old Close House estate grounds have been lovingly teased into two of the best courses in the country, with the Lee Westwood Colt Course gaining entry to the UK Top 100 courses club almost as soon as it opened.
The two 18-hole Lee Westwood Championship Colt and Filly courses and the 9 hole Yearling course provide one of the most varied golfing challenges anywhere on the gol ng map today. This European Tour venue is designed to appeal to players at every level of skill and reward first- time visitors and the year round member evenly.
If golf is your game, Close House is a dream come true.
The 18-hole Lee Westwood Filly course is situated in the grounds of the Close House Estate, providing stunning views of the River Tyne Valley. Matching the presentation of the Lee Westwood Colt course, the Parkland layout was re-designed and re-opened in 2013, and provides a lovely alternative to the Championship layout of its sister course.
It now has 18 USGA specification greens, is 6000yds in length and a par 70 from the medal tees. The undulating greens provide a real test for your putting skills, but accuracy off the tee is paramount for good scoring. Having already held PGA professional events the course has proved enjoyable but challenging to golfers of all abilities.
Exclusivity, extravagance and pure indulgence are just a few of the words recently used to describe golf days at Close House.
Our teams of expertly trained staff will be on hand throughout the day to ensure that you and your guests have a day far superior to any other you may have had elsewhere. The choice of our two golf courses combined with bespoke planning, exquisite food, immaculate facilities, sizzling entertainment and the meticulous attention to detail from the whole of our team will ensure your experience is incomparable.
You’ve soaked in the atmosphere and had a day on the golf course like never before followed by fantastic food, exquisite entertainment and a piquant prize giving. It’s time for a nightcap before retiring to one of our 16 superb quality suite-style bedrooms, each named after a Harry Colt designed golf course featuring images of the courses on the walls.
Each is furnished to meet the highest standard, down to the best exquisite detail, rewarding you with the ultimate in comfort and luxury.
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