Golf Clubs in Newcastle upon Tyne
Famed for its nightlife and after-hours activity, Newcastle is a brilliant destination for a golf tour. If you’re looking to stay centrally, we recommend the New Northumbria Hotel. Great golf is available at Newbiggin – a lovely links/moorland layout - or for something a little more upmarket, there are Championship courses at Slaley Hall, Close House or Linden Hall. You can stay-and-play at all three if you prefer to be outside the city centre.The golf course gives a very private feel and affords players a feeling of isolation in classic surroundings. The course comprises mainly of fairways with gentle slopes and undulations (no steep hills) with the holes at the extremity of the course cut through an oakland plantation providing wonderful ancient corridors with which to focus one’s efforts.
Newcastle Golf Club was founded in 1905 on the site of the old racecourse at Broadmeadow in Newcastle, but was not incorporated as a public company until 1906. Despite being taken over by the Army during World War II, when the course was covered with barbed wire entanglements and tank traps, the course quickly recovered and established a reputation as one of the best tests of golf in Australia. Professional golfers of the callibre of Bobby Locke and Norman Von Nida, and more recently Terry Gale, have praised the course as world class. With greatly improved road access, Newcastle is now no longer a “hidden gem”, and like Royal Dornoch in Scotland, is a mecca for golfing pilgrims who relish the challenge of an unspoiled links.
Parklands Golf Club set on the grounds of the beautiful High Gosforth Park, the club offers a range of golfing facilities which caters for golfers of any age and ability. With a 28 bay driving range, an 18 hole golf course and an 18 hole mini-golf course, Parklands Golf Club has it all. So whether you fancy brushing up on your teeing off skills at the range, playing a few rounds on the course with friends or enjoying time with the family for mini-golf fun, there's something for everyone to enjoy.
The Royal County Down Golf Club was founded in 1889 by a group of influential business and professional men from Belfast. There is some evidence to suggest that even before then a rudimentary form of golf was being played by the townsfolk on the rabbit warren at Newcastle. However, it was the development of a railway line from Belfast to Newcastle by the Belfast & County Down Railway and the emergence of Newcastle as a desirable seaside resort in Victorian times.