The Lee Westwood Filly course at Close House was originally built as a nine hole course in 1964 by Newcastle University for the use of staff and students and was extended to 18 holes in the early eighties. The mansions house and golf course were bought from the university in 2004 by Graham Wylie, founder of Sage and TSG and Has since seen substantial investment, to make Close House the premier location in the North East not only for golf but also for conferences and fine dining.
The 18 hole course is situated in the grounds of the Close House Estate, providing stunning views of the River Tyne Valley. The Parkland Layout was re-designed and re-opened in 2007. 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 challenging to golfers of all abilities.