Top 5 Newcastle courses
Book a round near one of the UK’s most exciting cities with our Top 5 Newcastle courses guide. To many, it’s the people that make Newcastle the city it is today. Yes, the Geordie people have plenty to be proud of in 2020; superb shopping, sensational nightlife, The Quayside, The Baltic and of course their sport. Visit on a match day and watch a sea of Black & White flood the city. However, it isn’t all about the big ball in the North East. Here’s our top 5 Newcastle courses within 25 miles of Monument!
Heworth Golf Club, Gateshead
Googling ‘Gateshead Golfing Gems’? You’ll probably find Heworth Golf Club. Just 5 miles out from the hustle and bustle of Newcastle’s Northumberland Street, Heworth Golf Club provides the perfect, peaceful getaway. Founded in 1912, this parkland test hosts some of the finest greens in the country. Putting your thing? You’ll love the THREE tier green on 17. So cross the Tyne and tee it up in Gateshead, the wonderfully welcoming staff at Heworth Golf Club will be waiting.
Whickham Golf Club, Newcastle
Metrocentre shopping not for you? GOLFNOW golfers will advise you to pack the clubs and head South to Whickham Golf Club. As you can imagine, the club has gone through a number of changes since it was founded back in 1911, including a complete relocation to it’s current Hollinside Park site in 1938. Take in the spectacular views of the Derwent Valley along this parkland track.
Sitting high above the River Tyne you’ll find a magnificent course designed by the world-renowned golf architect, Harry S Colt. Enjoy watching the Pros tested on a golfing challenge like no other at the 2019 Open? Royal Portrush, Colt’s handywork. Wentworth? Colt. Royal Lytham St.Anne’s….you get the idea. Colt courses create golfing memories. So tee it up on the oldest inland course in the North East, tee it up at Tyneside Golf club.
If Winter golf is your gig, check out South Shields Golf course. The limestone base on which it is built ensures the course is very rarely closed – ideal for those winter rounds. At 6295 it isn’t the longest track you’ll come up against but it provides plenty of risk that will guarantee a test for all abilities. The immaculate greens demand well thought out, confident putting strokes or your card is likely to fall to pieces! Take in the stunning surrounds South Shields Golf Club has to offer with amazing views of the North Sea, Cheviot and Cleveland Hills.
Slightly further out from Newcastle City centre (approx. 25miles) you’ll find one of our top rated courses in the North East, Hexham Golf Club. ‘You’ll want to start well and set the tone’ you hear sporting clichés like this all the time. At Hexham Golf Club, it ain’t no cliché! A par 5 on #1 to kick things off presents the big hitters with a possible Eagle chance….and a spring in their step for the next 17.