Best golf courses: Newcastle upon Tyne

Newcastle upon Tyne: the table below provides brief details about the top golf courses in and around this city. Each golf club has been visited and/or researched by Where2Golf. Click on the course name below to discover more. The course ratings below range from 5 highest, to 2 lowest. They attempt to provide an indication of the golfing experience you might expect at the course (based on its design, condition and surroundings). Hover your cursor above the Rating Key below for the rating definitions.
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Newcastle upon Tyne
Colt, Harry

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Newcastle upon Tyne

Designer

Current design by English course architect Harry Colt (1930).

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
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Newcastle upon Tyne
Rochester, George

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Newcastle upon Tyne

Designer

George Rochester

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
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Newcastle upon Tyne
Colt, Harry

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Wkends restrictd

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Newcastle upon Tyne

Designer

Harry Colt

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Newcastle upon Tyne
Macpherson, Scott

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Newcastle upon Tyne

Designer

Colt course: Scott Macpherson (2011), in the style of Harry Colt.
Filly course: originally a 9-hole course, extended to 18 by Hawtree, Cram & Glendinning (1980s) and refurbished by Scott Macpherson (2011).

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Newcastle upon Tyne
Braid, James

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Newcastle upon Tyne

Designer

Original nine-hole design by Tom Dunn (1890), extended to 18 by R. Collins (1894), and further modified by Willie Fernie (1898) and Willie Park Jr (1903). Significantly modified and lengthened by James Braid (1930); further modifications by Frank Pennink (1963).

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Not Saturdays
Newcastle upon Tyne
Cotton, Ken

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Not Saturdays

Nearest city

Newcastle upon Tyne

Designer

C.K. "Ken" Cotton designed the current layout in 1951, revamping some earlier design work by Harry Vardon (1907).

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Newcastle upon Tyne
Gaunt, Jonathan

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Visitors welcome

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Newcastle upon Tyne

Designer

Jonathan Gaunt

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Newcastle upon Tyne
Westenborg, Marc

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Visitors welcome

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Newcastle upon Tyne

Designer

Marc Westenborg (of Hawtree Design)

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Newcastle upon Tyne
McCuaig & MacKenzie

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Visitors welcome

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Newcastle upon Tyne

Designer

First 14 holes laid out by Dr Duncan McCuaig (1874) and extended to 18 holes (1891). Improved and lengthened by Dr Alister MacKenzie (1925). Four additional holes (taking the total available holes up to 22) designed by Frank Pennink (1970s).

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Newcastle upon Tyne
Thomas, Dave

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Visitors welcome

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Newcastle upon Tyne

Designer

Dave Thomas

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Newcastle upon Tyne
Coles, Neil

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Newcastle upon Tyne

Designer

Neil Coles

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Newcastle upon Tyne
Hawtree Limited

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Newcastle upon Tyne

Designer

Martin G. Hawtree of Hawtree Limited.

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Tournaments

124th US Open: the No.2 Course at Pinehurst once again plays host to this most illustrious championship (June 13-16). Wyndham Clark defends his title, having won at Los Angeles CC in 2023.

79th Women’s US Open: the second women’s major championship of the season gets underway at Lancaster CC in Pennsylvania. It’s the second time the championship has been held here.
(May 30-June 2).

Who's Who

Nelly Korda: won the Mizuho Americas Open (May 16-19) at Liberty National GC, continuing her extraordinary form in LPGA events. This was her sixth win in seven starts in 2024.

Xander Schauffele: recorded his first major championship win, and second record-equalling low score of 62 in a major. Only he, Branden Grace, Rickie Fowler and Shane Lowry have achieved this feat in a men’s major championship.

Marco Simone Golf & Country Club

Marco Simone Golf & Country Club: With a clubhouse that might befit a Roman Emperor, and a golf course to match, you can be sure of a memorable outing at Rome's most talked about golf facility.

Jim Fazio's original layout was much changed to create a modern Ryder Cup course ... now one of the Eternal City's (and Italy's) most revered.

Prince's Golf Club, Kent (UK)

Here at Prince’s Golf Club you'll find 27 excellent holes of links golf. Just over the fence and sharing similar terrain is Royal St George’s; but Prince’s is far from overshadowed by its venerable neighbour. The three nine-hole loops at Prince's, laid out over gently undulating terrain, are sure to bring a smile of satisfaction to all lovers of links golf.

Stay&Play at Prince's: excellent onsite Lodge accommodation available

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