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

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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

Nearest city

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

Nearest city

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). The four additional holes 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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Ryder Cup 2023: Luke Donald has been named Team Europe captain for the 2023 Ryder Cup, to be contested September 29 – October 1, 2023 at Marco Simone Golf and Country Club in Rome, Italy.
Presidents Cup 2022: The U.S. won the 2022 Presidents Cup 17.5 – 12.5.
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Marco Simone Golf & Country Club

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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.

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