Close House Golf Club: Hosts for the British Masters 2020
An Impressive Golf Course Near the Heart of Newcastle
Close House golf course is situated on the North East Coast of England, approximately 15 minutes away from Newcastle’s city centre. The golf course itself sits between acres of breath-taking scenery and provides stunning views of the River Tyne Valley, the Colt course in particular is bordered by Hadrian’s Wall.
In 2011, Close House opened the Lee Westwood Filly course and the Lee Westwood ‘Championship’ Colt course – the only Lee Westwood-designed golf courses that exist.
The filly course has 18 USGA specification greens, is a great 6034yds in length and a par 70 from the medal tees, providing a challenge for even the most seasoned golfers. Just 6 years on from its opening, the 18-hole Lee Westwood Colt Course had the privilege of becoming the official venue for Betfred’s British Masters and had already ranked in The Top 100 golf courses almost immediately after its opening.
These two courses at Close House are considered some of the best in the country. The Westwood Colt course currently ranks at 88th in the UK and is a firm favourite for many with its true greens and architectural brilliance. Both courses were inspired by architect mastermind Harry Colt, with the rectangular tees, the bunker forms, and the variety in Par threes all borrowing from his thematic signature.
So, whether you’re visiting Close House to play on one of the finest British courses, or to witness great golfers put on a show during the 2020 British Masters you’re certain to have a wonderful time at this prestigious golf club.