Top 18 golf courses in the North-East

Equipment

We rank the best courses in the region

Rugged, wild, industrial – England’s north-east coast is as shaped by heavy industry as it is battered by the cold North Sea.


For centuries, people here have carved out a living however they can – just ask a Geordie about the reputed origins of the phrase ’taking the p*ss’.



The natives are a tough sort – a fact to which anyone who’s been out in Newcastle on a Saturday night in January can attest – and the courses are suitably hardy. 


At Goswick and Dunstanburgh Castle, the golfer finds himself exposed to the elements, but anyone who complains will find little sympathy from the members, although a warm welcome awaits in the clubhouse.

They are a funny sort up this way – who hasn’t heard the story about how the people of Hartlepool, 70 years or so Carew, achieved eternal fame by hanging a monkey they suspected of being a French spy?



But things have got a lot more civilised since then.



Rockliffe Hall is an expansive American-style layout, while Lee Westwood has designed his first course at Close House.



Ramside Hall is a forward- thinking venue that embraces the community, while Slaley Hall is an example of the luxury a fine golfing destination – and one offering great value.



To unlock some top savings, check out the North East Golf Masterkey, which provides discounted access to six of the region’s top courses.



Otherwise, pack up your thermals and waterproofs (just in case) and discover why the Romans reached this distant outpost of their empire and thought: “Yeah, this’ll do.”


1 GOSWICK

Berwick-upon-Tweed


13515%7Cc:520x330.img



2 SEATON CAREW

Hartlepool


13670%7Cc:520x330.img



CLOSE HOUSE(Colt) 
Newcastle


19254%7Cc:520x330.img



SLALEY HALL (Hunting) 
Hexham


17630%7Cc:520x330.img


BRANCEPETH CASTLE 
Durham


21314%7Cc:520x330.img



6 NORTH’LAND

Newcastle


21315%7Cc:520x330.img



BAMBURGH CASTLE 
Bamburgh


3695%7Cc:520x330.img



8 ROCKLIFFE HALL

Darlington


19607%7Cc:520x330.img



9 ALNMOUTH

Alnmouth


21316%7Cc:520x330.img



10 WYNYARD

Billingham


21317%7Cc:520x330.img



11 RAMSIDE HALL

Durham


21318%7Cc:520x330.img



12 HARTLEPOOL

Hartlepool


3482%7Cc:520x330.img



13 DUNSTANB’RGH CASTLE

Alnwick


14783%7Cc:520x330.img



14 SOUTH MOOR

Chester-le-Street


21321|c:520x330.img



15 TYNESIDE

Newcastle


21323|c:520x260.img



16 PONTELAND

Newcastle


21324%7Cc:520x330.img



17 EAGLESCLIFFE

Stockton-on-Tees


21325%7Cc:520x330.img



18 HEXHAM
Hexham

21326%7Cc:520x330.img

Previous article
Next article
Top