Linden Hall

Linden Hall

Linden Hall

Linden Hall | NCG Top 100s: GB&I Golf Resorts

Built in 1812, the impressive Macdonald Linden Hall Golf and Country Club is nestled in 450 acres of private grounds in the heart of the Northumberland countryside. There is a championship golf course, a beautiful health club and spa and the usual Macdonald standard of accommodation. Add into that the panoramic views of the Cheviots, Coquet Island and the Northumberland coastline, and the opportunity to visit local wildlife and Linden Hall is a real treat. 
The golf course, designed by highly regarded course architect Jonathan Gaunt, is a championship layout. The Par 72 track runs at more than 6,800 yards and has played host to the PGA EuroPro Tour in the past. Water features on nine of the 18 holes, while there are plenty of bunkers and trees to watch out for during a round. There is also a full-length driving range at the venue, along with a short game area as well. 
Following a round, golfers might want to visit Vital Health & Wellbeing, the leisure club and spa offering at the Northumberland resort. The leisure club section of the facility has a well-equipped gym with both cardio and resistance equipment, along with a heated, indoor swimming pool. Guests can also indulge in a massage or treatment, with a wide variety on offer from qualified therapists. 
Thanks to the resort coming under the Macdonald banner, Linden Hall’s level of accommodation is 4-star. There are three main types of room on offer in the hotel, which is in the 18th Century Manor House on site. Standard, Deluxe and Super Deluxe are the range, while for those guests that require it, Accessible Rooms are also available. The Linden Tree Pub and Dobson Restaurant provide different eating experiences.  
Visit the Linden Hall website here.  

Linden Hall Overview | NCG Top 100s: GB&I Golf Resorts

Championship Golf in the Northeast

Linden Hall is home to a Championship Course, which has played host to the PGA EuroPro Tour in its history. Highly regarded course architect Jonathan Gaunt was the man behind the layout, which is a parkland course, and one that offers up undulating greens and fairways, so you seemingly never have a flat lie.  
The course, which opened in 1997, has four challenging par 3s and four par 5s which offer a variety of challenges. At 6,850 yards from the back tees, the course plays long, but golfers do get to enjoy the views of the Cheviots, Coquet Island, and the Northumberland coastline. 
The 18-hole layout features plenty of water hazards, with water coming into play on half of the holes. It first appears on the left side of the 2nd and then properly comes into view on the 4th. The first par 3 on the course features no bunkers, but water blocks the route from tee to green. The 8th is a drivable par 4 at just 290 yards from the back tees, but six bunkers take up a lot of space, and are there for anything errant. 
10 is the hardest hole on the course, a dog-leg right with three bunkers ready to take wayward drives, before two more greenside bunkers lie in wait. The green is also surrounded by trees. The 13th is a classic risk-and-reward par 5, with longer hitters looking at going for the green in two. However, with a stream running in a U-shape in front of and around both sides of the green, anything slightly awry will find water. The closing hole at Linden Hall also features water. At 430 yards, it is a lengthy par 4, with a water feature on the right side of the fairway. The green is slightly elevated with bunkers on either side. Come away with par on the last and enjoy a drink! 

Macdonald Accommodation

As with all Macdonald venues, the accommodation is as you would expect. Each room is classically furnished and is housed in the 18th Century Manor House at Linden Hall. Traditional rooms have all the mod-cons, with Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and all have spacious en-suite bathrooms.  
The Standard Rooms come equipped with either a double or twin beds, while there is also a couple of Accessible Rooms that offer a room with adaptations, including wider entrances for wheelchairs, along with wet rooms and handrails. At the higher end of the scale, there are Deluxe and Super Deluxe Rooms, which add another layer of luxury to a stay at Linden Hall. 
The Dobson Restaurant and the Linden Tree Pub are the eateries at the resort. The latter offers typical British pub food in a relaxed environment, while the Dobson offers a fine dining experience for guests. The Monck Cocktail Bar is the best place to enjoy a drink at night, while Afternoon Tea is also available for visitors to the venue.  

Vital Health & Wellbeing

Like all Macdonald venues, Linden Hall Hotel, Golf and Spa has its own Leisure Club and Spa and it is a sublime facility for guests to enjoy. As with several other venues, the facility is called Vital Health & Wellbeing, and features a well-equipped gym with cardio and resistance machines, along with a heated, indoor swimming pool.  
The spa section of the facility has a relaxation room and treatment rooms, with qualified professionals on hand to offer massages and treatments. Hot stone massages, body wraps, facial treatments and massages specialised for pregnant women are all available, along with the opportunity to have a manicure for those finishing touches on your spa day.  

FAQs about Linden Hall

Where is Linden Hall?  
Linden Hall is in the northeast of England, just outside the town of Morpeth. It is around ten miles from the English coastline and 25 miles from the major city of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, which is to the south of the resort.  

What is the nearest airport and station to Linden Hall?
Morpeth Station is not the closest geographically, but it is the easiest to get to from Linden Hall, as it is straight down the A697 from the resort. Trains between Edinburgh and London Kings Cross and smaller routes in the northeast travel through Morpeth Station. 
Newcastle International Airport is the closest major airport to Linden Hall, sitting 20 miles south of the resort. For a wider range of flights, it might be easier for visitors to land at Edinburgh Airport in Scotland. It is the busiest airport in the country with more than 11 million passengers travelling through Edinburgh in 2022.  

What golf facilities does Linden Hall offer?
Along with the stunning championship golf course, Linden Hall is also home to a full-length driving range with both sheltered and open-air tees, and both matted and grass tees at that. There is also a chipping green with a trio of practice bunkers, while the putting green is over by the 1st tee of the championship course.  

What are the green fees at Linden Hall?
The price of a green fee at Linden Hall changes throughout the year, depending on the season. It is also different depending on whether it is a weekday or weekend. There are also stay & play packages available at the resort.  
For more information on current green fees at Linden Hall, visit their website here

What accommodation is on offer at Linden Hall?
As with all Macdonald resorts, you know what you are getting when it comes to accommodation. Linden Hall comes under the Macdonald banner, and there is a plethora of rooms available in the hotel, which is housed in the 18th Century Manor House. Standard, Deluxe and Super Deluxe are the three types of rooms, while there is also a handful of Accessible Rooms for those guests that require a safe place with adaptations when they spend the night.  

What other resorts are nearby?
Two other venues on the NCG Top 100s: GB&I Golf Resorts list are also based in Northumbria. They are Slaley Hall and Close House, both of which are within a 45-minute drive from Linden Hall. 
Visit the Linden Hall website here.