Close House - Newcastle upon Tyne

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Address

Address

Heddon-on-the-Wall, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE15 0HT
closehouse.co.uk

+44 1661 852255

Reviews

Reviews

4.7

Based on 52 reviews.

 

Agregated reviews (52) Close House - Newcastle upon Tyne

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I had a 09:40 tee time booked on the filly course and had unfortunately woken up that morning with a severely stiff back which was exacerbated by the 40 minute car journey to such an extent that by the time I parked up at the driving range, I was unsure whether or not I’d be able to play. I explained to the chap at the range reception my dilemma, decided against hitting a bucket of balls off a mat  and asked if there was a chipping area I could use, if the stiffness didn’t subside I’d have to forego my round.

“Sorry, chipping area is for members only, there’s a putting green near the 1st tee.”

I appreciate the chipping area is for members but would anyone really have complained if I’d hit half a dozen bunker shots to see if I’d loosen up ? I was due to tee off in 30 minutes so was hardly likely to indulge in prolonged practice. When I looked there was nobody there !

I should emphasise here that I love Close House, I stayed at the hotel a couple of times and stayed in the courtyard as recently as February. My wife and I love a drive up to the clubhouse for lunch and the staff and hospitality they offer is second to none. The food has always been, without exception, fantastic. And so, as someone who is involved in trying at my own club to encourage a culture of friendliness to visitors to our course, I find it depressing that the hospitality of the hotel to it’s clientele isn’t replicated to visiting golfers.  Are the staff in the range area not afforded a degree of discretion ? Maybe if I’d been advised “the chipping area is members only but if you want to  nip along and hit a few shots it should be okay if you’re quick”, I’d have appreciated the gesture and acted accordingly ?

As it happens I managed to play ten holes, I decided to walk the longer holes at the bottom of the course rather than risk aggravating what was a stiff back due to a bad nights sleep. Considering the very wet recent weather, the holes I played were in excellent condition, the greens for the time of year were quick and a credit to the hard work of the greenstaff.

This is the first time I’ve ever left a bad review and I want to highlight the fact that my overall experiences of Close House are very positive ones.

2 by David Bryan Review source

Stayed at Close House when “attempting” a walking weekend. Unfortunately snow rather stopped play but we managed to make it through (although all but 2 other rooms had been cancelled due to the weather).
Accommodation is lovely, and the scenery is too.

We had steak a bottle of red at the No. 19 restaurant which was nice a good value for a place like this.

Only slight gripe was the breakfast, small portion and despite only 3 rooms in use the sausage, small black pudding and beans had clearly been sitting a while and all dried up.

Apart from that a nice stay.

4 by Toby Vincent Review source

The room was big enough to be a house of its own. The bathroom was enormous and the bathtub held its heat amazingly long and the tile floor was heated. The restaurant served a large variety of meals. The male outside staff on checking in took no notice of us perhaps because we were walkers and didn't arrive in a BMW - wouldn't even direct us to the check-in desk. However the woman who booked us in got us sorted out and we were soon on our way.

5 by Patricia Jewinski Review source

Given the green fees were at full rate (£35 on The Filly) they were a few too many mats on tee boxes for my liking. Very unusually the greens were very slow, but just about acceptable for time of year. Probably just missed them being better by one hands cut - but this was a busy Saturday afternoon, when some may expect the course to be a a little better.

4 by Ian Rowell Review source

Stayed here a few times, lovely views in the morning over the lower golf course, always welcomed with a smile.

Two great restaurants make dining a pleasure. All staff are friendly and attentive.

Sometimes the WiFi drops in and out when you are in a high numbered room, but the view from the window more than makes up for this.

5 by Kristan Smith Review source

We had Sunday lunch at the 19th hole and the food , service and price was excellent. Opted for the 2 course for £16.95 had the belly pork and noodles to start and the roast lamb for main. The portions are generous . We will definitely be coming back here !

5 by Michael Allsopp Review source

Attended for the British masters, event was excellently set up and the course looked in fantastic condition. I was fortunate enough to win a prize of a round of golf here myself, so as Arnie would say........ I'll be back!

5 by Antony Heslop Review source

We stayed in one of the courtyard rooms. The room itself was huge with a big bathroom with a shower and freestanding bath. The setting was lovely and I'll be looking forward to staying there again

5 by Alexander Shouksmith Review source

Was there to play in a charity golf course. Extremely well catered for event by the staff of Close House, off course facilities and condition of the course were immaculate.

5 by Kris Keane Review source

Excellent venue. Played the Colt Course, was in great condition considering the bad weather we have had over last couple of months. Food was excellemt

5 by Melvyn Davies Review source

Staff were extremely friendly and accommodating as we needed to check in early for our wedding at another venue. Room was very clean and spacious.

5 by Gary Brown Review source

As always excellent. 19 hole Restuarant and Bar lovely place to be. Food delicious.I am Gluten Free so even better. Service as ever great..

5 by kathleen harrison Review source

Stunning location. Golf, accommodation and first class dining. Superb service all round. Faultless really, just a superb establishment.

5 by Neil McLoram Review source

Wonderful Sunday lunch yesterday.
Full marks to all the staff for helping us all out after the snow blocked us all in.

5 by Anne Fletcher Review source

Played golf on Lee Westwoods Filly course. Very enjoyable and the 19th is excellent....great staff and a lovely clubhouse.

4 by Nige Collis Review source

Absolutely brilliant event hosted today for the masters. Professionalism from start to finish, credit to all involved.

5 by Dan Marshall Review source

The friendliest staff and beautiful golf course you will find! Would love to go back. Excellent!

5 by Andrew Lasota Review source

Close house is a first class facility, with friendly staff and a great service in all areas.

5 by Al Young Review source

Beautiful location and lovely atmosphere in the restaurant. Great service and amazing food.

5 by Sarah-Louise Walden Review source

Fabulous relaxed stay. The staff were very welcoming, followed by excellent service too.

5 by Chris Best Review source

Excellent service , staff were friendly , efficient and very warm . Hats off to 19.

5 by pete painter Review source

Game of golf on one of the two courses then a beer and a bite to eat in the bar 5*

5 by Paul Hawthorne Review source

Excellent wkend
Friendly staff
Beautiful rooms
Highly recommended

5 by J Donnelly Review source

Great golf course,facilities etc. Pitches for rugby and football available also

4 by Rob Grimes Review source

Nice golf course, but expecting more for the cost per round to be honest

4 by Kevin Evans Review source

Fantastic golf course, fantastic facilities, terrible burger afterwards!

4 by Phil Mcculley Review source

Went to the British masters golf an amazing day and so well organised

5 by Paul Burdis Review source

Visited for the British master had a great day well organised event.

5 by Michael Thompson Review source

Located in great surroundings. Amazing views and great golf course

5 by Kamran Chohdry Review source

Brilliant afternoon's golf on the Filly Course - just perfect!

5 by Andrew Barnes Review source

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