The City of Newcastle Golf Club boasts over a century of rich history. An establishment dating back to 1891, the club was initially born on the Town Moor but uprooted itself in 1907 to Grange Farm at the Three Mile Bridge. Here it has stayed, steadfast, a monument to the sport, and to the city.
The course design was masterminded by the legendary Harry Vardon, but has been tweaked over the years. Yet, the essence of Vardon’s genius is still there. It hums in the background, a silent testament to the club’s legacy. A tapestry of green, of strategically placed bunkers, of challenging holes that have hosted county events, it’s earned its reputation as one of the North East’s finest.
Picture yourself there, amidst the lush greens. As you stroll the fairways and take in the scenery, you might even catch a glimpse of the local deer that occasionally grace the course. The soft hum of the city in the distance, the club staff – friendly, helpful – setting the tone for a quality golfing experience. Par 3, 4, 5 holes – a diverse mix, each one an adventure in itself. This welcoming atmosphere extends to the course’s dress code, which emphasises a “smart and tidy” approach that maintains the club’s high standards and traditions while allowing for a more relaxed feel.
As you wrap up your round, the inviting clubhouse beckons, offering a haven for both golfers and visitors alike. Step inside, and you’re met with the warmth of a comfortable bar, lounge, and restaurant, all of which boast panoramic views of the 1st and 18th holes. Need to catch up on the latest sports news? No problem. The bar comes equipped with Sky Sports, television, and free WiFi access, as well as a wide range of conditioned beers, drinks, and food.
For those who love a good meal, the clubhouse doesn’t disappoint. From the extensive breakfast and bar menu to the daily bistro offerings from 6pm, there’s something to suit every palate. And don’t forget about the ever-popular Sunday Dinner menu, which changes weekly and requires booking in advance. In addition to these mouth-watering culinary options, the clubhouse also provides private dining, meeting rooms, and function spaces for any occasion.
Recent club developments have brought about significant improvements to the course and locker rooms, with more exciting changes planned for the near future.
The City of Newcastle Golf Club, with its blend of tradition and modernity together with its welcoming atmosphere, offers a top notch golfing experience. Currently, membership is full, but prospective members can join a waiting list.