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The magnificent Close House 13th Hole - Lee Westwood's affiliated course and host to the 2017 British Masters.

Close House Releases a Special Rate for a Special Date

Close House Releases a Special Rate for a Special Date Close House, a championship venue located 10 minutes from Newcastle City Centre and home to the 2017 British Masters, is offering golfers a special, limited group green fee rate this winter. This exclusive offer of £201.70 per fourball comes after it was announced last month […]

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Rough justice for the average golfer . . .  Alan Ainscough working on South Moor’s 18th hole
Picture taken by Ian Horrocks

Never mind Hazeltine, Europe are Ryder Cup winners in County Durham

Never mind Hazeltine, Europe are Ryder Cup winners in County Durham Europe’s golf team may have been second best at Hazeltine. But in County Durham the South Moor club were winners in every sense at their Ryder Cup Showcase Tournament. Held on the same weekend as the big show in America, members represented Europe and […]

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Ramside Golf Club’s record breaking golf team – L to R
BACK ROW: John Kirkpatrick, Paul Atkinson, Matthew Moore, Chris Hewitt, Steven Dance, Stephen Foster, Michael Finley
FRONT ROW: Jake Heron, Joe Hellens, Captain David Heckles, Neil Heilbron – FIAT Chrysler (Sponsor), Vice Captain Trevor Bowman, Gordon Dance, Matthew Stephenson, Graeme Willis.

Ramside crowned North East’s best golf team after record trophy haul

Ramside crowned North East’s best golf team after record trophy haul Durham golf club marks 20th anniversary by winning four major team trophies in 2016 (RAMSIDE HALL, DURHAM – September 12, 2016) Ramside Hall Hotel and Golf Club, Durham, is celebrating a historic haul of trophies after winning an 18-hole shoot-out to decide the best […]

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QHOTELS FREEZE GOLF BREAK PRICES FOR THIRD YEAR RUNNING

QHOTELS FREEZE GOLF BREAK PRICES FOR THIRD YEAR RUNNING QHotels is giving golf groups and societies the perfect reason to get ahead of the game and book their next golf break early after freezing prices for 2017 on stay-and-play packages for the third year in a row. The UK’s largest golf resort operator is offering […]

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Seve Ballesteros has been amongst some illustrious names to have played at Slaley Hall

What could happen if Carlsberg did golf days?

What could happen if Carlsberg did golf days? TIM TAYLOR finds out Slaley Hall has always enjoyed an enviable reputation and around the turn of the century the fashionable golf resort hosted seven straight years of European Tour events. After welcoming big names such as Seve Ballesteros and Colin Montgomerie to Northumberland, Slaley was short listed […]

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Rosie Belsham

Herts golfers are the young masters

Herts golfers are the young masters THE man who created South Moor’s golf course in County Durham, Yorkshireman Alister MacKenzie, also designed Augusta National. And it was talented youngsters from Hertfordshire who turned out to be the masters when the dust had settled on the North of England Under-14 Open, played over three days at […]

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Record entry at MacKenzie Masterpiece course in North England

Record entry at MacKenzie Masterpiece course in North England A COUNCIL decision to sponsor a golf tournament in the North this month has led to a record entry and an appeal for more community projects worthy of support. Players are travelling from as far afield as Dubai and South Africa for an event known as […]

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Golf Club gives wings to Maggie’s world title dream

Ramside Hall Hotel and Golf Club is helping ten-year-old golf prodigy Maggie Whitehead to fulfil her dream of competing in the US Kids World Golf Championships, in North Carolina U.S.A, next month. Maggie, from Belmont, Durham, qualified to play in the prestigious championships when she became the US Kids Golf British Junior Champion in 2015. […]

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Billingham Golf Club is one of the course in Durham involved with Golf Express.

DURHAM GOLF DEVELOPMENT GROUP NEWS

DURHAM GOLF DEVELOPMENT GROUP NEWS Golf clubs in Durham are proving quick off the mark – by backing a national campaign to speed up the sport. Golf Express – which promotes 9-hole golf to inspire busy people to play more often – has been rolled out by England Golf. The launch follows a successful eight-month […]

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GOLFERS INVITED TO TAKE THE QHOTELS ROAD TO SPANISH SUCCESS

GOLFERS INVITED TO TAKE THE QHOTELS ROAD TO SPANISH SUCCESS QHotels, the UK’s largest golf resort operator, has joined forces with renowned international property company Resort Worldwide Properties and the world-famous La Manga Club resort to offer its members the opportunity to win a luxury golf holiday to Spain for up to eight people. Four […]

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Matthew Naylor

Close House Welcomes Arrival of New Head Professional

Close House Welcomes Arrival of New Head Professional Close House, the premier golfing destination in the North East, is delighted to welcome new Head Professional, Matthew Naylor, who will lead the on-site PGA Golf Academy. Matthew gained his PGA status in 2004 whilst working at Championship venue Turnberry in Scotland, before moving to Dubai to […]

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QHOTELS OFFERS A VARIETY OF EVENTS FOR NATIONAL GOLF MONTH

QHOTELS OFFERS A VARIETY OF EVENTS FOR NATIONAL GOLF MONTH QHotels is embracing National Golf Month, which launched on April 27, with events taking place at across its golf venues in England and Scotland. National Golf Month is an initiative driven by the British Golf Industry Association (BGIA), with the full support of the whole […]

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New Get into golf drive in Durham

New Get into golf drive in Durham A major drive to encourage more girls and women to take up golf is being launched across Durham. Clubs across the county are backing the scheme with special free taster sessions and low cost coaching and membership packages. The women’s Get into golf programme will run throughout the […]

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Football legends in in tribute to a golfing great

Football legends in in tribute to a golfing great FOOTBALL legends Peter Beardsley, Bob Moncur, Bryan “Pop” Robson and Ritchie Pitt are among the stars competing in the inaugural South Moor Masters celebrity and media golf day on June 1. The tournament has been created in memory of a member of the World Golf Hall […]

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Red Tee Tour 2016

Red Tee Tour 2016 Women only golf tournament Following the success of last years Red Tee Tour, Red Tee Breaks will once again be hosting five regional competitions across the UK.  Designed to encourage ladies to participate and have fun at one of our regional events, whilst being given the opportunity to win some amazing […]

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Get Into Golf campaign

Have a go at golf for free at South Moor Golf Club

Have a go at golf for free at South Moor Golf Club Women and girls can enjoy free “taster” sessions at South Moor Golf Club in County Durham during  May and June. All equipment is provided and you can wear what you like. Girls under 18 who enjoy their free taster session can go on […]

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GOLF TRIO EXCEL AT QHOTELS AWARDS

GOLF TRIO EXCEL AT QHOTELS AWARDS Three QHotels’ golf resorts have been rewarded for their ability to deliver consistently high levels of performance and customer service after being named as recipients of the leading hotel group’s coveted ‘Centre of Excellence’ awards for 2016. Mottram Hall, near Macclesfield in Cheshire, Forest Pines Hotel & Golf Resort […]

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The only North East golf course in Golf Monthly

Close House

Close House Lee Westwood Colt Course ‘Few perhaps realise how difficult it is to arrange for the natural features to provide to the fullest possible extent the necessary excitement for the course, and to supplement these features without destroying the natural beauty of the site.’ H. S. Colt, 1920 The design of  The Lee Westwood […]

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NEW GENERAL MANAGER TAKES CHARGE AT SLALEY HALL

NEW GENERAL MANAGER TAKES CHARGE AT SLALEY HALL Christopher Wayne-Wills is looking forward to writing a new chapter in Slaley Hall’s growing success story after being named as new general manager at the award-winning golf resort. Wayne-Wills will bring 21 years’ experience in the hospitality industry to his new role at the top Northumberland venue, […]

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