What we say
The picturesque village of Swarland plays host to one of the most idyllic settings in Northumberland, Percy Wood Golf and Country Retreat.
Set amongst 180 acres of beautiful, natural woodland with views across the Simonside hills and populated with some of the regions most elusive wildlife such as red squirrel, pheasants and roe deer, you’ll understand why this award winning park holds the prestigious David Bellamy Gold Conservation award.
Since its humble beginnings as a small touring site, Percy Wood has seen a £5.5 million investment on roads, street lighting, park infrastructure, security, new entrance and even the successful acquisition of the neighbouring golf club; Percy Wood Golf and Country Retreat is fast becoming the North East’s leading leisure resort.
- TG Rating
- Players Rating
- Address Coast View, , MORPETH
- Tel 01670 787010
- Website www.swarlandgolf.co.uk
|Green Fees||Mon-Fri: £20 Sat-Sun: £25|
|Course Length||6,628 yards (6,061 metres)|
- Course does not have: Bar
- Course has: Buggy Hire
- Course does not have: Driving Range
- Course does not have: Practice Green
- Course does not have: Pro Shop
- Course does not have: Restaurant
- Course does not have: Trolley Hire
- Course does not have: Dress Code
- Course does not have: Club Hire
- Course does not have: Handicap
A lot of money has been spent on improving the general condition of the course and sorting the drainage. Tees and greens now in good nick with the fariways wells grassed and well drained. But the course lacks character. The are lots of par 4s of about the same length some of which are just perfectly straight with no hazards. A good place for an evening round if you want a decent score to boost your confidence and not much time wasted looking for balls or raking bunkers (as there aren't many). But if you want something interesting or thrilling look elsewhere
Not the worst course I have ever played but it should really be called 'Swamp Land' instead of Swarland GC.