What we say
Located within a mile of St. James’ Park, several current and past Newcastle footballers have been members over the years though there isn’t actually a direct link between the two clubs.
With the possible exception of the 3rd, you won’t find any easy holes on this heathland track - just as good a test as it was when Old Tom Morris designed it 118 years ago, specially when the wind is blowing: the course is situated at the highest point in the city.
The Club was formed on 4th June 1892 at a meeting in Lockharts Cocoa Rooms in Clayton Street, Newcastle. The first records in the Golfing Journal of the time show it as being named NEWCASTLE UNITED WORKMEN’S GOLF CLUB which signified that it was for the benefit of all classes, not only the rich and titled, and the spirit of friendship continues to this day.
Many people believe that we have connections with the other club of that name namely, the football club. Although it is true that many of the footballers have played the course and still do.
The course was originally designed by Tom Morris and has matured since its' conception in 1892. Measuring just over 6600 yards from the medal tees and with a par of 72, the course has proved to be a challenging but fair test of golf and boasts some of the longer par fives in the area.
Combining the elements of both links and heathland with the constantly changing strength and direction of the wind, means that that shot making is at a premium.
- TG Rating
- Players Rating
- Address Nuns Moor, Ponteland Road, Cowgate, NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
- Tel 0191 286 9998
- Website www.newcastleunitedgolfclub.co.uk
|Green Fees||Mon-Fri: £22. Sat-Sun: £25|
|Course Length||6,638 yards (6,070 metres)|
- Course has: Bar
- Course has: Buggy Hire
- Course does not have: Driving Range
- Course does not have: Practice Green
- Course has: Pro Shop
- Course has: Restaurant
- Course has: Trolley Hire
- Course does not have: Dress Code
- Course does not have: Club Hire
- Course does not have: Handicap