18 holes | par 70 | 6301 yards | Parkland
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The undulating parkland course at Hexham Golf Club both starts and finishes with some interesting holes that will inevitably dictate how you play the rest of the course. The par 5, 1st gives the tough decision and test of confidence whether to attack the course in the bid of a birdie or better but at the risk of bringing the out of bounds into play. Regardless of your decision on the opening hole you will be met with many more on the following varying holes that’s greens offers some of the best surfaces around but subtle borrows have the habit of catching out even the members. Finishing off the round is a medium length par 4 stretching back to the clubhouse that is well bunkered and lined with out of bounds to ensure no lapse of concentration to round of a good score.
Less than half an hour west of Newcastle.
Nice course .a few challenging holes considering the time of the year in good condition greens running a bit slower .but to be exspected at this time of the year would like to return in the summer to see how the greens run good food and a well stocked shop only paid £12 for the round wow can't complain
I recommend this course
This course is nearly very good and could be quite easily. To be fair, others may think it is already, it is a genuine matter of opinion. Why? On arrival there is a pleasant entrance leading to the clubhouse, pro-shop etc. Staff in the shop were friendly, there are two practice nets to hit into and a good putting green. To the course: A lovely 1st hole off a raised tee is a great way to start and there are a number of very good holes. The greens are smaller than I expected for such a grand parkland layout but they are all immaculate, true running and a fair pace. The tee boxes and fairways are all in good condition. The par 3's always a favourite for me, were fun, challenging but never too long. No 230yd par 3's here. So, why mixed feelings? The fairways were cut very narrow. Okay, Hexham want this course to be a challenge. The semi is higher than your golf ball however meaning that your ball sits down and is difficult to find. Far too much time was wasted looking for balls just off the fairway that you could not see until you were on top of them. I lost count of the times we walked past a hidden ball and wasted minutes looking up and down for it. These were not shots way off line in deep rough. They were just off a narrow fairway sat low. This slowed up play and became tiresome. Set the cutters a little lower. The semi can still be punishing but at least let us walk up to our balls to keep the rythym and the pace of the round going. This length of semi was consistent around the course so I assume this is a greens committee decison. Fine, but it spoilt the round for me. The good news, you finish with another cracking hole, a raised par 4 hitting back towards the lovely old clubhouse. The clubhouse is a lovely building, the bar area welcoming yet impressive and the prices fair. Cut the semi and I would play again. Leave it as it is and I will give it a miss.
I recommend this course