Tyne and Wear
18 holes | par 69 | 6031 yards | Parkland
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Gosforth golf course is an immensely charismatic course, the ‘Ouse burn’ is a significant feature of the golf course meandering down the 18th across the 4th and into the Tyne. The golf course recently planted over 7000 trees, pleasing on the eye perhaps but not on the errant tee shot. The signature hole is the last, a monster 432 yard par 4 with numerous dangers to navigate.
Located just 3 miles North West of Newcastle.
After a few rainy days prior to playing, checking the website and speaking to the golf shop upon arrival the course was supposed to be fine and playable. UTTER GARBARGE!!!!! 11 of the greens were closed off and the pin was on the fairway for those closed holes. The annoying element was the greens seemed perfectabley playable - so why close them off??? Where the grounds man had moved the holes too it was absolutely impossible to putt. On the 16th hole in particular the "green" was nothing more than a massive puddle. As for the tee of position, at least 12 of the holes had the tee box moved 30-40 yards futher up the fairway - where again (exactly the same as the greens) they seemed perfectly playable. With regards to the greens that were open it was evident that the course had very little or zero drainage as the greens looked like a giant pin cushion with all the holes in it. This meant having a smooth putt was absolutely impossible. The ball bobbles to the hole on every green. Unbelievable that they had the cheek to charge anything at all to play on this course. Yes, the course is over 100yr old and yes, you don't expect it to be perfect. You could even blame the bad weather the few days before to a certain degree, but for me it was a poor excuse for a golf course. Defiantly needs bringing into the 21st century! You'll never get any of my again!!!!!!!!
Course was very wet due to the rain we,ve had and some winter greens being played. Despite that had a great round!
I recommend this course