Lee Westwood Filly, Close House - Golf Course in England

About Lee Westwood Filly, Close House


The close house hotel's lee westwood filly course dates back to the mid-1960s, when it was designed as a 9-hole plan for newcastle university staff and students. After being expanded to a complete 18-hole course a few decades back, it was significantly updated and refurbished in 2007 when the property changed hands and usga-standard greens were constructed on every hole.

When lee westwood, in collaboration with architect scott macpherson, improved the layout in 2013, he added forty new bunkers, half a dozen new tees, and a pair of reservoirs, he cut his teeth as a golf course planner.

Other changes included adding bunkers on the left side of the fairway and reshaping the course at the 1st, clearing trees on the left side of the fairway and enlarging the water hazard in front of the green at the 5th, and adding a new hole, cross bunkers, and greenside traps at the 18th.

From the medal tees, the course now measures just over 6,000 yards, with just two par fives on the course at holes 13 and 15. surprisingly, a round on the filly starts with eight consecutive par fours, then three par threes emerge in four holes between the 9th and the 12th, just as golfers begin to wonder whether they'll ever see more.

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