The major golf season has arrived: The best golf courses where fans can get involved in Newcastle

The major golf season has arrived: The best golf courses where fans can get involved in Newcastle

The return of the major golf calendar is imminent and fans all around the globe will be eager to find out who will capture this year’s greatest prizes. 

The four major events garner the highest viewing figures all around the world and they are the main competitions that are responsible for attracting newcomers to the sport.

US Masters will open the major season

The US Masters will open the major season in April and typically the biggest names are expected to fight for glory. In Masters betting, Scottie Scheffler is the 7/2 favourite to ensure the trophy stays on home soil and British star Rory McIlroy is expected to provide the greatest competition offered at 8/1 in a bet on golf this year. 

Regardless of who wins the opening major of the year, it is sure to deliver in several aspects. It should attract new fans across the United Kingdom to become interested in the sport.

With the season only lasting four months and there being a several-week break between each major, fans who are gripped by golfing fever following the sport’s annual return may wish to get involved with the sport themselves. 

Here we have assembled the best golf courses in Newcastle for any fans who are inspired by the stars on the major stage to get involved in 2024. 

City of Newcastle Golf Club

The City of Newcastle Golf Cup is a perfect gateway for fans in the city to physically play the sport due to many factors.

Its city centre location means it is easily accessible for people located all over Newcastle and with green fees of £20 for an 18-hole game it is relatively inexpensive considering the quality of course it offers.

Harry Vardon designed the course which has stood in the same place since 1907. He was also the golf architect responsible for famous courses like Augusta National and Cypress Point. 

The City of Newcastle course has regularly hosted county competitions in the past as the placement of its holes and the quality of the green can be compared to the leading courses on the planet. Fans looking to mirror the biggest stars in playing on prestigious courses could find few venues more ideal than this one. 

Northumberland Golf Club

Northumberland Golf Club also holds a lengthy history having existed for well over 100 years – it was perfected into its current state in 1920 and has been used for casual and competitive golf – from county to national competition – ever since. 

It is located a short drive away from the city centre which is advantageous for fans who don’t want to delve deep into the countryside to find an expansive course.

Green fees are slightly more expensive than the former club at £35 as this course is more suited to experienced golfers. The Northumberland course requires a well-thought-out strategy as there are many bunkers to work through.

Ultimately, these two are both excellent options for fans in and around Newcastle to get involved with the sport alongside the return of the major season.

The City of Newcastle Golf Club is suited to complete newcomers and is perfect for those who are gripped by the excitement of the sport ahead of the summer. 

The Northumberland course can provide a tougher challenge for those who are capable of performing the difficult shots that top players like Scheffler and McIlroy will undoubtedly showcase in the opening Masters event and beyond. 

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