The oldest inland club in the North East
Tyneside was designed and laid out over a century ago by world-renowned golf course architect Harry S Colt.
The current course was designed and laid out by Harry S Colt in 1911, whose design portfolio includes Wentworth and Sunningdale. The classic layout has withstood the test of time and is currently undergoing a refurbishment programme by Frank Pont of Infinite Variety Golf Design, the renowned European Golf Architect who specialises in Colt restorations. The original Colt classic is simply getting better every year.
The course has been blessed by nature. It sits high above the River Tyne and the beautiful Tyne valley on a sand and gravel base, giving the course incredible drainage. Tyneside is open all year round when many other courses in the area are closed.
At a little over six thousand yards and with a par of 70 it is not overlong but offers a stiff challenge to any golfer. Every hole is distinct, both in appearance and the way it plays, offering great variety for your round – for example the 4 par 3’s point directly North ,South, .East and West and are completely different in nature and length, creating a different challenge whatever the conditions.
Tyneside offers a fantastic golfing experience – a stiff and varied golf challenge in tranquil and beautiful surroundings.
Frank Pont, Infinite Variety Golf DesignTyneside is truly a classic course, with all the elements of a vintage early Colt design still present. The course has a very good and varied layout, virtually all the greens are still original, and much of the original greenside bunkering and detailing is still present. The course offers great views across the Tyne valley, and has solid par 3 holes, as one would expect from a Colt course. This combined with the fact that the club over the last years has been working hard on maintaining and restoring these Colt elements makes it a must play in the North East.