13 reviews of Longhirst Hall Golf Course
Cheap and Open - these were the criteria for choosing to play here on The Old Course on 28th December when quite a few other local courses showed themselves as closed. The course was very wet but playable - only needed a couple of drops from slight casual water and the greens were very good for the time of year.
Whilst I accept it was quite foreshortened with the winter tees in use I think the course was pretty easy - having never played before and no stroke saver still shot nett 2 under par.
Played the Dawson layout on 6/9/2010. It is a typical 1990's USGA style layout with ponds, lakes and ditches everywhere. The greens were poor with dead bare patches on most; possibly suffering from the early summer drought, and in today's four club wind putting on them was a bit of a lottery. Modern clubhouse with adequate facilities.
On June 5,6,7,8 we attend our Annual Green Jacket Away weekend at Longhirst hall we travelled up from the West Midlands, we satyed in Micklewood village the accomadation was excellant and the staff were very friendly in the village as well as the hotel with lovley views over the surrounding countryside, we played golf at Longhirst and from the moment we arrived we were greated with freindly people and smiling faces the staff were very helpful, they organised our Ntp,Ld'se etc, and also made us feel welcome everyday we were their. The course was set out perfect(The Lakes)very challanging and nice to play on, each and every hole had something about it, we played our event over 2 days and most proberly lost around 120 balls + between 13 golfers as their are a lot of lakes !! but again that did not matter we had great fun on the excellant course that we played, all our golfers commented on how good the staff , golf course and facilites were. overall its well worth the visit.
I would like to thank Mr Brodie/Mr Chambers and all the other staff who helped us have a brilliant weekend Oh and also this senior gentleman buy the name of "Stu" was a great help and looked after us but his constant whistle is a little bit to be desired !!!!
I am a member of Longhirst and often play at different courses located within the north east and I have to say you would be hard pushed to find a better course! The fairways and greens are extremley well looked after and I personally prefer the leisure course. The championship course does have a lot of water hazards and can be very tricky, especially on a windy day, where as the leisure course is more forgiving for any wayward drives or iron shots. The new clubhouse is fantastic and the food and drink is reasonably priced with all the staff being very friendly and accommodating. If your thinking of playing on a weekend I would recommend you to book early as the course is often busy down to the popularity with members and visitors alike. Finally I would recommend bringing a camera with you to capture some of the breath taking scenery and to just enjoy your game of golf on a truly spectacular course!
Played the championship course last year and have just been invited back by the course management as improvements have been made and the facilities have been updated. The course demands respect and beware the player who does not give it. Stroke index 1 is the relatively short but extremely tempting 13th - probably one of the hardest driving holes you will ever attempt in golf. Water on both sides, the narrow fairway runs diagonally from left to right, the difficulty often compounded by a crosswind. A truely awesome driving hole. The course is relatively young but will surely host PGA events or similar once the plantations have matured. This is definitely a 'Florida style' course and is a must for all those who love a challenge. A buggy may be needed for those who complain about distance between tees. Looking forward to going back but will definitely NOT be driving the 13th this time (lay up for a par instead!)
Played at Morpeth last 2 years on a golf weekend with 20 or so of us taking the journey north.
Played both courses , Championship and Lesire , prefering the Championship.
We went in September both years and unfortunately the weather was hit and miss on both occasions , not so much the rain but the wind was very strong and made the courses very challanging.
I have to say they played beutifully and they were in great condition , however I have never played any course with as much water. On most holes you have to be pin point accurate or your in the drink , my advice would be deffinately play them as they are great courses but take plenty of balls and your trunks !!
I took a party of 12 golfers to longhirst on the 31st March - 2nd April for 3 rounds of golf, unfortunatly the weather was appaling rain,rain,rain, but longhirst lived up to the reputation of staying open in all conditions.I thought the course was in great condition dispite the bad weather conditions it had substained, the ground staff could not have done more, all the staff were helpful and friendly. I look forward to going back next year maybe when its a little warmer.Great course a must play!!!
Great Course with plenty of water!! A real challenge for all golfers. You need to hit the ball straight, as if you are off line by a fraction you could end up taking a swim! When we played, the fairways were hard and the ball rolled a long way. The greens were a little slow, but they ran true. My advice is to take plenty of golf balls with you due to the fact that there is so much water. The par 3 6th is a great looking golf hole.
WHAT CAN I Say apart from me visiting longhirst for the last few years you would think that you would get bored with the same view and playing the same holes but thats not the case i visit the course at least 1 a month as my brother works there and to tell you the truth this course just keeps getting better i have never seen any course well looked after in all my golfing days the views are out of this world and the holes are just perfect i fined it hard to pick any faults with this course each time i visit, thats just proof that all the grounds men and all staff are doing a top job ( well done lads) i think in at least 15-20 years time this course will be host to some top golfing events, if not i'll eat my hat. if you are passing through northumberland and iare thinking of playing golf believe me pop to longhirst you will not be dissapionted
Employed by Longhirst Hall Golf Course you could say I am biased, but that is not the case. Longhirst is a superb course, the original 18 are such a challenge (the 17th being my favorite hole which I am yet to par) this plus the fact that standing on the 17th tee you get one of the best views of the course. The new 11 holes which are in play for 3 months of the year until summer 2003 when we will have 2 courses are even more of a challenge than the original 18. On this course there is no room for error or water waits! you must be quite accurate with your tee shot or you are in trouble, the par 3 6th is stunning, measuring only 130 yds off the yellow tees you feel awful playing the hole it looks that good you could just sit and overlook it. Firing downhill onto the green which is surrounded by a horseshoe of water a precise hit is required the green is flat but just hitting it is a challenge. On the whole Longhirst (as many times as I have played) has always looked good, thanks to Graham Chambers and the green staff, and to date has never been shut due to rain such is the quality of drainage the course has.
Played this course too many times to remember now and it just keeps getting better. The large membership makes booking tee off times for a weekend in advance a necessity. The money made off the large membership appears to be put straight back in to the course. The lakes look superb topped off with a variety of waterfoul (for those who like that sort of thing!)
A long and open course with some very challenging holes. It is a course that , when playing well, can give you a bit of a sense of achievement due to the number of hazards you've been lucky enough to avoid, however, on a bad day prepare to lose some balls and hit a nightmare round.
Looks superb from the top of the hill after the 16th where you get an aerial view of the whole course as you head to the 17th tee box, the 17th hole being particularly superb.
We played this Longhirst on Sunday 27th May.
The first 2 holes I was not sure of tne Course
if I would come back again .
By the 4th I realised what a good Course this really is.
The 17th was the only Hole I Pared with 3 Lakes protecting the Green.
I have not seen so much Water on a Course in all my Life .
I should have Known the Water would bite when the were selling Bukets of cheap Water Golf Balls
at the starter shed.
Very good Course - we will all come back again to play.
Played this course a few times now. Tremendous layout, water features on 14 holes, which isn't always a good thing if you're not hitting it too well. Greens weren't in great condition last year, but they are getting better. Definitely worth a visit.
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