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Temporary Hole Closures

From today (18/10/2021) we will see a contractor come on site to deep aerate our fairways. Due to the slow process of this task, we will need to close a hole at a time in order to safely carry out the work. A sign will be placed on the tee of the hole that is…

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Course Open ⛳️

After a dramatic change in the weather despite the forecast, we have decided to reopen the course for the remainder of the day. So far today we have received 24mm of rainfall, bunkers are washed out and flooded therefore they will be treated as GUR until the greens team can get them back to playing…

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❌ COURSE CLOSED ❌

Unfortunately the decision has been made to close the course today (05/10/21). Due to heavy rainfall in a short space of time, the course is becoming flooded in certain areas and with the forecast set to rain all day there is no chance of the situation changing.

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5th path reconstruction

From this morning (Monday October 4th) the path from the 5th tee to the 5th fairway will be closed for reconstruction. We ask all golfers to take the route around the back of the 4th and 14th greens, down the 15th path and then under the large foot bridge and up the hill to the…

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Mens Senior Open Results 30th Sept 2021

The results of the Mens Seniors open are now available below. Congratulations to the winners M Jones and D McMurray with an excellent score of 47 points and thank you to everyone who supported the event, we hope the rain didn’t dampen your spirits..

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Course review by Darren Fletcher Golf

“The course is brilliant, the fairways are undulating with a lot of variation hole to hole, a lot of elevation to navigate, sloping fairways, raised greens, bling tee shots etc. It really is a very fun course to play. One stand out feature of Whitley Bay has to be the greens, they were in excellent…

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Autumn Maintenance Video

The video below highlights the work carried out by the team throughout maintenance week, September 2021.

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Greens 6 to 9

Greens 6 to 9 are now back in play. Please be aware that these greens are still far from perfect, and recovery is still well under way. Slower pace in places and bobbly ball roll will be obvious across these 4, this will improve over the next few days. The weather is looking good in…

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Post Greens Maintenance Update

Today the greens were hand cut at 5mm and looking great considering it is 2 days since we finished maintenance. All holes have been changed ready for the weekend. Unfortunately, it has been decided to keep greens 6 through 9 out of play this weekend until Monday, in order to give these greens a prolonged…

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It’s hard to believe we’ve had more rain this year than last year…

This drone image of our golf course taken earlier this week shows the massive impact the dry summer has had on our course. It would be fair to describe our course as being somewhat “parched” or “as dry as a bone” at the minute: Compare this to a similar drone image of our course towards…

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Maintenance on greens complete

Maintenance on greens is now complete and all greens (with exception of 6 through 9) are back in play. As stated, we will leave greens 6 through 9 on temporary as long as possible to aid recovery. Work has started and will continue for the rest of this week on tees, we are verti draining…

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Course Maintenance Week

It’s here, the week all golfers dread, maintenance week. We can’t stress enough how important this work is for the long term health of your course. As always we strive to complete our work as quickly but effectively as possible. All greens will be deep spiked down to 10 inches with 12mm thick tines, greens…

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