In 2011, Lee Westwood became the attached tour professional and in the same year the Lee Westwood Colt Couse opened. But this is not the only golf course in the resort, with the Lee Westwood Filly Course also a fine test of golf. Opened in 2007, it is 6,000 yards in length and is a par 70. Harry Colt – whose designs also include Wentworth, St Georges Hill, Sunningdale and Swinley Forest among others – designed the Colt Course and it has his touch and feel to it. While nothing is copied directly, the rectangular tees, the bunker forms, and the variety in par threes are all features conceived from the distilled themes of this most brilliant architect. Close House offers luxurious accommodation on a large country estate spanning more than 400 acres. The famous bed and breakfast experience is one not to be missed and a day out walking Hadrian’s Wall is a must.
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