Three areas make up the golf classification of the North East – County Durham, Northumberland and Tyne & Wear. It’s fair to say that the North East has a bigger reputation for its football passion than its golf courses, but that shouldn’t dissuade you from looking here as an option for a great golf course.
Hartlepool may have gained a cult status thanks to Jeff Stelling, but it is also home to the earliest known golf course in the region – the Seaton Carew club that dates back to 1874, making it one of the oldest clubs in the country. It’s a fabulous links course that is home to 22 holes, making up five different potential layouts.
West of the region drifts into the Northern Pennines, so if you want a completely tranquil break then you can really escape from it all here. Or of course, with the famous Geordie hospitality on offer, there’s the option of having a city break. Whatever you do, don’t overlook the North East as an option when looking for your next golf trip.