Matfen Hall Country House and Golf Club
Matfen Hall,
Matfen, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne NE20 0RH
Tel : +44 (0) 1661 886500 Fax : +44 (0) 1661 886055

After four years in a temporary clubhouse, Matfen Hall Golf Club made its long awaited move into Matfen Hall itself at the beginning of March 1999. Built in 1830 amid beautiful Northumberland countryside, the imposing ancestral home of the Blackett Family has been converted into a luxury country house hotel with excellent facilities for golfers.

The Conservatory Bar is an impressive and hospitable '19th' hole with panoramic views over the course. Each of the thirty-one bedrooms has its own individual character and with superb dining to be had in the Library restaurant, Matfen Hall is the ideal venue for a golfing break.

Other golfing facilities include a driving range, short game practice area, and practice putting green. Plans to create a purpose built Golf Academy are well advanced.

17m (27km) west of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Take A69 signs Hexham, then junction for Heddon on the Wall and take B6318 westwards. After 8m (13km) turn right to Matfen, entrance is 2m (3km) on the right.

Further Information
Information herein provided by the club 16 Feb 1999.
Ten buggies for hire.
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Course Details

Course Name: Matfen Hall Holes: 18 Yardage: 6609 SSS: 72
A regular venue for professional and country amateur events, Matfen Hall's eighteen hole golf course is rated as one of the finest in the North East. Sympathetically laid out on a landscape originally created by Capability Brown, the 6609 yard parkland course offers an enjoyable challenge for golfers of all abilities. The picturesque River Pont comes into play on several holes and the dry stone 'ha ha' which bisects the estate presents a unique obstacle. Many holes stand out but the short 10th and 17th are particularly attractive. Seven redesigned holes with new green came into play in the spring of 1999 and have improved the overall quality of the course even further.

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Course Name: Short Holes: 9 Yardage: SSS:
Our nine hole par three course is ideal for the less experienced player.
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  • Europe Golf courses reviews jason stewart 3/01

    jason stewart wrote on: Feb 28, 2001

    As a regular player at Matfen Hall I would like to recommend it for a number of reasons. Firstly the setting is second to none, set in lavish countryside of Northumberland and the rolling hills, also it is a very challenging course particularly due to the rough being so thick & the green layouts are some what challenging all together it has the making of a first class course.


  • Europe Golf courses reviews Bernt Hellman , hcp 10 (

    Bernt Hellman wrote on: Nov 30, 2000

    Matfen Hall was not really ready for us (September -98), almost half of the greens closed due to rebuilding. It will be a nice course, the layout is very good (or we could imagine how it would have been, to the real greens). It is a long course and we had big difficulties to even find the ball just a few feet into the rough that was very thick. Not so fun, to loose a ball that rolls off the fairway. Shorter roughs would still mean a lost shot, especially on the longer holes.
    The secretary could have mentioned that the course was being altered so much. We would have gone somewhere else on our short trip, leaving Matfen Hall for a later occasion, thus giving the course a much better opportunity to charm us.