Lee Westwood tees off on The Colt Course at Close House
Lee Westwood tees off on The Colt Course at Close House
Lee Westwood tees off on The Colt Course at Close House
Topsoil strip
Cut & fill earthworks
Bulk earthworks
Trenching with rock wheel
Loading topsoil for respread from weathered heaps
Topsoil respread
Topsoil preparation
Path construction
Installation of irrigation suction pipe
Greens preparation
Greens seeding
Close House Hotel
The Colt Course at Close House
The Clubhouse at Close House

Close House Hotel & Golf, Newcastle

Construction of The Colt Course

The Colt Course was designed and the tender process was managed by Scott Macpherson of Turner Macpherson Golf Design.

The project involved the following scope of works:

  • 40,000m³ of topsoil strip with 10,000m³ screened
  • 125,000m³ of cut and fill earthworks to create new 18 hole golf course
  • Construction of greens, tees, fairways and 40 no bunkers
  • Design and installation of drainage and irrigation systems
  • Installation of electric cables and service ducting
  • Construction of 1,700 metres of cart paths
  • Construction of new lakes and ditches, de-silting existing lake and restoring ha-ha
  • Re-spread topsoil, cultivate and seed fine turf areas
  • Seeding 15,000m² of grassland
  • Hydroseed 3,000m² of embankments
  • Installation of footbridge from the clubhouse to the course.

Alan Graham, Close House Director of Golf, commented: “We are delighted with our finished course and the whole process of construction with your team was very professional.”


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