northumbrian : light

By RobinDown

Spital House ...

... Hexham Golf Club, under threatening skies.  To quote their website:

The old West Course was sited on 80 acres of leased land to the west of the Spital House entrance road, and it served the club well until 1951 when it bought outright the whole of the Spital estate which included the house, now a Grade 1 listed building and 70 acres of parkland to the east of the entrance road. The course as we now know it is essentially the creation of the noted golf architect G K Cotton who laid out seven holes to the east and 11 to the west of the entrance road. By 1954 Spital House had been renovated as the new clubhouse and together with its magnificent parkland is now the backcloth for what Ryder Cup player Harry Weetman called one of the most beautiful settings for golf he had discovered in his career.

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