WHERE TO PLAY

De Vere Slaley Hall

Hunting and Priestman courses.

Tel : 01434 673350

Web: www.devereonline.co.uk/hotel-slaley/golf.htm

Cost – £ 35 – 70

Matfen Hall Golf Club

Tel:01661 886400

Web : www.matfenhall.com

Cost – £35 – 40

Dunstanburgh Castle Golf Club

Tel :01665 576 562

Web: www.dunstanburgh.com

Cost – £20 – 29

Ramside Hall Golf Club

Tel : 0191 386 9514

Web : www.ramsidehall.co.uk

Cost – £ 35 – 42

WHERE TO STAY

Malmaison Hotel

Quayside, near the Millenium Bridge

Tel: 0191 245 5000

Web: www.malmaison.co.uk/newcastle

Cost : From £99 per night for a double room. Classic contemporary hotel with unrivalled views of the Millenium bridge on the River Tyne. The stylish French brasserie is a hit with the city’s affluent crowd, and the Spa and Gym will help you unwind after a hard round.

Hilton Newcastle Gateshead

Bottle Bank, Gateshead

Tel: 0191 490 9700

Web: www.hilton.co.uk

Cost: From £120 b&b per night at weekends. This four-star deluxe hotel is the newest to be built in Newcastle and has a spectacular riverside location overlooking the Tyne bridge and close to the best bars and clubs. The hotel offers excellent accommodation and a Health club, in which to forget your three-putts.

WHERE TO EAT AND DRINK

Francesca’s

183 Manor House Road, Jesmond

Tel : 0191 281 6586

Newcastle’s best kept secret. Francesca’s is the liveliest and best family style Italian restaurant in the North. There is always a queue, so be prepared to drink while you wait, but stick it out for an unmissable experience.

SEA

Neptune House, Quayside

Tel : 0191 230 1813

One of a number of trendy nightclubs making the Quayside the place to be seen. Split between two levels, pumping dance-floor and chill out zone, it wasn’t uncommon to see Jonny Wilkinson here before he got too famous.

Tourist Board : www.visitnewcastlegateshead.com