The Golf Club At Newcastle - Coal Creek Course

4.0000000000 4.0 stars from 5 (3)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7024 yards
  • Slope: 143
  • Rating: 74.9
  • Layout


Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: No


Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Practice hole: No
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes


Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire and etiquette required. No denim is allowed at the facility. Collared shirts with sleeves required.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Tournament/Gold 72 7024 yards 74.9 143
Championship/Blue 72 6534 yards 72.6 136
Regular/White 72 6011 yards 70.4 127
Regular/White (W) 72 6011 yards 76.2 137
Forward/Red (W) 72 5153 yards 71.2 126

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.0 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.7 stars from 5
Value: 3.7 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Layout: No ratings so far
Course Conditions: 4.7 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 3 Reviews
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recommend this course

3 out of 3 reviews


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Overall Rating
Type of Golfer

"Beautiful and challenging"

louise787's avatar
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/23/2015
First time playing

Reviewed on

The views of Seattle and surrounding mountains and waterways are nothing short of spectacular. The course is definitely challenging but fair. Accuracy is a must. There are some blind shots that add to the difficulty the first time you play Coal Creek. It was a plus for me that the par-3's were reachable for most female players. The changing elevations add to the beauty and challenge of the course. While worth the $200 plus greens fee/ cart fee, that does limit how often I will be playing here.

Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

I recommend this course

"We Were Treated Like VIPs"

tommyphils's avatar
Top 100 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/21/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

This was the second leg of a three-day golf weekend among old Navy buddies, and I would say this was the best of the three (Echo Falls & Druid's Glen were the others). All the amenities and service of a private club made our day a special one. There is not ample room here to catalog everything. The palatial clubhouse and views of the entire Puget Sound are breathtaking. The menu and the patio dining were of the highest order (not as pricey as you would expect either). As for the golf, there are very few, if any, flat holes on the course, but the course is not unfair at all. Good shots are rewarded accordingly. Bad ones...! All in all, a first class experience at a first class operation. I understand the other 18 (China Creek) is the better course of the two here. If that's true, China Creek must be something because Coal Creek is a dandy.

Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging

I recommend this course

"Seattle scenery at its best on the Coal Creek course"

JasonDeeganGA's avatar
Golf Advisor
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/03/2013
First time playing Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather

Reviewed on

It's hard not to be impressed by the Golf Club at Newcastle, even on the rainy day I played it in 2009. The clubhouse is a palace on a hill overlooking what feels like all of Seattle.<br/> The hilly terrain creates a wild and scenic ride over 18 holes. But lost along the way are some elements of playability and fun.<br/> Some of the holes feel shoe-horned in. You wonder if the club would have been better served with just 27 holes.<br/> There aren't many flat lies, either, which can make for a long day for higher handicaps, which I was at the time.<br/> I don't have an issue with the expensive waterfall features fronting greens, but some purists think they're too over-the-top obnoxious. If you're trying to impress a client or a buddy, this is the best high-end daily fee closest to Seattle.

Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging

I recommend this course

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