The Golf Club At Newcastle - China Creek Course

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3.7
Friendliness
4.9
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3.9
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4.4
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 6657
Slope 129
Rating 72.3
Type Public
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Tournament/Gold 72 6657 yards 72.3 129
Championship/Blue 72 6121 yards 70.1 129
Regular/White 72 5584 yards 67.1 122
Regular/White (W) 72 5584 yards 72.8 131
Forward/Red (W) 72 4807 yards 67.9 116
Scorecard for China Creek Course
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Tournament M: 72.3/129 573 218 391 519 375 421 170 609 162 3438 474 187 393 338 395 152 447 444 389 3219 6657
Championship M: 70.1/129 535 200 322 480 341 396 148 569 144 3135 463 169 368 328 334 143 431 383 367 2986 6121
Regular M: 67.1/122 W: 72.8/131 509 175 293 440 319 377 130 496 125 2864 434 139 342 308 305 125 399 342 326 2720 5584
Forward M: 68.7/118 W: 67.9/116 466 128 238 410 272 321 116 432 105 2488 410 104 301 291 266 113 335 280 219 2319 4807
Handicap 5 9 13 7 11 3 15 1 17 14 8 6 16 10 18 2 4 12
Par 5 3 4 5 4 4 3 5 3 36 5 3 4 4 4 3 4 4 4 35 71
Handicap (W) 3 15 9 5 11 7 13 1 17 2 16 14 8 10 18 4 6 12

Course Details

Year Built 2000
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Bob Cupp (2000) Fred Couples (2000)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fee
Clubs Yes
GPS No

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Caddies No
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes
Practice Hole Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Proper golf attire and etiquette required. No denim is allowed at the facility. Collared shirts with sleeves required.

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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
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4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Nice Course

Spectacular views abound. Fun yet challenging Par 5 dog legs with nice fairways. Par 3s are not designed to be 'a gimme' on this course - You will need to be in decent shape to walk it. Worth the money! Enjoy!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Some good, some meh

Top line: a great conditioned course with even better city views

Some of the holes on this course are great! Lot of 'shot making' with blind-ish shots and accuracy required. Some of the holes on this course are very basic, especially considering the $150+ price tag to play the course. Having said that, the staff is very friendly (plus free coffee!) and the conditions of the course are very good. The real show stopper of the course is the views of the greater Seattle area (you can see both Seattle and Belluve).

Bottom line: if you want to throw down on a round of golf, this is a good option.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Beautiful and challenging

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 250 Contributor
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

We Were Treated Like VIPs

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
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Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Golf Advisor
First Time Playing
Average weather
Used cart

Seattle scenery at its best on the Coal Creek course

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. The hilly terrain creates a wild and scenic ride over 18 holes. But lost along the way are some elements of playability and fun. Some of the holes feel shoe-horned in. You wonder if the club would have been better served with just 27 holes. There aren't many flat lies, either, which can make for a long day for higher handicaps, which I was at the time. 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.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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