The Golf Club At Newcastle - Coal Creek Course

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Layout
3.0
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 7024
Slope 143
Rating 74.9
Type Public
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
Scorecard for Coal 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
Gold M: 74.9/143 621 323 438 148 559 473 426 163 415 3566 226 547 180 425 567 465 129 510 409 3458 7024
Blue M: 72.6/136 589 305 414 137 514 438 389 146 403 3335 204 522 166 399 541 423 112 475 357 3199 6534
White M: 70.4/127 W: 76.2/137 545 280 384 115 467 399 358 128 371 3047 181 509 136 370 491 373 104 456 344 2964 6011
Red W: 71.2/126 465 232 304 95 423 339 320 111 310 2599 155 415 123 309 423 332 96 407 294 2554 5153
Handicap 5 17 9 15 11 3 1 13 7 16 12 6 2 8 10 18 14 4
Par 5 4 4 3 5 4 4 3 4 36 3 5 3 4 5 4 3 5 4 36 72
Handicap (W) 9 13 7 17 11 5 1 15 3 14 12 16 2 8 6 18 10 4

Course Details

Year Built 1999
Golf Season Year round
Architect Bob Cupp (1999) Fred Couples (1999)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
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

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Proper golf attire and etiquette required. No denim is allowed at the facility. Collared shirts with sleeves required.

Reviews

4.0
4

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
19th Hole Scenic Views 2
Amazing Food 2
Brunch 2
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 2
Elevation Changes 2
Plays Long 2
This course/club is great for:
A Weekend Splurge 2
Entertaining Clients 2
Group Getaways 2
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 2
In the 'Burbs 1
Near Local Attractions 1
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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.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Fair
Course Layout Average
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.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Quality of food & beverage Good
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Good
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.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Quality of food & beverage Excellent
Pace of Play Fair
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Good
Played On
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.
Staff Friendliness Average
Quality of food & beverage Average
Pace of Play Average
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Average

Stay & Play Offers

$449 Starting price
Valid dates: Sep 03, 2018 - Oct 21, 2018
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