Course Reviews

Just a note to say thank you for the lovely day we had at your club. Good golfing conditions, excellent food and a friendly welcome. Once again a big thank you. 
Hobson Ladies.
Hello Michael
I am writing to thank you for the great day we all had at Ryton last Friday. The whole day was given 100% thumbs up by everyone (a miracle when you're dealing with 32 women!) 
Apart from the 'great golf' I would like to thank you and all the staff for the organisation, great food and last but not least the wonderful hospitality we were shown.
You have got a great team at Ryton - you deserve great success.
Best wishes to you all. 
Your course is without question the best i have played on in many a year. The greens are superb and so must the green staff. Everyone who we have made contact with are so friendly and helpful its just a joy turning up to play. 
Score of 100 to staff, 100 to members, 99 to golf course. Would have been 100 but the 15th tee box needs attention. Looking forward to my next round.
Dear Secretary
Thanks for a wonderful days golf on 6th August, we had £100 special deal for 4ball with food. The course was excellent and the staff were very good. 
Thanks Again
Dear Sirs
I would like to thank you all at Ryton Golf Club for your excellent warm and friendly welcome. Myself and 3 friends stopped by on our way to Scotland for the open and we all agree that everything about your club and course was fantastic and made even better by the welcome we received at the bar from the lovely Agnes. We look forward to another visit on our next trip away. All the very best.
Tom and friends.
Have played your course quite a few time this year and have never been disappointed. The greens are some of the best I have played on and I have played on quite a few this season.
The staff and members always make you feel welcome. If this course was a bit closer to where I live I would be a member now. The new shop is also a very good addition to your facilities. I will certainly be back for a game in the very near future.
Yours Kevin

Six ladies from Alnwick came for a game at Ryton with a view to having our Captains outing at your club. We had a throughly good day but it was thought by us all that some of our older ladies would not cope with your motor bike buggies, I thought they were great but I had a bike when I was much younger. We were well looked after from Lucy who met us in the car park to the chap who showed the girls how to ride the buggies and the girls in the bar who looked after our needs drink wise. We do intend to return before the winter descends. 


My friend and I played your course back in late April after a very poor, cold Spring. We found the course in general to be in good condition and the greens were immaculate for the time of year. My comments on the greens at the time were 'if ours are as good as this come Summer, I would be happy'. I think your special offers are a fantastic idea giving the best value for money in the North East, providing they dont interfere with you club members. I have already recommended our village society gives you another visit even though we held our Captains day there last September, which was a great success without one single grumble which is rare even for those with poor scores. 
As long as you keep a good balance of offers at idle times & members times I think you will continue to thrive. 

Regards David (6handicapper) Bedlington. 


I have used the course a few times now after a friend recommended it. I am not a full time golfer only playing on a few occasions but ive got to say its been great the visits Ive had. Especially the great promotions you put on and the course is kept in really good order. I like that membership isnt required for a round, and you dont have to pay rediculous prices. 
Another thing was the food from the clubhouse which was also really nice and massive portions are good after a round. I will definately be visiting again. 


Thank you for hosting an enormously successful day of golf at Ryton a couple of weeks ago. Lucy made our whole group feel very welcome (almost 30 of us, from Albemarle Barracks) and even the dreadful weather didn't stop us all having a great day on a fine course. Only one of the group is a member, but we were all made to feel at home. Yours James
Hi, I just wanted to thank you very much for your kindness yesterday when you gave me a portion of your fantastic tomato soup for my Mam, she loved it, I have a load of tomatoes in the oven as I write this to make up a batch for her. The soup is definitely the best any of us have ever tasted, please pass this on to the Chef (Mark I think)! Well done and thanks!! Paul
I held an evening wedding party at the golf club on Friday 31st August, with the catering provided by Mark and his parents (at least, I think they were his parents...).
I just wanted to drop a line to say how impressed I was with the food for the evening. This was the first time that I have personally used the golf club, and so I wasn't sure exactly what to expect, but am I am delighted to say that any expectations were succeeded. The food was clearly freshly prepared, with a good variety of dishes. I have received excellent compliments from many of my guests, which I am happy to pass on to Mark. I will certainly utilise the club's services again should the occasion arise.
I'm not entirely sure that I have the correct email address for this message, so if somebody could confirm receipt that would be great.
Keep up the great work and wishing you all the best for future bookings!
With best wishes,
Victoria Elahi.
(Booking was under Judith Scott).
Hi Michael
Just wanted to say thanks for accommodating our round, we really enjoyed the course. It was in excellent condition and the ground staff should be applauded for making this a lovely course to play. We were made to feel very welcome by all at the club who's path we crossed and i look forward to playing your course again in the very near future.
Many thanks
We would just like to say a big THANKYOU for helping to make our Away Day such a success. The Morpeth Ladies were very impressed with your hospitality and friendliness.
The Course and the Food werre excellent and good day was had by all. We will certainly be back!!
Kind Regards
Morpeth Ladies
Would just like to say thanks to Ryton G.C.for a nice visit on Wed 25/07/2012. £12 for a round and a pint on a nice little course was great value ! the course is a bit tight in places with tee boxes close to greens but the course and greens were in great nick well done Ryton and thanks Agnes for welcome and hospitality in the bar ! JM & DM
Chaps, just visited the course for the fourth time in as many weeks despite being a member of another club. Tuesday I brought three of my friends for a fourball and once again we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. In fact another two of my friends made up a two ball after my glowing tribute of your fine course, club house and welcoming hospitality and they too had a great time. Thanks again for putting these fantastic deals on.

As you know we play your course quite a lot, both as small groups and via our golf society (beamish hall gs).

A couple of our members simply can't play without a buggy (for health reasons, they aren't just lazy). I was wondering if you had any plans in the near future to get buggies as this would be great news for them.

Keep up the good work, the course is in great condition and you special offers are outstanding.


Played on Tuesday night and the course was perfect - keep the good work up.
Dear sir,
                 My friends and I visited a few weeks ago for the first time.
      We had a most enjoyable morning and a very nice lunch.The course
      was in very good condition and we are returning on take 
      up the breakfast deal.I find the weekly newsletter has some very good deals.


I had the pleasure of playing a round approx 3weeks ago and once again found the experience very satisfying.

As I was playing early Sat morning there was no one in when I arrived but after completing my round I found the Young Lady who was running the bar and dealing with bookings/payments very pleasant and helpful.

 I have played The course on several occasions and after all the adverse weather we have had I can only express how hard the ground staff must have worked to get the course into the excellent condition it was in.





I would also like to pass on thanks to everyone invloved in the Texas Scramble on 6th July. Not sure how the green staff managed to get rid of so much water but our group was over the moon to be able to play after such bad weather.
Thanks for your emails. 

We played in your mixed open on 1st July and would like to say the course was in fantastic condition. We had had a lot of rain and expected it to be closed, it was great to find you open and looking as though a drop hadn't fallen on you.

We are looking forward to visiting you again on the 16th September for your Texas scramble.
Morning Michael,
I must compliment everyone at the Golf Club, we had a very enjoyable experience yesterday with the course in excellent condition and everyone in the clubhouse pleasant and adding to the experience.
Thank You
14th June 2012
Tweeted by AT on 13 june 2012
Played at  today, course was in cracking condition. Will be heading there with a golf society next year for sure! 
We shall be back, we are the Newcastle taxi drivers, and we are going to have one outing there next year

Good Afternoon
We played at Ryton yesterday and the course was in immaculate condition, the fairways were perfect, and I don't think I saw any un-repaired pitch marks on the greens. Not the longest course but certainly one that make you think about your shots. We were made to feel welcome by everyone we spoke to before and after our round. I will certainly be returning and will be recommending to my friends.
Many Thanks
John C
Can I just say thanks from my party for a fine round on 29/05/2011 . It was a beautiful course to play .thanks to all your staff for the friendly welcome we had . We will be back .
Dear Michael
Just a quick note, I am one of a big group of MEMBERS that play on a weekend. Couple of things, the course is super at the moment and full credit to the green-keepers. Two points that we want to raise, 1st - Preferred Lies, surely these should now be off? and can something be done about the tee boxes, not great today and perhaps the one thing that is letting the course down! Other than that 1st class. Hope you dont mind me pointing that out.
Dear Mr Chairman
I played last week after 5pm and had i really good night, could you confirm if this offer is still on, as myself and my playing partner would like to play again next week (Tuesday night) if possible. I would like to congratulate you and your staff on putting on so many offer as late, its nice to see that a local club is trying its best to get more people to play.
Yours faithfully
Ian D
Dear P
We thoroughly enjoyed playing at Ryton earlier this week. Great course in excellent condition and superb location. 
Dear All
My brother and myself have just played your course for the first time in a while
I would just like to congratulate you all on the condition of the course
Whilst I am not a member of a course i get the chance to play all over the region
Your course is without doubt up there with ''the best''
Well done and i look forward to playing the course very soon
Glen R
Good Morning,

We played at Ryton GC yesterday after taking advantage of the incredibly good offer of £5 after 5!
Would like to commend the green keepers on the quality of the greens! By far the best greens I've ever played on!
The female member of staff behind the bar and members in the bar were very welcoming and friendly.
Only negative that I could say was that some of the tee boxes were a bit rough however it didn't matter to me as I was using an iron off every tee for accuracy!
We'll certainly be back!

Members of Whickham Golf Club
I look forward to having a reply.
As a last point, I believe I have previously commented on the quality of the course - the greens were some of the best we have played on this year, particularly considering the weather (Whitley Bay has been closed for perhaps 7 out of the last 21 days!).
We look forward to playing at Ryton.
I played your course yesterday wednesday 12 may
must admit I had a pleasant surprise
a nice course a bit tight to be fair
if I could change things I would try and make the last few holes not so blind
but your staff are friendly
had a nice chat with the captain and a very nice lady called Lucy
I shall return and I am thinking about bringing our golf society next year.
In reply to your request for feedback, i have to say it was very nice to be met in the car park by a very pleasant lady who showed us around and made us feel very welcome,that doesn't happen very often these days.Considering the poor weather lately the course was in pretty good condition and we enjoyed our visit.
I played Ryton on Monday with 3 friends, really enjoyed the course, loved the club house. Only negative would be tee boxes which were a bit rough, but in fairness the weather has been bad. Will def come again and love the regular offers that we receive by email.
John T
I have visited your golf club several times on your promotional offers during the week and weekends and have always found the course in good condition and the staff very polite and helpful.
I expect to be visiting your course again in the very near future,
Yours with thanks
Kevin R


Dear Chairman

A quick feedback as you asked.

Myself and a couple of friends, all from South Shields / Boldon, have played a few times recently and enjoyed your course every time.  We've made the most of first your groupon and now email discounts, and hope to do so again when we can.

The course is in nice condition and I'd happily travel to you even though I've got Boldon on the doorstep and have been a member at both there and Washington before.  One noticeable thing, your members I've met seem a lot more welcoming!

We just wish it was closer, as we all play cricket Saturdays now til September so time is tight.  But we will be back soon I'm sure.

Best regards



We went to ryton because you get looked after, make you welcome. 4th time we've been and all good deals. Mark taxi driver from stn taxis sunderland
Thanks for a great day today.
Only thing that could have been better was some better weather.
From the huge bacon sandwich to the fantastically tasty soup, we all had a great day.
Our winner today had 42 Stableford points, playing off a 25 handicap, needless to say, he will be off 21 for next month.
Once again, thanks for a great day
Garden Farm Golf Society
One of the best golf course ever played.played two weeks ago me and a friend thought it was the best £10 we ever spent... i am a member at crook golf club and a couple of members recommended ryton.
Looking forward to play there again...keep up the good work.
The emails which you send are a fantastic idea....might try and get a round next week.
My only criticism after visiting Ryton a few times recently would be that the Tee Boxes are fairly uneven/not flat - making it tricky to get a clean take away when performing your swing. Apart from that I think its a fantastic course and in fact we travel from Sunderland to play there. If we lived closer it would be a course we would seriously consider getting a membership for. But, adding the cost of travel to and from plus the cost of the membership make this very difficult.
We like taking advantage of the "after 5" rounds as its nice and quiet and we get to play without the pressure of other Golfers waiting to tee off behind us and hope this offer continues throughout the Summer months.
Best regards
Three of us played Ryton yesterday and would like to say how much we enjoyed ourselves;  the course was in excellent condition and the greens immaculate.  members and staff  made us most welcome.
Thanks very much.


3 of us played yesterday,2 for the 1st time.

I'd read the reviews and been warned about the challenges the course would throw at me ! thought about leaving the driver at home.

However,after driving the green on the 1st,3 putted ! I kept with the driver but held back on the testosterone and focused on driving worked, "only" lost one ball.

I was glad one of us had played before,it could be a little confusing as to the order of the holes and the local rules but apart from that we loved the course.

The most impressive part,the condition of the fairways and the biggest compliment I can give, your greens are better than both courses at Slaley Hall ( we are members at Slaley and play there once a week)

So well done,definitely one we will visit again !




....................Could you also pass on our thanks to the lady who greeted us in the car park and Lucy who we met on the 6/14 tee, both were very helpful and friendly.  We all enjoyed the round and compliments also must go to the ground staff, as the course was in such good condition.  We will certainly be visiting again in the near future.




Just to say how much I and my golf partner enjoyed our first round of golf at Ryton today. The course and the greens were excellent. I am so pleased I took the offer you had on Groupon. I will certainly recommend anyone to have a round of golf at Ryton, I am sure we will be returning sometime in the future for another game. thank you.


My name is G. R. Today (1st May) myself and my dad played a round of golf at your club.

On arrival we were greeted by Lucy, who was incredibly friendly and helpful. Me and my dad love trying new courses and between us have played for many years. Can I say we have never experienced a welcome like this before, outstanding. Can we both take this opportunity now to thank her for this as we didn't get a chance as she was teeing off as we finished the 18th. 

Lucy showed us around and made us feel right at home and we cant thank her enough for her friendly manner and the way she represented your club, a real asset.

Our round was fantastic and considering the rain we have had in recent days the course and greens were in immaculate condition. 

During our round every single member smiled, waved and couldn't have been anymore welcoming.  After our round we had a drink in the club house where the lady behind the bar even gave us a drop of extra ale as it was a new keg and didn't want us to miss out on our pint, which again was a lovely touch. 

I am writing this email to congratulate you on your golf club. Me and my Dad had an amazing day and we will defiantly be back and can't speak highly enough of the day we just had. 

We will be playing again and in the mean time shall be telling all our golfing friends about your club and telling them to visit. 

In conclusion we couldn't fault any aspect of our day, the course, the people and the experience really was 11/10 - 5 * 

Thank you again and see you soon

Warmest Regards
G & D. R.


I was a guest yesterday 14th March on Claravale and had an absolutely fantastic day. The greens were superb for this time of year. Your members were very friendly and made us feel very welcome. 18 holes was only £8.00 and that included soup and roll, (which was delicious) Thank you for a perfect day on an excellent Golf course.
Mark: 10
Value For Money: Good
R. B.

 March 15th 2012


Fantastic little course. Greens in lovely condition for the time of year. Good mixture of holes. very friendly and has some great deals on at the minute.

(Round played: 03-Apr-2012 - Score: 84 Handicap: 11.9)
 The Course 
 Value for Money
 Overall Rating

Rated 5/5
by I. A.

on Apr 3rd 2012


Myself and my friends have visited many golf clubs in the north east in recent years some of which have not exactly rolled out the welcome mat. When we arrived yesterday we were met in the car park by a lovely lady who made us feel more than welcome. You only get one chance to make a first impression and from that point we were made to feel more than welcome by all. We will certainly be spreading the word to our many golfing friends about what a nice course Ryton is and how delighted you were to have us as visitors.
Both myself and my colleague had a good round shooting net 70 and 71 respectively.
Thank You once again
N. C.
on April 17th 2012


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