The Golf Club At Newcastle - China Creek Course

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  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6657 yards
  • Slope: 129
  • Rating: 72.3
  • Layout

  • 15500 6 Penny Ln, Newcastle, Washington 98059, King County
  • (425) 793-5566
  • www.newcastlegolf.com
A view from the left side of fairway #17 at China Creek Course from the Golf Club At Newcastle
A view of the 10th green at China Creek Course from the Golf Club At Newcastle
A view of hole #3 at China Creek Course from the Golf Club At Newcastle
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Year built: 2000
Architect(s): Bob Cupp (2000), Fred Couples (2000)
Type: Public
Greens: Bent Grass
Fairways: Bent Grass
Golf Season: Year round
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Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fee
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: No
GPS: No

Practice/Instruction

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

Tees

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

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recommend this course

4 out of 4 reviews


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Age:  25-34
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

Played on 10/10/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Beautiful and challenging"


Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

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"


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Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

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"


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Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

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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