The new nine-hole Yearling pitch and putt course is a great addition and a fantastic place to warm-up before your round, taking little over 30 minutes to get round, whilst the practice facilities at the golf academy - one of only four such facilities in the UK to have PGA status - are sensational.
There are indoor and outdoor floodlit hitting bays, where you can also play a clever points-based skills challenge devised by the Close House team themselves to make your practice competitive and interesting, whilst the large short game area is one of the best I’ve seen in a very long time.
Custom fitting is available, using the Flightscope radar system, with technical video analysis provided through GASP system software. The on-site SAM puttlab, meanwhile, will help you make massive gains with your stroke.
A word, too, for the clubhouse, No.19. A modern, bright, spacious building, it is a great place to relax and unwind either before or after your round. The food is exceptional, particularly the snack menu.
If there’s a group of four of you, I’d recommend buying five or six of these tapas-style dishes and sharing them amongst yourselves.