City of Newcastle to host English Women’s Champion Club event in 2025

City of Newcastle Golf Club’s important place in the women’s game will come under the national spotlight in 2025, when the club hosts the English Women’s Champion Club Tournament as part of the centenary of its ladies’ section.

The event, which mirrors the men’s event which the City won in 2017 and 2019, will bring together three-player teams representing each county. It will be a highlight for the thriving female membership at the City, which boasts more than 100 golfers and continues to grow through successful Get into Golf programmes.

Michael Rutter, general manager of City of Newcastle Golf Club, said: “The announcement of the English Women’s Champion Club Tournament coming to the North East, and our club, adds to the great success our ladies’ section has experienced recently.

“From our academy programme to the growth in membership from 61 ladies six years ago to more than 110 today, and the role our members play within the club’s governance, the female membership is at the heart of what we do. To welcome players from across England to the North East, a rare occasion in itself, will be a fantastic addition to the centenary celebrations.”

Staging the event will be a highlight for the club, which has undergone major changes in the last five years, including an £850,000 transformation of the clubhouse and extensive work to improve the golf course under the supervision of course manager Craig Parkinson. Further development of the clubhouse’s exterior is planned, while the course will benefit from the installation of a new irrigation system linked to a new bore hole.