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Special buses for the British Masters at Close House

News   •   Sep 08, 2017 08:00 BST

The European Tour travels to Close House in Northumberland for the first time in its history for the 2017 British Masters supported by Sky Sports from 28 September until 1 October.

Tournament host Lee Westwood, who has been Close House’s Touring Professional since 2011, won the British Masters at The Belfry in 2007, before narrowly missing out on successfully defending the title 12 months later.

This year’s event will start with a Pro-Am competition which takes place on Wednesday 27 September, the day before the British Masters event commences.

Getting there

Getting to Close House will be easy across all 5 days of the competition with a regular MG1 bus service from Go North East linking Newcastle City Centre with the venue.

Buses will leave from opposite Newcastle Central Station (Bewick Street stop), St Andrew’s Church on Newgate Street (for Monument Metro Station and Eldon Square Bus Station) and Barras Bridge (for Haymarket Metro & Bus Station) and then run non-stop via the A69 to Close House. The first bus on each day will be at 6.30am and there will be regular departures until 11am, with buses returning from Close House from 2pm until 6.30pm on each day. Buses will run up to every 15 minutes for the Pro-Am competition, and up to every 10 minutes for the days of the British Masters.

Return fares will be £6 for anyone 19 or over and £1 each way for people aged 18 and under, with contactless payment being available on the bus. English National Concession passes can’t be used on this special service unfortunately.

For more information on the British Masters, visit

X84 and X85 during Masters Golf Event at Heddon

From Wednesday 27 September until Sunday 1 October the B6528 Hexham Road will be affected by this event.

During this time temporary stops will be allocated near the Shell service station as normal stops will be suspended.