City of Newcastle Golf Club completes renovation

David and Andrew Ridley, directors of Ridley Brothers

David and Andrew Ridley, directors of Ridley Brothers

The City of Newcastle Golf Club has re-opened its doors following a complete remodelling of the clubhouse. The renovation was completed by local companies including one of its oldest members.

The City of Newcastle Golf Club is based in Gosforth. The four-month renovation has included work on the bathrooms, kitchens and structure.

Alongside its brand-new look and a new food and drinks menu, the venue has also employed an additional eight members of staff including a new chef, an apprentice chef and six new bar staff.

Amongst those working on the refurbishment were electrical contractors Ridley Brothers of Gosforth, Sunderland-based architects Space ID, and refrigeration and air conditioning specialists, Project Refrigeration. David Ridley, who is a director of Ridley Brothers alongside his brother Andrew, has been a member of the golf club for over 30 years.

David said: “I joined the City of Newcastle Golf Club as a member when I was 13, so to take on a job at a venue close to my heart has been extremely rewarding.

“The space is looking great and it’s been fantastic for us to work on all electrical aspects whilst also watching the amazing transformation. Working alongside other local businesses such as Project Refrigeration, who are also members of the golf club, has meant that we all had the same goal and a personal interest in the final outcome.”

Founded in 1981, the City of Newcastle Golf Club boasts 18 holes with a clubhouse offering a bar, lounge and restaurant facilities.

Michael Rutter, Club Manager of City of Newcastle Golf Club, said: “We wanted to make our clubhouse more attractive for both our members and the public who are welcome to pop in for a drink and a bite to eat.

“It has been brilliant to work with local businesses such as Ridley Brothers, especially with David being a member. As well as being interested in the project, he has ensured to keep everything within budget and has even added additional touches to make it look even better.”

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