Brancepeth Castle has some of the greatest par threes and can continue to be one of the many scenic courses in the North-East. Crafted by Harry Colt at 6,400 yards and with a par of 70, it's a sound check. The first thing you note are the shimmering fairways, and the second, ninth and tenth (played in the shade of the castle) are three of the toughest par three around. The latter two are close to 200 yards, and they play through a deep ravine that weaves through the course. The clubhouse is reached through an archway and covers the original cobblestone courtyard with its stone centrepiece, initially used as a watering hole for horses.
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Built by world-famous architect Harry Colt in 1924 and built out on what became Brancepeth Castle Deer Park, the paddocks and the coach house were turned into a clubhouse. Harry Colt has been involved in the design or redesigning over 300 courses around the country, including Moor Park, Royal Lytham & St. Annes and Wentworth.
Brancepeth is a stunning parkland course of 6400 yards, SSS 71, offering a wide variety of holes. The deep ravine, which slices through the course, offers some difficult tee shots.
They are delighted to be listed as one of the Top 100 races in Britain and Ireland and is one of the Top 100 in the North East.
The club hosted the final of the English County Championships and the English Ladies Amateur Championships. The Club House is constructed of natural stone hewn in the Littleburn Quarry some two miles away and is entered by walking through the archway and continuing through the original cobblestone courtyard with its stone centrepiece, initially used as a watering hole for horses.