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Brancepeth Castle Golf Club

Golf Course

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.

What sort of course features can the player expect?

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.

Other Information

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.

Facilities & information

Extra info

Golf Course Details: 18 Holes, 6234yds, Par 70 SSS 70. Practice field, putting green

Green Fees: Apr to Oct: Mon to Fri 18 holes £38, Day £44. Weekends & BH £44. Nov to Mar: Mon to Fri 18 holes £22. Weekends & BH £30.

Visitor Information: Visiting parties or those wishing to book corporate golf days, please contact the Club Secretary on 0191 378 0075 or simply send an email to

Societies Information: As visitors.

Designed By: HS Colt

Catering: Full bar and restaurant facilities.

Pro Shop: Yes

Clubs For Hire: Yes

Cart Hire: Yes

Driving Range: No

Arrival information and directions

Address: Durham, Durham, DurhamDH7 8EA, United Kingdom

A690 Durham to Crook turn left at crossroads in Brancepeth village take immediate left at the castle gates 200 yards down lane.

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