Brancepeth Castle Golf Club


4-star: generally an excellent standard golf course, well worth visiting.
   Brancepeth Castle Golf Club Est. 1924

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Brancepeth Castle Golf Club: With a clubhouse occupying the former stable block of the neighbouring and very solid looking Brancepeth Castle, your first impression might belie the treat that awaits out on the golf course. Most holes are arranged on a partly wooded plateau, giving wonderful views onto the surrounding Durham countryside.

The "furrowed" fairways are not too constricting and lead to usually excellent and well-paced greens; the bunkering around them is more strategic than excessive or exuberant. Two back-to-back par-3s at the 9th and 10th bring you closest to the castle, which is where the course's main elevation changes occur. Elevation change is also the case at the other three par-3s.

Although not one of Harry Colt's most renowned designs, this is still a thoroughly enjoyable and testing course, usually found in its best condition between May and October (when the ash tree in front of the clubhouse is in leaf!).

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Making Contact

Brancepeth Castle Golf Club
The Club House,
Brancepeth, Co. Durham DH7 8A
England
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Office   +44 (0)191 378 0075
Pro Shop   +44 (0)191 378 0183
Fax

  +44 (0)191 378 3835

Email   enquiries@brancepeth-castle-golf.co.uk
Website   www.brancepeth-castle-golf.co.uk
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland.
Undulating terrain - a few (steepish) slopes to climb
 
Surroundings: Woodland and rural countryside.
 
Designer: Harry Colt
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 6400 6169 5599
Par 70 70 74
SSS or Slope 71 69 74
 
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How2Get There?

23 miles S of Newcastle upon Tyne.
From the A1(M) take exit 62 and follow the A690 direction Durham. From the centre of Durham continue to follow the A690 direction Crook. After 4.6 mls you will enter Brancepeth; 200 yards after the Brancepeth village sign, turn left into Brancepeth Castle. After 100 yards turn left just in front of the castle gates. Follow single track road for o.5 miles to golf, which is on your right.

Essential information

Green Fees:
2015 visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (April thru' Oct): weekdays £40; weekends £48. [Contact club for full details, discounts, weekday day tickets, packages, etc]. Credit cards accepted.
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Who can play and When?
Visitors welcome on weekdays; more restricted on weekends.  Must book in advance. Handicap required.
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Other Information
Players generally walk this course. Golf carts available for hire.

Practice facilities
Limited
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Did you know?

Brancepeth Castle GC has played host to many county and national amateur golf championships. The course was built in the 1920's within the grounds of the castle's deer park, which belonged to Lord Boyne.

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Location

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Latitude: (54.735214)
Longitude: (-1.649290)
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Marriott Royal County Hotel 4-star
Old Elvet, Durham DH1 3JN
+44 (0)191 386 6821
www.marriott.com



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Whitworth Hall Hotel 3-star
Stanners Lane, Spennymoor, Co. Durham DL16 7QX
+44 (0)1388 811 772
www.whitworthhall.co.uk

Whitworth Hall is one of County Durham's premier country hotels, located just outside Spennymoor and only 6 miles from the historic city of Durham. The 33-room country house hotel is set in picturesque acres of deer park, and provides an ideal base from which to explore this wonderful north-eastern County.

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