Brancepeth Castle Golf Club

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Brancepeth Castle Golf Club, County Durham is an 18 hole, par 70 (6400 yards), private, parkland golf course designed by Harry Colt in 1924.

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Brancepeth Village, Durham, County Durham, DH7 8EA United Kingdom

Tel: 0191 378 0075 | Fax: 0191 378 3835


Contact/Secretary: Chris Van Buuren

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Price Guide: ££££
  • Midweek Guide: £38.00 per round *
  • Weekend Guide: £42.00 per round *
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Course Information: 18 holes | Par 70 | 6400 yards | Private | Parkland

Facilities: Golf pro shop, Changing rooms, Golf clubhouse, Bar, Food available, Available for functions, golf course.


Designed by: Harry Colt

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Brancepeth Castle Golf Club Reviews & Information

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4.54 ... Overall Rating
4.61 ... The Course
4.32 ... Facilities/Serv.
4.33 ... VFM

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59 ratings from Golfshake members - Ranked 76 out of 1971.

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What the club says: Brancepeth Castle Golf Club was designed by the world famous architect Harry Colt in 1924 and laid out on what was Brancepeth Castle Deer Park, the stables and coach house being converted into the clubhouse. Brancepeth is a beautiful parkland course of 6400 yards SSS 70 offering a great variation of holes. The deep ravine cutting through the course, provides some challenging tee shots.

Most Helpful Review

This is the best course in the North East! Fantastic challenge with a good array of different holes. All the par 3's are tough but the best I've seen. Could play here every week. - Aug 12 2013

Golfshake Team Review

Brancepeth Castle really does offer exceptional value for money. The greens are excellent and the fairways are lush almost all year round. Holes 9 and 10 are both par 3s and really are two brilliant holes, with just as good views. The staff were also very friendly during my visit and the food and drink was spot on. A definite must play. - Jul 26 2016

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Alan/Aberdeen rated 4 out of 5 - Jul 13 2018

Tough Par 3s
Pleasant members club with an interesting layout and some seriously challenging par 3s. Along with most courses just now the fairways were parched dry and very firm. Greens however were very well watered, soft and true. Overall a well maintained course.
A well established parkland layout with most fairways being based on old fashioned fields. This means they are broad and ‘wave’ up and down, leading to some interesting bounces and stances. You can even end up feeling a bit sea-sick! There’s a decent variety in length and shape which keeps thing interesting. It’s the par 3s that are the really challenging part though. They’re all tough with very little margin for error.. the 10th in particular is a beast, much harder than the 9th (hardest 9th in world golf).
All in a pleasant, well maintained and interesting course.
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Ann Doyle rated 1 out of 5 - Sep 4 2017

The most miserable club I've ever visited
We played here in the Mixed Open. There was no information for visitors and the pro could hardly be bothered to look up to check us in. In the morgue of a clubhouse we had to search for staff to get cups so we could get coffee and then there was no starter on the course to give us any information like local rules, yardages etc. We were made to feel like a nuisance which they only wanted for the money we had paid. The course was not in good condition either with huge divots all over the place and the grass scalped in places. Would not visit again even if it was free!
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Phil M rated 4 out of 5 - Apr 20 2017

Lovely course generally however when i played the fairways were not in play so every shot was played from the semi rough. Also the greens here are normally excellent however they were poor today. Albeit it was early march.

(Round played: Mar 2017 - Score: 90 Handicap: 16.4)
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Robert J rated 4 out of 5 - Mar 30 2017

A review is pointless, I'm a member!



(Round played: Mar 2017 - Score: 85 Handicap: 15.2)
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Michael B rated 5 out of 5 - Jan 20 2017

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