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Beamish & District Golf Club, Durham.

Founded 1904/1906. Originally a 9 hole course extending to 12 holes in the 1930s. The station was  ½ mile away. Sunday play was allowed without caddies.

Result of a one sided ladies match played between Beamish and Annfield Plain at Beamish in July 1910.

Beamish   Annfield Plain  
Miss M Brown 1 Miss Parker 0
Miss Brown 1 Miss Trowsdale 0
Mrs Severs 1 Mrs Wilson 0
Mrs Low 1 Mrs Lumley 0
Miss Crane 1 Mrs Parker 0
Mrs Hunter 1 Mrs Jopling 0
  6   0

In 1913 the secretary was G L Wilson. Membership of 60. Entry fee 10/- and subs 15/-. Sunday play allowed without caddies.

In 1914 there was a membership of 100. Entry fee was 15/- and subs were 15/-. Visitors’ fees were 1/- a day.

In the mid 1930s the course was extended to 12 holes with a SSS of 66. Visitors’ fees were 1/6 a day, weekends and Bank Holidays 2/- a day . 5/- a week.

 

Beamish & District Golf Club, Durham. View of the golf course in the 1930s

View of the Beamish golf course in the 1930s.

 

In the club’s last year in 1940, membership had risen to 230.

  Secretary Professional/greenkeeper
1914 G L Wilson, Lloyds Bank, Stanley, County Durham. A Lennard (p)
1922 W R Dodds, Stanley SO, Co Durham.  
1930s J J Morgan, 24 Sunny Terrace, Stanley, County Durham. W Woodend (p) A Ferguson (g)
1940 W Buglass, 37 Twizell Road, Beamish.  

 

Beamish & District Golf Club. Location of the former golf course.

Location of the former Beamish course.

Grid reference NZ22000,54215, co-ordinates 422000,554215.

 

 

The current Beamish Park course is across the road near Phelp's Bridge.