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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.

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.