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Mount Oswald Golf Club, Durham. (1970s - 2013) 

Mount Oswald was the original course of the Durham City Golf Club from 1927 to 1974. Durham left when the course was threatened with housing development in the 1970s. The owner at the time was unable to gain planning permission but the Durham City club had already decided to move to their new course. The Mount Oswald club eventually took over the course.

The club had outstanding facilities and a magnificent 18-hole golf course which was set in beautiful surroundings conveniently located near Durham City Centre.

Report from March 1980.

 

Mount Oswald Golf Club, County Durham. Report on the club from March 1980.

Newcastle Journal Monday 24 March 1980. With thanks to Trinity Mirror. Digitised by Findmypast Newspaper Archive Limited. All rights reserved.

 

The course was briefly listed in the 1982 Golfer’s Handbook as an 18-hole course measuring 6,048 yards with a SSS of  70.

 

Mount Oswald Golf Club, County Durham. Scorecard and course planner from 1984.

 

Mount Oswald Golf Club, County Durham. Scorecard and course planner from 1984.

Scorecard courtesy of Colin Barker who played the course in July 1984.

 

In 1986 an 1988 it was listed as an 18-hole parkland course measuring 6,009 yards SSS of 69; secretary was G Clark; course records – amateur ; J Mee, 64 (1986); professional; J Matthews, 66 (1984);  Green fees £3.50 a round, £6 a day. 

In the early 1990s the secretary was S E Reeve. The club had a membership of 120. 

In 2004 the course measured 5,984 yards with a SSS of 69. Visitors’ fees; £12.50 weekdays, £15 at weekend. 

In 2006 the secretary was N Galvin and the professional, C Calder. 

The secretary in 2012 was N Galvin. 

The course finally succumbed to the Housing developers and the Mount Oswald club eventually closed on New Year’s Eve 2013.

Scorecard.

 

Mount Oswald Golf Club, Durham. Scorecard.

Mount Oswald Scorecard.

 

Mount Oswald Golf Club, Durham. Mount Oswald House.

The impressive Mount Oswald.

 

Mount Oswald Golf Club, Durham. The former course.

On the course.

 

Mount Oswald Golf Club, Durham. The former course.

View of the course.

 


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