GOLF MEMBERSHIPS 2020-2021

County Durham like every other county in the country has numerous golf clubs offering memberships and visitor green fees. In this series we are looking at the costs of annual memberships for various age groups under 12 through to adult memberships.

HOW WAS THE DATA GATHERED?

Looking through the golf club websites it is possible to gather the relevant information regarding membership and green fees. Keeping it simple we focused specific age groups.

  • Full Membership
  • Under 25
  • Under 21
  • Under 18
  • Under 15
  • Under 12

The age for Senior memberships was so varied that it is impossible to come up with an average cost, however many of the golf clubs over severely discounted fees. Age boundaries range from 65 through to over 80 years of age. Check out the various clubs to found out the prices.


Under 12

The next young Tiger Woods or Brooke Nelson would love some of these prices that are available. This age group gets the best deals, but of course a parent is probably needed to orgo round with. However parents can get cheap green fees with their child membership on some course so they can play with their child.

AVERAGE PRICE FOR THIS AGE GROUP :- £49.24

Top 15 Best Deals

Golf ClubWebsiteCost
Durham City Golf Club
http://www.durhamcitygolfclub.co.uk
Free
Houghton Golf Club
http://www.houghtongolfclub.co.uk
Free
Crook Golf Club
http://crookgolfclub.co.uk
Free
Woodham Golf Club
http://www.woodhamgolfandcountryclub.co.uk/
Free
Oakleaf Golf Club
http://www.great-aycliffe.gov.uk/oakleafgolfcomplex/home/
Free
Ineos Golf Club
https://ineosgolfclub.webs.com/
Free
Southmoor Golf Club
https://www.southmoorgc.co.uk
£10
Birtley Golf Club
http://www.birtleyportobellogolfclub.co.uk/
£10
Ravensworth Golf Club
http://www.ravensworthgolfclub.co.uk/
£10
Billingham Golf Club
https://www.billinghamgolfclub.com
£15
Boldon Golf Club
http://www.boldongolfclub.co.uk/Home.aspx
£15
Seaham Golf Club
http://www.seahamgolfclub.co.uk/
£15
South Shields Golf Club
www.ssgc.co.uk
£15.50
Brancepeth Golf Club
http://www.brancepeth-castle-golf.co.uk
£16
Whitburn Golf Club
http://www.whitburngolfclub.co.uk
£20
Consett Golf Club
https://www.seatoncarewgolfclub.co.uk
£25

Under 15

This is probably the age group where we can get those still playing hooked on the sport. This is when they can be dropped off at the club and play on their own. This is when as a parent you can lose them for the day during the summer holidays, but always knowing where they are.

AVERAGE PRICE FOR THIS AGE GROUP:- £66.90

Top 15 Best Deals

Golf ClubWebsiteCost
Ineos Golf Club
https://ineosgolfclub.webs.com/
Free
Oakleaf Golf Club
http://www.great-aycliffe.gov.uk/oakleafgolfcomplex/home/
Free
Durham City Golf Club
http://www.durhamcitygolfclub.co.uk
Free
Crook Golf Club
http://crookgolfclub.co.uk
Free
Woodham Golf Club
http://www.woodhamgolfandcountryclub.co.uk/
Free
Ravensworth Golf Club
http://www.ravensworthgolfclub.co.uk/
£10
Billingham Golf Club
https://www.billinghamgolfclub.com
£15
Seaham Golf Club
http://www.seahamgolfclub.co.uk/
£15
Bishop Auckland
https://www.bishopaucklandgolfclub.co.uk
£35
Boldon Golf Club
http://www.boldongolfclub.co.uk/Home.aspx
£50
Egglescliffe Golf Club
https://www.eaglescliffegolfclub.co.uk
£50
Heworth Golf Club
https://www.theheworthgolfclub.co.uk/
£50
Whitburn Golf Club
http://www.whitburngolfclub.co.uk
£50
Hobson Golf Club
https://www.thehobsongolfclub.co.uk/
£50
Brancepeth Golf Club
https://www.brancepeth-castle-golf.co.uk
£52
George Washington Golf Club
https://www.georgewashington.co.uk/golf/
£55

Under 18

The under 18 age group continues to be a good value age group. Many clubs want to keep hold of their juniors and at this age group, the post 18 age group of players will either move away, start new jobs or continue in education. Therefore it is important to get this price correct to ensure clubs keep their members.

AVERAGE PRICE FOR THIS AGE GROUP:- £100.31

Top Deals

Golf ClubWebsiteCost
Bishop Auckland Golf Club
https://www.bishopaucklandgolfclub.co.uk
£35
Seaham Golf Club
http://www.seahamgolfclub.co.uk/
£50
Heworth Golf Club
https://www.theheworthgolfclub.co.uk/
£50
Whitburn Golf Club
http://www.whitburngolfclub.co.uk
£50
Oakleaf Golf Club
http://www.great-aycliffe.gov.uk/oakleafgolfcomplex/home/
£50
Brancepeth Golf Club
https://www.brancepeth-castle-golf.co.uk
£52
Crook Golf Club
http://crookgolfclub.co.uk
£59
Ravensworth Golf Club
http://www.ravensworthgolfclub.co.uk/
£60
Cleveland Golf Club
www.cleveland-golf-club.com
£60
Consett Golf Club

http://www.consettanddistrictgolfclub.com
£65.50
Beamish Park Golf Club
http://www.beamishgolf.co.uk/contact/
£71.50
Whickham Golf Club
http://www.whickhamgolfclub.co.uk/
£72
Woodham Golf Club

http://www.woodhamgolfandcountryclub.co.uk/
£74
Ineos Golf Club
https://ineosgolfclub.webs.com/
£74
Southmoor Golf Club
https://www.southmoorgc.co.uk
£75
Houghton Golf Club
http://www.houghtongolfclub.co.uk
£75
Sharpley Golf Club
https://www.sharpleygolf.co.uk/
£75
Blackwell Grange Golf Club
 http://www.blackwellgrangegolf.com
£75

Under 21

For the majority of golfers at this age, it is make or break time. New Jobs, Apprenticeships and Student Life all take over their lives. Golf Clubs are still keen to keep their youngsters, so there are some good deals to grab.

AVERAGE PRICE FOR THIS AGE GROUP :- £237.03

Top Deals

Golf ClubWebsiteCost
Seaham Golf Club
http://www.seahamgolfclub.co.uk/
£50
Ineos Golf Club
https://ineosgolfclub.webs.com/
£104
Billingham Golf Club
https://www.billinghamgolfclub.com
£110
Hobson Golf Club
https://www.thehobsongolfclub.co.uk/
£129
Wearside Golf Club
https://www.wearsidegc.co.uk/
£150
Birtley Golf Club
http://www.birtleyportobellogolfclub.co.uk/
£160
Woodham Golf Club
http://www.woodhamgolfandcountryclub.co.uk/
£164
Chester Le Street Golf Club
https://www.clsgolfclub.co.uk
£170
Barnard Castle Golf Club
 https://www.barnardcastlegolfclub.org
£190
Bishop Auckland Golf Club
https://www.bishopaucklandgolfclub.co.uk
£195
Bolden Golf Club
http://www.boldongolfclub.co.uk/Home.aspx
£200
Consett Golf Club
http://www.consettanddistrictgolfclub.com
£220
Houghton Golf Club
http://www.consettanddistrictgolfclub.com
£236
Heworth Golf Club
https://www.theheworthgolfclub.co.uk/
£270
Whickham Golf Club
http://www.whickhamgolfclub.co.uk/
£294

Under 25

Various golf clubs continue to offer reduced prices uo to 29 years old in some cases.

AVERAGE PRICE FOR THIS AGE GROUP:- £373.90

Top Deals

Golf ClubWebsiteCost
Hobson Golf Club
https://www.thehobsongolfclub.co.uk/
£249
Seaham Golf Club
http://www.seahamgolfclub.co.uk/
£250
Oakleaf Golf Club
http://www.great-aycliffe.gov.uk/oakleafgolfcomplex/home/
£250
Barnard Castle Golf Club
 https://www.barnardcastlegolfclub.org
£250
Ineos Golf Club
https://ineosgolfclub.webs.com/
£254
Birtley Golf Club
http://www.birtleyportobellogolfclub.co.uk/
£270
Blackwell Grange Golf Club
 http://www.blackwellgrangegolf.com
£275
Seaton Carew Golf Club
https://www.seatoncarewgolfclub.co.uk
£285
Darlington Golf Club
http://www.darlington-gc.co.uk
£290
South Shield Golf Club
www.ssgc.co.uk
£300
Consett Golf Club
http://www.consettanddistrictgolfclub.com
£310
Beamish Park Golf Club
http://www.beamishgolf.co.uk/contact/
£350
Crook Golf Club
http://crookgolfclub.co.uk
£350
Woodham Golf Club
http://www.woodhamgolfandcountryclub.co.uk/
£364

Adult Membership

By the time it comes to adult memberships, many people have played at the same club for years, or people have the leisure time available for them to play regularly. That is the key if you join a golf club you must make it worthwhile.

AVERAGE PRICE FOR THIS AGE GROUP:- £ 675.03

Top Deals

Golf ClubWebsiteCost
Hallgarth Golf Club*https://hallgarthdarlington.com/golf-breaks/£250
Ineos Golf Club*https://ineosgolfclub.webs.com/£299
Headlam Hall Golf Club*https://www.headlamhall.co.uk/golf-fees/£384
Oakleaf Golf Clubhttp://www.great-aycliffe.gov.uk/oakleafgolfcomplex/home/£395
South Shields Golf Clubhttp://www.ssgc.co.uk£425
Hobson Golf Clubhttps://www.thehobsongolfclub.co.uk/£429
Birtley Golf Club*http://www.birtleyportobellogolfclub.co.uk/£480
Crook Golf Clubhttp://crookgolfclub.co.uk£499
Woodham Golf Clubhttp://www.woodhamgolfandcountryclub.co.uk/£529
Consett Golf Clubhttp://www.consettanddistrictgolfclub.com£545
Ravensworth Golf Clubhttp://www.consettanddistrictgolfclub.com£635
Seaham Golf Clubhttp://www.seahamgolfclub.co.uk/£640
Southmoor Golf Clubhttp://www.seahamgolfclub.co.uk/£649
Cleveland Golf Clubhttp://www.cleveland-golf-club.com£675
Castle Eden Golf Clubhttp://www.castleedengolfclub.co.uk/£680
Whitburn Golf Clubhttp://www.whitburngolfclub.co.uk£690
George Washington Golf Clubhttps://www.georgewashington.co.uk/golf/£690
* 9 hole Golf club
Review

Golf memberships are expensive especially when it comes to adult prices. Some golf clubs will offer incentives to join e.g. reduced prices for the first year and instalment packages. Please check the individual club websites for the latest deals.

If you are like me the best option is to look for the reasonably priced green fee prices and try the local courses in the area. When you have a young family and you are heavily involved in sport outside work, a membership is not an option yet !!!! When is retirement?

Golf ClubWebsite
Barnard Castlehttps://www.barnardcastlegolfclub.org
Beamish Parkhttp://www.beamishgolf.co.uk/contact/
Billinghamhttps://www.billinghamgolfclub.com
Birtley*http://www.birtleyportobellogolfclub.co.uk/
Bishop Aucklandhttps://www.bishopaucklandgolfclub.co.uk
Blackwell Grange http://www.blackwellgrangegolf.com
Boldonhttp://www.boldongolfclub.co.uk/Home.aspx
Brancepethhttps://www.brancepeth-castle-golf.co.uk
Castle Edenhttp://www.castleedengolfclub.co.uk/
Chester Le Streethttps://www.clsgolfclub.co.uk
Clevelandwww.cleveland-golf-club.com
Cocken Lodge*https://www.cockenlodge.co.uk
Consetthttp://www.consettanddistrictgolfclub.com
Crookhttp://crookgolfclub.co.uk
Darlingtonhttp://www.darlington-gc.co.uk
Durham City http://www.durhamcitygolfclub.co.uk
Egglescliffehttps://www.eaglescliffegolfclub.co.uk
George Washingtonhttps://www.georgewashington.co.uk/golf/
Hallgarth*https://hallgarthdarlington.com/golf-breaks/
Hartlepoolwww.hartlepoolgolfclub.co.uk
Headlam Hall*https://www.headlamhall.co.uk/golf-fees/
Heworthhttps://www.theheworthgolfclub.co.uk/
Hobsonhttps://www.thehobsongolfclub.co.uk/
Houghtonhttp://www.houghtongolfclub.co.uk
Ineos*https://ineosgolfclub.webs.com/
Knotty Hillhttps://www.knottyhill.com/
Middlesbroughwww.middlesbroughgolfclub.co.uk
Middlesbrough Municipalwww.everyoneactive.com/centre/middlesbrough-golf-centre/
Oakleafhttp://www.great-aycliffe.gov.uk/oakleafgolfcomplex/home/
Ramside Hall
Ravensworthhttp://www.ravensworthgolfclub.co.uk/
Roseberry Grangehttps://www.roseberrygrange.com/
Seahamhttp://www.seahamgolfclub.co.uk/
Seaton Carewhttps://www.seatoncarewgolfclub.co.uk
Sharpleyhttps://www.sharpleygolf.co.uk/
South Shieldswww.ssgc.co.uk
Southmoorhttps://www.southmoorgc.co.uk
Wearsidehttps://www.wearsidegc.co.uk/
Whickhamhttp://www.whickhamgolfclub.co.uk/
Whitburnhttp://www.whitburngolfclub.co.uk
Woodhamhttp://www.woodhamgolfandcountryclub.co.uk/
Wynyardwww.wynyardgolfclub.co.uk
* 9 hole golf course

COST OF SPORT SERIES

Being a parent with 4 children, three of which are teenage boys and an enthusiastic 6 year old daughter, it has become more apparent that as the boys continue to be involved in sport at various levels and in different sports the financial pressure has become more pronounced. A PE teacher’s salary can only go so far. Therefore this series is going to look at the price of sports in the Durham area.

BACKGROUND

As a father and PE teacher of four children it has always been the aim to ensure that my four children have a balanced lifestyle which incorporated sport, school and play. By play I mean when they go out out with friends, watch their tablet or play on the games console. It has been a challenge to find the sports the children will not only like but want to continue to take part in, however for the three teenage boys the balance has hopefully been reached.

Here is quick outline of where our children are at now.

6 year old daughter :- We are still trying to find her favourites. She currently does swimming, hockey, tumbling and horse riding. In the summer months she likes cricket and a spot of surfing.

12 year old son:- he has tried hockey, cricket, diving but has now settled on football and rugby.

14 year old son:- Did not really fall in love with the team sports after trying football, cricket and hockey. Now fully into his bikes.

15 year old son:- Just stopped playing football this year. Now focusing on cricket, hockey and golf.

For this series the sports cover by my children is a good starting point. The series will look at the price of each sport including membership and equipment. It is hoped that some of the sports manufactures will come on board and start to produce starter packs enabling children to start playing and using equipment that is quality.

"Sport for Everyone"