We offer a warm welcome to all golfers and invite you to play one of the best courses in the North East of England.
There is no single reason why people take up golf but we offer a warm welcome to anyone joining whether for exercise, competition or social contact and friendship. Our current membership is diverse covering all ages, abilities and backgrounds. Our course is open all year - except in very severe weather conditions and Christmas Day and represents` good value for money.
Situated in the Land of the Prince Bishops, with stunning views of the picturesque Wear Valley and Auckland Castle. It is easy to see why we are considered one of the treasures in County Durham. Founded in 1894 on land owned by the Church Commission, the parkland course has retained much of its original character whilst being modified to keep up with the demands of modern golf.
The course has some of the best fairways you could wish to play from and the greens are fine and true. The 7th hole is regarded by many as one of the best in the North of England and has featured in many magazines. The course is truly a good test of golf for all handicaps.
The clubhouse was rebuilt in the 1990's. It`s has two lounges and a large dining room that enjoy spectacular views across the Wear Valley. There is also a separate bar and snooker room. We have a varied social programme running throughout the year and full catering facilities available for members to book for private family functions such as weddings, christenings, birthday parties etc. As a member, or visitor, it is also well worth taking time to enjoy a drink of your preferred beverage prior to playing or after you have finished.
Our professional, Michael Pilgrim, has a fully equipped shop on site and offers friendly advice on all golfing matters. He is also highly respected for his coaching skills.
If you are considering a golf membership give serious consideration to our wonderful club. The facilities and reasonable rates make us outstanding value. Please contact the secretary who will be pleased to show you around and clarify any issues you may have.
Membership attracts these additional benefits
We are aware that a number of golfers are unsure about the future of their golf club. If this applies to you and your looking to secure an alternative club membership we would invite you to check out our facilities and current offers. Please contact our secretary for details.
Additional to the benefits described above we also provide members with:
- Inclusive golf insurance as part of annual subscriptions.
- One complimentary 4 ball each playing season to invite friends to play the course.
- Reductions on bar and catering via a loyalty card scheme.
- Free golf for family members under the age of 11 years.
- Significantly reduced subscriptions for 2015 for young people upto 28 years
- Free Direct Debit for members opting to make monthly payments
- Members can play at Saltburn, Catterick, Teeside or Bedale golf clubs at significantly reduced green fees (eg £7.50 per round) as part of a reciprocal "passport" scheme. (Details on request)
- Restaurant booking arrangements for family functions.
- A variety of internal competitions and social functions throughout the year.
As a testament to our quality we were proud to host the northern region inter-county ladies golf tournament in June 2013 as one of the regions "premier courses". So if your looking to move clubs either as an individual or a group why not give us a try- please contact our secretary to discuss terms and conditions. Tel 01388 661618
Adult Beginner Course
Get into Golf - Introduction
Start to learn golf with a five week introduction to golf for beginners delivered by PGA Professional Mike Pilgrim, covering all aspects of the game in a relaxed and friendly environment. Relaxed dress code and equipment provided for free if required
Only £25 for 5 weekly 1 hour group lessons!
The date for the last courses is:
- Tuesdays 18.00-19.00 starting 8th to 21st September and 29th September 17.00-19.00
If anybody you know would be interested please ask them to contact Mike on 01388 661618 ext 3 or visit getintogolf.org
Get onto the Course
Unlimited use of practice facilities agreed in advance with the Professional
Play on the course in the company of a member who could be a friend, relation or member of the club buddy system
Complete an Application Form then pay £25 per month for a maximum of 3 months
Grass Roots Golf
Bishop Auckland Golf Club was presented with the GolfMark/Clubmark award at BAGC on Wednesday 9th May 2012. Golf Mark is a national scheme that recognises junior and beginner friendly golf facilities and Sport England's Clubmark is a cross-sport accreditation for sports clubs with junior sections. If you know of any young person wishing to get into the game please don't hesitate to seek further details from the Secretary or Club Professional.
Investing for the Future
We are a progressive club that is committed to continually improving our course. For example in 2014 we successfully completed a major tree planting program whereby more than 70 mature trees were relocated to create a new tree lined fairway between the 5th and 6th holes. Our 15th and 16th greens have been totally re-built in late 2014 / early 2015 to add yet more interest and enjoyment to those playing the course. The course remains our top priority for future investment.