A warm welcome – the County Durham Golf Trail commenced in late 2017 and was developed primarily by David Bryan a member at South Moor. Events were successfully held in 2018 and 2019 and again in July 2021.
The main organiser is now John Davidson ( Tel 07979 823899 ) and we are now looking forward to organising the 2022 event – watch this space! The organisation team will meet in early August and it is likely that the event will be opened for entries in mid September.
Our trail tournament week in 2021 commenced at South Moor GC on Sunday July 11th and closed at Brancepeth Castle GC on Wednesday July 14th and is likely to follow the same format in 2022. If you are interested then please send an email to email@example.com. All emails will be acknowledged and contact details added to our database.
From the North of the region there’s the Dr Alister MacKenzie designed moorland classic at South Moor, a former venue of the McGregor trophy which winds it’s way through heather and gorse. Next stop Beamish Park golf club, a beautiful Henry Cotton design that sits peacefully in the Beamish valley. Blackwell Grange was the host on day 3 – Blackwell Grange was always a good layout but has had huge improvements made after consultation with course designer Jonathan Gaunt and the results are very impressive and for those yet to play this course, we’re sure it won’t disappoint. Then, our final days play will take place at the Harry Colt’s masterpiece at Brancepeth Castle, a worthy fixture in the UK’s top 100 courses with it’s dramatic and memorable par 3s and only a ten minute drive from the centre of Durham City.
Our passport option continues to grow in popularity and is perfect for golfers wishing to play these courses but unable to play our tournament week. Redemption of the passport is available 52 weeks of the year and is simple to arrange – just contact John Davidson on the email address below and your trip will be arranged in consultation with your group and the clubs. There is no arrangement fee and the passport offers great value for money.
The main event is open to pairs of any combination, Gents, Ladies or mixed with daily prizes as well as a final order of merit trophy and is brought to you with the support of ‘VisitcountyDurham’. Together we hope to provide you with an unforgettable trip and for you to enjoy some great golf as well as everything the region has to offer. We have enlisted the support of several hotels who provide excellent accommodation and preferential rates for participating golfers.
So why not come and join the County Durham Golf Trail in 2022 !