Bishop Auckland Golf Club
High Plains, Durham Road,
Bishop Auckland, Co Durham DL14 8DL
Tel : +44 (0)1388 663648 Fax : +44 (0)1388 607005

Golf was first played around 1890 at Bishop Auckland in the outer park of the Palace of the Bishop of Durham by theological students training at the Castle.The Club was established by local business and professional men in 1894 when James Kay was employed to design a course in parkland overlooking the Bishop of Durham’s Palace and park.From these early beginnings this course has matured into one of the finest golf courses in the North of England with fairways second to none.This beautiful tree lined course is complemented by superb panoramic views across the Wear Valley.With three par 5 holes in the first four and the challenging par 3 7th and 8th holes,this course provides a good test of golf for all abilities.The recently refurbished Clubhouse provides full catering and refreshment facilities and ensures a very warm welcome at Bishop Auckland.

The Golf Club is situated on Durham Road which runs from the Market Place towards Durham\Spennymoor. The entrance to the Golf Club is situated on the left hand side, when leaving the Market Place, approx half a mile from the Market Place.

Further Information
Information herein was provided by the club in June 98; further updated October 2001.

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Course Details

Course Name: Bishop Auckland Holes: 18 Yardage: 6402 SSS: 70
Course Architect : James Kay
Parkland course with superb fairways and views. Thought to be the only course in the world with 3 consecutive par 5's and 2 consecutive par 3's. Signature hole is 149 yard par 3 seventh surrounded by trees and bunkers.
Total yardage 6402 from white tees.

For an appreciation and independent view of this course please see golfer reviews.

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Accomodation in the Area:
Castle Hotel
41 Market Place
Bishop Auckland, Co Durham DL14 7PB
Tel: +44 (0)1388 458322 Fax: +44 (0)1388 451626

Manor House Hotel and Country Club
The Green
West Auckland, Co Durham DL14 9HW
Tel: +44 (0)1388 834834 Fax: +44 (0)1388 833566

Park Head Hotel
New Coundon
Bishop Auckland, Co Durham DL14 8QB
Tel: +44 (0)1388 661727 Fax:

Whitworth Hall Country Park Hotel
Nr Spennymoor, Co Durham DL16 7QX
Tel: +44 (0)1388 811772 Fax: +44 (0)1388 818669

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  • Europe Golf courses reviews Gerry Fitzsimons 12/98

    Gerry Fitzsimons wrote on: Nov 30, 1998

    Very nice parkland course, with views over the Palace of the Bishop of Durham and the Wear Valley. 7th and 8th are two testing par three holes.