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Chester-Le-Street Golf Club

Chester-Le-Street Golf Club

Lumley Park
Chester Le Street
Tel: +44 (0)191 3883218

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Chester-le-Street Golf Club is situated approximately one mile from the centre of the town on the Eastern banks of the River Wear. There is easy access from Junction 63 of the A1(M), and it is within ½ mile of the A167 connecting road to Durham City. The Golf Club was founded in 1908, with the initial layout being for nine holes.

The course has been sympathetically altered and expanded over the years to achieve the existing beautiful eighteen hole course.

The course is parkland with forestry surrounding the majority of the Eastern boundaries, with the banks of River Wear for most of the Western boundaries. Most of the fairways run in opposing North to South directions.

Lumley Castle (now a high class hotel) is the backdrop for twelve of the course's fairways, six of which also overlook the Riverside Cricket Ground (home of Durham County Cricket Club) with fells and hills beyond.

The scenery and surroundings form a picturesque setting for the Golf Course. The course is virtually flat with four minor inclines giving associated uphill and downhill fairways.

Individual trees and both small and large copses are major attractions and hazards of the course, and on many holes necessitate accurate driving to facilitate a conventional direct shot to the relative green.

All greens are 400/450 sq yds in area, so are comparatively large giving all handicap golfers hope of achieving the elusive relevant par or birdie. In May 1997 a new Clubhouse was completed, which offers excellent facilities for both members and visitors. Friendly staff provides quality cuisine at all times.

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