If you are looking for a fantastic round of golf, with the best all year round USGA greens, that is accessible, friendly and open to visitors on all days of the week, then Sharpley Golf is for you. The leading North East golf course is situated between Durham, Sunderland and Newcastle, just three minutes from the A19. Whether you are an individual golf player or a large society, call us today and one of our team will gladly help. Members please book here.
(Junior bookings please contact us via phone)Visitors book a tee time
The clubhouse is a log cabin style lodge, with a glass-fronted seating with balconies overlooking the 9th & 18th greens and sea. With a well-stocked and affordable bar, tea, coffee and light snacks available. We offer a delicious full breakfast menu – with our much loved bacon and sausage butties. Our lunch menu has locally sourced produce and all “home cooked” with specialities each day. Soft spikes are allowed in the clubhouse and we have 1 small shower room. We are currently building full changing rooms due to be ready in summer 2020.
We are available for private events such as weddings, christenings, birthdays and funerals, up to 80 people seating, 100 standing. Room only or catered - enquire at firstname.lastname@example.org for prices.
The clubhouse is open 7am until 6pm winter and 6.30am until 8pm in summer.
We have beautiful contours, elevated tees revealing majestic fairways that flow through the natural valleys, intermingled with water features that lead onto testing much talked about Mackenzie greens. The links-like contouring provides the best definition, with risk and reward routes to challenge you without an over burden of trees to hassle you, allowing you to enjoy those great views out to sea.More info
Sharpley Golf is proud to be the home of two exceptional PGA Pro's, Head Pro Kevin Jackson has over 20 years experience coaching, joined the team in 2019 ad brought with him his junior well established junior academy. He provides both group and individual coaching for juniors and individual coaching for adults. Our Semi retired Pro David Howdon, who has over 50 years golfing expertise, is retained to assist coaching more senior players.More info
Sharpley Golf welcomes all societies to the course and can provide additional catering for group breakfasts and lunches if required. Please do contact the team who would be happy to discuss.
We also offer a variety of memberships here at Sharpely to suit all individual needs, from beginners and juniors up to those who are more advanced.
The melting of the last ice age created four small valleys and mounding known as drumlins. The Roman road Arbeia (South Shields) to Harte was under the first fairway. The 18th, ”St.Cuthbert’s Way”, note the symbolic cross, is where the monks carried the coffin and soon became stuck in 995, vision took them to Durham. The fertile dairy and arable land was converted and constructed to a golf course and lakes by the Weightmans. Simon Weightman designed all the greens and more.
"Rated 'Highly Exceptional Recommendation' on Golfshake.com. The venue has been awarded the Highly Recommended status on Golfshake after members & visitors reviewed the experience positively, 100% stating they would play again or recommend to others."
"Played Sharpley yesterday & must say i very much enjoyed it, some great holes & good layout in such a space far superior to what I had expected & shall be returning..."
Mr. D. F.
"I played your course on Tuesday evening this week, after work. My friend and I were the last off the course and really enjoyed it. I thought it was very well laid out, with an interesting variation of holes. Large undulating greens add to the challenge. I am sure once the trees are up, your course will become one of the gems of the north. We will be back again and again."
Mr S. D
"Just to say I played your course and it was an absolute pleasure!! The views, fairways, greens, tee boxes were all superb. I believe this will become one of the premier courses in the area. Well done."
Mr. G. H.
"I have found the course in fantastic condition for such a young course with excellant features (my feet are just drying out after another visit to one of the lakes) and certainly challenge if not exceed other more established local courses in the area."
"I have played several courses around the local area, and I was extremely impressed by your course, and the work you are currently undertaking to improve your course and facilities. Thanks again for your excellent course, and hope to become a regular player with you in the future."
Mr. M. C.
"Congratulations on building a fantastic course 5mins up the road from me and wish you all the best for the future which will be to have the best course in the area."
Mr M. J.
"Played at Sharpley for the first time today in a 3 ball, received a warm welcome from Simon the owner, more than impressed with his course, water comes into play on many of the holes, fairways and greens in great condition, course layout fantastic compliments to Ritchie hood and his staff. We will definitely be back."