Congratulations Dave Hoggin from Nissan Golf Society.

On the 30th we where pleased to host Nissan Golf Society. We would like to congratulate Dave Hoggin for being the winner and getting the very much coveted Trophy! Second went to David Jones and third to Buck Stott! Congratulations guys, hope to see you all on the course again soon. 

Congratulations to Westerhope GS and Seaham Players!

The 27th of December was a rather blustery day with exceptionally challenging conditions! Westerhope Golf Society and Seaham Players where the brave, conquering the conditions to complete the 18holes and to enjoy a well deserved pint or two back at the Lodge! Well done to Ian Bell from Seaham Players and Gary Payne from Westerhope for their prospective wins! Also to Gary Slater for being Westerhope's pin winner on both the 5th and 11th hole. Hope to see you all again soon

Free Lesson with our Golf Pro Simon Robinson up for Grabs!

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See you at the Golf course and Driving Range soon! :-)

Wishing all a wonderful Christmas Break!

New Zealand's one of what must be the Best 19th

New golf course  great views over sea   , but look inland to see that landscape so well captured by Avatar  and  formerly by Tarzan   .   Hey managed to par last two holes . Met Geoffrey owner builder green keeper.   Don't need his greens but his chef ?   Well !   We we all have targets ! 
     Now Friday clouds gone 22c sun 

Christmas Discount! - Squeeze in a cheeky 9 holes & Escape the Madness!

Squeeze in a cheeky 9 holes & Escape the Christmas Shopping Madness!
9 Hole Golf prices discounted for play after 1pm 17TH Dec – 25th Dec
Mon: £8 / Tues-Fri: £10 / Sat& Sun: £12
Call the club house on 0191 513 1100 to book in your Tee Off Time

Stunning morning here @sharley golf! The greens have been newly cut and the course is looking incredible and playing even better! For this who don't have time for the whole 18holes, you can always sneak a cheeky 9holes in after lunch!

Now in Kiwi Country

Terrace Downs Christchurch
The days are long and hot ,playing on their courses makes you even more determined and committed as the 
           "ALL BLACKS"

Free Lesson with Simon Robinson up for grabs!

Free lesson with our Golf Pro Simon Robinson up for grabs! Please like and share our Facebook page to enter. A winner will be picked from random from the first 1000 to like and follow our FB page 

Mellor Mania

When shooting 75 is not good enough . 
  It's tough when it's all  on the 18 th and he does 74.   Well played Mike. Here David the following Saturday  approaching the 8th with worry ,as the ball is beyond the back. 

Hackers and Wackers Golf Soc .

The final round held on Dec1 
    I.    Last Years League Winner and this year's most improved player Geoff Hampton being congratulated by Captain  David Jones.  " where did that ARM come from ! "  No it wasn't The Hand Crushing Final" , yes you need arms like that  to progress , ( good bench mark for the Police Force) 
    2.   This years League winner Barron Trainer presented by Geoff .
   3.  Today's winner Frank Eccles  and 
Three out of Three nearest pin awards .

Middlesbrough Early Birds

Bob and Colin up from Nunthorpe left in    darkness now approaching the 13 th by 9.45  .  "You don't have to go all the way to Scotland to get that LINKS feel "

Buggies still out and NO LEAVES

Nov.30 th. The course in great order sunshine , dry firm greens ,and no leaves to loose or hold up your play. Richard and Wayne here at the 9th. 

Marc at Sharpley

Marc with a smile as Sharpley Golf is Open for play, when many courses are closed. Have a great Golfing day Marc!

Friday here at Last

Bill Robinson L H S with new hip in July about to do a comfortable 18 holes on a Friday morning. 

"We are all Kings amongst Friends'

Is Sharpley Golf Club the first golf club in the country to stock the King of Soho Gin? It can now be found at the 19th hole!


Carole Weightman, Director of Sharpley Golf Club, is the sister of Alex Robson who co-founded West End Drinks with Howard Raymond to launch this new premium drinks brand.


Alex was born in Sunderland and educated at Durham High School; she is the daughter of a local doctor and county councillor, the late Dr Bill Robson.


Alex, Director of West End Drinks reveals:


We launched on the 1st October 2013 with a Distilled London Dry Gin. The King of Soho Gin is a tribute to Howard’s legendary father Paul Raymond, the impresario turned property tycoon revolutionised the district of Soho and became affectionately known as ’The King of Soho ’.


Carole attended the launch held at the Union Club in Soho:


It was a wonderful event, we met many interesting people including James Whale, who used to have a  late night show on Metro Radio and Howard’s brother Derry and his wife. It’s a premium gin in a beautiful bottle and it makes a delicious maritni”


Alex said:


“It is a privilege to be able to bring such a great gin home, like Howard’s father our father was a great one for a gin & tonic  – as anyone who knew Dr Bill Robson would testify to!


London is now driving an international renaissance of gin and fittingly The King of Soho Gin is quadruple distilled in the heart of London. Crafted with 12 selected botanicals to our flavour profile, the Gin is bespoke, smooth and full-bodied – soft on the juniper with unusually high citrus notes.


It is complex yet harmonious and ideal for cocktails and drinks where the Spirit is King!”


The King of Soho London Dry Gin has appointed Hi-Spirits as its UK distributor; one of the leading drinks distribution companies in the UK.  


Originally a hunting ground, Paul Raymond helped Soho to become an area rich in creativity, music, art and modern culture. These elements are captured in the beautiful design of the bottle.


Alex says:


“The King of Soho Gin is a celebration of the Spirit of Soho, a place where anything goes and this Spirit can be celebrated by anyone, anywhere”


“We are all King amongst Friends”

Presentation at Packaging Innovations 2013


Quiet game at Sharpley Golf Today or Football

Sunderland or Newcastle football supporter? Don't fancy the crowds come and have a quiet game at Sharpley today . Show this Blog today 27th Oct for your Free Cup of coffee. 

Cleveland Greenkeepers 09/10/2013

     Winner. Paul Walton        34
       2nd      Martin Woods     34 (back 9)
       3rd.      Paul Leggs.        31
       Winner. Ben Mc Gratten  40
        2nd.     Tony Bell.            37
         3rd.      Liam Atkinson.   31

       Winner Ian Pemberton.    34
        2nd.    Liam Dover.          31
        3rd.     Danial Egam.        27


Seaton v Seaham Ryder Cup

In true a Ryder Cup tense finish it's all on the last put on the 18 th. Chris Smith anxiously awaits while Seaham prepare to Put to possibly square the game . The weather doesn't help , Chris then puts for home and wins for Seaton

Last of the Summer Wine

Today 8th October with Director of Golf at Sharpley, enjoying one of the last few Summery Days

Brancepeth Ladies visit Sharpley

Val Brown having that last minute putting lesson in preparation for Sharpley's
rolling greens with Brancepeth's past Professional David Howden with a single put on the 8th ,Val claimed a PAR !

Sun Shades and Sleeveless Golf

On the 23 September ,this time last year, were we drenched in torrential rain, Long may it shine

The Flying Dutchmen

Sharpley were pleased to host Wouter Voskam and his Dutch Friends from Holland on a three day Golf tour with two PGA professionals. 
Thank you all for coming from over the water to visit Sharpley Golf and thank you for our great recommendation. We hope you enjoy the rest of your tour and look forward to seeing you again.