Ten golf driving ranges in County Durham

Want to know where you can hit a few balls in County Durham? We have compiled this list of the ten best golf driving ranges in the County Durham.

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Thu, 1 Aug 2013
Ten golf driving ranges in County Durham

1. Knotty Hill Golf Centre

Knotty Hill is located a few miles east of Bishop Auckland, just off the A1(M). There are over 20 bays to practise from, as well as an outdoor area, practice bunker, chipping green and putting green.

Postcode: TS21 2BB
Closest station: Newton Aycliffe
Opening Hours: 7.30am-8.30pm (Tue-Thu). 7.30am-8pm (Fri), 7.30am-7pm (Sat-Sun), closed on Mondays
Cost: £3 for 50 balls
Website: Knotty Hill Golf Centre

2. Cocken Lodge Golf Driving Range

Cocken Lodge is situated between Durham and Chester-le-Street and has 18 bays on its floodlit driving range, 12 of which are covered. 

Postcode: DH4 6QP
Closest station: Durham/Chester-le-Street
Opening Hours: 8am-9pm
Cost: £3 for 50 ball
Website: Cocken Lodge Golf

3. Roseberry Grange Community Golf Club

Roseberry Grange has a 14-bay driving range. Contrary to the style of most golf clubs, the back of the range at Roseberry is "colourfully painted to bring a smile to peoples faces when they see it" according to the club's website (see picture).

Postcode: DH2 3NF
Closest station: Chester-le-Street
Opening Hours: 8am-9pm
Cost: £2 for 50 balls
Website: Roseberry Grange Golf Club

4. Oak Leaf (Aycliffe) Golf Complex

Oak Leaf is right next to Newton Aycliffe train station, which is about 15 miles south of Durham. The floodlit range has 18 bays from which to practise, and target greens and nets in the outfield.

Postcode: DL5 6QZ
Closest station: Newton Aycliffe
Opening Hours: 9am-8pm
Cost: £3 for 50 balls
Website: Oak Leaf Golf Complex

5. Ramside Hall Hotel & Golf Club

Ramside has a great 16-bay floodlit driving range attached to the clubhouse. Ramside is just outside Durham, easily accessible from the A1(M) and the A690.

Postcode: DH1 1TD
Closest station: Durham
Opening Hours: 8am-8pm (Mon-Fri), 8am-6pm (Sat-Sun)
Cost: £3 for 50 balls
Website: Ramside Hall Golf Club

6. George Washington Golf & Country Club

The George Washington Golf & Country Club is located just south of Newcastle, in the northeast tip of County Durham. The range itself is floodlit and has 20 bays.

Postcode: NE37 1PH
Closest station: Heworth
Opening Hours: 9am-9pm
Cost: £3 for 50 balls
Website: George Washington Golf Club

7. Beggars Wood Golf Course & Driving Range

Beggars Wood is located just south of Gateshead, and offers a 15-bay covered driving range as well as a small nine-hole course. The range is fairly cheap - £3 will get you around 75 balls - and it only costs a fiver to play the pitch-and-putt course. Not the smartest, but beggars can't be choosers...

Postcode: NE11 0HH
Closest station: Dunston
Opening Hours: 10am-7pm (Mon-Fri), 10am-5pm (Sat-Sun)
Cost: £3 for 75 balls
Website: Beggars Wood Driving Range