The Club

A members club founded in 1908 which prides itself on its reputation for being a family orientated club with its strong links to the local community. The importance of treating everyone who plays at and visits the club with courtesy and respect under pins the true values of the club. Houghton-le Spring Golf Club aims to create a truly memorable golfing experience for all to enjoy.

Our Community

The club prides itself on making sure that all members and visitors enjoy the best experience possible.

Houghton-le-Spring Golf Club is a forward thinking club always looking at ways and opportunities to improve the course and the facilities.  The club is active in engaging with the local community and developing partnerships with local businesses.  The club offers a variety of social activities that can be enjoyed by both members and visitors.

The importance of being a family orientated club is at the heart of everything that the club does.

The club has a strong membership base with representation across all categories and sections.

The club works closely with local governing bodies in promoting national initiatives especially around the health benefits associated with playing the game of golf.

The club promotes a “working together” policy amongst the management committee, volunteers and staff to ensure all who play and visit the club experience a true North East welcome.


Our History

The club was founded in 1908 originally as a 9-hole course in Warden Law, in 1912 it became 12 holes at nearby Copt Hill.

It then later expanded to 18 holes by using a nearby field however, due to shortages caused by the First World War and there not being enough petrol for the course equipment it reverted back to 12 holes.

Following the removal of rationing it returned to 18 holes by taking over Rough Dene Burn.

In 1920 the first clubhouse was erected costing £235.

In 2008 the current clubhouse was extended/refurbished costing £745,000 which included purchase of additional land from Lambton Estates.

The club is a member of the 1908 Society of golf clubs (clubs founded in that year) with the objectives of promoting friendship between clubs enabling members to play at other participating clubs on a reciprocal basis.