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Mount Oswald Golf Club and Mount Oswald Golf Course
Mount Oswald Golf Club and Mount Oswald Golf Course
Welcome To Mount Oswald Golf Club
Details Correct As Of 07/04/2015


CONTACT DETAILS
Address    South Road
Town    Durham
Postcode    DH1 3TQ
Secretary / Manager    Mr Nigel Galvin
First Name / Manager    Nigel
Telephone    0191 386 7527
Fax    0191 386 0978
Club Website Address   www.mountoswald.co.uk
Email Address   information@mountoswald.co.uk
Course Information Line Telephone    0191 384 8941
Greenkeeper    Mr Ian Miller
Club Professional    Mr Chris Calder
Telephone    07940 870485
Fax   No Information Given
Pro's Website Address   chriscaldergolf.co.uk
Pro's Email Address   caldergold@aol.com
Club Steward / Manager   No Information Given
Telephone   No Information Given
Fax   No Information Given
COURSE INFORMATION
Number Of Holes    18 Hole
Course Yardage    5991
Par    71
Yardage Markers On Course   yes
Changing Room Facilities   yes
Handicap Certificates Required   no
Driving Range   no
Soft Spikes Required   no
Society Day(s)     Mon , Tue , Wed , Thur , Fri , Sat , Sun
Type Of Club    propriety
Course Type    Parkland
GREEN AND MEMBERSHIP FEES
book tee time
Green Fees Weekdays    16.00
Green Fees Weekends    18.50
Green Fees Twilight    3.00 reduction
Green Fees Junior    12.00/15.00
Green Fees Society    Packages from 25.00 per head
Green Fees Other    19.00 Day (WD) / 22.00 Day (W
Joining Fee    Please Call for Details
7 Day Membership Fee   No Information Given
5 Day Membership Fee   No Information Given
Ladies Membership Fee    Please Call for Details
Junior Membership Fee    Please Call for Details
Country Membership Fee    Please Call for Details
Other Membership Fees   No Information Given
Membership Fee Information   No Information Given
PRO SHOP SERVICES
Proshop Available   yes
Club Hire Available   yes
Club Repairs Available   yes
Custom Club Fitting Service   yes
Trolley Hire Available   yes
Electric Trolley Repair   no
Buggy Hire Available   yes
Lessons Available   yes
Course Planner Available   yes
CLUB HOUSE FACILITIES
Bar Available   yes
Breakfast Available   yes
Lunch Available   yes
Afternoon Tea Available   yes
Dinner Available   yes
Accommodation Available   no
CLUB HISTORY
The present building stands on the site of a former House. It was originally built for Mr John Richardby who was a London merchant. The building work commenced in 1800, the original architects name is not known. The property was then named "Oswald House". Before it was finished, it was sold to Thomas Wilkinson of Brancepeth for £5,000,the agreement for the sale of the House and 33 acres of land was concluded on 3 February 1806. The Wilkinsons were a large and well established north east family, Thomas Wilkinson being an Alderman of Durham. He was Mayor in 1810 and 1804.

In 1828 Thomas Wilkinson sold the house to his cousin, the Reverend Percival Spearman Wilkinson of Belmont for £6,200 the agreement for the sale is dated 21 August 1828.
Soon after the purchase, the Reverend Percival Wilkinson engaged Philip Wyatt to design alterations and enlargements to what he then called "Mount Oswald". The mason, George Burnett, was paid £1,592.12s.10½d. The other craftsmen were Benjamin Jackson (Plumber), George Clark (Printer), John Preston (Slater), George Robson (Plasterer), John Macklam (Smith) and Thomas Prosser (Measurer). The total cost was a little under £5,000. Philip Wyatt, also built Wynyard Park, although he did not have a very good reputation and was dismissed from his position at Conishead Priory, Cumberland. The refurbished house was ready for occupation by 1829, Firstly by Percival Spearman Wilkinson, (1819-98) and then by his eldest son Major General Sir Percival Spearman Wilkinson (1865-1953).

In 1898 Mount Oswald was leased to Captain John Edwin Rogerson, and it was sold to him several years later. Captain Rogerson was the eldest son of John Rogerson of Croxdale. He was born 8 January 1865 and died in March 1925. He was a Director of various iron and steel companies in the North East. From 1888 he was the master of the North Durham Foxhounds. He was an Alderman of County Durham, and became Sheriff during 1905-06 and was awarded an OBE in 1919. Captain Rogerson became a Unionist M.P. for Barnard Castle in 1922.

In May 1900 there was a disastrous fire that destroyed many of Wilkinsons documents although many of the contents of the house were rescued before the fire took hold. It broke out in the attics in the evening, while Mr and Mrs Rogerson were away, their young son and two daughters were led to safety. The fire destroyed the central parts of the house, the drawing room, dining room, stairs, hall, entrance hall and smoking room. The house however was covered by insurance and subsequently repaired. After a variety of uses, it was purchased by North of England Estates Ltd. and is currently used as a conference, restaurant and golfing centre, which is open to the general public.


Acknowledgements:
With thanks to Peter Meadows and his article for Durham Archaeological Journal and Helen Major for the information provided on Captain Rogerson.
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OTHER INFORMATION
Set amid 94 acres of rolling parkland, and conveniently located only minutes from the City Centre. Surrounded by the mature 18-hole parkland golf course which provides the perfect backdrop for events. - From the owner


SPECIAL OFFERS
SUMMER GREEN FEE OFFER AFTER 2.00PM

Monday - Friday = Price £12.50 per round

Saturday,Sunday & Bank Holidays = Price £15.00 per round

TRAVEL DIRECTIONS & MAP
From the South via A1(M)

Leave at Junction 61 signed Peterlee/Spennymoor, take the second exit off the roundabout marked A177 Bowburn, this road takes you to Durham City.
In approximately 2 miles you will pass Houghall College of Agriculture, on the left. About 500 yards further on is a roundabout, take the first exit, after a further 500 yards you will come to a set of traffic lights, the New Inn is on your right, turn left at the traffic lights.
On either side of the road are the University Colleges when you pass the last college, approx. ¼ mile up the hill, you will see a brown information sign directing you to Mount Oswald. The Manor and Golf Course are to your right on the brow of the hill.

From the North via A1(M)

Leave at Junction 62 signed Sunderland/Durham take the third exit off the roundabout marked A690 Durham, follow the signs for Durham City. At the end of the dual carriageway take the third exit off Roundabout. Down the hill to the next roundabout filter left.
Cross over the river straight on through the traffic lights, and follow signs for Darlington. At the traffic lights, a "Y" junction, go right. You will come to a further set of traffic lights, the New Inn is on your left, go straight on.
On either side of the road are the University Colleges when you pass the last college, approx. ¼ mile up the hill, you will see a brown information sign directing you to Mount Oswald. The Manor and Golf Course are to your right on the brow of the hill.

From the North via A167 (Old A1)

At the Cock of the North roundabout turn left, sign-posted A177 City Centre. Mount Oswald is on your left-hand side on the brow of the hill.

From the South via A167 (Old A1)

At the Cock of the North roundabout turn right, sign-posted A177 City Centre. Mount Oswald is on your left-hand side on the brow of the hill.
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