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Golf Driving Range & Academy

Golf Driving Range Prices:

25 ball - £2.50, 50 balls - £4.00, 70 balls - £5.00, 100 balls - £6.00.

Baskets of balls can be purchased at the ball dispenser in the Half Way House at the New Driving Range. Loyalty Card offering discounted prices can be purchased from the Golf Pro Shop.

Golf Driving Range is open daily from 9am to 9pm.

Our golf academy offers excellent coaching from our two PGA Golf Teaching Professionals, both beginners and experienced golfers have the opportunity to improve and refine their game.

Gary Shipley - PGA Qualified Golf Professional Gary Shipley is currently the Head Coach at George Washington Golf Club, coaching all levels of players in all aspects of the game from psychology, to method, to course management. In his early career his reputation as a golf coach spread quickly and as such he gained extensive coaching skills through coaching golfers from beginners to professionals as well as County Teams in Surrey, Berkshire,  Essex and Kent. Here, in the North East, Gary was instrumental in developing the Golf Academy at Gateshead College and, alongside his other coaching, has worked with England Golf , Universities, Colleges and schools to help develop younger players. “I still get a huge amount of satisfaction when a player comes back after a lesson and says that he or she has improved and that they are now enjoying playing golf again.”


Ryan Ingram - A Fully qualified PGA Professional after 3 years of studying this fascinating game, I have over 14 years of experience in  playing at the highest levels and now over 6 years of coaching experience improving pupils games from a beginner to an elite player. These years have gave me knowledge and understanding of how to develop and give my pupils the best chance of playing the best golf they can play. With also being qualified in sports   science and physiology this has helped me provide my pupils with lasting total game improvements. I always enthuse the people I coach and pass on my knowledge and experience achieved since I started playing golf. Having Started golf aged 14 and became a member of a golf club, I played every day and I found myself hooked to the game wanting to improve every time I played. Turning Professional at the age of 19 I learnt golf on a different level to which I still push myself day in day out to improve my game and compete against the best.

The academy features:

  • NEW STATE OF ART DRIVING RANGE featuring both indoor and outdoor teaching bays. FlighScope also available.
  • Practice putting green
  • Short game area
  • 5 hole Par 3 course
  • Greenside bunker practice facility

For more information on lessons, or to book, contact our PGA pro Gary Shipley on 0191 417 8346 or email

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Rates and Lesson Tariffs

Golf Lessons - Provided by either of our resident PGA Teaching Professionals are available on both an individual or group basis.

  • Individual lesson Member £25 or Non-Member £30
  • Individual 1 hour lesson Member £40 or Non-Member £45
  • On course coaching Member £40 or Non-Member £50
  • Individual FlightScope session 1 hour £45
  • Group coaching (Minimum of 5 golfers) - 6 week course £40 each

Junior Academy

We offer full coaching by our qualified teaching professional, whether the junior is a beginner or established golfer.

Free Taster Session 

12 month subscription £35

6 month subscription £42

2 month trial £99

1 hour individual lesson £28

30 minute individual lesson £20


Sunday morning 10am-1pm, Tuesday 4.30pm-5.30pm & Thursday 5.30-6.30pm