Gosforth Golf Club


Gosforth Golf Club is often described as being ‘hidden away in the leafy suburbs’ or ‘one of the region’s hidden gems,our members are incredibly proud of this well maintained and challenging golf course – and rightly so!

Since it's opening in 1906, the course has seen a number of layout changes in its 100+ years, and our green keepers are regularly commended for the excellent 'all year round' course conditions.

Our course is popular with golfers of all abilities, and we are proud to have both local community members and those that travel to Newcastle to take advantage of the course and it's facilities.

Telephone:  0191 285 0553


It is with deep sorrow to inform you all of the passing of Alan Thirlwell 1928-2016

Alan Thirlwell took up the game of golf at the Bridlepath and went on to become an outstanding amateur golfer representing Gosforth GC, Northumberland County, England and Great Britain.

Between 1951 and 1964 Alan was capped 70 times for England winning 41 matches, halving 7 matches and losing 22 matches to record 44½ points. Alan won the English Amateur Golf Championship in two successive years, 1954 at Sandwich G.C. and 1955 at Ganton G.C., and was runner up in 1963 losing to Michael Bonallack at Burnham & Berrow GC.

He represented Great Britain against USA in the Walker Cup Match at Minikahda, America, in 1957, reaching the last sixteen in the American Open Amateur Championship and the semi-final in the Canadian Open Amateur Championship the same year.

Alan was Northumberland County Champion on four occasions 1952-55-62-64, and in 1960 he won the Northumberland and Durham Open Championship, when he broke the course record. He played 60 matches for the Northumberland County Team.  Alan won the Wentworth Pro-Am Foursomes three times 1960-61-68, the first two occasions he was partnered by Dave Thomas a former member of Gosforth Golf Club.

Alan’s other international honours are:

GB Commonwealth Team 1954-63
GBI v Europe 1956-58;
GBI v Denmark 1955;
GBI v Professionals 1963
England (home International) 1951-52-54-55-56-57-58-59-63-64
England v France 1954-56-59

Alan was an English Golf Union selector from 1974 to 1977 and Secretary of Council of the National Union of Golf Unions (CONGU).  In 1977 Alan Thirlwell left the North East to take up the position of Secretary of Formby Golf Club.


Alan Thirlwell in 1954 with the English Amateur Championship Trophy outside the Club House at Gosforth GC



Ladies Beginner Course

Starting Saturday 3rd September 2016
Ladies Five Week Course Costing £25.00
Enquiries:bridlepathladies@hotmail.com / Our Facebook Page

Ladies beginner courses at Gosforth Golf Club

Following on from our highly successful 2015 beginner’s program, Gosforth Golf Club is very happy to announce that we are to extend this offer.
A 5 week course for £25. All equipment provided.
Price includes an hour coaching each week

Ladies Improver Course:

6 weeks (12pm - £60, to include access to first 5 holes of golf course)

Email :bridlepathladies@hotmail.com or more information

Telephone Grahame Garland on 0191 285 0553




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