Women in Golf Charter | Chester-Le-Street Golf Club

Women in Golf Charter

What makes Chester-le-Street Golf Club female friendly?

Chester-le-Street GC is home to a friendly and relaxed ladies’ section with focus on the enjoyment of playing the game as well as meeting new friends and spending time with existing ones. There is a warm welcome for all, regardless of previous golfing experience. Membership and coaching sessions are available and there are always groups of ladies playing golf and enjoying a bite to eat in the clubhouse.     

The club has made a series of pledges which include running events to encourage more women and girls to play golf, to have at least two female board members and to create even better community links. It has also appointed lady member Alyson Chapman as its Charter champion to support and help new players and members. Alyson has previously won a Durham award for her efforts to get women involved in golf.

Golf isn’t just about competing. Women and girls at Chester-le-Street really value the social and friendship groups. Golf is a really great hobby and it’s got the extra plus of lots of health benefits. There are non-golfing activities at the club as well, such as quiz, dining and entertainment nights.

The Women in Golf Charter was launched to increase the number of women and girls playing golf and to encourage more opportunities for women to work. England Golf was one of the first signatories and over 100 organisations have committed to it. Now, the drive to get more clubs to sign up is set to gather pace.


Charter Champion: Alyson  Chapman – [email protected]

Supporting documentation:

Chester-le-Street Golf Club - Women in Golf Charter

WiG Charter Certificate

England Golf CEO letter