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Local clubs are getting behind a new campaign aimed at promoting a shorter version of the sport.

Golf Express, which showcases nine-hole golf to inspire busy people to play more often, has been rolled out by England Golf following a successful eight-month trial in Staffordshire – where more than 4,600 nine-hole rounds were played during the trial.

Now clubs across the North East are backing Golf Express. For example, Prudhoe Golf Club is offering nine holes of golf Monday-Friday for just £7.49 (tee time must be pre-booked), while the same option is available after 2.30pm at the weekend.

Golf Express at Allendale costs just £8 and again must be pre-booked, but is available Monday-Saturday while Rothbury has a £10 offer for nine holes throughout the week if pre-booked, while the same price applies at Seahouses after 1.30pm

At Ravensworth in Gateshead – which boasts spectacular views of the Angel of the North – Golf Express is being teed up for just £7 each weekday, with selected weekend slots also available.

Olympic golfer Justin Rose, an England Golf ambassador, often plays nine holes in practice and describes Golf Express as: “A great way to play all the game in half the time.”

Golf Express offers places to play across the country through its online directory at