A new survey, conducted by, has revealed the most, and least, affordable towns to be a member of a golf club in the United Kingdom.

The company decided to calculate how long residents in 18 different towns and cities outside of London would have to work in order to buy a golf club membership, based on the weekly wage for that area.

For those living in Newcastle upon Tyne the news is good, the area is the least expensive place in the UK to be a member of a golf club, with residents needing to work an average of 41 hours and 36 minutes to cover their fees. That compares with a huge 79 hours and 42 minutes needed for golfers in Southampton to cover their subs.


Just above Newcastle upon Tyne, were golf clubs in Aberdeen, where residents would have to work slightly more, at an average of 43 hours and 13 minutes to attain membership.

Local residents in Edinburgh, who have the highest weekly wage at £696.30, would have to work the third lowest at 44 hours and 47 minutes to afford membership at their respective golf clubs.

Interestingly, in an additional survey conducted by, 72% of those asked, believed the current membership prices of their local golf club do not offer value for money.

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