The top courses in Durham

Most of the golf courses in Durham are in the north of the county, but there are some excellent parkland golf courses in the south, such as Dinsdale Spa, Blackwell Grange, and Barnard Castle. The northern golf courses in Durham are excellent, Seaton Crew, for example, was designed by Alistair Mackenzie. The county is bordered by Northumberland, Yorkshire, and Cumbria, and there are plenty of attractive golf courses near Newcastle and County Durham. There are also fine opportunities for a golfing holiday in Durham, with the golf courses and facilities at Ramside Hall Hotel offering everything a visitor could want. There are also other ‘must play’ golf clubs in Durham, such as Brancepeth Castle, Consett & District, and Chester-le-Street, and it is no surprise that the region is becoming increasingly popular for visiting golfers.

Durham Golf Courses

 Brancepeth Castle Golf Club at Brancepeth Castle Golf Club in Durham

Brancepeth Castle Golf Club

Welcome to Brancepeth Castle Golf Club. A beautiful parkland course, designed by Harry Colt, measuring 6400 yards it will provide golfers of differing abilities with a real golfing challenge. We believe this course is one of the finest in the Northeast of England but perhaps we are biased. Casual visitors, parties and corporate days are all welcome.

 Rockliffe Hall Hotel Golf and Spa at Rockliffe Hall Hotel Golf and Spa in Durham

Rockliffe Hall Hotel Golf and Spa

Rockliffe Hall is set on the banks of the River Tees in the North East of England, and features one of Europe's longest and most challenging golf courses. Golfing at Rockliffe Hall provides an exhilarating and exciting afternoon or day out. With the beautiful golf course and surrounding 375 acre of countryside, five-star Rockliffe Hall Hotel, Golf and Spa Resort is the place to be. For foodies there is a choice of three restaurants, including the flagship Orangery with Michelin star chef Richard Allen at the helm. The Brasserie is light and buzzy, with a varied a la carte and The Clubhouse provides the perfect relaxation space required after a round of golf.

 The Prince Bishops Course at Ramside Hall Hotel and Golf Club in Durham

Ramside Hall Hotel and Golf Club

Set in a unique location in Durham, and surrounded by a Championship golf course, extensive gardens and an award winning restaurant, Ramside Hall Hotel offers one of the finest overall venues in Durham. Former home of the Pemberton family, Ramside Hall was transformed into a hotel back in 1963. It is now the largest privately-owned luxury hotel in County Durham. The Prince Bishop golf course opened for play in 1996, and is rated amongst the top courses in the North East of England. More recently, the Cathedral course opened in September 2014. Parkland in nature and featuring numerous water features, Ramside Hall Hotel and Golf Club is one of England's most exciting risk and reward golf resorts.