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Ramside Golf Club

Two 18 Hole Courses, Spa, Accommodation

Golf at Ramside

Both courses offer stunning views of the surrounding countryside with Durham Cathedral sitting in the distance to provide a golfing experience like no other in the region. Playable throughout the whole year, both the Cathedral and Prince Bishops’ courses are open to members and non-members alike and we also have a fantastic range of membership options  available to suit every budget and lifestyle. Membership also includes a wide range of benefits such as pro-club discounts, entry into competitions and full use of the sauna and steam room in the clubhouse. No other golf club in County Durham offers a better golfing experience and you can even extend your stay with one of our golf breaks that include food and accommodation.


Prince Bishops' Course

The par 72 course measures 6,851 yards from its championship tees and has views of world famous Durham Cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the inspiration for Ramside’s second course – The Cathedral Course opened in September 2014. The Prince Bishops' course is named after the warrior clergymen who ruled over the lawless North from Durham Castle after the Norman Conquest in the 11th Century.

The course has spirit of adventure and features 16 water hazards, reachable par 5’s, driveable par 4’s, and short holes that demand shot-making skills from wedge to woods.

Designer Jonathan Gaunt laid out a golf course that delivers risk and reward golf at its best. Water comes into play on 10 holes and there are nine doglegs on the card which demand good strategy and the ability to move the ball both ways if you are to score at your lowest.

The course is fair. The fairways are wide and generous and there is a conservative option available on every hole so that any standard of golfer can enjoy Ramside’s challenge.

Cathedral Course

The Cathedral Course has been built on rolling countryside between the villages of Belmont and Pittington with breath-taking natural features including ridges, becks and valleys. 

The course extends out over a broad hilltop with views of Durham Cathedral and as far afield as the Angel of the North in Gateshead, before dropping down into a valley and rising up again to return to the parkland estate where its closing holes end back at the clubhouse and hotel.

The middle holes are laid out across a high plateau, previously called ‘Hilltop Farm’ - with wide-open skies and 360 degree views - then drop down into a striking valley with dramatic elevation changes, mature trees, steep banksides and a coursing beck.

Designer Jonathan Gaunt calls the stretch of holes from the 11th to the 14th ‘Ramside’s Amen Corner.’ The downhill par-three 12th bears an uncanny resemblance to its famous counterpart in Georgia but instead of Rae’s Creek, Sherburn Beck stands guard at the front of the green.