Golfing

Alston Moor is an ideal base for golfers. As well as having our own 10 hole course, situated 2 miles from Alston town centre, it also has six clubs within half an hour's drive, making it perfect for golfers wanting to try a variety of courses.


alston moor golf club2Alston Moor Golf Club

Alston Moor Golf Club is undoubtedly the highest golf course in England at 1476 ft above sea level. It has spectacular panoramic views of the North Pennines and is set over 132 acres of parkland, high meadow and pasture land.

Although only 10 holes, the course has a significant number of hazards on each hole, which provide a lot of danger for any stray shots. Measuring 5456 yards, it is fairly easy on the legs too, although bearing in mind its location, expect a few steeps and slopes.

The club is open to non-members and has a low membership and this, coupled with the course's remote location, means that golfers can generally play at their own pace.

The 17th century clubhouse has been recently refurbished, but is only open weekends from approx 11am to 3pm.  Societies and groups are most welcome and full catering and bar facilities are available on request. There is no professional shop or range on site.


Other nearby courses:


allendale golf clubAllendale Golf Club

Situated 15 miles from Alston, Allendale Golf Club is a particularly challenging course as it is exceptionally hilly and therefore requires good stamina to get round the course. However, at the same time, the short yardage of 4591 compensates for the strain it puts on the legs, as does the scenic views of the surrounding countryside. It is an ideal course for those new to the sport or looking to take it up, as it is short but still demanding. The tricky par-3s are a particular feature, as their greens are well protected and therefore demand accurate work from off the tee. The par of 66 is also extremely generous given its length.The club also has practice nets.

T:  01434 683926      W:  www.allendale-golf.com


haltwhistle golf clubHaltwhistle Golf Club

Situated 19 miles from Alston, the course at Haltwhistle golf club is an exceptionally popular 18 hole course, set in a tranquil part of the beautiful Northumberland countryside on undulating parkland. Designed by legendary golf course architect Andrew Mair, it weaves in and out of some wooded areas and makes a fine test for golfers of all abilities, whether high or low handicapper. At 5532 yards, it is not too heavy on the legs either so is ideal for those who like a challenging round of golf without having to exert themselves too much. As well as an active membership of over 300, visitors love playing the course and are welcome at anytime except Sunday mornings and competition days.

T:   016977 47367     W:  www.haltwhistlegolf.co.uk


brampton golf clubBrampton Golf Club

Situated 19 miles from Alston, Brampton Golf Club boasts unrivalled, panoramic views of the Lake District, the south of Scotland and the Pennines.  It  measures 6407 yards from the competition tees AND has a par of 72. Set upon undulating heathland, it was originally designed by esteemed golf course architect James Braid and has been favourably compared by many visitors to Glenagles. The recently enlarged and refurbished clubhouse provides excellent service and facilities, catering for both members and guests alike. A warm, friendly welcome is given to visitors and parties/societies at all times. To avoid disappointment pre-booking is recommended.

T:  016977 2000      W:  www.bramptongolfclub.com


penrith golf centrePenrith Golf Centre

Situated 20 miles from Alston, Penrith Golf Centre with the Pennines and Lakeland Fells providing a fabulous backdrop. The executive 9 hole golf course has a par of 28 and is an ideal test for all standards of golfer. Beginners can improve all aspects of their game with a mixture of short and longer holes, whereas scratch golfers can really sharpen up their short games on the small and undulating greens. It's all weather 300 yard driving range offers full compression golf balls off high quality simulated " turf" mat and putting greens to make all year round practice as realistic as possible. Two PGA professionals are on hand to encourage and assist you if necessary also.

T:  01768 892167    W:  www.penrithgolf.co.uk


hexham golf clubHexham Golf Club

Situated 24 miles from Alston, Hexham Golf Club, was designed in 1907 by legendary golf course architects James Braid Harry Vardon. Situated on the south side of the River Tyne and set in undulating parkland with glorious views of the surrounding countryside, Hexham Golf Club is a tough enough test of golf to regularly host County events, yet at 6,301 yards it is enjoyable for club golfers of all standards. The course also benefits from its magnificent Georgian clubhouse which features an extensive range of facilities, including a bar, restaurant, snooker room and lounges.

T:  01434 603072    W:  www.hexhamgolfclub.co.uk


tynedale golf clubTynedale Golf Club

Situated 24 miles from Alston, Tynedale Golf Club set upon undulating parkland in the beautiful Northumberland countryside offers a stern test of golfing ability on their fine 9 hole course. With 18 tees for those in search of a full round of golf, it has many tricky par 3's to negotiate in order to score well and the greens are very well protected by cleverly positioned bunkers that lie in wait for any wayward shot. Measuring only 5403 yards from the tee on the first hole to pin on the last, it is not particularly long - a point reinforced by the par of 67 - and so it is ideal for those looking to enjoy a round of golf without the physical exertion that goes with it.

T:   01434 608154     W:  www.tynedale-golf-club.co.uk

 

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