Bask in the great golf of this historic county

The county of Durham is known by many across England for its medieval history and 11th-century castle, however, you would be wrong to assume that this is all that Durham has to offer. The county has over 30 superb golf courses to choose from as well as a plethora of fantastic quality accommodation options, meaning that golfers who visit are never left feeling disappointed. Every golfer should consider booking a golf break in Durham.

Why book a golf break to Durham?

  • Excellent golf & nightlife options
  • Medieval history & copious castles
  • Great for groups
  • Cathedral city full of historic sights

Golf on the immaculate fairways of Durham

The golf courses in Durham are among some of the most immaculate courses in the country. This combined with their great value makes Durham the perfect destination for golfers who can experience some truly fantastic golf at a fraction of the price of some other areas.

There are many Durham golf courses worthy of a visit, however, golfers will not want to miss out on the two championship courses of Ramside Hall, both of which are kept in fantastic condition year-round and remain a good test for golfers of all abilities.

Another Durham golf course worthy of merit and a detour if you find yourself in this region is Rockliffe Hall Golf Course known famously for being one of Europe’s longest courses measuring in at a whopping 7,879 yards.

Luxury resorts & hotels in the rural countryside

Durham is home to two outstanding golf resorts, with the highlight being the 5-star Rockcliffe Hall. Housing 61 spacious and exquisitely decorated bedrooms in a variety of room types, a variety of restaurants and an award-winning spa, it offers the complete stay and play package with top-tier hospitality.

Just outside the city centre, the 4-star Ramside Hall Hotel & Golf Club is home to two quality golf courses, the Prince Bishops and Cathedral. From large groups to couples, the resort caters to all.

Golf travel tips for Durham

Best months for golfing weather:

May to September

Best months for value:

April & October

Most popular months:

May, June & September

Our experts recommend:

April & October

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Not sure where to play? Browse our map and find your ideal destination in a continent of possibilities. We know you will be spoiled for choice! Remember our knowledgeable golf experts are ready to answer any questions.

Grand cathedrals & castles during your golf break in Durham

Visit Durham for heritage attractions, hidden gems & a wide range of things to do off the course.

Situated in North East England, Durham is an area of outstanding natural beauty that must be explored. The majestic northeast city of Durham is a historical treasure trove with castles nestled in riversides, parks thriving with deer and living museums radiate with industrial heritage. This is all just a taste of the best places to visit in Durham.

If exploring grand Cathedrals is your thing, then you must visit the Romanesque Durham Cathedral which plays a role in the filming of Harry Potter. Sit in Harry Potter’s classroom and watch Hogwarts School of Witcraft and Wizardry come to life.

The Norman Durham Castle is also one not to be missed. Just North of the Norman castle, the 13th-century medieval Crook Hall is home to spectacular gardens and a maze, while South of the river, Durham University offers a Botanic Garden with woodland and tropical plants that you can lazily wander around in.

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