General

Ramside Hall Hotel Golf and Spa. Durham’s only silver awarded AA rated and 4 star hotel. Set in a unique location, surrounded by 350 acres of private grounds with two 18 hole Championship golf courses, a purpose built luxury on site spa complex, four bars and award winning restaurants.

Ramside Hall

With two 18 hole championship golf courses, Ramside Hall Hotel in County Durham is the North East of England’s most exciting” risk and reward” golf resort.

The Rooms

Rooms at Ramside Hall Hotel are individually decorated, generous in size, with luxury furnishings and fittings, we have 127 bedrooms with private facilities, in a mixture of twins, doubles, deluxe doubles, Junior suites, Presidential Suites & our luxury Celebration Suite.

Suites

On your next golf break stay in style in one of our luxury suites. Decorated in cool and calming colours, with superb furnishings and state-of-the-art bathrooms, we suspect you may never want to leave.

Suite at Ramside Hall

Dining

Food has always been an important part of the experience at Ramside Hall Hotel and now our guests can pick from four very different- but equally superb – restaurants.

The jewel in the crown is undoubtedly our award-winning Rib Room Steakhouse and Grill and we’re proud to welcome diners from far and wide to what is one of the finest dining experiences in County Durham.

The Rib Room

After playing 18 holes of golf on the first day of your golf break there will be plenty of room for a steak! Rightly proud of the reputation that the Rib Room has as one of the finest dining venues in the North East. At the AA award-winning Rib Room Steakhouse and Grill steaks are the house specialty, where we serve the finest Durham beef, matured for up to 32 days, to produce a succulent and tender steak.

The style of the dining room goes towards creating the perfect atmosphere with round tables with banquette seating available. And to wash your delicious dinner down choose from our extensive wine list offering more than 50 hand picked wines.

The Rib Room at Ramside

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Nightlife info

The Diamond Strip – trendy, suave and expensive. With ‘diamond’ denoting its exclusivity; these upmarket and cool bars and clubs attract Newcastle’s VIPs – celebrities, the Geordie Shore crew, footballers and their adoring female fans and it is the place to see and be seen. These bars attract a mature crowd and while they’re not exclusively student-free, you wouldn’t get into any of these bars with a pair of Converse trainers and ironic spectacles. Just a minutes’ walk from Central Station, the main Diamond Strip is set on Collingwood Street and extends to a couple of bars on Mosley Street. The bars are united by their bohemian-luxe interiors and sultry, seductive atmospheres – exposed brickwork, lavish décor and plush ornate sofas in cosy little corners. Florita’s is a highlight – with sexy art-deco and an exotic drinks menu. Madame Koo is like Florita’s darker, dirtier sister – dimly lit with red lanterns and leather booths. Revolution is a vodka bar set in a luxurious former bank with 30ft ceilings and marble pillars, and Perdu is a boutique lounge with a ‘secret garden’, where you can book booths or beds (depending on where the night takes you). You’ve also got Bijoux, Tup Tup Palace and House of Smith to stumble into. You’ve probably heard of Newcastle’s Bigg Market – its reputation precedes it for a reason. It has its place on a certain sort of night out, as long as you know what you’re in for – but don’t head here if you’re after civilised G&Ts or sophisticated surroundings. However, sometimes you want somewhere that doesn’t take itself seriously – somewhere the drinks are cheap and cheerful, and you can abandon inhibition, dance unashamedly to nostalgic tunes and channel the days of your youth. Cosy Joe's welcomes fancy dress, and is a cracking place to start a stag night. They have a karaoke bar upstairs, ‘tequila time’, and ‘party-pods’ that you can book for your group with a push-button drinks service. The Bigg Market also boasts Filthy’s – with an outdoor beer terrace, live music and a rowdy atmosphere every night of the week. Opposite Filthy’s is the German Beir Keller – where you can channel your inner Bavarian and get tanked up on steins. Mushroom Bar, just around the corner, is super popular as they offer really cheap trebles. This awesome area of Newcastle and Gateshead surrounds the picturesque River Tyne – which has become the city’s epicenter for modern arts, music and culture. However, at night, Newcastle Quayside, comes to life with upmarket and trendy bars, set against the mesmerizing riverfront and combines its party atmosphere with epic views. The Pitcher and Piano is by far the most popular venue here, for both its stylish glass-walled building and its proximity to the spectacular Millennium Bridge, which is illuminated at night with changing coloured lights. Livello is a few minutes’ walk up the bank and is a swanky bar that our very own Cheryl Cole has been known to frequent. But fear not, there are lots of fantastic options for us mere mortals too. They have a no-fancy dress policy, so keep this in mind if you’re dressed up – inflatable penises will not be well received here (weird). The Bridge Tavern is one of those new ultra-cool venues with exposed brickwork and an onsite micro-brewery - it takes itself a bit seriously, but in a good way. They pride themselves on quality, so it’s excellent for swanky drinks and proper beer and it has a stylish outdoor terrace directly underneath the Tyne Bridge.

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Activities

The Spa

 

This is the perfect combination for couples who want to get away together whilst still doing their own thing – also great for groups of men or ladies who can’t decide between a golf or spa break, this really has everything you need.

We’ve put together the perfect combination of Golf & Spa so you can now enjoy some time away together whilst still enjoying the things you love most. Stay over in one of our newest premier rooms adjacent to the spa and enjoy a leisurely brunch together the following morning before either a day in our luxury spa or a fabulous round of golf on one of our two championship courses.

One guest to enjoy a day on the greens with a round of golf – One guest to enjoy a day of pure spa with a 45 minute facial or massage.

Your Golf & Spa Break includes:

1 night stay in a premier room
Two course dinner in one of our restaurants
Spa Brunch the following morning
Choose either a day on the greens with a round of golf OR a day of pure spa with either a 45 minute massage or facial
Golfers have complimentary use of buggy
Spa goers have complimentary use of robes and spa footwear

Cost per couple

Monday - Thursday £365 per couple, per night
Friday & Saturday £430 per couple, per night

The Golf

Ramside Hall is North East England’s most exciting risk and reward golf resort. Its two 18-hole championship golf courses, the Prince Bishops' and the Cathedral, provide drama, enjoyment and excitement from the first tee to the final green.

Prince Bishops' Course

Ramside Hall Hotel and Golf Club opened in 1996 and its Prince Bishops Course is now established as one of the best golf courses in North East England.

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.

For those who love the challenge of driving over trees, water and sand, risking disaster in search of eagles and birdies, then there is nowhere better in North East England to experience the thrill of taking on a great golf course.

Walking the fairways among 50,000 mature trees brings a sense of escapism and only rarely do two holes come close together, making Ramside golf feel like millionaire’s golf.

You’ll enjoy our large USGA specification greens that blend sweeping undulations, testing tiers and gentle flat spots.

The Prince Bishops Course has hosted regional PGA tournaments, top amateur championships and is a favourite of pro-celebrity and charity golf day organisers.

Ramside Golf

Cathedral Course

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 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.

Cathedral Course at Ramside

Example Packages

1 Night Dinner, Bed & Breakfast 2 Rounds of Golf
From £138pp

2 Nights Dinner, Bed & Breakfast 3 Rounds of Golf
From £257pp

Special Offers

1 in 16 golf FREE on Golf Breaks at Ramside Hall Hotel.