There is a golf course in Ravenstonedale (Riverside Golf Club) and several courses nearby. Many more are available to those prepared to drive through beautiful Cumbrian scenery for a game. All the courses described on this page are open to visitors. Below is a selection of courses available.
Riverside Golf Club is a picturesque course in an area of outstanding natural beauty. It enjoys an idyllic setting, nestling under the Howgill fells in the village of Ravenstonedale. Riverside is a unique 18 hole, 9 green, small course specialising in par-3 short holes with character 70-140 yard fairways. Visitors can play the course for a modest fee, collected via an honesty box at the first hole. It is not necessary for players to be a member of any other club. It has been said that it is worth the fee just to walk the course. The course takes the driving out of golf.
Appleby Golf Club is set on Brackenber Moor in the beautiful Cumbrian countryside against a backdrop of stunning panoramic views of the North Pennines and the Lakeland fells.
Sedbergh Golf Club is set in the heart of the beautiful Yorkshire Dales countryside and with the howgill fells forming a magnificent backdrop, the course has been described by many as one of the most scenic and tranquil in the north of England. Buggy, trolley and club hire are all available and visitors are assured a warm welcome.
Kendal Golf Club enjoys an elevated position overlooking the historic old market town of Kendal. Players enjoy breathtaking panoramic views that unfurl as one plays the course.
Penrith Golf Club lies high above the lovely town of Penrith. This moorland course offers a worthy challenge to any visiting golfer. A clear day will have the added advantage of providing some of the finest views of the mountains of the Northern Lake District.
Penrith Golf Centre has a 9 hole par 30 course and a driving range. The course is suitable for learners and for experts alike and is open to all. The centre is an all-weather operation that is open all year. To look up opening hours and location check out the website of the Penrith Golf Centre.
Kirkby Lonsdale Golf Club is set between the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Parks in that secret jewel of the North West, the Lune Valley. Whether you are a scratch golfer, a beginner or, like most of us, an average player, you cannot but enjoy playing golf on our beautiful course. Dramatic views, lush fairways and a natural undulating terrain, with every hole presenting a new and different challenge, provide a fair test of golf and a most enjoyable experience.
Casterton Golf Course is a 9 hole course situated one mile north of Kirkby Lonsdale. It is set in beautiful countryside overlooking the market town.
Barnard Castle Golf Club lies to the north of the historic market town of Barnard Castle. To get to it is a pleasant drive over the Durham moors.