Academy Facilities

Ramside Golf Club is home to one of the best driving ranges in North East England and a first class Golf Academy ideal for all standards of golfer, from new starters to elite amateurs. The Ramside Golf Academy and driving range is attached to our clubhouse, which means you can enjoy the best golf practice facilities in Durham and Sunderland within a minute of parking your car and taking your clubs out of the boot.

Short Game Zone - built at the entrance to the Cathedral course this all year-round short game practice zone with a 300sq metre synthetic green and hitting bays is perfect for improving your pitching and wedge game between 30 and 75 yards.

16 Bay Floodlit Driving Range
16 Bay Floodlit Driving Range

One of the best driving ranges in North East with long & short range target greens

Short Game Practice Area
Short Game Practice Area

3 bunkers, a chipping green, plus a USGA specification putting green – identical to our course greens

Mirrors for improved Posture & Technique
Mirrors for improved Posture & Technique

Improve your swing with driving range posture mirrors there to help you view your position.

Indoor Video Technology Swing Studio
Indoor Video Technology Swing Studio

Improving your golfing with our Indoor Swing Studio with GASP System Video Analysis


Ramside Golf Club has three golf teaching professionals and provides golf coaching to players of all abilities, from complete beginners through to elite level.

Phil is our PGA Professional and has 14 years of experience coaching at various golf clubs around the world. He offers private one on one coaching, bespoke corporate clinics, a thriving Junior Academy and many more services.

To contact Phil directly, purchase a lesson voucher, book your first session or have a more in depth look into the services he offers, please visit


Robert has more than 30 years’ experience coaching golf at every level of the sport.
A proud Yorkshireman, Robert served as a PGA Professional at clubs in Barnsley, Huddersfield, Darlington and Austria before becoming Ramside Golf Club’s inaugural Head PGA Golf Professional in 1996.
Robert’s skills as a coach have seen him work with elite amateurs, including the Durham County Golf Union Men’s Squad, and as an area leader for the Golf Foundation.
Robert likes to work with golfers of all abilities, including beginners, juniors and lady golfers, to help anyone who wants to improve their scores and playing ability.
Robert is available for tuition, playing lessons and swing analysis using cutting edge video and bio-mechanical analysis software.
To help golfers truly understand their swings and physical abilities, Robert coaches using globally recognised and industry-leading swing analysis technologies.
Using these technologies, Robert is able to pinpoint your exact swing faults and demonstrate the proper fixes using video playback, 3D imagery and real-time, 100% rock-solid performance data. He then shares your personal improvement plan with you by email, using a range of audio-visual feedback, including free online apps, data charts, video clips and a learning journal. Not only will you know how to swing and move better, you’ll have personalised resources you can rely on, time and again, to refer back to and stop you slipping into old habits. Tools and Technology for Lifelong Learning


To book a golf lesson or enquire about golf coaching at Ramside, call 0191 386 9514 or email

Golf Tuition

1 hour intro £25.00
1 hour member £36.00
1 hour NON member £42.00
Half hour £25.00
1 Hour Buddy Session +£5.00pp
4 x 1 hour lessons £140.00
6 x Half hour lessons £140.00

Junior Lessons
Individual lesson £10.00
Group Session £7.00pp
Rookies Sunday £3.00



Safeguarding Policies

We are pleased to announce that Ramside Golf Club has adopted the England Golf Safeguarding Children and Young Persons policy, along with England Golf Safeguarding Adults policy.  
Our Club Welfare Officer is Kay Graham, who works on our reception and can be contacted on or telephone 07808137106.

Spa Use

Guest's staying with us have access to our brand new Spa facilities, which includes use of our 25m Swimming Pool and state of the art gym, Check-in - Check-out.

Upgrade your stay to include full use of the Spa facilities, including the thermal experience rooms and hydrotherapy pool, purchase a Spa Pass for £30 per person or £50 per couple Per Day.

Children's Pool Times
7am - 9am / 4pm - 6pm Monday - Saturday
7am - 10:30am Sunday

For guests to use the Spa Check-in Friday or Saturday a Spa Pass will be required.

Course Etiquette

Golf Course Dress Code:
Dress must be in keeping with golf course tradition
Men – Slacks, tailored shorts, shirts with sleeves and collars. No denim blue jeans. No board or athletic shorts. No sweatpants.
Women – Sport shirts, tailored shorts, skirts, slacks, skorts. Shirts must have a collar. No denim blue jeans. No sweatpants.
Soft spike golf shoes must be worn

Clubhouse Lounge Dress Code:
Smart, clean and tidy clothes with appropriate footwear
No muddied or wet clothing
No football shirts
No golf shoes or spikes
No caps or hats to be worn inside the Clubhouse lounge

Corporate Golf Services

  • Tournament Reception Desk
  • Large professional Tournament Leaderboard
  • Professional starter with microphone
  • Photography and Videography services
  • Halfway House catering and mobile refreshments buggy
  • Fleet of electric golf buggies
  • On course rangers
  • Club, trolley and shoe hire
  • Ability to organise putting competitions, private golf tuition, long drive contests and use of all practice facilities (16-bay driving range, short game and putting areas)
  • Full catering service – from bacon rolls to gala dinners
  • Fully stocked clubhouse bar
  • Private rooms available
  • Scorecard collection and results administration
  • Assistance with prize presentation organisation
  • Safe secure holding area for prizes and trophies
  • Option of private hire for entire clubhouse as an evening party venue
  • Our Pro Shop has an excellent selection of prizes or mementos which can be personalised to suit your golf day

Additional fees apply for our golf services.

Driving Range Opening Hours & Rates

Non-members are welcome to use the driving range but the chipping, putting and short game facilities are only available to Ramside Golf Club members and golf course visitors.

Driving range balls start from £4 for 25 balls.

Driving Range Opening Hours:

8am until 8pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday

10am until 8pm Wednesday

8am until 6pm Saturday and Sunday


*Please note the Driving Range will be closed until 5pm from Tuesday 5th July until Friday 8th July*

Wedding Showcases

Wedding Showcase

Monday 23rd May 2022 | 6pm - 8pm | Free entry | No need to book




Asian Weddings

Ramside Hall is fast becoming one of the best known venues in the North East for its expertise in Asian Weddings and Events. Our team is familiar with the requirements of such events and we would be delighted to discuss your function.

The Bishops Suite is completely self contained. Our facilities are ideal for your special day, our experienced team will be delighted to help in ensuring Ramside Hall Hotel is the right venue for you.

  • Bishops Suite capacity 450 guests, depending on layout.
  • £5,500 plus VAT room hire
  • £2.00 per person for crockery, cutlery, glassware, Ivory or White Table Linen
  • Cake Stand and Cutting Knife
  • Function manager & waiting staff are an additional cost
  • Corkage, prices quoted depending on client requirements

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Rib Room Festive Menu

The Rib Room Festive Menu starts at just £19.95 for 2 courses.

During December the Rib Room is open for lunch as well as dinner every day of the week.

Hotel Chauffeurs

Our experienced hotel chauffeurs are available for Hotel resident for trips to local theatres, tourist attractions, shopping experiences, airports and railway stations. For the adventurous we can arrange trips to Weardale, the wonderful Northumberland Coast and beyond. With ample space for luggage and refreshments on-the-go available, our fleet includes a luxury Mercedes Vito 7-seater, Land Rover Discovery & a Bentley Mulsanne.

Prices on request.

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You can now book your tees online. 

Treehouse Open for Booking from 12th April

Given the road map set out by Government we expect the Luxury Treehouses to be open from the 12th April.


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