• Rob Lawson

Golf Breaks on a High in Alston

Updated: Mar 24

When you think of golfing weekends, names like St Andrews, Turnberry and The Belfry come to mind, whereas Alston probably doesn't. You could be missing out, however, as England's highest market town is also home to England's highest golf course, and Alston Moor Golf Club offers one of the most stunning backdrops to any round of golf in the UK.

Located just two miles from Salvin House and the centre of Alston, Alston Moor Golf Club is the perfect setting for a weekend of golf, or even a golfing holiday. With a history going back almost 120 years, and at 1,476 feet above sea level, its 18 holes, 10 greens and 18 tee positions, laid out across 132 acres of parkland, are set against the stunning backdrop of the South Tyne Valley and surrounding moorland. Situated within the North Pennines AONB, it is the perfect setting for a golfing break in the heart of Cumbria.

Offering a friendly welcome to non-members and great value for money, the club has a four-star rating on Golfshake.com and a 4.7 rating on Google Reviews. The course is immaculately maintained by ground staff and volunteers, who take great pride in nurturing and improving their unique golfing venue on a site that lies just below the windswept expanse of Alston Moor.

So, if you fancy a golfing experience that is unique in the United Kingdom, you could do a lot worse than checking out Alston Moor Golf Course. And, if you're looking for a place to stay, why not check out Salvin House Alston. We are less than five minutes from the golf club, conveniently located for local pubs and other amenities, with three large double bedroom and plenty of room to store your golf clubs.

Plus, if variety is your thing on your golfing weekend, there are golf clubs at Haltwhistle, Allandale, Brampton, Penrith and Hexham, all within around 30 minutes drive.

All images are courtesy of Alston Moor Golf Club.

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