Discover the Hidden Heights of Alston Golf

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This article is part of our Discover Alston series. You can find more articles here

When you think of golfing weekends, names like St Andrews, Turnberry, and The Belfry come to mind. However, Alston might not be on your radar yet. Nestled in England’s highest market town, Alston Golf Club offers one of the most stunning backdrops for a round of golf in the UK.

Alston Golf in the Heart of Cumbria

Located just two miles from Salvin House and the center of Alston, Alston Moor Golf Club is an ideal spot for a weekend of golf or even a golfing holiday. With a history spanning nearly 120 years, this club sits 1,476 feet above sea level. Its 18 holes, 10 greens, and 18 tee positions are spread across 132 acres of parkland. The course boasts a breathtaking view of the South Tyne Valley and surrounding moorland, all within the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).

A panoramic view of Alston Moor Golf Club's lush green course set against the backdrop of the South Tyne Valley and surrounding moorland.

Experience the breathtaking scenery at Alston Moor Golf Club, with stunning views of the South Tyne Valley

Welcoming and Well-Maintained

Alston Moor Golf Club is known for its friendly atmosphere and great value for money. Non-members are warmly welcomed, and the club proudly holds a four-star rating on and a 4.7 rating on Google Reviews. The course is immaculately maintained by dedicated ground staff and volunteers who continuously work to improve this unique golfing venue. Just below the windswept expanse of Alston Moor, the course provides a unique and memorable golfing experience.

Alston Golf: Golfers enjoying a sunny day on the well-maintained greens at Alston Moor Golf Club.

Alston Golf: Enjoy a round of golf on the impeccably maintained greens of Alston Moor Golf Club

Stay and Play

For those planning to visit, Salvin House Alston offers convenient and comfortable accommodation. Located less than five minutes from the golf club, Salvin House is perfect for golfers, with three large double bedrooms and ample space to store your golf clubs. The location is also close to local pubs and other amenities, ensuring a pleasant stay.

Offering a friendly welcome to non-members and great value for money, the club has a four-star rating on 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.

The welcoming clubhouse at Alston Moor Golf Club, surrounded by beautiful parkland.

Relax and unwind at the welcoming clubhouse of Alston Moor Golf Club, set in picturesque parkland.

Explore Nearby Golf Courses

If variety is what you seek on your golfing weekend, you’re in luck. Several other golf clubs, including Haltwhistle, Allendale, Brampton, Penrith, and Hexham, are all within a 30-minute drive from Salvin House Alston. This makes Alston Moor Golf Club a perfect base for exploring different courses and enjoying a diverse golfing experience.

In conclusion, if you’re looking for a unique golfing adventure in the UK, Alston Moor Golf Club should be at the top of your list. Its stunning scenery, welcoming atmosphere, and well-maintained course make it a hidden gem waiting to be discovered.

For more information, visit Alston Moor Golf Club.

All images are courtesy of Alston Moor Golf Club.

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