Riverside Golf Club Ravenstonedale
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. It has been said that it is worth the fee just to walk the course. The course takes the driving out of golf. Riverside is a unique 18 hole, 9 green, small course specialising in par-3 short holes with character 70-140 yard fairways. The course is ideal for first time golfers, young and old, male and female. It is perfect for practising short game and is considered by many local golfers to involve a high degree of difficulty. It offers an hour or two of pleasant golf to members and visitors alike. Set in a beautiful wooded location it is a delight to play. With undulating greens amid beautiful scenery in a peaceful setting surrounded by red squirrels and with local pub food just a pitching wedge away we challenge you to have more fun anywhere.
The Riverside Golf Club was opened in January 2000. It was the dream of Ravenstonedale local, Bernard Law, who single-handedly created the course and who now maintains it. For his efforts Bernard featured in 'The Link', the local parish magazine for Orton, Tebay and Ravenstonedale with Newbiggin-on-Lune. The course has generated a membership of loyal locals and a following of visitors who return regularly. Anyone who plays the course and enjoys exceptional luck can join the hole-in-one-club.
In addition to providing a valuable leisure amenity for members and visitors alike the course is available for special occasions. Events for which the course has been used include Stag Parties and Business Groups. The course hosts the annual Ravenstonedale Open which offers a great day out and is open to everyone.
Riverside is a compact course with 18 holes centred on 9 greens. It is a par-3 short hole course with 70-140 yard fairways.
Visitors are welcome at the Club. There is no Club House. We simply have an honesty box where visitors are asked to leave payment. Envelopes are provided to help provide proof of payment.
Competitions and Fun days are usually open to visitors. We also cater for anyone wishing to use the course for their own competitions, golf day, stag party, inter-company groups etc for afternoons, evenings or all day.
We have very few rules and those we have are common sense considerations aimed at protecting the course, the surrounding area and other players.