Fancy a game of golf while staying at the Riverdale Hall Hotel, Bellingham, Northumberland.

Selective nights throughout the season – Dinner, Bed & Breakfast and play 18 holes at Bellingham Golf Club.

“It would be fair to say that if you are part of a golfing group or society, large or small, then Riverdale Hall Hotel is the ideal place to stay. You’re sure to notice the relaxed feel about the place as soon as you step through the door. You’ll also probably realise that the emphasis is very much on sport and leisure.”

Bellingham Golf Course

The 18 hole golf course at Bellingham, situated on our doorstep opposite the hotel, hosts country matches and is considered one of the finest golf courses in Northumberland. This challenging, scenic, moorland golf course may be booked directly from the Riverdale Hall Hotel and buggies are available.

  • Bellingham Golf Course 18 holes, 6077 yards, Par-70,
  • £20.00 mid week or £25.00 weekend,
  • Telephone: 01434 220530.
  • Website:

Other Northumberland Golf Courses

Alternatively, you can visit the Hexham and the Slaley Hall International golf courses which are within an easy drive from the Riverdale Hall Hotel.

Numerous other golf courses both sides of the border are within easy reach. The Riverdale Hall Hotel provides a superb base for sampling all these delights and many more, John and Iben Cocker (12 and 13 handicap) will be pleased to organise and recommend courses in the area.

For more information or to book your stay and golf round, contact or telephone 01434 220254.

We continue the tradition of extending a warm welcome to all golfers, from the individual enthusiast to large parties,   for the 32nd year running.

The hotel is ideally situated for courses not only in northumberland but also in the scottish borders and cumbria.we will be pleased to organise and recommend courses in the area.

Not everyone’s partner or family plays golf ,so if you are concerned about what else there is to do we would suggest the following;

We are the nearest hotel to kielder water, england’s largest manmade lake,with its numerous attractions- the forest,birds of prey centre, ferry, sailing, canoeing, nature walks and trails, bike riding etc. Newcastle and the metro centre ( englands largest shopping mall) alnwick castle & gardens and northumberlands dramatic coastline or a beautiful country drive over the moors. Hadrian’s wall. The pennine way passes the hotel and the next stage south is the wall. Housesteads, vindolanda etc are only a 15 minute drive.

There is no real need to leave Bellingham with our  pool and sauna, fishing river and national park walks from the hotel. There is also the heritage centre in the town.


Golf courses

 opposite the hotel is Bellingham- 1893.which has earned praise for its variation and undulating design. Overlooking the picturesque village of Bellingham it offers stunning vistas of the valley as well as challenging golf. Venue for county matches. very reasonably priced buggy hire.18 holes, 6077 yds, par 70.

Other courses all between 25 minutes to 1 ½  hrs drive on quiet country roads;

  • Hexham
  • Matfen hall
  • Linden hall
  • Morpeth
  • Arcot hall
  • Brampton
  • Carlisle
  • Foxton hall
  • Bamboro
  • Goswick
  • Dunstanboro
  • Tyneside
  • To name a few. The list goes on.