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Bamburgh Castle Golf

The golf club’s superb coastal location makes it a hit with golfers looking to sample a true links style experience with fine views of the sea. Indeed, those in search of these things will not be disappointed by this course as it has some marvellous scenic views over Farne Island,  Holy Island, Bamburgh Castle and the Cheviot HillsThere is a vast selection of natural hazards here also, with heather and whin bushes bordering the fairways and providing an ominous threat to anything other than an accurate shot. It is worth noting that the greens are fast and true so beware when putting as it is easy to be caught out. It is also easy on the legs, measuring 5621 yards in total. – Read more

Seahouses Golf

Just south of Seahouses Village on the B1340, the Seahouses golf club offers a traditional, typical flat links course, with a standard scratch of 67 which is rarely bettered. A fine test for golfers of all standards, it is an exceptionally popular course and offers some excellent seaside views.Founded in 1913 as a 9-hole course, it was upgraded to eighteen holes in 1976, and has since hosted many Northumberland County competitions.It is also home to two of the most prestigious par threes in the north of England, which have challenging, baffled, frustrated and delighted golfers of all handicap scores over the years. – Read more

Belford Golf Club

With panoramic views of the surrounding countryside and some fabulous views towards  Holy Island, Belford golf course is a real treat to play, irrespective of ability, and will challenge and excite every level of golfer. Set on some gently undulating parkland, the fairways are lined by some mature trees, enhancing the challenge and difficulty of the course. A nine-hole course that can be played as eighteen holes thanks to the different tees available, the standard scratch score of 70 is rarely bettered as the course is 6304 yards long and home to all kinds of hidden obstacles that require sure and confident hitting in order to successfully negotiate them. – Read more

Dunstanburgh Castle Golf

Located on Embleton links since 1900, Dunstanburgh Castle golf club is a beautiful course set in an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and curving gently around the bay’s beautiful golden sands. The north end of the course lies adjacent to Newton Pool, a freshwater nature reserve, whilst the magnificent ruins of the castle stand upon imposing cliffs at the southernmost end, providing a majestic backdrop to the thirteenth green. Renovated in 1922 by marvellous golf course architect James Braid, the course offers eighteen challenging holes to test golfers of all levels of ability, with many of the holes set amongst undulating dunes in typical links style. – Read more

Alnwick Castle Golf

The venue for many Open competitions during the summer, one glance at the Alnwick Castle course is more than enough to confirm why it is such a popular choice for hosting tournaments. The layout is superb with the eighteen holes stretching over 6250 yards and not too clustered together so that each hole feels less like an extension of the others, and more like an individual challenge in its own right. The views are exceptional also, looking out across the sea towards the horizon. There are many natural hazards that play havoc with any stray shot, including the open grassland and gorse which home many lost balls. The club is proud of being one of Northumberland’s friendliest golf clubs. Now affiliated with PGA professional Peter Ritchie, who provides golf lesson to individuals and groups. Essential items are available from the club. – Read more

Magdalene Fields Golf Club (Berwick)

Located adjacent to the beautiful and historic old seaside town of Berwick-upon-Tweed, Magdalene Fields is a marvellous eighteen-hole course which was redeveloped to its present size and design in 1974. It opens with two fairly deceptive par fours which do not pose too many challenges, and which are considerably straightforward. However, do not be fooled by this seemingly easy opening as par five third sets the tone for an increasingly intense golfing experience, right up until the point that you have to play over a beach on the hole appropriately named “Good Luck”. The “Bell Tower”, the eleventh hole, is arguably the best par four on this pleasant little course. – read more

Wooler Golf Club

Occupying the high ground known as Dod Law in the village of Doddington, this nine-hole course has eighteen tees for those looking to play a full round of golf, and provides some of the most panoramic and picturesque views of the surrounding countryside to be had anywhere in the Northumberland district. Three par threes and three par fives help make up a total yardage of 6411 from tee to pin on the white tees and thus provides a stern challenge to all golfers, irrespective of ability or experience. The course benefits further from excellent irrigation, and is more or less suitable for all-weather, closing only in the most extreme conditions. Its cheap greens fees also represent one of the best value for money courses around. – Read more

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