For those new to the area and wondering what’s on offer for golfers here are 5 great courses worth playing and all within a 30 minute drive of Alnwick.
Alnmouth Golf Club, Foxton Hall
Established in 1869 Alnmouth Golf Club is the 4th oldest golf club in England and is steeped in history. The course is set within an area of outstanding natural beauty and shares its courses and views between the coast of both Foxton and Alnmouth Bay. The course offers fine quality parkland turf and greens and was recently chosen as one of the top 100 Hidden Gem courses in the UK by Golf Monthly Magazine. Visitors are assured a warm welcome to the wonderful golf course and are invited to use its first class practice facilities and Clubhouse.
Further details on how to book a round can be found at www.alnmouthgolfclub.com
Bamburgh Castle Golf Club
Bambugh Golf club has been described as a ‘must play’ course due to its stunning views in all directions while you play through the greens. With views over to Lindisfarne, Bamburgh Castle, the Cheviot Hills and the Farne Islands it’s easy to see why this must be one of the most scenic golf courses in the UK as well as offering one of the truest Links experience.
Further details on how to book a round can be found at www.bamburghcastlegolfclub.co.uk
Alnwick Castle Golf Club
Alnwick Castle Golf club offers an 18 hole course set within picturesque parkland in the heart of Northumberland. Remaining in good condition all year round the course is described as fair and enjoyable whilst demanding and is regarded as a true test of one’s golfing abilities. Visitors are welcome to enjoy the stunning views and scenery as they play through the 18 holes, ending at the club house for a well-earned Gin and Tonic or pint whilst mulling over the highs and lows of the game.
Further details on how to book a round can be found at www.alnwickcatlegolfclub.co.uk
Morpeth Golf Club
‘A Vardon Classic designed in 1906’ – Morpeth is one of Nothumberland’s premier golfing venues and was designed by 6 times open champion Harry Vardon. The course welcomes visitors of all abilities and boasts not just stunning tree lined fairways and well -conditioned greens set within beautiful parkland but also unrivalled facilities at its recently refurbished clubhouse following an extensive refurbishment in 2016. Ongoing investment has helped it become one of the best inland courses in Northumberland.
Further details on how to book a round can be found at www.morpethgolf.co.uk
Rothbury Golf Club
Nestled in the heart of Northumbria’s Coquet Valley and just a few minutes’ from the historic village of Rothbury you will find Rothbury Golf Course which offers spectacular views of the Coquet Valley, Simonside Hills and the distant Cheviot Hills. Rothbury Golf club offers a warm welcome to all visitors at this relaxed, friendly community club. Rothbury has no formal dress code in the bar or restaurant and golfers are welcome to just pay and play.
Further details on how to book a round can be found at www.rothburygolfclub.com