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There is a wealth of golf courses across the county, not least in the north where the mix of inland and coastal courses offers something for everyone.
Below is a list of courses to choose from, but just incase you're a golfer who decided to come on holiday without the clubs and shoes we've got that covered too.
Holiday Special - Golfing for the holiday maker with Stay Northumbria @ Seahouses Golf Club
Seahouses boasts two of the most prestigious par threes in the North of England, the 10th Logan's Loch and the 15th which featured in Today's Golfers at no 16 in its list of the 20 most difficult holes in the world.
Stay Northumbria has got together with the team at Seahouses Golf Club to cater just for you the holiday maker.
So, if you would like a round of golf but haven't brought the kit, don't worry. Just book in at the Seahouses Golf Club on the Holiday Special package - Two or Four players, smart trainers acceptable, hire of golf clubs, buggy and a full round of golf will cost just £60 for 2 players and those nice folks at the club will even throw in a cup of coffee for you on arrival. To book just call at the Club House or telephone 01665 720794 quoting Holiday Special. Places subject to availability, booking essential.
Seahouses also offers a "Welcome Back Ticket" which enables visitors returning to play at £4 less than the cost of their previous visit until the figure is reduced to £12 whereupon they can play as often as they wish at £12. (this offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer and is operable weekdays only 1st April to 30th September annually).
Bamburgh Castle Golf Club- Perched on basalt outcrops overlooking the ancient fortress from which it takes its name, Bamburgh Castle Golf Club is often referred to as the most picturesque in England with stunning views around the county. Whilst not long, it is a fine test of golf for all that play it.
Berwick Upon Tweed Golf Club (Goswick)- James Braid designed, Goswick is a classic links championship golf course. Recognised by the R&A as a qualifying course for the British Open.
How to Book - This is a midweek offer. Contact anyone of the clubs, provide them with your preferred days and tee times and they will then do all the work for you booking the tees. You will be required to pay a deposit of £28 per person on booking to the last club you play. Bamburgh 01668 214378; Goswick 01289 387256; Alnmouth 01665 830231
Other great courses:
Bamburgh Castle Golf Club - (01668) 214378 - Bamburgh has to be one of the most picturesque golf courses in the country and offers some challenging golf on its undulating coastal course.
Dunstanburgh Castle Golf Club - situated in the village of Embleton immediately adjacent to the sweeping Embleton Bay and with its course running right under the ruins of Dunstanburgh Castle again another spectacularly situated course.
Goswick Golf Course - (01289) 387 256 . Located at Beal, just south of Berwick, Goswick is a high quality classic links course.
Magdalene Fields - Berwick - 01289 306130 - 18 hole parkland course.
Alnmouth (Foxton) - 01665 830231 - overlooks the splendours of both Foxton and Alnmouth Bay on the Northumberland coastline in a designated area of outstanding natural beauty. The course is a fine test of golf , 6525 yards long, par 71 for the men, 5752yards, par 74 for the ladies and has hosted National and County events. Its subtle difficulties are offset by the wonderful variety of scenery, ranging from seashore to headland, with a breathtaking, panoramic view from the 15th green over many miles of the Northumberland coastline. The course is rich in wildlife and is always a joy to play. Buggies are available for hire to enhance your enjoyment.
Rothbury Golf Course - 01669 621271 - now 18 holes - The par for the course is 71 (Gents) and 72 (Ladies) and a total yardage of 6160.