Golf Breaks In NorthumberlandNorthumberland is the ideal destination for a golf break or weekend Spa - with so many beautiful historical towns across the North East coastline such as Alnwick, Bamburgh, and Berwick-upon-Tweed plus the famous nightlife of Newcastle, there is plenty to keep you busy away from the fairways! We can help with golf society bookings and even Sunday Drivers!
Golf In Northumberland
Northumberland is a much underestimated golfing destination as it offers a mixture of parkland and links golf at the 41 clubs in the County. There are a series of fine links courses overlooking the North Sea as well as some very well known championship courses inland. Newcastle is very well known for its evening entertainment and there are numerous places of historical interest throughout the county to explore when the golf is over for the day.
The Golf Courses In Northumberland
Starting at the North of the County close to the town of Berwick on Tweed is the magnificent Goswick golf course. Founded in 1890 this is a true test of links-style golf and from the back tees, it can stretch to 6800 yards. It’ s equidistant between Newcastle and Edinburgh and provides stunning views of the coastal scenery. It’s a championship course and has been used as an Open qualifying venue and is remarkable value for money.
About 10 miles south is the Bamburgh Castle Golf Club which as well as offering a challenging test of golf has some of the best views of any UK course. It’s unusual in that you start off with 2 par threes which are then followed by two par fives.
There are 6 par threes in total and although its less than 6000 yards long it’s a real test of golf. Another links course again offering fantastic views is Seahouses and when you combine that with playing at Goswick and Bamburgh Castle you will be hard pressed to find courses of similar quality so close together anywhere else in the UK.
For those who prefer to play on more parkland type courses then the two courses at Slaley Hall are well worth a visit. Dave Thomas designed the Hunting course which opened in 1989 and this big course can stretch to over 7000 yards. The fairways wind through a pine forest and Thomas has managed to use the trees, skilfully placed bunkers and the streams that are present to offer a challenging test of golf.
The Priestman course is another Championship layout that was designed by Neil Coles. It has held numerous Professional tournaments and from the back tees its nearly 7000 yards. The Macdonald Linden Hall Golf & Country Club is another parkland style Championship course that should be visited. It’s a par 72 at just under 7000 yards from the very back tees and as well as trees and bunkers water presents a hazard on several of the holes. The course opened in 1997 and has four stunning par threes to contend with.
Where To Stay In Northumberland
For those wanting to play in the North of the County then Berwick on Tweed is an ideal place to stay. However, if you prefer to stay in a hotel with its own golf courses than Slaley Hall or Linden hall would be ideal. Slaley Hall is set in a thousand acres of countryside and has 142 rooms that have skilfully been located in an Edwardian Mansion. In addition to the two on-site golf courses, there is an excellent spa and gym to keep you in shape during your stay and a number of restaurant choices in the Hotel.
The Macdonald Linden Hall Golf & Country Club is about 30 minutes drive north of Newcastle and as well as having its own golf course it also has a spa and gym offering a full array of treatments to help you relax after a hard day on the course or build up your strength for tomorrows round. There are three restaurants on site offering high-quality food using the best of local produce.
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