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Bamburgh Castle Golf Club

The Wynding,

Bamburgh, Northumberland NE69 7DE

  • Office

    +44 (0)1668 214 378
  • Pro shop

    +44 (0)1668 214 321
  • Golf pro

    None

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Clifftop course. Undulating terrain - several slopes to climb.

  • Surroundings:

    Coastal cliffs and rural countryside.

  • Designer:

    George Rochester

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Yards
5645
5273
5100
Par
68
68
70
SSS or slope
67
66
70

Location

Latitude:

55.616274

Longitude:

-1.727487

How to get there:

50 miles N of Newcastle upon Tyne.

From the A1 (approx 45 miles north of Newcastle-upon-Tyne), at Adderstone, take the B1341 direction Bamburgh. After 5 miles, at T-junction in Bamburgh, cross-over staggered junction into The Wynding (do not go down to the Castle entrance). After approx o.3 miles bear left, and follow road for a further o.5 miles to golf.

Bamburgh Castle Golf Club

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.

Est. 1904

Bamburgh Castle Golf Club: Scotland and Ireland are world renowned for seaside, links-style golf courses. Perhaps England could prosper by publicising its stunning array of clifftop courses, of which Bamburgh Castle must surely be one of the most scenic. It may only be a par-68, measuring 5645 yards from the back-tees, but this classic and at times wildly windswept course is always rewarding, challenging and exciting to play. The view from the first tee is breathtaking. This good-length par-3 commands views onto a fabulous sandy beach below, as well as out onto the North Sea and the offshore Farne Islands, with Holy Island to the north. After another par-3 at the 2nd, two par-5's follow, and the start of a long and gradual climb to the highest part of this open, moorland style layout.

From this highest elevation the view of spectacular Bamburgh Castle to the south and Budle Bay to the north completes the scene. Here at the "summit" you'll also find the greens of the short par-4 7th and the blind uphill par-3 14th (your tee shot at this wonderful hole is hit towards a simple marker post - the green set well above you in a basin that will gather the well hit shot). Plenty of gorse, heather and rocky outcrops make up for the absence of trees on this continually undulating and at times rugged layout, where firm and flattish greens are generally guarded by small coffin-shaped bunkers. Although well short of championship length, Bamburgh Castle understandably has a huge number of admirers. Photo opportunities abound; the view onto the Castle from the 16th green, is one of the most popular.

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Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends; more restricted on Saturdays.

Must book in advance. Handicap required.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes: weekdays £46; weekends £50.

Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].

Other information

Players generally walk this course. Golf carts available for hire (if pre-booked).

Practice facilities

Limited

Did you know?

Bamburgh Castle is one of the finest castles in England. Perched on a basalt outcrop and surrounded by sand dunes on the very edge of the North Sea, it commands stunning views of the Farne Islands, Holy Island and across to the Cheviot hills. A fortification has existed on this site from c.420 A.D. The core of the current castle was built by the Normans, shortly after their 1066 A.D. invasion of Britian. The castle was eventualy bought by the Victorian industrialist, William Armstrong, and is still the home of the Armstrong family. Another of Bamburgh village's famous residents is Grace Darling. With her father she rowed out to the Longstone lighthouse and was instrumental in saving many lives from the wreck of the “Forfarshire.” Born in 1815 just up the street from the museum that commemorates her life, she lies just over the road in the churchyard. A memorial to her stands a few yards from the Darling family grave.

Where2Stay

  • Victoria Hotel2-star

    Front Street, Bamburgh, Northumberland NE69 7BP

    +44 (0)01668 214 431

    Visit website

    The Victoria Hotel overlooks the village green in the heart of historic Bamburgh. The village is dominated by a magnificent Castle which has featured in many historical films. Both Holy Island and The Farne Islands are visible from its ramparts.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      Bamburgh Castle

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      Berwick-upon-Tweed (Goswick)

  • Waren House Hotel3-star

    Waren Mill, Belford, Northumberland NE70 7EE

    +44 (0)1668 214 581

    Visit website

    This attractive Georgian house, once owned by the third Lord Derwentwater, now offers today’s visitor a rare retreat for relaxation, along with a central point for venturing through the delights of North Northumberland and the Scottish Borders.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      Bamburgh Castle

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      Berwick-upon-Tweed (Goswick)

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