Things to Do in Northumberland

Golfing in Northumberland

Golfing in Northumberland

Northumberland has the highest number of links courses in the UK, with the most beautiful scenery to be enjoyed during a round of golf.   For a holiday golfing in Northumberland, we have some of the finest holiday cottages to be found.

Alnmouth Golf Club, Foxton Hall

Tel: 01665 830231, Foxton Hall, Alnmouth
18 Holes, 6007 yards, Par 9
Headland course with fine coastal views. Licenced bar and catering facilities – great restaurant. Dormy House accommodation available. Teaching Professional.
Golf Shop open 8:00am – 5:00pm (summer only)
Restrictions: Fridays, Weekends & Bank Holidays reserved for Members and guests.  Can normally accommodate visitors on Sundays but a call to check is advised.

Alnmouth Village Golf Course

Tel: 01665 830370, Marine Road, Alnmouth
9 Holes, 3200 yards, Par 71
Undulating coastal links course with one hill providing fine views.   Alnmouth Golf Course is the oldest 9 hole golf course in England and the 4th oldest golf course in England.
Licenced bar and catering facilities. Daily except Tuesday’s. No professional.
Restrictions: Course not available to visitors before 11:30am on competition days. Please phone for availability.

Alnwick Golf Club

Tel: 01665 602632, Swansfield Park Road, Alnwick
18 Holes, 6284 yards, Par 70
Mature parkland course in Alnwick town. Licenced bar and catering facilities. No professional.
Restrictions: Course is available to visitors at most times. Please phone for availability.

Bamburgh Castle Golf Club

Tel: 01668 214378, Bamburgh
18 Holes, 5645 yards, Par 68
Seaside Course with fine Castle Views. Licenced Club House, bar meals available daily, full dining room by prior arrangement. Visitors welcome (restricted at weekends).  Phone for availability.

Belford Golf Club, Belford

Tel: 01668 213232
9 Holes, 18 Tee boxes, 6304 yards, Par 72
Free licenced Restaurant and Bar, non-members welcome.  Driving Range.  Indoor children’s play area.  Sunday lunch carvery 12 noon till 2pm.

Berwick (Goswick) Golf Club

Tel: 01289 387380
18 Holes, 6841 yards, Par 72
Classic coastal links course. 6 miles south of Berwick.  Club house with bar and restaurant.  Professional and pro-hop.  Driving range.

Burgham Golf Club

Tel: 01289 387380
18 Holes, 6403 yards
Chmapionship parkland course located in the beautiful Northumbrian countryside, 20 minutes from Newcastle and just a fw miles north of Morpeth, just off the A1.  Club house with bar and restaurant.  Visitors welcome.  We have 5 beautiful luxury cottages situated within the grounds of Burgham Golf Course, all sleep up to 6 guests in 3 bedrooms, each with their own bathroom; Clover Cottage, Golden Poppy Cottage, Heather Cottage, Cornflower Cottage and Sunflower Cottage.  Can be booked separately or in multiples for larger groups.

Dunstanburgh Golf Course

Tel: 01665 576562, Embleton
18 Holes, 6039 yards, Par 70
Seaside links course designed by James Braid, located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). Licenced bar and catering facilities open to non-golfers. No professional. Visitors welcome.

Linden Hall Golf Club & Spa

Tel: 01670 50011, Morpeth
18 holes, 6117 yards Par 72
This Championship (and general) course is set in outstandingly beautiful country house grounds. Not just a good golfing challenge, but you’ll find beautiful views of the North Sea or surrounding woodlands at almost every hole.

Percywood Golf & Country Retreat

Tel: 01670 787101, Swarland
18 Holes, 6335 yards, Par 72
Parkland course with coastal views. Licenced bar and restaurant. Teaching professional. Driving range. Shop. Visitors welcome. Golf breaks available in log cabins. Email:

Rothbury Golf Club

Tel: 01669 621271 / 07800 928157, Whitton Road, Rothbury
18 Holes, 6160 yards, Par 71
Parkland course bounded on one side by the River Coquet. Fully licenced bar and catering facilities. Driving range. Visitors welcome. Please telephone for further information or visit the website.

Seahouses Golf Course

Tel: 01665 720794, Seahouses
18 Holes, 5516 yards, Par 67
Mature flat links seaside course on the Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Licenced clubhouse. Visitors welcome. Please telephone for further information or visit the website.

Slaley Hall

The challenge is laid down: two championship standard courses to test the best golfing brain – The Hunting’s tricky approach, The Priestman’s water hazards.  To the victor, the exquisite spoils of the 19th hole.

This is golf at its best.  As well as stunning courses for all playing levels, Slaley Hall has all the facilities you could ever need for the best game possible.  The facilities include a fantastic Golf Academy, which has the expertise and the facilities to deal with all of your golfing needs.

Matfen Hall Golf Course

A superb 27 hole golf course set out on a classic parkland landscape with challenging water features and unique obstacles.  An enjoyable challenge for golfers of all ages and abilities, Matfen Hall Golf Club is a regular venue for professional and county amateur events and is rated as one of the finest in Northumberland.  With facilities that are second to none including a purpose built clubhouse, ‘Keepers Lodge’, a well stocked Pro shop, driving range and short game practice areas, you’re sure to enjoy a great round at Matfen Hall.  In a wonderful location, Matfen is close to Hadrians Wall and only thirteen miles from Newcastle International airport and eighteen miles from Newcastle upon Tyne’s City Centre.

  • Sympathetically laid out on a classic parkland landscape.
  • 27 holes, 6700 yard course incorporates challenging water features and unique obstacles.
  • High quality nine hole par three course is ideal for the less experienced player.
  • Purpose built clubhouse, “Keepers Lodge” makes an excellent and welcoming ’19th Hole’.
  • Variety of day and residential packages available.
  • A beautiful location and facilities second to none.

The picturesque and fast flowing River Pont comes into play at several holes including the 14th, one of many strong par fours. The dog-legged 16th is the pick of the par fives, but Matfen’s signature hole is surely the long par three 17th with its narrow green sited teasingly just over the river.

Warkworth Golf Club

Tel: 01665 711596, Warkworth
9 Holes, 5830 yards, Par 70
Fairly flat seaside links course. Licenced bar open at 7:30pm unless by arrangement. No professional. Course laid by old Tom Morris. Visitors welcome. Please phone for further details.

Wooler Golf Course

Tel: 01668 282135 / 07801 560132, Wooler
18 Holes, 9 Greens, 6358 yards, Par 72
Wooler Golf Club is situated just off the B6525 Wooler to Berwick road at the village of Doddington, some 3 miles north of Wooler. This 9 hole 18 tee, par 72 course occupied the high ground known as Dod Law. It is a well-established moorland course with spectacular views, taking in Berwick to the North., the North Sea and Lindisfarne to the East and looking out to the Cheviot Hills over the Glendale Valley and beyond the Borders into Scotland. The views are breath-taking! Licenced clubhouse. Catering by arrangement. Visitors welcome. Please telephone for further information or visit website.

Cottages near golf clubs


Lyndhurst near Alnmouth

Sleeps: 8+2 3 Dogs
Seahouses Area

Longstone Cottage near Seahouses

Sleeps: 4 2 Dogs
Alnwick Area

Clover Cottage at Burgham

Sleeps: 6 No Dogs
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