Choice of Courses with Northumberland Golf Breaks

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Dunstanburgh Castle - Links Course.........Coastal & Morpeth Tours
Dunstanburgh Castle
If there is one reason for the golfer to come to Northumberland, this James Braid classic is it! Nestling in the crook of silver sanded Embleton bay, with the ruins of Dunstanburgh Castle as a constant spectator this course weaves its own magic. Rolling links, plateau greens and fair, but only just, fairways bring to the fore the reason golfers took up the game. The most welcoming clubhouse which is well-presented.

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Seahouses - Links/Parkland.......Coastal Tour
Seahouses
This small, but perfectly formed, course has 12 links holes and six parkland holes each with their own character – non-more than the fearsome world renowned 10th. a par three over the liquid fairway of the old quarry. Short enough to play all day, the course and its clubhouse are excellent.The "Birdie Restaurant" serves excellent Food too.

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Goswick - Links Course........Coastal & Berwick Tours
Goswick
A James Braid masterpiece and Open Qualifier of links golf construction. This course is everything a golf course should be, lovingly tended by green keepers who pamper every little hill and hollow to make this one of the finest links course you will ever play. Little pot bunkers penalise the greedy whilst the undulating greens reward the studious and the breeze demands attention. An excellently stocked pro shop and driving ground complete all golfers requirements, with the clubhouse providing quality to match the course.

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Bamburgh Castle - Clifftop Links Course......Coastal Tour
Bamburgh Castle
A course for the photographic golfer, for no other course offers such views over a 360-degree panorama – five castles may be seen from the 15th hole! With six par threes and nine hidden holes golfers test not only their golf but also nature, with gorse and whinstone still often the victors. The clubhouses, built in 1904 the same year as the courses was laid out, offers light snacks over which to contemplate unrivalled views.

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Eyemouth - Clifftop Coastal......Berwick Tour
Eyemouth
The joy of the game is never felt more keenly on any course when treated with the respect it deserves. This is the course that insists you use every club in the bag as you attack this seaside and dunes golfing fortress. Carved with care on a promontory overlooking the Scottish fishing village of Eyemouth this is a course to savour. The sixth holes is reckoned to be one of the hardest holes in all Scotland. The modern clubhouse with its first floor.

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Alnwick - Parkland Course......Coastal Tour
Alnwick Castle
Set high above the Ducal town of Alnwick (pronounced Aanick) with its Castle and Garden now a world-class destination is Swansfield Park the home of Alnwick Golf Club. Part mature parkland and part heath this course is sure to please, with the possible exception of the 14 th. a monster par 5 known as "The Lang Wang". Friendly unpretentious clubhouse with super soup!

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Burgham Park - Parkland Course.......Coastal, Berwick & T/C tours
Burgham Park
A Mark James academy course now fully reaping the rewards of its generous design and tree plantation is now providing an excellent test of Golf on greens that are unmatched. A generous practice area allows the swing to be fine tuned before or after your round. Well-stocked pro shop and first class modern clubhouse complete a first class venue.

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Brampton - Parkland Course......Town & Country Tour
Brampton
A 35-minute drive along the sylvan South Tyne Valley brings the golfer a real treat – Brampton Golf Course. Set in the undulating heath land of North Cumbria this James Braid classic offers challenging golf over 6407 yards with unspoilt panoramic views over to the Lake District and Southern Scotland. Often described as a "mini Gleneagles" this is another course to add to your favourites list.

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Duns - Heathland Course...... Berwick Tour
Duns
Set amongst the rolling heath land this is 18 holes of golfing pleasure A perfect balance in any golf tour that is playing both links and parkland courses. The small clubhouse drips the border kindness on its visitor, whilst smiling with pride at having provided such a test. dining room provides views that will leave you speechless. staff give visitors the feeling that they have been members for years.

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The Hirsel - Parkland Course......Berwick Tour
The Hirsel
The first and last course in Scotland, being less than a good one iron from the border over the Tweed at Coldstream. This golf course is the complete jewel in the borders crown. Majestic trees and gentle brooks in a slender valley shoulders to perfect greens. The par three 5th requires particular attention as the burn stands guard to punish the timid. The modern clubhouse dispenses fine snacks and well kept ale, with the pro shop worth a look for the sweater that says you've played in Scotland!

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Longhirst Hall - Parkland Course......Morpeth & T/C Tours
Longhirst Hall
A 36 hole 'Golf Fest' awaits with two 18 hole courses to choose from in one location (or stay and play them both!). The 'Championship Course' has been sculptured around countless lakes and ponds so make sure the birdie you get is not a swan! The 'Leisure' course whilst not so demanding still requires concentration and nerve. Someone said playing here is like playing in Florida (if only florida had weather as good as ours.)

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Foxton - Coastal Parkland Course.....Coastal Tour
Alnmouth (Foxton)
An interesting curiosity – a seaside parkland golf course. Hosting many county events this course is manicured by the most attentive green staff who always present the course in immaculate condition. The old Foxton Hall serves as a most dignified clubhouse where relaxation after a round is a reminder of how things used to be. Small pro shop and quality changing rooms for visitors.

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Roxburghe - Parkland Course......Berwick Tour
The Roxburghe
Set in the lands of the Duke of Roxburghe, just west of Kelso is the "named" course of the borders. Its green fee is fully justified, as the entire course is in a class of its own. Wide but tree studded fairways, cunning bunkers and greens to write a poem about give this course a five star rating in any golfers hand book, master this course and you truly are a golfer. The clubhouse mirrors the course's status and equals the dignity of the course it serves.

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Linden Hall - Parkland......Coastal & Morpeth Tours
Linden Hall
A must to be played, either first or last of your tour. Set in the grounds of Linden Hall, a five star Hotel, this course was voted in the top ten new courses and is regarded as "The Augusta" of the North. A true parkland feeling from the first to last tee, mature trees, pond guarded par threes with lots of room to move between tee and green makes golfing a pleasure. Well-stocked pro shop and well attended bar in "The Linden Pub".

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Hexham - Parkland Course.....Morpeth Tour
Hexham
Founded in 1892 and laid out by the legendry Harry Vardon, the Georgian grade one listed club house beams with pride over this challenging parkland course which frequently hosts both County and regional events – such is its character. Set on the south bank of the river Tyne the rolling fairways and venerable old trees make this course a memorable golfing experience.

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Magdalene Fields - Clifftop/Links.....Berwick Tour
Magdalene Fields
Set just without the Elizabethan Wall is the 18-hole gem of a course – totally unexpected, a quality course within a quality town. This seaside test has long and undulating fairways with sea sprayed greens that shimmer their invitation to read them. The southerly views to Lindisfarne and Bamburgh are worth the price of the green fee alone, this is the perfect way to start your tour. A friendly clubhouse and amiable.

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Rothbury - Parkland / Moorland......Morpeth Tour
Rothbury
A picturesque course that nestles in the heart of Northumberland's Coquet Valley. It adjoins Northumberland National Park and benefits from spectacular views of the Coquet Valley, Cheviot Hills and the nearby Simonside Hills, whilst the River Coquet meanders around two sides of the course. The 6102 yard par 71 course is a challenge for all handicap levels. There is a warm, friendly welcome in the new clubhouse where you can enjoy refreshment on the balcony accompanied by wonderful views along the valley.

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Morpeth - Parkland......Morpeth Tour
Morpeth
A sensuous parkland course set on the town's outskirts which challenges but does not frustrate. Well guarded greens may test your sand wedge and provide entertainment for your playing partner. The 6200 yards make the par 71 seem a little fierce, so you must hold your nerve till the last put drops. An excellent pro shop and fine old club house add distinction to this splendid golfing test.

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Matfen Hall - Parkland Courses......Town & country tour
Matfen Hall
A most impressive golfing location set in the heart of rural Northumberland, this course snuggles round the former seat of the Blackett family of Matfen Hall. The now luxury Hotel and spa are perfectly complemented by this 6600-yard precious parkland examination of accuracy and temperament.

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Slaley Hall - Parkland Courses......Town & Country tour
Slaley Hall
Slaley Hall will need no further introduction to the golfer, having hosted PGA European events the Hunting course designed by Dave Thomas with its daunting "sleeping giant" the 452 yard 9th hole played over water and through an avenue of huge pine trees remains a must play course. The addition of the Neil Coles designed "Priestman" course on the western side of the estate offers both stimulating golf and panoramic views over the Tynedale valley. As you may expect the service offered at this venue is impeccable at this five star complex.

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Bellingham - Parkland Course......Town & Country Tour
Bellingham
Set in the park and heath land a heady blend of holes await, four par fours start the round but with teasing par threes and a great finishing 18th mean you may play every club in your bag. A six bay-floodlit driving range is available to tweak your swing before the round or mend bad habits after.

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Stocksfield - Parkland Course......Town & Country Tour
Bellingham
As well as being one of the most picturesque courses in the tyne valley, Stocksfield golf club is a friendly, welcoming club which boasts a challenging parkland course in superb condition. This is a course of 2 halves with the first half winding up the side of the valley through fairways lined with a host of native British deciduous trees. As you come to the back nine, the course opens out with more generous fairways

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