Bamburgh Castle Golf Club
The Clubhouse, 40 The Wynding,
Bamburgh, Northumberland NE69 7DE
Tel : +44 (0) 1668 214 378

Bamburgh Castle Golf Club was formed in 1904 and its finest traditions have been carefully preserved. The course is layed out on links and moor land which rises gently from 60 to 230 feet above sea level to give spectacular views of Holy Island, the Farne Islands and Bamburgh Castle. Whilst comparatively short, the SSS of 67 is a significant challenge as evidenced by course record of 64 held by Club member, Mark Dawson.

The course is reputed to offer a unique and highly satisfying experience as is perhaps illustrated by the recent visit of Paul Eales and some of his fellow professionals who took time out to play Bamburgh before the 1999 Compaq European Grand Prix at Slayley Hall.

The Club Steward, Alan Bolam, and his wife Jean extend a warm welcome to visitors and golfers come from far and wide to sample the home-made soup, especially good on cold winter days.

Fifty miles north of Newcastle via the A1 and the B1341 or B1342 to Bamburgh. In the village, turn left into the Wynding opposite The Lord Crewe Arms.

Course Details

Course Name: Bamburgh Castle Holes: 18 Yardage: 5621 SSS: 67

For an appreciation and independent view of this course please see golfer reviews.

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Accomodation in the Area:
Mizen Head Hotel
Lucker Road
Bamburgh, Northumberland NE69 7BS
Tel: +4401668 214254 Fax:

Sunningdale Hotel
Lucker Road
Bamburgh, Northumberland
Tel: +4401668 214334 Fax:

The Lord Crewe Arms
Front Street
Bamburgh, Northumberland NE69 7BP
Tel: +4401668 214243 Fax:

Victoria Hotel
Front Street
Bamburgh, Northumberland NE69 7BP
Tel: +4401668 214431 Fax:

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  • Bamburgh Castle Golf Course

    Doug Hogarth wrote on: May 8, 2008

    Went round with a member whose advice limited the damage to the score card. Some seemingly innocuous holes that have a bite to them. A good course but testing. Superb views and a friendly welcome. Really recommended.


  • bambrugh castle golf course

    Paul Forbister wrote on: Jan 18, 2008

    a truly amazing course. we played a 3 ball last year,it"s the 2nd best course ive played,an eagle on the 16th was the best part of my round


  • Bamburgh

    Geoff COLMER wrote on: Jan 25, 2005

    Truly lovely setting, especially the drive from the village to the course. First ball struck off 1st tee headed towards northern Europe and not the green. Not a flat course and requires a bit of walking. Very good.


  • Europe Golf courses reviews Kris Marshall 05/02

    Kris Marshall wrote on: Apr 30, 2002

    Bamburgh Castle GC is quite simply a treasure. As a member, unfortunately due to location, I only manage about 3 rounds a year, which makes it even more special when stood on the 1st tee. It may be short, but the magic of Bamburgh is that in never plays the same from one day to the next, keeping members and guests equally alert. The highlights' are difficult to pin point as there are so many, but at a push the 8th, 15th and 17th probably get my vote (17th because it is a card maker muss less frequently than it is a card breaker). So get yourselves up the North Coast, play this gem, if you dont like it I will eat my ........


  • Europe Golf courses reviews Alistair Brett, h'cap 3 05/99

    Alistair Brett, h'cap 3 wrote on: Apr 30, 1999

    This is a very special place; one of the finest in the world. I've played it 3,151 times but only four times this year. A complete tragedy.
    On the 13th March 1999, the members of BCGC agreed to purchase the golf course. The best thing they've ever done and a decision for which all future members and visitors will be eternally grateful. Thank you Miss Cruddas and thank you to the R & A for making it all possible.
    Last week, a friend of many members of BCGC, Peter Dawson, was appointed as Sir Michael Bonallack's successor. We are proud of you Peter, wish you all the very best in your new job and sincerely hope that you have time to visit us at Bamburgh in future. You will always be very welcome.


  • Europe Golf courses reviews Tim Miskell 10/98

    Tim Miskell wrote on: Sep 30, 1998

    Against the backdrop of Bamburgh Castle, Lindisfarne and the Farne Islands, this course must have the finest views of any in the world. In addition the course is designed around and among a large granite outcrop. Some of the holes are simply wonderful; especially the short par three, requiring pinpoint accuracy to a postage stamp green; a wayward shot is penalised by an enormous bounce from the
    surrounding granite. This is a must visit for anyone, I shall be returning next year.
    I have played this course after making a 200 mile trip for the past three years. It is absolutely stunning, words cannot describe its scenic beauty. From a golfing perspective it is a super course, sharing the land with a significant granite outcrop. This feature was clearly at the forefront of the designers mind at construction, being shown to it full at a 120 yard par three where one aims to a postage stamp green which is surrounded by hard rock - fabulous! Well worth the trip and the money, I'll be back next year.


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