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Welcome to Dunstanburgh Castle Golf Club

"A James Braid Masterpiece"
 
James Braid (6 February 1870 – 27 November 1950) was a Scottish professional golfer . Braid was born in Earlsferry, Fife, Scotland and played golf from an early age, working as a clubmaker before turning professional in 1896. He won The Open Championship in 1901, 1905, 1906, 1908 and 1910. In addition, Braid won four British PGA Matchplay Championships (1903, 1905, 1907 and 1911), as well as the 1910 French Open title. His 1906 victory in The Open Championship was the last successful defence of the title by a European until Pádraig Harrington replicated the feat in 2008.
 

Welcome to what many consider is the friendliest golf course in Northumberland.

Dunstanburgh Castle nestles in Embleton Bay near Alnwick and boasts to being one of the finest courses in the area. There are holes to challenge golfers of all skill levels and ages. It is a traditional links course, created by the great golf course architect, James Braid. Set amongst beautiful scenery on the North-East coast of Northumberland's Heritage Coastline, you will enjoy a visit which will stay with you forever.

The course itself is an 18 hole, 6298 yard, par 70 test of your golfing skills. Founded in 1900 and updated in 1922. A true links course which lies in the shadow of Dunstanburgh Castle.

The flora and fauna within the adjoining sand dunes are managed by the National Trust and are without doubt the finest in Northumberland with many rare plant and animal species.

Our clubhouse offers you comfortable and spacious surroundings with a separate restaurant, lounge/bar, toilets and changing rooms with shower facilities for golfers.

Please note we have a fully licensed restaurant which is open to both golfers and to those wishing to take advantage of the beautiful beach of Embleton Bay. Sit in one of our window seats and sample some of the food and beverages on offer, where you can enjoy views of the course, leading down to the sea and south to the castle before trying your luck out on the fairways, or a leisurely stroll through the dunes.

 
 
He developed a very successful career in golf course design, and is sometimes regarded as the "inventor" of the dogleg, although holes of similar design had been known for centuries (for example, the Road Hole at the Old Course at St Andrews). Among his designs are the "King's Course" and the "Queen's Course" at Gleneagles, and the 1926 remodelling of The Open Championship venue, Carnoustie Golf Links, Not forgetting of course, Dunstanburgh Castle Links.