Competitive golf at Dunstanburgh

Dunstanburgh Castle is a proprietary course, therefore a separate club exists to allow members to have their handicaps kept at Dunstanburgh and enable them to play competitive golf. 

The club administers a year-round schedule of competitions at Dunstanburgh, as well as entering two league teams in the North Northumberland Golf League and knockout competitions.  The club also submits teams into the NNGL Open Days, and encourages all members to participate.  There is an active Seniors section, regularly playing competitive and friendly matches.

Club competitions are played on Sunday mornings, with tee times between 07:00 and 10:00, creating an extremely sociable atmosphere, with a large group coming together in the clubhouse afterwards.

In 2018, the Club began running mixed gender singles competitions, which have successfully had men and women playing in the same competitions, off their respective tees. 

The club is represented by an elected committee.



join the club

Dunstanburgh Castle Golf Club is a friendly, inclusive club, and welcomes new members.

To apply to become a member, please use the button below, or download an application form here and drop it into the clubhouse.

(Note: club members must also have separate membership to the course)



History of Dunstanburgh Castle Golf Club

Originally, two clubs existed at Dunstanburgh: a Men's Club and a Ladies' Club.

The Men's Club was formed in 1947 and registered with the County and the EGU.  Sir Arthur Sutherland was asked to be President and the club's first Captain was Mr Dixon Donkin.  The Ladies' Club was established in 1950 and membership of the LGU obtained.  The first committee formed in 1951, with Mrs Peggy Donkin elected first lady Captain.

Following the dissolution of the Ladies' Club in 2016, the Men's Club voted to change their constitution and accept women members equally.  There is now just the single club overseeing competitive golf at Dunstanburgh.