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Dunstanburgh Castle Golf Course

Embleton, Alnwick NE66 3XQ, England
+44 1665 576562
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Awful customer service

If you like your bar staff, rude, sullen and unhelpful then this isn't the place for you! The lady... read more

Reviewed 13 October 2017
Justine H
Bridgnorth, United Kingdom

Well - I wouldn’t know it as a golf course as I wouldn’t even know how to hold one of those... read more

Reviewed 26 September 2017
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Dunstanburgh Castle nestles in Embleton Bay in Northumberland (near Alnwick) and boasts to being one of the finest golf 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. In addition, there is a fully licensed bar and cafe/restaurant open to all.
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good37%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible5%
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“links golf” (11 reviews)
“club house” (15 reviews)
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Embleton, Alnwick NE66 3XQ, England
+44 1665 576562
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Reviewed 13 October 2017

If you like your bar staff, rude, sullen and unhelpful then this isn't the place for you! The lady (I use this term loosely) that surged us really should get another job that doesn't involve speaking to the general public. We were planning on eating...More

Thank Justine H
Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

Well - I wouldn’t know it as a golf course as I wouldn’t even know how to hold one of those racquets they use. What I can tell you is that the clubhouse is absolutely lovely and completely welcoming and nice, whether you’re there just...More

Thank vogel421
Reviewed 7 September 2017

I really enjoyed playing here. Dunstanburgh is very much an old style links course that basically plays its way along the coast for 9 holes then turns back on itself towards the clubhouse. A few holes are the exception to the rule but you get...More

Thank davidneil
Reviewed 4 September 2017

Eighteen varied holes requiring accurate drives to avoid punishing rough. Fairways give good lies and the greens are true with some subtle borrows. Beware jaywalking walkers! Welcoming clubhouse, which also attracts said walkers for its food and drink. A treat to play a genuine links...More

Thank daf105b
Reviewed 30 August 2017

Bearing in mind this golf course is so close to embleton beach and sand dunes the full length of the outward 9 holes the actual course is magnificently maintained both the fairways and greens. Just don't know how the ground men do it. Playing along...More

Thank Peter B
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

Whilst I accept that links golf can be punishing it should not be so penal that a ball is lost every time that it fails to find the fairway. Golf package of bacon roll coffee soup sandwich and chips was excellent but round spoilt by...More

1  Thank whyayepet
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Dunstanburgh Castle GC, is a typical links course set amongst the sand dunes of Embleton Bay in the shadows of the castles, it must be among the best courses in Northumberland, a most enjoyable challenge, but be prepared if the wind blows you could be...More

Thank Peter M
Reviewed 26 July 2017

Whilst we are not golfers, we have been popping into the golf club since 2008 for lunch during our annual two week holiday. Their toasties are great value for money & are something we look forward to following our walk over from Craster. Staff are...More

Thank Julooks
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

My wife and i played 18 holes and hired 2 buggies as we had the kids. To say the course is outstanding is an understatement. It is amazingly in fantastic condition. The views from all sides are superb. The greens are the best greens i...More

1  Thank Jeffk12345
Reviewed 28 June 2017

12 months ago I wrote for the first time about this hidden gem, having just played twice in extremely windy conditions one day and Calm the next my views have not changed, this is a must visit course if you appreciate links golf, if you...More

2  Thank NeilTitch
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