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“Great seaside course” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Dunstanburgh Castle Golf Course

Dunstanburgh Castle Golf Course
Ranked #2 of 3 things to do in Embleton
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Alconbury, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Great seaside course”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2013

Try Dunstanburgh for fantastic views and challenging golf. Topped off by great hospitality in the clubhouse.

Visited September 2013
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English first
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Underrated golf course”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2013 via mobile

This is a good test of golf. The lack of yardage doesn't matter as there is always some wind to challenge golfer s of all ability out plus you can get round in decent time. Give me this over some corporate layout where you're going to be out there 4+ hours every time. Clubhouse great too - always well looked after here.

Visited September 2013
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Solihull, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“A friendly little club for a true links golf experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2013

Played the course twice in a few days luckily on bright and fairly still days. Tricky but not impossible fairly short par 70 designed by James Braid early in 20th century. My wife and I are keen golfers but both high handicappers and we managed to have fun particularly as we are used to inland parkland courses with plenty of water which is lacking here. Wonderful views of beach sea and castle made it hard to concentrate on the golf!!!. Basic reasonably priced and well cooked food went down after the exertion of the golf. Make sure you take few spare balls

Visited September 2013
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Walden, Tenn
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375 reviews
129 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
“An impossible course in a stunning setting”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2013

This is links golf, like it or not. The wind howls off the water; the greens are like concrete; the rough means a lost ball and the scenery is spectacular. If this appeals to you, then run to this course in little Emblteon by the sea.

Visited August 2013
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“A challenging but fair links course”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2013

To me Dunstanburgh Castle golf course offers everything that a links course should offer, sea views, plenty of sand, nice tight fairways and fast and interesting greens .

Visited August 2013
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