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golf-contentThe Blue Bell Hotel, with its traditional features and modern facilities, provides the perfect base from which to explore the various golf courses in Northumberland

Northumberland is home to some of the best golf in the country, with courses to challenge the professional or encourage the beginner. Wooded parkland, sweeping headland, and some excellent links course combine to provide a golfing experience second to none.

Some of the best courses in Northumberland are easily reached from the hotel, including our very own, Belford Golf Club. A 9 hole golf course in the village itself. We offer reduced rates to all our hotel guests.

The Berwick-upon-Tweed (Goswick) Golf Club is the outstanding Links Course in the County of Northumberland and the Borders. With its ever changing North Seas breezes, it is an excellent test of golf and a challenge for both low and high handicaps. Founded in 1890, the original nine holes were laid out by the famous Golf Architect James Braid and extended to 18 in 1864. In 1964, the first 9 holes were modified by Frank Pennick to give added yardage and remains much the same today.

Burgham Park is a championship parkland course located in the lovely Northumberland countryside, 20 minutes from Newcastle and just a few miles north of Morpeth, just off the A1. The course sits in beautiful rolling countryside providing a challenging round for all abilities. The maturing parklands with water hazards, is both beautiful and tranquil and includes some of the finest greens in the region. Former Ryder Cup captain Mark James was part of the design team that developed the course in 1994, which has been constantly improved over the years. Belford also has its own course which is located close to the A1 inland from Bamburgh. Its parklands course is spread over 100 acres providing a challenge for golfers of all standards. Belford Golf Club welcomes golfers of all standards and has a 10 bay driving range to practice. Alternatively, tuition is available from PGA Professional, David Ord.

Regardless of your handicap you will find some golf that inspires you and improves your game in Northumberland. The beauty of the place is that even for golf widows there is plenty to do and with so many attractions and activities you may even want to join them. Sometimes Northumberland is so breathtaking even golf takes a back seat!