Rothbury

Rothbury Golf Course is a 18-hole course in Northumberland’s Coquet Valley and is within easy walking distance of the historic village of Rothbury. One of the most scenic courses in Northumberland, the course lies on the banks of the River Coquet and has incredible views

The course is not the longest but at the same time is by no means easy, with a lot to consider when standing on the tee boxes and approaching the greens.

The first nine holes cover a lot of elevation, hitting up and down hill, wayward tee shots are often punished by the tree lined fairways on a number of holes, it was a relatively calm day on Sunday but I can imagine the wind will play a major part when it picks up.

The course itself was in great condition, like most in the area, the hot sunny weather we have had for a while has dried out the fairways a little, but that can't be helped. The greens were in excellent condition though. The club have temporarily replaced the flags with white cup markers but I appreciate the club have made this decision with the health and safety of its members and visitors as the highest priority.

Our favourite holes, we’re the par 5 5th, again not overly long but a tricky hole to navigate with out of bounds left and right, two tall trees to split on your drive then a real risk reward shot over the trees/burn to the raised green. Longer players can probably reach it in two from the yellow's but it will punish you if you get it wrong. The next would probably be the Par 3 8th, a fairly straight forward par three but the green is nestled under a giant oak tree and the views behind are spectacular.

Due to the Covid19 restrictions we never got to see the clubhouse and the facilities, but we were able to buy a beer passing through to the 10th tee box which was great. The building certainly looks the part and the views from the large terrace are stunning, hopefully we will be back soon to spend some time there.


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