For those who have visited Northumberland, most would agree it’s a fairly remarkable county. Located in the border region between England and Scotland with an easterly coastline of sandy beaches and dramatic headlands, it’s the type of place that lives long in the memory. For those who haven’t been, it retains a mysterious quality. After all, this is the most sparsely populated region in England, and yet it has more castles than any other. It also has over 40 golf courses to choose from, taking in traditional links and lush parkland tracks. Indeed, with green fees set low, Northumberland is a real golfing find.
Cumbria offers two classic links courses in Silloth and Seascale, but in contrast a couple of superb parkland courses near Carlisle.
In Durham you will find Brancepeth Castle is a Harry Colt designed course that is a must play for fans of the legendary designer.