Midway between Edinburgh and Newcastle, nestled amidst windswept dunes on a vast expanse of stunning Northumberland coastline, Goswick is a James Braid masterpiece where golf is played as it was meant — on true links land in all its glory.

This 134-year-old treasure is a little remote. However, that’s one of the many attributes that makes it so special. Golfers who seek it out will be rewarded with an escape from reality to one of the 50 best courses in England (National Club Golfer) and one of the top 100 links in Great Britain & Ireland (Golf World). It’s also one of the world’s few pure fescue links with fairways that deliver a lively bounce and greens that roll fast and true year-round.

No matter the level of play, it delivers a challenge and inspiration for all golfers.

The R&A has designated Goswick as a Regional Qualifying venue for the Open Championship through to 2024, and it recently hosted the England Golf County Senior Finals. Yet with a wide selection of tees appropriate for all levels, every golfer will walk off the 18th green with a round to remember. Then, post-golf, they can savour their best shots as they indulge in a bite and a pint in the lounge of the welcoming clubhouse.

A hidden gem? No more.



Visiting parties are advised to book in advance.






Goswick offers a choice of six tees to fit a wide array of skill levels, including a championship course of 6790 yards. Over its long and storied history, a series of visionary course designers — including Tom Dunn, Willie Park Jr., James Braid, Frank Pennink and now, Tom Mackenzie —  have transformed the rugged sand dunes into a refined links masterpiece.

  • Established 1890
  • Category – Links
  • Holes 18
  • Gents (white) par 72, 6631 yards, SSS 73
  • Ladies par 72, 5556 yards, SSS 73


  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Restaurant
  • Casual catering
  • Bar facilities
  • Putting green
  • Full practice area with grass tees
  • Pro shop & tuition available
  • Club, trolley and buggy hire
  • Caddies available book in advance
  • Changing/shower facilities
  • Free parking
  • Use of members clubhouse


A warm and friendly greeting awaits in the cozy clubhouse lounge. Arrive early and before playing enjoy a hot roll or a full English breakfast or treat yourself to a light lunch. Linger late and reflect on the round over a pint and one of the many tasty meals and home bakes. Everyone is welcome!