The Roxburghe

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Heading up to Northumberland tomorrow for a couple of weeks.

Not primarily a golf trip but I am taking my clubs. Was browsing GolfNow for ideas and up popped
Roxburghe. Less than £40 for a mid afternoon tee time.

My question - is worth the 50 mile trip? Or do I stick with the Northumberland staples like Bamburgh,
Dunstanburgh and Foxton Hall? All of which I have played previously.

Thoughts and other recommendations appreciated.
 

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Played it last year on a Northumberland/East Lothian trip.
It's scenically very attractive and well laid out. But it is a long course which can feel a bit of a slog.
Personally I preferred Dunstanburgh, but didn't play the other two.
 

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The Roxburghe is quality. It's a long total walk, gaps between holes, but off the yellows it's a fair length. Beautifully designed, laid out and maintained, £40 is a bargain.

As per @CliveW I'm also a big fan of The Hirsel. Very different to Roxburghe but it will make you smile as you play. Both are great choices.

As for, are either worth the extra distance over the courses you have played before? Yes. Not because they are better, they are at least equal imo, but because you haven't played them and they are great places to play. Enjoy, post back what you think 👍
 

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The Roxburghe is a superb course & £40 is a steal. I played Foxton this week & it's in very good nick but likely more than the cost of the Roxburghe. We play the Seniors' Open at the Roxy & always stop for a meal at the Tankerville Arms at Coldstream on the way back. Nice pub & lovely reasonably priced food.
Don't you mean Wooler?

It's a decent pub, but the rooms are a bit grim, we stayed there last year the night before playing Wooler (we had been at Magdelene Fields in Berwick that day).

Foxton do decent rates (£35-£40) from mid-afternoon.
 

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In Amble.

Have played Seahouses a couple of times before. Like the cliff top holes. Not keen on the holes over the road.
I don't mind them as it mixes things up, but, yes, they do divide opinion.

If you are staying in Amble, Warkworth is very close. I've never played it, but it's supposed to be decent. We've booked the seniors open for a tenner :)
 

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Heading up to Northumberland tomorrow for a couple of weeks.

Not primarily a golf trip but I am taking my clubs. Was browsing GolfNow for ideas and up popped
Roxburghe. Less than £40 for a mid afternoon tee time.

My question - is worth the 50 mile trip? Or do I stick with the Northumberland staples like Bamburgh,
Dunstanburgh and Foxton Hall? All of which I have played previously.

Thoughts and other recommendations appreciated.
I love the course so it’s worth a play but would I got out of the way in sacrifice of the other courses you mention. Maybe not. £40 is a good price but I’d probably plan a trip on courses around roxburghe next time
 
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I’ve played the Rox a few times, £40 is a fantastic price, I’d definitely go to it rather than playing somewhere you have previously.
 
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