Northumberland golf club welcomes Hollywood star Mark Wahlberg

James Dixon, whose uncle is club steward, with Mark Wahlberg at Bamburgh Castle Golf Club.

James Dixon, whose uncle is club steward, with Mark Wahlberg at Bamburgh Castle Golf Club.

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Hollywood A-lister Mark Wahlberg may have been in north Northumberland to film Transformers, but he still found time for 27 holes of golf.

The star of Ted, Three Kings and The Fighter played at Bamburgh Castle Golf Club on Sunday morning, which he enjoyed so much that he hit the back nine again after his initial 18.

Mark Wahlberg with Bamburgh Castle Golf Club steward, Paul Stout.

Mark Wahlberg with Bamburgh Castle Golf Club steward, Paul Stout.

“He absolutely loved the course,” said Paul Stout, the club steward. “He thought it was fantastic.

“It’s very good publicity (for the club), it’s cracking. I had a little chat with him and he thanked us for letting him play on the course, I didn’t want to bother him too much.

“But he was a cracking guy, I couldn’t fault him. He spoke to a few of the members, took photos and signed autographs.”

The 45-year-old actor is known to be a keen golfer – he transformed his garden into a deluxe practice facility – but Paul doesn’t know what he shot, although he told him that he hit six birdies.

A scorecard autographed by Mark Wahlberg.

A scorecard autographed by Mark Wahlberg.

James Dixon, whose uncle is club steward, with Mark Wahlberg at Bamburgh Castle Golf Club.

James Dixon, whose uncle is club steward, with Mark Wahlberg at Bamburgh Castle Golf Club.