Golf course praised for both quality and value

Warkworth Golf Club has received high praise from the editor of Sporting Life.

Ben Coley was en route to the Open Championship at St Andrews in Scotland when he called in to play nine holes.

In a review, he says: “Warkworth Golf Course, like the castle a mile away, has stood the test of time because it was made properly.

“Built on the sandy dunes of England’s beautiful North Sea coast by Old Tom Morris way back in 1891, it is known to be open all year round whatever the weather brings. It isn’t long; its defence is the wind and a series of immaculate bunkers whose positions were clearly given due thought.

“Seldom can you buy a round of golf, and if you manage to do so, expectations are immediately set low.

“On occasion, you will be surprised, be it by the quality of the greens, the scenery, the welcome or the course design.

“But usually, only one of these will fall out of line with the price.

“£10. The best I’ve ever spent on a round of golf.”