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The club was established in 1869 making it the oldest 9 hole links in England. The course was designed by the famous Scottish golfer Mungo Park, winner of the 1874 Open Championship at Musselburgh. He was also the club's first professional/greenkeeper.
There are plenty of challenges to be had here, from the undulating fairways which complicate otherwise straightforward club use from the tee, to the tricky, hard-to-read greens that threaten to play havoc with your short-game. And although it is only a nine-hole course, there are other tees so it can be played as an eighteen-hole for those who wish to.
The view from that seventh tee is spectacular with the beach, Alnmouth Bay, the Coquet Island all visible. Like other coastal courses it's open to the wind, adding to the challenge.