Goswick Golf Club

The best golf you'll find along the Northumberland coast until you hit East Lothian.

Goswick Golf Club

Northumberland, England

Overview

The 5th, 6th and 18th holes can be attributed to Frank Pennink.

The 12th is a dual Pennink and Braid design.

Holes 1-4, 7-11 and 13-17 can be ascribed to James Braid.

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Goswick Golf Club was founded as Berwick Upon Tweed Golf Club. It is a pure links golf course located on the Northumberland coast overlooking the North Sea between Edinburgh and Newcastle. Six miles south of Berwick upon Tweed neat the Scottish Borders, it is a championship links of the highest order. Also, one of the most underrated courses in England, there are 18 holes of sheer joy on the frontier of the home of golf. With views of Holy Island and Bamburgh Castle, this James Braid design is golf as it was meant to be played.

The origins of the club date back to October 1889 when a group of locals met to discuss the possibility of a links at The King's Arms Hotel. Initially, a nine-hole course was in pay by April of the following year. In 1894, it was extended to 18 holes by Mr R Collins. James Braid played the course in 1901 and later returned in 1930 to transform it. His masterplan included improvements to 5 holes and a revision of the other 13! The work was completed within two years and remained in play until the 1960s.

It was then that Frank Pennink, in 1962, moved the 18th hole and lengthened the 12th by putting back the 12th tee. In 1964, the found two new holes in the 5th and 6th.

A photo of the book Golfer's Companion by Frank Pennink.Evalu18

Featured Architect: Frank Pennink

Frank Pennink was known for: Simple yet effective greens & green complexes. Limited use of fairway bunkers. Greens frequently on plateaux with severe run-offs on all sides.

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  • MacKenzie & Ebert
  • MacKenzie, Tom

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Northumberland, TD15 2RW, England

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A photo of the book Golfer's Companion by Frank Pennink.Evalu18

Featured Architect: Frank Pennink

Frank Pennink was known for: Simple yet effective greens & green complexes. Limited use of fairway bunkers. Greens frequently on plateaux with severe run-offs on all sides.

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The Putter Tailor - Made to Measure Putters and Wedges

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