Testimonials

 

What our visitors say about us:

Gerry Fitzsimons - October 2019

My golfing partner and I travelled up to Bellingham yesterday, to play a round under the 1893 Club scheme.

We had a grand time. the young man on duty made us very welcome. We had a couple of butties and coffee before venturing out.

Yes, the course was wet, but that did not detract from our enjoyment.

Lots of very interesting holes.

We were a bit shattered by the time we finished, we are not used to banks and hills !!!

We will be back next year, thank you for allowing us to play your course, which given the weather conditions, was in good nick.

Nigel Davison - August 2019

I would like to thank the green keeping staff at Bellingham for presenting the course in such good condition after having such terrible weather conditions leading up to the Seniors Open, well done.

 

George Thom - July 2019

 

we thoroughly enjoyed our day. The welcome on arrival was very good and the course was in excellent condition. Thanks also to the catering staff for their service.

 

Simon Smithers - Smiffys - July 2019

 

We discovered this hidden treasure, created from the landscape itself, courtesy of a golf day, in July 2019

A fabulous course with holes like no others ,anywhere. Holes that make you think, then surprise you and finally beat you.

A proper test of golf for any handicap. Top tip take a buggy . A lovely local club, with really friendly clubhouse. A gem!

 

Andy Crozier - The Great British Ground Screw Co - July 2019

 

“A true hidden gem - Bellingham Golf Club was a course I had never previously had the opportunity to visit however, my company recently attended one of their charity golf events (this one in particular was for The Brain Tumour Charity) and we could not have been any more grateful for the invitation. Stunning views of the Northumberland area, an impeccably well kept course with a variety of challenging holes and staff whom made us feel as though we had been members for years. A combination of all of this plus the superb weather meant for an incredible day out with plenty of laughs and money raised for a great cause. My company will most certainly be looking to reattend the charity day next year but I will definitely be looking to get some practice in at this great facility before then.”

 

Nigel Brown - May 2019

 

We enjoyed terrific days at Bellingham last Sunday and Wednesday.  We would like to thank you and ask that you convey our thanks to all your staff for making Northumbria 2019 a memorable tour.

 

Craig Wright - May 2019

“Sunday lunch at Bellingham Golf Club comes highly recommended. We visited as a group of 8 last weekend and we will definitely return again. Staff offered a warm welcome, looked after us incredibly well and the food was amazing whilst offering great value. We also got lucky with the weather and enjoyed the fantastic views across the Northumbrian countryside. Thanks and hope to see you again soon”.

Ian Aitken - Silver Service Golf Society - April 2019

Just a wee note to say we enjoyed our day at Bellingham. The course was in great condition, very tidy with some challenging holes, especially the par 3's and the views were lovely. Hard to believe it only went to 18 holes in 1996. Mr Wilson did a fantastic job and the memorial on the course was a nice touch. The Staff in the clubhouse made us very welcome .

Jim Woodward - Silver Mongoose Golf Society - April 2019

I visited your course with the Silver Mongoose Golf Society this month and would just like to say what a fantastic welcome we received. The course was in great condition for this early in the season and the meal afterwards was excellent.

 

If anybody  wants to play a great course at a great price then this is the one for you.

 

Nothing is too much trouble even when I left my winter Mits in the golf buggy they were found and returned promptly for which I am most grateful.  

 

I did try and put feedback on your website but could not find were to put it but would like you to add my comments please so everybody knows what a great set up you have there.

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Adam Heslop - North Berwick - September 2018

Thank you again for an excellent day yesterday.  John & I raved about the course condition (and in particular the greens) all the way back to Edinburgh.   Please pass on my thanks to Benny & his team.  

As for the course in general, it's over 20 years since I was a member.  It has matured incredibly well and  plays even better.

Brian Hedley - August 2018

Just a brief note on behalf of 16 from Prudhoe GC to say how much we all thoroughly enjoyed the Seniors  4BBB Open today - the course was excellent and challenging as ever!  Reception in Club House very friendly and helpful.

We shall be looking forward to a return visit in 2019.

Peter Scott - Percy Wood - August 2018

Visited Bellingham again with 3 more golfers from Percy Wood - two had never played there.  Same reaction as the golfers in July - they cannot wait to return.  Please keep up the standards.

Peter Scott - Percy Wood - July 2018

When I booked Friday's outing to Bellingham, I did realise it was Friday 13th July. However, with the players other golf commitments and the availability at Bellingham, it was a good opportunity to view the course for ourselves considering all the favourable recent comments that had been posted.

 

I can truthfully say that all 12 players had a very enjoyable day. All enjoyed the varied course, especially the general good condition  and the consistent exceptional greens. The welcome was traditionally very warm and nothing was a problem to Alec who looked after us throughout the day. Even when we had completed our round, he had the 12 places set, in the best view point in the clubhouse. A small touch, but one which makes you feel welcome  and looking forward to returning, as well as mentioning to fellow golfers.

 

Finally, please convey our thanks to all involved at the club, especially Alec, for making our 'away day' so enjoyable.

Dave Brown, Boldon Golf Club - July 2018

Thank you for an absolutely superb day's golfing on Tuesday. This has to be one of the best tracks anywhere in the country - not just for variation, layout, views, friendliness but above all else, arguably the best greens I've played on for many a good year. The club really does rank with some of the very best I've seen in recent years.  

Congratulations on doing all that you do to maintain the quality of golf that you offer - especially during this current drought which has seen many other clubs' greens suffer badly. You green staff must be mercurial to maintain the exemplary putting surfaces we have just witnessed.  

Thanks again, best wishes to you all and good luck for the remainder of the season. I can't wait to come back.

Philip Whiteman - Tynemouth Captains away day - June 2018

First time visit to your golf club yesterday.  What a place. Course was immaculate, food was excellent service was great will definitely be back.

John Lyon – Captain Ponteland Golf Club – June 2018

Would you please pass on our appreciation and thanks to Alec and the team for looking after us so well.

The course, hospitality and food were excellent.  All 30 of us (some of whom visited Bellingham for the first time) left in a very positive frame of mind after the wonderful day we had.

Well done to everyone at Bellingham Golf Club.

George & Jose Tuer, Alnmouth GC - 3rd June 2018

We played a courtesy round with you on Sun 3rd June.

A sincere thank you for the pleasant hospitality afforded to us in the clubhouse by members and staff alike. We also thoroughly enjoyed the golf course.

Thank you very much again.

George Muir - June 2018

Just a quick thank you for the courtesy shown to me and my friend today at your club. The course was in great condition and the layout is fantastic, although we were warned about your bunkers with the heavy rain last week they still played well.

I will certainly recommend it to anyone who comes up to the area and would definitely advise them to take time out and play your little gem.

Matthew Bains - 25th May

I played the course on the 25th May as part of the Charity Golf Day in memory of Michael Almond.

 

I would just like to commend all those involved with the Golf Club. The course was in absolutely fantastic condition and the hospitality and food from the bar and catering staff made for a truly memorable day.

 

Thanks again to all involved at the Golf Club, I look forward to visiting again soon.

Ian Anderson - May 2018

I would just like to say thank you for the wonderful days golf on Saturday.  My party of 9 were very impressed with the warm welcome, condition of the golf course, the standard of food and of course the weather helped us have a great day .... keep up the good work and thanks again.

Michael Higginbottom - May 2018

We were a party of 9 today and had an excellent day out with everything from the bacon sandwich to the weather excellent.  

Peter Tracey - January 2018

The Fat Ox Golf Society in Holywell, Tyne and Wear, has a well established programme of visits and tours every season, but the only course that we, as members, have always included in the programme is Bellingham.  In fact we have played there every year for at least the last ten seasons.....because of the course, the welcome, the catering, the lovely journey there and back, and the great admin.

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Craig Forster - August 2017

Just a little note to thank you for a great day on Saturday 19th.Everything ran efficiently 

The staff were all very friendly and accommodating and  the food was excellent too.We all enjoyed the course and altogether made it a fantastic day

Hopefully will see you again soon 

Thanks once again 

Neil Selwyn-Smith PGA Master Professional - July 2017

What a delightful course, beautifully kept and full of interest.  Despite the fact that the heavens had opened the previous week the course had recovered and played very well - and what views.  Absolutely stunning.  Such an enjoyable outing.  Many thanks to your delightful staff who were most helpful.

Mick - July 2017

A huge thank you for making our society visit a great day.  A lovely warm welcome from all connected with the club and the catering certainly hit the spot.  The course is in great condition, the setting beautiful and perfect weather conditions for golf made for good scoring (for some anyway).  It certainly is a little gem.

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David C - June 2017

NORTHUMBERLAND GEM.  This course is full of natural hazards.  It is located in a beautiful part of Northumberland.  It has some great par threes, get these right or you will end up with a cricket score.  Fantastic place to play

Gordon - June 2017

Excellent course.  The course was very interesting with many different holes layouts.  Would certainly go back.

Brian F  May 2017

Course in very good condition for the time of year, warm welcome and accommodating as ever.  Tee time slot meant we got round with no one in front or behind which resulted in a very enjoyable round of golf.

Mark P - April 2017

As ever, one of the most beautiful courses in Northumberland, and a great place to play golf.

Julia P - April 2017

Great course played in tough weather conditions.  Very hilly course which makes it spectacular scenery and very challenging to play.  Great fun!