Bamburgh renovation set to continue

Bamburgh Castle Golf Club’s programme of course improvements is continuing.

Club officials have been quick to stress there will not be wholesale changes. The long-term programme of renovation is currently focussed on the bunkering.

However, there has been some work to improve the 10th hole and improvements to the sixth hole are planned under the auspices of design firm Mackenzie and Ebert, which has carried out work at St Andrews, Royal Troon and Turnberry.

There has been a golf course at Bamburgh for more than 100 years, with a history of gradual change and that’s what the club aims to continue.

The programme, which started four years ago, has so far included rebuilding five bunkers. Meanwhile, on the 10th hole, a hill was taken out to improve the view to the green – a move which has been welcomed by members and visitors alike.

Work is set to continue this winter with renovation of another five bunkers.