Regarded by many as an absolute, hidden gem “The Village” as the course is affectionately known, is a traditional left hand loop of nine holes. The first five played, northwards, parallel with the unspoilt beach, along the shoreline of Alnmouth Bay, followed by a testing home run of four holes generally played into the prevailing wind.
Whilst the length off the Yellow Tees is only 5654 yards (for 18 holes), there are plenty of highly unusual challenges, not found on traditional “Parkland Courses”. The Fairways are all undulating, on bouncing true links terrain, which drain extremely well, complemented by the well kept Tee Boxes and superbly manicured Greens.
SIGNATURE HOLE : From the 6th. Green, a short walk of 50 yards or so to the 7th. Tee does not quite prepare you for the Club’s signature hole and the finest view in North East golf. At this point you are on top of Bracken Hill, surveying not just the Course below, but the Beach, the mouth of the River Aln, Alnmouth Bay, Coquet Island and the North Sea as far as the eye can see. This is a truly magnificent view, equally breath-taking whether on a clear summer’s day or in deep midwinter and well worth either the Visitors Green Fee or indeed the annual Membership.
RECENT PRAISE FOR THE COURSE
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org dated 26/2/2017
Subject: County Get together
Message: A big thank you for the use of the course on Saturday could you please pass on our thanks to the greenstaff we all agreed these are currently the best greens in Northumberland also for the use of the medal tees. Mattys soup was amazing.
Kind regards David Gilroy Northumberland County Captain.
Following Rounds 3 & 4 of the County Mens Foursomes, played at The Village on Sunday 10th. April 2016 we have received the following praise from one of the competitors – Gary Robert Potter.
“I just wanted to add my congratulations to AVGC for the condition that the course was presented in yesterday for the Northumberland Inter County Fours. I was lucky enough to play both the quarter final and semi-final and I think considering the time of year and the awfully wet winter we have endured, the golf course is in excellent shape with the greens being particularly good. I know the Bedlingtonshire team were not the only ones to think so.
I was really pleased to see the course being praised by officials and players. I am all too aware of the budgetary constraints AVGC must be under so please pass on my congratulations to all concerned”.