The Scottish Borders may not enjoy the same high-profile courses that other parts of the country may have, theres a certain delight in discovering its hidden gems: friendly locals, wonderful scenery, terrific value for money, and a brilliant collection of more than 20 golf courses.
Eyemouth is a course not to miss. Its sixth hole, which plates across a deep gully down to the lashing waes below, is one of the most photographed holes in Scottish golf and was once voted Britains Most Extraordinary Golf Hole. Meanwhile, the 13th the so-called Hawkness Monster measures over 650 yards from the back trees and is one of the longest holes in the country.
For those with a taste for history, Hawick has the oldest golf club in the Scottish Borders, which dates back to 1877. The course itself is of high quality too, and due to its high elevation, it offers some lovely views. of the surrounding countryside.
Breaking away into the spotlight is the Roxburghe in Kelso. The Roxburghe, owned by the Duke and Duchess of Roxburghe, was the Borders' first championship golf course. Home of the Charles Church Scottish Seniors Open, it is a great test of golf amid wonderful surroundings. The designer was Dave Thomas, and as a result the grounds bears his hallmarks - deep bunkers and large rolling greens.
Another Thomas-designed course is the acdonald Cardrona resort, near Peebles. Its greens are known to be the best in the region and it is a great choice for a Scottish Borders golfing break.
With world-renowned courses, hidden gems and breathtaking scenery, the Southeast of Scotland is truly a wonderful setting for a game of golf.
Torwoodlee is known for its lush, tight fairways and superb small greens. The opening three holes pl ... Read more
With an idyllic situation in the heart of the Scottish Borders, New Woll Estate and the Woll Golf Co ... Read more
The course was originally nine holes, but was extended to 18 a few years ago. It is a parkland course situated at the foot of Hardens Hill to the west ... Read more
A challenging Championship course that will not only test your golfing skills but will also excite your senses. Located on the cliff tops of t ... Read more
Type: Cliff Top Links
Don't be put off by the steep climb on the approach road to this course. This is only the access to base camp, you might say. But on the course there ... Read more
The The Vertish Hill is easily found at the western perimeter of the town and is clearly signposted from the main street."Vertish", ... Read more
This is an attractive course that enjoys quite magnificent surroundings. Set in the Leithen Valley there are views of the local countryside, while the ... Read more
Located near to the historic town of Jedburgh at the gateway to the Scottish Borders, this compact but challenging nine-hole parkland course provides ... Read more
Kelso Golf Course was designed by James Braid and opened as a nine-hole course on the present site in 1913. It was extended to 18 holes in 1980. The p ... Read more
Lauder Golf Course consists of nine holes measuring 6, 049-yards with a par of 72. Willie Park Jnr first laid it out in 1896. He holds the professiona ... Read more
Lilliardsedge is a nine-hole course with a variety of holes set in natural surroundings. Fairways have been subtly contoured to bring hazards into pla ... Read more
Designed by Dave Thomas Cardrona is a championship length mix of parkland and woodland at 6, 900-yards. Signature holes include a trio of delights on ... Read more
Situated at the foot of the Eildon Hills, the course slopes mainly upwards for the first two holes. There are 11 tees, tree lined fairways and bunkers ... Read more
Minto Golf Club is laid out through the aged groves of a woodland estate established many years ago. It's an excellent parkland course with fine arbor ... Read more
Newcastleton Golf Course sits on the side and on the top of Holm Hill and enjoys splendid views over the Liddesdale Valley and Newcastleton. St ... Read more
Peebles, located in the Scottish borders, is one of the most picturesque courses in Scotland. It is shadowed by the rolling Border hills and Tweed val ... Read more
The Roxburghe Championship Golf Course was conceived by The Duke of Roxburghe, an avid golfer who commissioned Dave Thomas to design and construct ... Read more
Golf has been played over the hill since the club was founded in 1883. The present course was laid out in 1924, with the clubhouse moving to its new s ... Read more