Golf enthusiasts are welcomed from around the world to take on the many beautiful courses of the Scottish Borders. The first and perhaps one of the biggest challenges will be selecting which course will be the first on your itinerary. With both internationally acclaimed courses as well as the many hidden gems, each course has something different to offer.
A combination of value for money, breathtaking countryside and uncrowded fairways feature as standard across many of the Scottish Borders Golf Courses. Discount schemes such as the ‘Freedom of the Fairways’ passport, available from 1st April through to 31st October can mean low fees across many of the Scottish Borders Courses.
Duns Golf Club, “The Beauty of the Borders”, is universally acclaimed for its breathtaking and stunning vistas. Pitting skills against each hole of this quality course whilst taking in the most beautiful vistas from both the English and Scottish sides of the Borders. Putton Mill Driving Range, also in Duns, features a 300 yard range with 8 covered bays.
Kelso Golf Course set within Kelso Race Course was extended into an 18-hole course in 1980. The generally flat parkland course is just over 6000 yards with its feature hole the 15th a par three to an elevated green, considered by many as the finest hole in the Borders.
The Roxburghe Golf Course, also of Kelso, host of the ‘2013 European Tour Qualifying Tour and Scottish Boys Stroke Play’, and the first championship course in the Scottish Borders was designed by Dave Thomas and recently voted Scotland’s 5th best inland course. Taking full advantage of its location along the River Teviot, ‘The Viaduct,’ its signature hole is one not to be forgotten.
One of the best kept secrets of the Scottish Borders is the Hirsel Golf Club as recently featured in ‘Golf Monthly’s Top 100 hidden Gems of UK & Ireland’. Found on the edge of Coldstream, this spectacular and pristine golf course has rolling woodland with thick shrubbery, fierce rough, water and other hazards. A sympathetic course for the beginner, whilst offering a stern challenge to the more accomplished golfer.
Scotland, the home of golf, has over 550 golf courses and with more than 21 of these amazing courses across the Scottish Borders, this truly is a golfers paradise. As well as the Borders there is also the wide choice of link courses in East Lothian.
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