Scottish Borders' Fine Golf Courses
The Scottish Borders was once an area renowned for its ‘holiday nine holes’, but things have certainly changed since then. Not only does the area now boast more than one 18-hole golf course, but the level of planning and design evident in these courses is apparent from the moment you set foot on the greens. What’s more, the Scottish Borders are known for their dramatic scenery and you get a very good taste of the panoramic views available on almost every golf course in this region. Visitors are spoilt for choice with as many as 21 different golf courses to choose from. Some courses may even seem somewhat reminiscent of certain ‘legendary greats’ around the globe, such as Cardrona, which is also known as the ‘Gleneagles of the South’. If you decide to play golf in the Scottish Borders you will certainly be able to enjoy some of the best courses in the country so start making your golfing arrangements today.
Minto Golf Club near Hawick, Roxburghshire in South East Scotland has a lovely parkland course that can be quite a challenge. Southern Scotland and the Borders are not well known for golf - though they are home to everything else that is typically Scottish. Nevertheless the region has several beautiful parkland courses and is ideal for a golfing holiday. Most clubs welcome visitors and the green fees are low. Furthermore you can access most of them within half an hour if you base yourself at a convenient location.
Peebles Golf Club is considered to be one of the jewels of the Scottish Borders and one of the best courses in Southeast Scotland. The Peebles golf course was designed by the legendary James Braid in 1892 and is a hilly parkland course overlooking the River Tweed and was considerably modified by HS Colt in 1934. The course lies in the shade of the rolling Border hills and the Tweed valley and is set high above the picturesque town of Peebles. It offers many days of glorious sunshine, though rain and wind can make things more difficult in the spring and fall.
The Roxburghe Golf Course at Kelso, Roxburghshire is a part of the 50,000 acre estate belonging to the Duke and Duchess of Roxburghe. It is located in the heart of the Scottish Borders. The Duke and Duchess have converted a charming Jacobean mansion into the Roxburghe Hotel and Golf Course. It also houses the Golf Clubhouse. The Duke and Duchess live in Floors Castle about three miles from the golf resort on the same estate.