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  • The 6th hole at Eyemouth Golf Club, Scottish Borders
    The 6th hole at Eyemouth Golf Club, Scottish Borders
  • View of two golfers on St Bothwells Golf Course
    Scenic St Boswells Golf Course
  • Two golfers making their way down the fairway whilst playing the 7th hole at the Roxburghe Golf Club near Kelso
    The Roxburghe, by Kelso

Make your way to the Scottish Borders where you can enjoy a relaxing round of golf. With championship-standard venues, impressive hidden gems and one of Britain’s most extraordinary golf holes, the Scottish Borders offer golfers fantastic value for money.

The spectacular Eyemouth Golf Club is the only coastal 18-hole course in the Borders and offers some of the most exhilarating and scenic holes in Scotland. Test your golfing prowess on the course’s famous 6th hole - once voted Britain’s most extraordinary golf hole. Affectionately known as ‘Ah-still-No Ken’, this challenging par 3 extends across a vast gully with the waves of the North Sea crashing below.

Further inland, tee off on the immaculate fairways of the The Roxburghe in Kelso and take a moment to absorb the truly breathtaking view from the top of 'the Viaduct', an elevated tee that looks down on the magnificent River Teviot and a 14-arched railway bridge. It is easy to understand why this is a favourite course of former Ryder Cup captain Sam Torrance.

The Roxburghe was the work of Dave Thomas, who also designed the course at the Macdonald Cardrona Hotel, Golf & Spa. Located near Peebles, under an hour’s drive from The Roxburghe, Cardrona offers a rigorous examination of a player’s skills in a unique setting. The championship course offers a mixture of parkland and woodland. Labelled ‘the Gleneagles of the South’ with a stunning setting in the Tweed Valley, you can relax in the hotel spa after a fulfilling day of golf, or if you are still feeling energetic, make use of the swimming pool, sauna and gym.

For a shorter challenge, the tranquil 9-hole parkland course at St Boswells sits on the south bank of the River Tweed. Enjoy a pleasant game with the peaceful sound of the river’s steady flow in the background. You might even catch a glimpse of anglers landing their catch between shots.

Head north west to West Linton Golf Course, another fine 18-hole course which is situated on Slipperfield Moor. It features wonderful views of the Borders countryside and is dominated by Mendick Hill to the south west. Many top professionals have graced its turf including British Open and US Masters winner Sandy Lyle.

Get more from your golf break in the beautiful Scottish Borders by picking up the Freedom of the Fairways Golf Passport, Scotland's best-selling golf pass. Choose from a total of 21 courses and play on either a three-day or five-day basis. The three-day option is priced at £99 and entitles you to six rounds over three consecutive weekdays. The five-day pass costs only £129 and entitles you to ten rounds of golf over five consecutive weekdays.

If you happen to be over 55, you can enjoy even greater savings, with the three-day senior passport costing just £60 and the five-day senior passport just £100. Please note, a supplement does apply when playing at The Roxburghe.

When booking your accommodation remember to look out for the Golfers Welcome scheme. They accredit accommodation providers that offer dedicated golf facilities like secure club storage, weather updates and details of local golf suppliers.

With a proud tradition of horse riding, some fabulous foodie experiences and some truly magnificent scenery, the Scottish Borders is a real gem for combining golf with memorable experiences.

Browse the list below for more golf courses in the Scottish Borders or download the Scottish Borders golf brochure.

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  1. The Hirsel Golf Club


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    A parkland course of outstanding natural beauty with the Cheviot Hills in panoramic view.

  2. Lilliesleaf Golf Course


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    Lilliesleaf Golf Course is a fun course for the less discerning golfer. Dress is informal, and dogs and children are welcome at all times. The course is made up of 11 challenging holes.

  3. Hawick Golf Club


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    Gradual inclining hill course with panoramic views of the surrounding countryside.

  4. Rutherford Castle Golf Club


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    West Linton

    Set amongst 150 acres of rolling parkland beneath the Pentland Hills this newest addition to the golfing landscape is just 15 minutes' drive south of the Edinburgh city bypass on the A702.

  5. Gradings


    Designed by the world renowned golf course architect Dave Thomas, this championship standard golf course is located within the stunning Tweed Valley.

  6. Duns Golf Course


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    18 hole golf course on lower slopes of Hardens Hill.

  7. Minto Golf Club


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    Situated between the Minto Hills and Teviot Valley, a parkland course, renowned for being in good condition,where trees are the main hazard, with a few sand bunkers and sloping, tricky greens.

  8. Golf Vacations UK


    Golf Tour


    Central Scottish Borders

    Customised golf packages for individuals and groups throughout Scotland and the rest of the UK. Includes golf tee times at major championship venues, including St Andrews Old Course, accommodations and land transport.

  9. Gradings


    A perfect choice for a relaxing holiday in the Borders of Scotland.

  10. Torwoodlee Golf Club


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    Parkland course with 2 holes running along the banks of the River Gala. This picturesque course offers players a variety of conditions to suit all levels of ability.


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