Borders

The Scottish Borders, known to many for its rivers, reivers (raiders) and rugby, is an area that also makes its mark in the sporting world of golf.

The Border Golfers’ Association looks after the interests of 21 clubs in this south east corner of Scotland, with eight of these clubs owning 9-hole courses.

Torwoodlee was the venue for the Scottish Club Championship in 2005 (when local club Cardrona won the competition) and Peebles hosted the Scottish Area Team Championship in 1999, an event which saw Lothians claim its eighth title.

The two most famous courses in the Borders are both Dave Thomas creations. The Roxburghe, near Kelso, opened first in 1997 then Cardrona, close to Peebles, followed six years later. Although 40 miles apart, many golfers still think it worth the hour’s drive to play each course in one 36-hole visit.

Our Borders Best in Region rankings were last updated in July 2015. Click the link to read the story.

Top 100 Golf Courses - Borders

Roxburghe

1st Borders - Best in Area

Located in the heart of the Scottish Borders, the Roxburghe golf course is set within a 50,000-acre estate, owned by the Duke and Duchess of Roxburghe.

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Cardrona

2nd Borders - Best in Area

The Cardrona golf course is a combination of mature parkland and woodland, with spectacular views of the Tweed Valley... everything is in harmony with its surroundings.

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Peebles

3rd Borders - Best in Area

Peebles Golf Club is famed for its lush fairways, velvet green putting surfaces and stunning surroundings in the Tweed Valley.

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Hawick

4th Borders - Best in Area

There are some wonderful views to be had from Hawick Golf Club's elevated position and this becomes more evident as the routing rises from the 4th tee...

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Eyemouth

5th Borders - Best in Area

Featuring its famous all-carry par three 6th hole (named “A still no ken”) which plays along the cliff tops, Eyemouth Golf Club is a formidable test of golf.

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Woll

Gem Scotland - Best in Area

Designed by local professional Alex Cleghorn, the course at Woll Golf Club started out as a 9-hole affair when it first opened for play in 1993...

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Torwoodlee

Gem Scotland - Best in Area

The course at Torwoodlee Golf Club is set on the banks of the River Gala, deep in the heart of Border country, and its fairways are routed through a varied landscape of woodland and parkland.

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Hirsel

Gem Scotland - Best in Area

Hirsel Golf Club is laid out over rolling Borders terrain right on the border between England and Scotland.

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