It's a long and winding road to reach Thornhill and I feel the remoteness of its location contributes to it being relatively unknown. I consider it a better course than several which feature in the top ten for its region. While there are some unprepossessing holes (such as the par three 1st) there are a couple of standouts : the tree-lined 4th and particularly the very challenging dogleg 15th where your drive must clear a burn and there is water all the way down the left. Several holes feature old stone dykes, surely the finest staple of traditional Scottish courses, For sure Thornhill is a bit of a mongrel with two very different nines but the views are lovely and the rolling Border landscape serves as a backdrop to a fine day out.
Date: February 11, 2021