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  • Writer's pictureDavid Chambers


Updated: Apr 24, 2019

It lies 45 miles and an hour drive south of Edinburgh, the Roxburghe is arguably the region’s top course.

Owned by the Duke of Roxburghe and designed by former Ryder Cup player and world renowned golf architect Dave Thomas it is a former host of the Scottish Senior Open and, if it wasn’t for the lack of infrastructure in the region it would probably have held more top tier European events.

Deep Bunkers, large green and undulating fairways are all key feature of a layout that sits within the beauty of the Roxburghshire countryside.

Scoring well requires a strong confident driving game from the elevated and sometimes gusty tee boxes, there are four positions to play ranging from 5660 to 7111 yards.

The Par 5 'Viaduct' hole at the Roxburghe
The Par 5 'Viaduct' hole at the Roxburghe

The course layout utilises its surrounding perfectly, the various elevations play well alongside the salmon rich river and, it’s that waterway that takes you to the courses signature hole, the “viaduct”. The iconic and stunning par 5 hole is the postcode picture for golf in the region and its imposing presence is a fantastic setting on which to play this test of golf.

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