9 reviews of Kelso Golf Club
We played here in the 2nd week in June 2013. The course was easy to find,, it was easy to park & the fee was easy on the pocket - especially with a green fee saver ticket. We got a warm welcome from the gent in the bar who took our fee, & the clubhouse facilities were good. We met several members & found all very friendly & helpful. Without question, the greens were the best that we saw or played on in the Borders. There is a mixture of long & short par fours, which suited our needs. 2 of the par threes were quite tough, especially in the breeze. The fairways were well kept, but the rough whilst not too long, did penalize wayward drives. Playing inside Kelso racecourse also made our day more interesting. We will be back.
Only played Kelso this week as there are only 4 other courses in the borders I have yet to play and wanted to play the lot so I now which ones to use for my golf outings for my society. I dont think I will be using kelso for my group as I think it is very much a course built within a race course as an afterthought. Saying this the course was is very good condition, I like courses with character and that are pleasing to the eye and unfortunately kelso des not quite live up to this, I shot a gross 80 off 15 handicap so the course is quite easy and would suit beginners as alot of the time i was puting for birdie. There are a couple of decent holes, 11, 12, 16 & 17 are not bad but the rest are very much alike. And some of the SI's must be wrong I am sure as i pared the hardest and struggled on the easiest, the hardest hole by a long shot is the 11th 2 big shots required with your second over a gully to a raised green heading up towards the racecourse grandstand. A nice day out with a friendly but unknowledgable starter! I had to tell HIM how much it cost us to pay, no coffee or food before 11 which is a pain especially if you have took over an hour early on in the morning to make the trip in the first place. And at £40 for a weekend round all the staff require is a stetson and gun cause they are robbing you! We played st boswells straight after to leave a good feeling to what could of been a wasted day. But its been played now, for starters good but for seasoned golfers try roxburghe or others nearby. Sorry kelso but have to be honest
Played in their Open on 9th June and great value for money at £7. Yes, the course is flat and slightly dull, but it was in very good condition and whilst not too difficult (I played under my handicap with no prior knowledge of the course)off the back tees (according to the members I pplayed with there is a big diffference yellow to white tees) there was enough trouble by way of ditches, bushes etc. to keep you interested.
Played whilst in the borders using freedom of the fairways vouchers. All seven in party were disappointed that we wasted a ticket on this course. The course is flat, boring and unattractive. Should anyone be travelling to the borders for golf, give this one a miss.
The previous comments are very harsh on this course. It is flat but by use of hedges and semi rough the landing areas can be very narrow. There are also a number of greens which are two tier and raised from the fairway making control of distance very important.
The last par 3 (16th)is a well designed uphill mid range par 3 which is well bunkered and makes you think about both the clubbing and the shape of shot to play.
The greens were in good condition considering the wet weather in the last few weeks and were all even paced.
While not a course you necessarily would make a special visit to if you are in the area try it and have some fun.
several drivable par 4`s for the big hitters.course is located inside the kelso race course.not many hazzards.very flat ..not much of a test of golf..i play of 8 but if i was a member of kelso i would be a scratch golfer.
I am a member of this golf cource and i think it is quite a hard cource to play because the fairways are thin for instance the 5th. This is quite a long par 4 dog leg. If you take a wood of the tee you will run it into the deep rough this macking the next shot in to the green very hard. the cource is well kept an hard to play. It is wourth a visit.
We played this course as part of a 12-course tour using the Freedom to Fairways scheme. We unanimously rated this by far the worst course we played. Flat, ugly, and unchallenging. Only play this course if you are allergic to hills, attractive golf courses or have absolutely no way to get from Kelso to any other course in the region. NEVER WASTE a Freedom to Fairways ticket on this dismal course. We can't wait to return to the Borders but we'll never be back here.
considering it was a golf tour finale round it was the most disappointing course i have visited since i played at knotty hill golf course, sedgefield. the general condition of the course in early november was disgraceful to say the least
the fourball walked off at hole six to try the local recreation grounds
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