The Roxburghe Hotel And Golf Course
The Roxburghe Hotel And Golf Course, Kelso, South of Scotland, Scotland, TD5 8JZ
26 reviews of The Roxburghe Hotel And Golf Course
Using a greenfree voucher at £40 each was money well spent. A class venue without being in your face.Friendly welcome in the pro shop. Not a weak hole on the course, great scenery, wide fairways and large bunkers make this a must play if in the area. Condition was excellent in late August.
Played this course on a sunny warm day.Excellent condition with immaculate fairways and true and fast greens.Well worth investing in a buggy as there are some long walks between tees.One of our favourites and you can score well if you drive well otherwise its a real test of golf.Highly recommended.
Played this course this week and despite the recent rain the course played very well. There are cheaper courses around but this is a treat. Good views, challenging holes and well maintained. Well worth a visit. Only down point was £30 per buggy which is pricey considering £80 round green fees. (certain two for ones are available)
Expensive day but a treat
What a fantastic experience
The course is of championship standard and in incredible condition with beautiful scenery
The friendliest staff of all the clubs we have visited
Just played this course on Sunday 29th and with the exception of howling winds wouldnt change a thing! a brilliant course with all of the holes being individually set into the landscape, so as many others have said you feel you are the only ones on the course, we played 36 holes and never encountered another person throughout!
Greens, fairways, and tees in great condition, with some stunning holes. Definatley a buggy course if your doing 36 holes or playing the Roxburghe as part of a golf weekend with beers involved!
Played this course earlier this week in very strong winds. One of the best courses I have played. Fantastic condition, layout, frie and very quiet. Seemed to have the course tou ourselves. For £35 green fee, an absolute bargain with friendly accommodating staff.Will return next year.
19 th may 2008
day1 of the scotland tour, time for the texts to stop and the golf do the talking,just the drive in to the place you can feel ur entering in2 a quailty golfing areana,after signing in which the pro was very helpfull as prices had gone up since we booked and honoured our prices, we got buggys and was very pleased we did long walks between tees,now the course we had the option of playing off any tees we wanted apart from blue so we chose white which made it long,the 1st is not an easy tee shot between the trees then still along way to the green,alot of the greens are raised so if ur hitting 150 its prob 160, 4th a nice hole over water, 7th nice long par 5,the back 9 is just as tough 10th is stroke 1 and 11th is a good par 5, 13th great par 3 over water,14 th viaduct hole nice but i thought they were better holes on the course, 17th and 18th tough finish, out of our group fat tiger took the money with 35 points,dad had the toys out the pram with some wayward driving much to our amusement,walshy got the wig,the reigning champ sliver fox seemed to be struggling had he got worse or had we got better????, great c course big greens ,pretty expensive if ur not playing on the 241 s but great test of golf
A great experience. Best course in the Borders where there are many excellent courses. A real test of your golfing ability and course management. Bunkers are stategically placed and guard the greens well however there always seems to be a 'way in'. There are some long walks between greens and the next tee but the way the course is presented more than makes up for it. The supplement to the 'Freedom of the Fairways' ticket is well worth paying and the view from the 14th Tee is inspiring. Food was good and staff helpful.
day 1 of the scotland tour,this place does ouzes class as you drive in,pro shop very help full said prices have gone up for green fees and buggies but warrented our price we had been quoted,so on to the course 1st i will say im glad i never walked this course some great walks between tees.course to me is set up very corperate style,some great holes on it 4th par 3 over water,then a good par 5 straight after,the stroke index 1 is a good hole,the back 9 is tougher the front,15,16,17,and 18 all great holes,most of our group found it tough but we did play off the whites. the greens were very good and fast but not as fast as 2 what we were to endure during the week ,fat tiger took the money, the reigning champ the silver fox,well this was the 1st day of his downfall, boom boom won the driving comp,blowmiester got the wooden spoon, its not a cheap place at 65 per round prob get as good value at minto,or hawick
My third trip here on 25th april 2007 with my group, we always use it as our last course on our 4 day trip its that good, and again roxburgh did not dissapoint, well manicured and testing as always, i came in with a nett 75 so was very chuffed with my game, i had the course manager from our course with me and his favorite course was carnoustie, but not any more he was blown away and had to tell the staff. Will be back hopefully October this year again, so see you soon roxburghe
This was our final course of our golf break and we couldnt have finished with a better course. It was actually the 5th time Ive played the Roxburghe now and it just gets better and better every time I play it!!!!! Every single hole is memorable and the condition of the course for late April was perfect. The greens were superb and the course was manicured to perfection.
The pro is very helpful and all the staff are friendly and polite.
My only slight complaint would be the lack of practice facilities (no driving range but a well manicured putting green).
This is a must play golf course. Take my word for it - you wont be disappointed playing this BRILLIANT course!!!
played august 2005..(got to book a buggy)theres plenty ..wouldnt like to walk around it...must admit i had a bit of a hack on this course..i play of 8 and this course hammered me....greens are fast..was on a par 5 in 2 shots and walked of with a seven..very good test of golf and our society voted it best course 2005 and we play alot of courses....check the carp in the pond on the par 3..(massive)all round good course excellent staff and a most enjoyable day.
Fantastic course, undulating fairways and well contoured greens with plenty of bunkers. Course manicured to near perfection, quite long and even longer in the wind but our group wanted to play again straight away we thought it was that good. The "viaduct" hole that everyone raves about at being one of the most photographed around was a slight let down for me but maybe that was because it was wet and cloudy who knows. The staff in clubhouse bent over backwards to accommodate us for drinks and food A++
Ditto the comments from the other users.
The Duke of Roxburghe regards this course as his pet-no expense is spared to make it what it is.Fabulous layout, scenery, greens, fairways.My pal has played Loch Lomond & says this is just behind & no more.The player reviews in the visitors book say it all,people from USA,Japan,Australia ect all say its the best, play it
PLAYED THIS COURSE ON 21ST SEPT AND IT IS A FANTASTIC LAYOUT AND DESIGN.
THE GREENS WERE NOT IN THE BEST OF CONDITIONS WHICH IS PROBABLY DUE TO THE DRY SPELL.
WELL WORTH A VISIT.
We played this spectacular course on 19 July 2003, it is a great setting, bunkers everywhere!!. The 4th, 14th and 16th holes are particularly memorable. The only negatives were the midges who made their appearance on that day and some crusty greens most probably caused by the recent dry spell.
Pro shop and restaurant staff were excellent, food also very good.
The two Dave Thomas layouts, Cardrona and Roxburghe, have transformed the Borders into a serious golfing destination
We chose The Roxburghe as the venue for an annual challenge game between a group of friends. At £50 including bacon bun and coffee on arrival and soup and sandwiches post round it was excellent value.
Hard to fault the course, although some of the walks are long and hard and the fairways are still showing their immaturity in being very hard. We took buggies and I would recommend it, especially if you intend to play a second round (I wish we'd had time to, it's that good)
Highlights? hard to pick one, but obviously the one that features on all the publicity sites is the 14th "Viaduct" my personal favourite hole would be the 7th, a par 5 which is reachable in 2 but has plenty of penalty potential if you choose that option.
If you are heading to the Borders play The Roxburghe.
We played from the yellow tees and I have to say that whilst it looks long it doesn't play it. Wouldn't fancy it from the back tees though!
Can I fault the day? Well.......... the soup was a bit bland, but then we got that for free in the deal so it seems churlish to complain. My only other bad memory is my second shot to the 17th, but I can't blame the course for that.
The venue for the Senior Scottish Open and we could see why.
To be quite honest in my humble opinion this is the best Golf Course I've ever played bar none,no matter where we have played we've always been able to fault either some part of the course design or particular holes which we have deemed "ridiculous" or some such term :),at The Roxburghe we were unable to fault it,from the reception of the staff and Pro to the layout of the course and even down to the course guide(which was superb), the greens were utterly amazing,large and undulating and the ball really does roll beautifully on greens kept this good yet you could confidently hit a 3 or 4 iron and know if u had the right club it would hold on the green,the bunkers.......perfect,the rough.......quite tough and difficult to control shots from yet fair and at a sensible height so as to be able to find a misshit shot,the course is quite long and challenging but not ridiculously so and the fairways surprisingly wide in my opinion.
All in all the most enjoyable course of any I've ever played.
The green fee of £50 is quite reasonable for such a fantastic venue and if you use the freedom of the fairways you are restricted to play at particular times with only a £15 supplement,this course was waaaaaaaaaay beyond all other courses in the borders!!!!!
My favourite holes were the Par 3 3rd played over water and ALL the Par 5's which were fantastic ,2 of which were in range for me with 2 shots.(10 handicap)
myself and a group of chums from america came to scotland after little deliberation about where to go for a golfing holiday, where better to go than the home of golf!
we played several top-class golf courses including carnoustie and loch lomond, but the roxburghe is in a class of its own. the friendliness of the staff, the quality of the course, including greens smoother and quicker than carnoustie and loch lomond, made the weekend go with a bang. the length of the walk did not matter because of the breath-taking scenery of almost every hole, not to mention the 14th. it was tiring, but after a good game of golf, you can retire to a stately hotel with roaring log fires, and have a massage in the beauty parlour. the hotel is wonderful with fantastic food, but i can not praise this fine place enough with words, you must go and see it for yourself, for it is a place worth retiring to.
we will return in the next year, and i am looking forward to it already, and i have another nine months to wait!
Played the Roxburghe on 14th Sept.Course was in fantastic condition and the greens were fast and also very slopy.
Was one of the best courses i have played & look forward to returning asap.
A tremendous challenge(I play off 5,but ended 11 over fantasic Scenery and Golf Course-very luxurious with velvet like fairways and lightning
fast greens.Was looking at the players comments in the visitors book and couldent help seeing the views of The- Colin Montgomerie,who reckoned this place was more than good enough for the European Tour.It was on SKY weeks ago as it hosted the Seniors tour(European Open I believe).
Come here and experience this place,it is almost a hidden DIAMOND.
I played this course with a group of Ladies from all over England-What a day it was ,fantastic scenery,food,hotel, but most of all the highlight was our visit to the Dave Thomas designed golf course.I found it to be fairly taxing due to its length and incredibly difficult layout,with superb design-one way to most of the greens along the ground-but a long way from the hole.If you want to hit these greens in regulation you have to overcome some fantastic hazards,you really do have to play good golf to make Par here,fairways cross cut for a very visual effect,greens true and fast-We all loved it and hope to be back as soon as possible.I have played many good courses all over the world but this is my favourite
What a magnificent golf course,superb.
We had a society day here on 9/9/01 and we travelled the 70 miles to reach it.The greens were excellent the fairways were like the putting greens of many others and they are cut in a tartan like manner,there were grouse and pheasant
all around-we even seen Red Deer and the views were superb-it was just like the courses you see on the T.V.We all agreed it was a challenge and after 36 holes we were very tired as it is long but fair with most greens protected by US style bunkering.I cannot recommend this place enough,such tranquility with first class food,service and hospitality.My first round was one of discovery and my second was one of utter joy.If anyone who has not played here-make it a resolution to do so.I personally am going to travel back in 6 days with a group of pals,it is the best course I have ever played and I am writing here with a hearlike sorrow that I do not stay closer to this unique place which after one day has cemented its place in my heart.What lucky people the Borderers are to have such a place to come to on a regular basis-if I ever come into money I will retire in this vicinity and explore further the delights of this luxurious carpet like
Roxburghe is the premier course in the Borders. Its layout is superb, the greens are of a large size, and run true. Some of the rough can be punishing, but if you keep it straight then there is a chance of reward. It is a course which is heavy on the feet, and it is worth having a buggy as the distances between holes are little long. We play in the Borders each year(2001 will be our tenth year). This course is well worth a visit.
A superb venue in every possibly way. The staff are most agreeable. Conditioning is excellent. A great challenge for golfer of all skill levels. We spent several nights at the hotel and could not have been more pleased.
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