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Tee Time: 5 Golfing Gems in the Scottish Borders

Welcome to Bowden House B&B, nestled amongst the picturesque Scottish Borders, a golfer's paradise brimming with hidden gems and stunning courses that cater to every level of expertise. If you're seeking an unforgettable golfing experience amidst friendly locals, breathtaking scenery, and exceptional value for money, look no further than the Scottish Borders. At Bowden House Bed and Breakfast, we are thrilled to guide you through some of the most remarkable golf courses that this region has to offer. Pack your clubs and join us on a journey to discover the best of Scottish golfing.

1. Eyemouth - A Photogenic Wonder:

Nestled along the coast, Eyemouth is a golf course that offers an experience like no other. With its sixth hole, famous for playing across a deep gully down to the lashing waves below, it's no wonder that it has been voted 'Britain's Most Extraordinary Golf Hole.' Add the epic 13th hole, nicknamed the 'Hawkness Monster,' measuring over 650 yards, and you've got a challenge that will excite even the most seasoned golfer. The stunning coastal views and unique layout make Eyemouth a photogenic wonder and a must-play course in the Scottish Borders.


2. Hawick - The Oldest Golf Club in the Scottish Borders:

For those with an appreciation for golfing history, Hawick is a course that stands out. Being the oldest golf club in the Scottish Borders, dating back to 1877, Hawick boasts not just a sense of heritage but also a course of high quality. Located at an elevated position, it offers panoramic views of the surrounding countryside, making each swing a truly picturesque experience. Don't miss the chance to tee off at this historical gem and step into the footsteps of golfers from generations past.


3. Roxburghe (Kelso) - Championship Elegance:

The Roxburghe in Kelso is a true gem that has emerged into the golfing spotlight. As the Borders' first championship golf course, it has hosted prestigious events like the Charles Church Scottish Seniors Open. Designed by the renowned Dave Thomas, the course features deep bunkers and large rolling greens, providing a challenge that will test your skills. Set amongst wonderful surroundings and owned by the Duke and Duchess of Roxburghe, Roxburghe offers an elegant golfing experience that you won't want to miss.


4. Macdonald Cardrona Resort (Peebles) - Greens of Perfection:

Designed by Dave Thomas, the Macdonald Cardrona Resort is renowned for having some of the best greens in the region. If you seek a golfing escape amid beautiful landscapes, this course is an excellent choice. Picture yourself strolling through lush fairways and enjoying every putt on the immaculate greens. Whether you're a seasoned golfer or just starting your golfing journey, Macdonald Cardrona Resort guarantees an enjoyable and memorable round of golf.


5. Woll Golf Course - Beautiful Scenery for All Skill Levels

The stunning 18-hole Woll Golf Course on the New Woll Estate near Selkirk is set amongst stunning greenery and is the perfect spot for beginners and golfing enthusiasts alike. Spend a day golfing in the fresh Scottish air and you'll really feel you've earned a scotch back on the Bowden House B&B terrace - not one to miss!


The Scottish Borders offers an unparalleled golfing experience, with courses that blend natural beauty, history, and expert design. At Bowden House B&B, we invite you to start your day with a hearty breakfast before exploring all the golfing gems this region has to offer. Whether you're a golf enthusiast or simply seeking a unique getaway, the Scottish Borders has something to offer you. Plan your next golfing adventure with us, and we promise you an unforgettable tee time in this golfer's haven. See you on the fairways!


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