“The course every golfer must play” – Golfing in the Scottish Borders doesn’t get much better. The Woll Golf Course is one of the most popular courses in the Borders and has facilities second to none!
In Ashkirk is a privately owned golf and leisure facility with its own lodges overlooking the golf course and packages that include golf, fishing and shooting as well as an ideal location to visit nearby towns and historical points of interest.
The praises come from golfing groups to ramblers, families with pets and whisky connoisseurs who are all made to feel welcome whilst enjoying the hospitality, great food and functions so professionally put on by the staff and management in the restaurant.
The golf course has had a lot of investment in the past few years with 10 holes being further developed with USGA re-designed greens. On the day that we played, despite a Scottish mist they were slick but fair.
The course intertwines around farmland and the peace and quiet is tangible. Some of the tees are elevated and greens sunk down in valley beds, so club choice for approach shots needs plenty of thought which makes playing golf at The Woll most interesting.
The 4th hole named Dipper Haugh is a par five with a pond on the right in play yet out of bounds all along the left. Once successful off the tee it also requires an accurate approach shot to the large two tiered green. At 522 yards (470 from the red tees) it is not the length that gives it a low index, it’s the accuracy you’ll require.
The 10th hole is interesting with a blind tee shot down the gully, so despite being on the fairway you have a downhill lie, not an easy approach shot.
The short 11th, Roman Cundy is a clever hole as you can use the bank to the left of the green and your ball will roll down (unless like me you get caught too high up in the rough, happy with a bogey on that day)
Having spoken to Nicholas Brown (his family own the estate) and his natural ebullience and drive there is no doubt that the New Woll Estate will be up there with the best places to visit in Scotland for Midlands golfers and their families too.
New Woll – New Woll Estate, Ashkirk, Selkirkshire TD7 4PE
Telephone: 01750 327 99 – Email: firstname.lastname@example.org – Website: www.wollgolf.co.uk
The Woll Course
- Par 70 and 6051 yards
- They completed a huge development project with 10 holes redesigned including USGA specification greens, taking the course another leap forward and setting it apart from the other courses in the Borders.
- It has been described as “the course every golfer must play” and “The friendliest course in the Borders”.
- If you are staying at the Hotel you can enjoy your golf FREE of charge and in the evening sit back on your patio overlooking the course and enjoy the views.
Congu C.S.S.: White 69, Yellow 68, Red 70