Ranked in the top 10 of inland courses in Scotland, the spectacular Roxburghe Golf Course is set in the heart of the Scottish Borders near Kelso. The unique hotel with 22 bedrooms, a championship golf course and the full range of sporting pursuits on the Roxburghe Estates, offers a getaway destination little more than an hour’s drive from both Edinburgh and Newcastle.
Mandy & Jean-Louis at The Roxburghe – July
Entering the tree lined driveway to The Roxburghe Hotel fills you with anticipation for a one- off luxury experience. After a long couple of days touring with MG in Borders and East Lothian, it was just what we needed.
This unique hotel with 22 bedrooms, a Championship golf course and a full range of sporting pursuits, offers a getaway destination situated close to Kelso. We were able to enjoy some true Roxburghe hospitality by staying overnight, partaking of the award winning Chez Roux restaurant and playing the course the following morning.
Despite its unreserved luxury, there is not one inch of pretentiousness with the staff welcoming and warm throughout our stay.
A labour of love by the Duke of Roxburghe, it is the personal touches that make the Roxburghe so special. From the furnishings, books and paintings from the Duke’s own home, to his selection of fine wines, the hotel is a true home from home with character and individuality throughout.
The Championship course lies just a few steps away from the hotel. A Dave Thomas design, this course bears all of his unique hallmarks, numerous deep challenging bunkers, mature woodland, dramatic water hazards and generous rolling greens.
The stillness and peace is wonderful, some superb signature holes such as the short fourth, aptly named Azalea as it mimics Augusta’s 12th. The 14th with spectacular Borders views and the viaduct over the River Teviot, and the 18th for its finish over the ditch to an elevated green.
Jean-Louis and I enjoyed such a special stay, a full MG seal of approval and thanks go to Rupert Tan and the ICMI collection for their generosity.
The Roxburghe – Roxburghe Hotel & Golf Course, Heiton, by Kelso, Roxburghshire TD5 8JZ
Telephone: 01573 450 331 – Email: email@example.com – Website: www.roxburghe-hotel.net
- Par 72 and 6925 yards
- 5th top inland course in Scotland
- Dave Thomas, internationally renowned golf course architect and former Ryder Cup star was appointed by the Duke in March 1995. His brief was to create a golf course of the highest quality using existing natural features of the site to maximum effect.
Congu C.S.S.: Blue 75, White 74, Yellow 72, Red 73