The Sporting Estate - Golf
"Roxburghe's signature hole, The Viaduct, is my favourite 14th tee in Scotland! It's such a beautiful hole in such a glorious setting"
The Duke of Roxburghe commissioned Dave Thomas to build the challenging Roxburghe championship course on the Roxburghe estate. The result of Thomas's design bears his distinct hallmark of deep challenging bunkers and large rolling greens.
The wide fairways follow the natural contours of the land and the signature "Viaduct" hole is an elevated tee commanding views of the River Teviot that hug the left of the fairway with an imposing viaduct in the background.
The heart of the course are the par threes, play those well and you'll likely make a good score as three of them are around the 190 yards mark. Because of water hazards on two and bunkering on the third, the ball has to be long, high and straight to have any chance of reaching the putting surface in regulation.
Opening the course in 1997 with Nick Faldo, Colin Montgomerie
"I was impressed with the design and the quality of The Roxburghe. The Greens were immaculate and the course picturesque, a pleasure to play for professional and amateur alike".
Full details of the Golf at Roxburghe can be found at: www.roxburghegolfclub.co.uk