Dave Thomas, internationally renowned golf course architect and former Ryder Cup star was appointed by the Duke of Roxburghe 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. He completed the course in record time , by October 1995, and what you will now as a golfer is a wonderful course on a fabulous piece of land, a manageable test and a visual treat. The course bears all the unique hallmarks of Dave Thomas, numerous challenging bunkers, mature woodland to define fairways, dramatic water hazards and generous rolling greens.
The wide fairways of the Roxburghe follow the natural contours of the landscape, making full use of the many changes in levels. The signature hole is the "viaduct", with its elevated tee commanding superb views over the River Teviot which hugs the left of the fairway with an imposing viaduct across the horizon.
The heart of the Roxburghe course are the par threes, play these well and you will hopefully card a good score as three of them are around the 190 yards mark.
The course is Par 72, 7111 yards of the back tees and is open to play seven days a week to anyone with a handicap certificate. It is available on a pay as you play basis, to hotel residents, groups and societies.
The Golf Course in the winter continues to be in great condition. We do not use mats or winter tees, although we use frost holes in the event of a frost. For a daily update please call Craig or Steve at the Professional Shop on 01573 450 333.
The Roxburghe is not just a Hotel & Golf Course, it is "The Gateway to Scottish Golf"
"I was impressed with the design and the quality of The Roxburghe, a pleasure to play for professional and amateur alike" Colin Montgomerie
"Roxburghe's signature hole, The Viaduct, is my favourite 14th tee in Scotland! It's such a beautiful hole in such a glorious setting" Sam Torrance
Voted 6th best golf experience in Scotland by the readers of Bunkered magazine the country's biggest-selling golf title.
Course Record held by Sergio Garcia - 66 (-6)
The Roxburghe has held many prestigious events including The Scottish Seniors Open and The European Tour Qualifying School – stage 1.
Tenancy: The tenancy will be a Short Assured Tenancy under the Housing (Scotland) Act 1988. The Lease may be renewed at the end of the prescribed term of let but applicants should be aware that possession of the property can be recovered by the proprietor at the expiry of the Lease if required.
Entry and Duration: Entry shall be at such date as may be agreed. The duration of the Lease shall be for an initial period of not less than six months.
Rent: The rent shall be payable monthly in advance by Standing Order on the 1st of each month with a proportionate amount payable on entry.
Repairs: The proprietor shall maintain the premises wind and water tight and keep in repair the structure and exterior of the house (including drains, gutters and external pipes), the installations in the house for the supply of water and electricity and for sanitation (including basins, sinks, baths and sanitary conveniences) and installations for space heating and water heating with the exception of any repairs occasioned by any act, omission or negligence of the tenant. Internal decoration shall be the tenant’s responsibility.
Painting: The proprietor shall carry out external painting.
Deposit: A deposit of two months rent will be payable on entry. This will be repaid to the tenant on termination of the lease, provided all obligations of the lease are fulfilled and the property left in a satisfactory condition.
References: The Estate will require the applicant, in the event of them finding a property that they wish to rent, to complete a Credit Check before granting them a tenancy.
Other Conditions: All the other customary Roxburghe Estates conditions of let shall apply and a copy of the pro forma Lease can be inspected at the Estate Office by bona fide intending applicants.
Viewing: Arrangements to view the property may be made by contacting Victoria Roddie, Roxburghe Estates Office, Kelso (Telephone 01573 223333)
Tenancy Application: Applications for the tenancy should be submitted on the accompanying form and delivered to Edward Johnson MRICS, Assistant Factor, at the address below.
Roxburghe Estates Office, Kelso, Roxburghshire TD5 7SF