What we say
A Borders course you've also got to try is the mature parkland layout of Hawick which offers dramatic views of the surrounding countryside besides being adecent test of golf.
Thanks to its high elevation, Hawick Golf Course offers some of the most spectacular views to be found in the Borders. This becomes more evident as the course climbs from the 4th Tee, and meanders around the natural contours of the Vertish Hill.
The golfer is afforded many more aspects to admire.
After the opening tricky first two holes running alongside the road, the third is a gentle climb par 4, and the land rises sharply at the fourth. The long climb up this hole bears its rewards when you reach the fifth tee. This short but potentially dangerous par four offers a view that is the beginning of some breathtaking views.
The tough par 4 sixth, usually against the prevailing wind, offers similar views from the green. From here the course flattens out, and for the next few holes follows the same contour of the hill all the way round.
The spectacular views of the Hawick Golf Course continue until the eleven hole, which sees a climb up towards the top of the hill. Again the next few holes follow the contour of the land around the hill.
Here you arrive at the fifteenth tee, which is at the highest point, with even more dramatic views, which makes it difficult to concentrate on the golf. From here the only way is down, but not without having to avoid some tricky holes, especially the par 3 eighteenth, where the green is tucked close to the road at the back, and play is from a very elevate tee position.
Most golfers will appreciate they have experienced a tough but fair test of their skills on this wonderful, and very interesting, golf course.
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- Address Vertish Hill, Hawick, Hawick
- Tel 01450 372293
- Website www.hawickgolfclub.com
|Green Fees||All Week £30 (round) Winter Rate £12pp any day|
|Course Length||5,933 yards (5,425 metres)|
- Course has: Bar
- Course has: Buggy Hire
- Course does not have: Driving Range
- Course has: Practice Green
- Course has: Pro Shop
- Course has: Restaurant
- Course does not have: Trolley Hire
- Course has: Dress Code
- Course does not have: Club Hire
- Course does not have: Handicap
Tough wee course, some great holes though, notably the tough finishing par 3 which i dont think i'll ever stick on the green!!!
This is a nice little course and well worth a visit. Won't win any mega prizes but is worth the green fee. Not bad at all...