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#4 Torwoodlee Golf Club, a real treat on the River Gala

#4 Torwoodlee Golf Club, Galashiels, Scottish Borders
I found Torwoodlee Golf Club through James Braid. When I first came up with idea to challenge myself to play 50 rounds of golf this year, I thought I would play only James Braid Courses. Torwoodlee in the Scottish Borders was one of the first on the list. But as I did more research, I realised that I really wanted to play other courses as well, not just those designed by Braid. But despite the change, Torwoodlee remained firmly in my sigh[..]

Categories: golf challenge

#3 St. Boswell's, the Hidden Gem on the banks of the Tweed

#3: St. Boswells Golf Club


After the challenge of Cadrona and the wind, we decided to try what is described as ‘the most picturesque of courses on the banks of the Tweed...’ St. Boswells Golf Club. It is located on the road to Dryburn Abbey and I have passed it several times and always longed to call in for an ‘emergency nine’ holes. So today was the day, and it did not disappoint.

St. Boswells’ Lady Secretary Sue afforded us a warm welcome. It [..]

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#2: Cadrona: Catch of the day on the Tweed!

#2: Cadrona Golf Course, Cadrona, Near Peebles
Cadrona sits tucked into a beautiful valley on the banks of the River Tweed near Peebles in the Scottish Borders. It‘s an idyllic spot with a brilliant Scottish welcome. But if you are coming to play golf, bring your A game!
The course is owned and operated by Macdonald Hotels and our stay there, qualified us for a reduced residents green fee. As it was Sunday many of the locals had pre-booked the tee. They currently have approximatel[..]

Categories: 50 at 50 Challenge, parkland course, scottish borders

#2: Cadrona: Catch of the day on the Tweed!

#2: Cadrona Golf Course, Cadrona, Near Peebles
Cadrona sits tucked into a beautiful valley on the banks of the River Tweed near Peebles in the Scottish Borders. It‘s an idyllic spot with a brilliant Scottish welcome. But if you are coming to play golf, bring your A game!
The course is owned and operated by Macdonald Hotels and our stay there, qualified us for a reduced residents green fee. As it was Sunday many of the locals had pre-booked the tee. They currently have approximatel[..]

Categories: 50 at 50 Challenge, parkland course, scottish borders

The Gift of Game

The Gift of the Game

The game of golf came to me later in life. It was given as a gift and a wedding gift at that. It came in the unlikely form of the most expensive golf driver available at the time, The Biggest Big Bertha. ‘Bertha’ was handed to my husband on the first tee at Royal Dornoch (which may explain why that tee holds a special place in my heart). At that time, I did not play golf and the giver of this ‘gift’ may not have realised how that precious driv[..]

Categories: 50 at 50 Challenge