Quietly proud of your golfing skills?
Test them against those of Sergio Garcia who set a course record of 66 on the championship golf course on the Duke of Roxburghe’s estate in the Borders.
Opened in 1997, the picturesque, par 72 course was created by Dave Thomas, the designer of The Belfry and San Roque courses.
The 7111 yard course features Thomas’ distinct hallmark of deep bunkers and large rolling greens. The wide fairways of the course follow the natural contours of the landscape and make full use of the many changes in levels.
It’s a gorgeous course to play and you can enjoy a round as part of today’s Big Deal on an overnight break for two in the elegant Roxburghe Hotel.
Set in gorgeous parkland, the hotel is part of the Duke of Roxburghe’s estate near Kelso.
A little over an hour from Edinburgh and two from Glasgow, it is also conveniently close for a spot of rest and relaxation.
Originally a Scottish Jacobean country house, the Roxburghe Hotel has a rich and colourful history.
A hotel since 1982, the building’s period charm has been matched with contemporary comforts to create a stunning country retreat.
Available seven days a week, this Big Deal is for an overnight stay for two in a twin or double room at the Roxburghe. The offer includes a full Scottish breakfast and green fees for two on the championship course.
All of the rooms offer amenities such as cosy bathrobes, free WiFi, Ipod docking stations and luxurious Arran Aromatics toiletries. Comfortable beds, ensuite bathrooms and hospitality trays featuring locally baked biscuits mean that these rooms are all you need for a perfect stay.
The Roxburghe Hotel is a member of The Collection, a group of small, luxury hotels under the management of ICMI.
2 AA Rosettes
The offer includes a full Scottish breakfast. Guests are also welcome to take other meals in the hotel’s Chez Roux restaurant which has two AA Rosettes.
According to Albert Roux, the menus at the Roxburghe offer ‘French classical cuisine with a flair and lightness, using local product as much as possible.’
See and do in The Borders
As we mentioned, the hotel sits on the Roxburghe Estate and, as well as the championship golf course, the estate offers a wide range of activities from fishing to clay pigeon shooting and croquet.
There are plenty of great walks, both on the estate and nearby. Alternatively, you could visit nearby Floors Castle, stately home to the Duke of Roxburghe.
There is also the option to book a beauty treatment in the hotel’s Beauty Suite.
This four star country house hotel has attracted many glowing TripAdvisor reviews such as this:
-‘Fantastic find… the staff couldn’t have been more helpful. Our rooms were superb, well appointed, meticulously clean and the beds very comfortable. We ate in the restaurant and the food was divine, as indeed was the wine list. Service as your would expect from a Roux establishment… We wish we could have stayed longer, however we will definitely return for a longer stay.’
Sergio got around in a nifty 66. Fancy your chances?
Test your mettle with this Big Deal on an overnight stay and round of golf at the Roxburghe Hotel and Golf Course.