Selkirk Golf Club

A Wee Gem Of A Course

Golfing And More In Selkirk Scotland

Are you looking for an idyllic golfing day out or mini-break? Situated around 30 miles from the Scottish border, you’ll find what the locals call “a wee gem” of a golf course. If you are heading to Scotland on a golfing holiday, don’t overlook the challenging and scenic 9-hole Selkirk golf club.

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Selkirk Golf Club

Looking for an idyllic golfing day out or mini break? Situated around 30 miles from the Scottish border, you’ll find what the locals call, “a wee gem,” of a golf course. If you are heading to Scotland on a golfers holiday, it’s possible you could overlook the 9-hole Selkirk golf course and club. It’s just 5 miles to the North of the larger 18 hole Woll golf course on the  New Woll Estate in Ashfield.

Explore Selkirk Scotland

Selkirk golf course, and the town itself has plenty to offer, as you’ll find out in this unique guide dedicated to the club. If you’re on a golfing break and are staying on the New Woll Estate, don’t miss out on heading just 5 miles North to Selkirk, which is a beautiful historic Scottish town with plenty to do and see.

The town is full of Scottish heritage sites, shops, restaurants, pubs, and places to stay close by.

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Scotland has its fair share of world-class golf tournaments. If you’re on a break to see the best players compete, Scotland has plenty of tournaments to catch.

They include the Aberdeen Standards Investment Scottish Open, the British Open, the AIG Women’s British Open, and Aberdeen Standards Ladies Investment Scottish Open.

Selkirk Golf Club

Selkirk has one of the best 9 hole golf courses in Scotland. Selkirk’s most famous member was the late Dick Smith, who loved to practice on the Selkirk greens. The former Scottish Amateur, Walker Cup, and multi-international Champion praised the underrated and relatively undiscovered course.

While only a 9-holer, he said that the course had “a testing layout, fine quality hill turf fairways, and greens of a fine texture.” Any drifting overswing will likely land in heather, so the course still presents a test for golfers. Precision is paramount, and if you play 18 holes, then the course is over 5,500 yards.

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A Historic And Scenic Course

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The Selkirk golf club was built in 1924 by Willie Park. Jnr. Park was a legendary golf course architect responsible for over 170 courses spanning the UK, US, and Canada. The nine-hole course overlooks the nearby town of Selkirk and provides golfers with breathtaking views of the Linglie Hills and the sweeping hills of Ettrick and Yarrow.

The course will provide a challenge for players of all handicaps. You’ll need to stay focused to avoid hitting balls into the nearby gorse. The No. 8 hole is known as the “Long Hole.” You need to make two excellent shots to give yourself a short approach to the green, hidden by mounds of heather.

About Selkirk Golf Course

Aside from the glorious views and demanding play, the Selkirk golf club also has a unique feature for tee times and payment. You can come and play at virtually any time (but try to avoid club competition times). You are asked to make your payment in an honesty box as the club has no employees.

If you are visiting the area, there is not just the Selkirk golf club to experience. In only a few miles from Selkirk, you can also play at the Woll golf course, Galashiels golf club, Melrose golf club, and the Torwoodlee Golf Club. Quaint B&Bs or 5-star accommodation are waiting for you nearby.

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Selkirk Golf Club At A Glance

Location

Situated off the A7, half a mile from Selkirk town. Approximately 30 miles North of the Scottish border

Number Of Holes

Selkirk Golf course is a 9-holer. You are welcome to turn around and play back to the clubhouse.

Built

The course was built in 1924 by legendary golf architect Willie Park.

Course Description

The course is a wee gem but considered tricky but scenic. Par 68 for men and 69 for women.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The 2020 fees are as follows:

Visiting adults pay £20 for 18 holes and £12 for 9 holes. Juniors pay £6 and £4 respectively. 

For adults that are guests of members they are asked to pay £10 and £6. 

 

Please contact the Selkirk golf club secretary to find out more about membership rates. You can contact the secretary on 0175020519 or by emailing the club at selkirkgolfclub@yahoo.co.uk.

You can come and play at the Selkirk golf club at virtually anytime. However, on Thursdays, the course is reserved for ladies’ competition from 4 pm onwards. Similarly, on Saturdays, the membership plays competitions, so the tee is reserved for most times of the day.