The Black Swan Hotel Kelso

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Things to do in Kelso

Roxburgh Golf Course

A championship course loved by many and is one of Scotland’s finest inland courses. The Roxburghe Golf Course is set in 200 acres of parkland, in the heart of the Scottish Borders and is the region's first Championship Golf Course. The gateway to Scottish golf. It is available on a pay as you play basis, to hotel residents, corporate golf groups and golf societies. You may wish to take advantage of the other facilities available such as the practice range, short game area and putting green. The purpose built Clubhouse overlooks the first tee and houses the Spike Bar, Fairways Lounge and Pro Shop. The course is Par 72, 7111 yards off the back tees and is open to play seven days a week to anyone with a handicap certificate.

The Hirsel Golf Club


Set in rolling woodland with thick shrubbery, fierce rough, water and other hazards in abundance. The current card reads 6024 yards, par 70. Founded in 1948, it is a course of strategic design with a fair margin for error. The fairways are generous, as are the greens, but getting from one to the other calls for more precision than power. Two or three holes demand blind tee shots, and blind second shots as well if the drive is too short or wayward.

Kelso Races


Situated in the Scottish Borders, the picturesque market town of Kelso is set on the confluence of the rivers Teviot and Tweed. The Racecourse itself offers breathtaking scenery, in a plush, green setting, with all of the private hospitality suites overlooking the magnificent course. Despite only having a population of over 6150, Kelso boasts a thriving community and is a town where there is always something on and something to see.

Kelso Abbey

 


Around 1113, David I of Scotland invited Benedictine monks from Tiron Abbey, near Chartres in northern France, to establish a house at Selkirk. By 1128 they had relocated to Kelso, perhaps to be nearer David’s new castle and burgh of Roxburgh across the River Tweed.