Galashiels Golf Club

4.0000000000 4.0 stars from 5 (2)
  • Holes: 9
  • Par: 34
  • Length: 2816 yards
  • Layout

  • Ladhope Recreation Ground, Galashiels, Selkirkshire, TD1 2NJ
  • +44 (0) 1896 753724

Year built: 1884
Architect(s): James Braid
Type: Public
Style: Parkland
Golf Season: Year round


Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes


Teaching pro: Yes


Walking allowed: Yes

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 34 2816 yards N/A N/A
White 34 2740 yards N/A N/A
Red (W) 35 2579 yards N/A N/A

Calling this a 'hilly' course is an understatement! This course is not for the faint-hearted or those easily winded, but in the end it has its rewards. The clubhouse is located about midway up the hill. From the 1st tee you can see 4 or 5 holes leading back down the hill and around through the valley and back up toward the clubhouse. Then the fun begins. The 10th hole begins a series of holes that carries you to the top, straight up the hill, the only thing flat on some of these holes are the tee boxes! At the top you play several holes along the rim of the hill. Here you get your reward for the effort. From the top you get a spectacular view of the Borders and surrounding countryside. The finishing holes are all downhill. This is worth a trip especially if the weather is clear. Galashiels is another of the many courses in Scotland where often during the year they use the honour box system. You put your money in a door box and play. No tee time, no starter, no ticket. If you have the time Torwoodlee Golf Club is a mile down the road and also worth a look. (Frank Faragalli)

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.0 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 2.5 stars from 5
Value: 3.5 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 5.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.0 stars from 5
Course Layout: 2.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 2 Reviews
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Overall Rating
Type of Golfer

"It's only 9 holes."

t993700013's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/16/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It was windy and raining when I played and I was alone on the course. it's 9 holes with some different tees.

Hilly but good condition.

The club house was closed no access to toilets or changing facilities and nowhere to get a drink or something to eat.

Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

I don't recommend this course

"Lovely 9 hole course"

stevedimebag's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/28/2015
Previously played Played with a group Walked Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

Galashiels Golf Course is a great little track that provides something different to for the golfer. The course is always in great condition, even during the winter.
It's usually pretty quiet as well so its great for beginners and juniors to come and play. There's also practice facilities behind the first tee - something that's rare in the borders.

Definitely worth a visit for the views alone!!

For less than a tenner a head, you really can't beat it.

Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging

I recommend this course

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