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A friendly welcome in the Scottish Borders

7.47am 5th March 2009 - Travel

Four golf courses in the Scottish Borders have been named ‘the friendliest in the region’ in the new Scottish Borders Golf Guide 2009. The Guide recognises the warm welcomes on offer at the 18-hole courses the Hirsel and Minto and the 9-hole courses St Boswells and Selkirk.

The courses are part of the Freedom of the Fairways Golf Pass which is featured in the new edition. It has become the most popular golf pass in Scotland and is supported by Tontine Hotel in Peebles. The guide, published by VisitScotland, provides information on accommodation and how to book golf at the 21 courses in the Scottish Borders.

The Scottish Borders is increasingly being recognised as a short break golf destination with an array of outstanding 18-hole golf courses. The Freedom of the Fairways Golf Pass covers all of the courses in the region and offers the 3-Day Golf Passport. This entitles the golfer to up to six rounds of golf over three consecutive weekdays (weekends four rounds) at the cost of £88 per person (£44 for juniors). The 5-Day Golf Passport allows up to ten rounds of golf over five consecutive weekdays (weekends eight rounds) at the cost of £120 per person (£70 for juniors).

“We are delighted to offer the golfers this fantastic product which represents great value for money considering the quality of the participating courses,” said Sandi Hellowell, regional director at VisitScotland. “The prices have been put on hold for 2009 which is an added incentive to come here to play. As golf is one of the key themes of the year of ‘Homecoming Scotland 2009’ we are looking forward to welcoming more golfers to this beautiful part of Scotland.”

Golf Passes are valid between 1st April and 31st October 2009 and are available by phone 01835 863170, from the online shop at or at any of the Visitor Information Centres in Borders.

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