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Richard Fisher

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Golf between Carlisle and Edinburgh??
« on: September 17, 2022, 06:23:56 AM »
Any particular recommendations for a place to play en route? Next Monday I am driving from just north of Carlisle to Edinburgh and only have to reach the Scottish capital by 5pm.  Up to 10 miles off the direct route would work, I guess. Any thoughts from the usual suspects much appreciated.

Sean_A

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Re: Golf between Carlisle and Edinburgh??
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2022, 07:26:30 AM »
Any particular recommendations for a place to play en route? Next Monday I am driving from just north of Carlisle to Edinburgh and only have to reach the Scottish capital by 5pm.  Up to 10 miles off the direct route would work, I guess. Any thoughts from the usual suspects much appreciated.

Not played it, but Roxburghe may work.

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James Reader

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Re: Golf between Carlisle and Edinburgh??
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2022, 10:12:18 AM »
Lanark is a bit further out of your way but is well worth a detour.

Adam Lawrence

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Re: Golf between Carlisle and Edinburgh??
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2022, 04:08:38 PM »
I've not been but Peebles is a Colt course that I would quite like to see.
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Re: Golf between Carlisle and Edinburgh??
« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2022, 05:59:04 PM »
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JJShanley

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Re: Golf between Carlisle and Edinburgh??
« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2022, 07:09:09 PM »
I quite enjoyed West Linton when I played it in an open this summer. A playing partner that day played out of Peebles and that also seems interesting as several people have said.

Richard Fisher

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Re: Golf between Carlisle and Edinburgh??
« Reply #6 on: September 18, 2022, 11:34:20 AM »
Many thanks to all. I'll investigate Peebles and Lanark a bit further.


That said, it is also quite tempting to drive around the south of Edinburgh, hit the coast near Gullane and take my chances there...

Niall C

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Re: Golf between Carlisle and Edinburgh??
« Reply #7 on: September 19, 2022, 11:42:17 AM »
Richard


I assume that you are staying over in Carlisle on the way up ?


If so you may want to start the day with a game at Carlisle GC. I haven't played for several years but I always enjoyed it when I played there. Laid out in 1936 by Dr MacKenzies brother Charles with input by Theodore Moone. MacKenzie Ross later did some revisions (according to the club website) and I think also Pennink/CK Cotton (not on the club website). From memory there aren't any real clunkers and a lot of very good holes, in particular a short par 3 which I really liked.


A few miles to the east of Carlisle GC is Brampton GC which is a Braid course. Good fun but also a bit up and down. If you are going to be playing a good bit of golf on the trip I'd opt for Carlise to save the legs and because it is basically a better course.


If you are then travelling north up the M74 before you cut across country at the A702 you have several courses "just off" the motorway. Lockerbie which I haven't played and not really heard anything about, Moffat which I also haven't played but have been reliably informed is an ideal course if you have one leg shorter than the other and like hill walking, and Lochmaben which I have played. Originally a 9 hole Braid course it has been extended to 18 holes producing two distinct nines. I played it a couple of times a number of years ago and I quite enjoyed it from what I remember.


Once you cut across country on the A702 the only course I've played is Biggar, which is the home course of Alfie and Harry Ward. It's largely a David Adams course from 1922 and is fairly inoffensive but nothing to write home about from what I recall. 


Niall

Clyde Johnson

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Re: Golf between Carlisle and Edinburgh??
« Reply #8 on: September 19, 2022, 05:05:36 PM »
I'm a little late to the party here, but here goes a ranking of courses in interest within 10 or so mins of the main routes from Carlisle to Edinburgh:


1. Lanark

2. Peebles
3. Carnwath
4. Moffat
5. Glencorse

6. Leadhills (on a beautiful day)
7. Selkirk

8. Galashiels
9. Newbattle
10. Hawick
11. Lochmaben
12. Broomieknowe
13. Innerleithen

14. St Boswells
15. Melrose
16. Biggar
« Last Edit: September 19, 2022, 05:07:13 PM by Clyde Johnson »

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