Woll Golf Course
Woll Golf Course, Ashkirk, South of Scotland, Scotland, TD7 4PE
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9 reviews of Woll Golf Course
My Husband & I are having our annual Festive break visiting family and we have just played Woll, great value for money and the sun shone. O M G you should see the major re-development that is taking place on the 1st, 13th,15th,16th,17th & 18th they are completely unrecognizable there has obviously been a lot of hard work carried out. It will be something else come next season certainly top our must play list. The Clubhouse was lovely decorated for Christmas with a Santa Grotto and real reindeer. The Staff are always so welcoming and our Meal was second to none. The Lasagne + Sticky Toffee pudding were amazing. We can't wait to go back up in the Summer to play this course. Well done & Happy New Year
This course was excellent when we played here about 3 years ago but I can't beleive how much it has deteriorated since then. The greens are terrible, the best greens on the course are the 3 patches of fairway they have cut short to use as temporary greens. The staff blame the wet winter but we played other courses in the area and they were in great condition. Excellent course and facilities let down by poor green keeping.
Rather than a snap shot impression we spent a week on the course and really got to know its ways. Past comments suggested it was easy - locals in Hawick said it! Long straight hitters would could eat up the course but for the rest of us it had challenges - the rough was a killer. If you found your ball it was generally unplayable and cost a penalty shot. There were water hazards but they were generally decorative while a number of greens, aided by punitive pin positions, needed a lot of thought - xamples of this were to be found on the 3rd, 6th & 7th. Both the par 5 4th & long par 4 16th offered spectacular views from the tee, the par 3 15th rewarded clever placement while the par 4 2nd (bunker) and 14th (tree) had cleverly placed obstacles to the greens. Wind, rain and dew (but no midges) added to the difficulties of Scotland in August but it truly was an invigorating and enjoyable golfing experience. Friendly staff and an outstanding clubhouse added to the week. In a mixed group of handicappers we would thoroughly recommend the venue - I and my partner had to play well to keep in touch with our handicaps.
A 11 man society stayed and played at the Woll during the week of 26th to the 30th April and I think everyone had a really enjoyable time. The accomodation is of a very high standard and the new clubhouse, although a little on the pricey side, is very modern and all the staff were very friendly and polite and the service is 1st class. The golf course itself has matured and changed quite a bit since I last played it 5 years ago. Considering the fact that the cost of your golf is included in the cost of the accomodation its an ideal golfers retreat. The course has a lot of good holes including the 3rd, 5th, 8th, 9th, 16th and 17th in my opinion although I would happily play the course again anytime. If you're looking for a great place to take a society in Scotland I would recommend the Woll. The only down side to the area is that it is quite secluded and if you want a night in town you have a 10 minute taxi ride into Selkirk. That said, Im sure our group will return again and see further improvements in the course. overall for course only 7 out of 10.
Our 3rd course in our 2010 tour, we also stayed on site and played our golf for free. I must say having played the course back in 2005 I was left will little if no memory, but that now changes having played it 3 times in a week, it may not be the best course in the borders but what an improvement. It has a lot of flat holes which suited our elderly gents in the group but still was a good test for our low handicappers. Some good holes in particularly for me 4, 5, 6, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, & 16 are the ones that stood out and I enjoyed, especially walking from green three to tee 4 the whole place opens up into a valley with an elevated tee shot to a par 5 below, a cracking hole which should be birdied most times! the par 3 15th is a tough hole firing up to a small green which is hard to putt on wherever the pin position may be. The staff could not be more friendly, the best we had all week by a long shot, nothing was a problem to anyone of them, clubhouse opened in 2005 which we missed by a day so nice to see the finished product which is nice indeed! possibly only gripe would be lack of variety in pro shop but hey you cant get it all right all of the time. big thanks once again to Nicholas who runs the whole operation, a top bloke. valus rating based on free golf when staying in accommodation otherwise a 7
Played here 28 Sept. on our way up to Scotland for a weeks golf in the Borders. After some 4/5 hour drive we received a nice welcome in the shop and the bar. I have to say I struggle to find much to praise this course for, its a 9 hole track recently extended to 18, its ok but thats about it! Gentle walking course, which was perhaps ideal after our drive, no holes stand out in my memory although my playing partners both enjoyed it. Some improvement in signage would be beneficial and perhaps in 10 years time it will mature, from my point of view I wouldnt bother to play it again
I have played here on several occasions both when it was a 9 hole course and since its extension to 18 holes, most recently earlier this month. The club now has a modern well equipped clubhouse but the departure from the original plans means that the course starts with an awkward dog-leg across the burn which was much more enjoyable as the 6th hole of the original 9 hole layout. The course has no pretentions to be a championship layout but while I suspect not a great deal of money was spent transforming it from agricultural land modifications are made every year to improve the challenge. This is a course where almost all the serious trouble is on the left so perhaps it is a slicer's paradise. The location is very tranquil and being flat is not a physical challenge. Notable holes are the 9th 10th 12th and 16th. As there is self catering accommodation offering inclusive golf the fees for visitors are perhaps a little higher than might be expected but I have always played as a member's guest and the course can also be played at aa cheaper rate under the Freedom of the Fairways Scheme. curseSy-, ould bnr
Woll is still a "young" course and will get better as it matures, though it is still quite a testing course. It is set in superb scenery and a very friendly atmosphere. I would strongly recommend staying in one of the cottages on the course. You would be hard pushed to find better value for money (you virtually play golf for free if you stay on the course), and it is such a relaxing place to stay. Situated between Selkirk & Hawick, it is well positioned for access to other good courses.
We have played 17 Borders courses on the Freedom to Fairways Scheme. We rated this the tenth best course. It is longer than the other 9 hole courses in the area and finishes with two par 5's. Some excellent holes especially the 3rd - a long par downhill par 4 slight dog leg right with the green hidden behind trees. The Woll is named after the burn that meanders through the course including in front of the 6th green. The course will improve with age. We worth a visit and good value at 15 pounds for a day ticket.
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