About the Course
Thanks to conscientious green staff and management, Minto, set in undulating parkland with mature woodland, has become one of the most beautifully tailored golf courses in the South of Scotland. The club was established in 1928 and is spectacularly placed between the Minto Hills and the Teviot Valley, which is one of the Borders’ loveliest.
The town of Minto appears in 1383 in a list of rentals paid to Roxburgh Castle. It was burned in a raid about 1490, then again in 1545 along with most of the surrounding area. It stretched in a staggered line along a north-west axis near the old church. Another cluster of houses stood on the roadside near West Lodge; one was occupied by the village cooper, giving rise to the Cooper’s Brae. The old town had a change house, a public host house, a brew-house (supplied by local barley malted nearby), a school (established in the 17th century) and a shop. Lint fields behind Minto Crags were spun and woven into linen by the villagers, while Minto Moss, Langhope, and Shielswood provided peats for fuel. There was also a mill near East Lodge on the Ancrum road, fed by a cauld above Spittal Ford.
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Fly though Each Hole at Minto Golf Club
First Tee: Gibbies Glebe
Second Tee: Volunteers
Third Tee: Aintree
Fourth Tee: Stewart’s View
Fifth Tee: Hoggie’s Leap
Sixth Tee: Kirk Tower
Seventh Tee: Fatlips
Ninth Tee: Kittock
Tenth Tee: Hangin’ Stane
Eleventh Tee: Dunion
Twelvth Tee: Everest
Thirteenth Tee: Craigmount
Fourteenth Tee: Teviotdale
Fifteenth Tee: Ruberslaw
Sixteenth Tee: Road Hole
Seventeenth Tee: West Lodge
Eighteenth Tee: Shaw’s Bush
Yardage & Slope Stats
Local Club Rules
1. ANY TEMPORARY LOCAL RULE DEFINED ON THE NOTICE BOARD
Penalty for breach of Local Rule.
Match Play – Loss of Hole. Stroke Play : 2 Strokes
2. OUT OF BOUNDS
A ball played over any boundary fence or wall shall be deemed out of bounds. On the 16th and 17th fairways the boundary shall be defined by the line of white markers.
The wall behind the 17th green and along the left side of the 18th hole shall be treated as out of bounds. The fence and road in front of the 1st tee are not boundaries in respect of the 1st hole only, and shall be treated as an integral part of the course.
The surfaced area left and right of the 1st tee and left of the 12th tee marked with white lines or posts are out of bounds.
To the left of the white line on the 1st hole and to the right of the vvhite line on the 6th hole is out of bounds.
3. DROPPING AREAS
A ball lying between black and white striped marker posts, in the ditch 1 at the 16th and 18th greens or close to the fence or wall at the 17th green, may be lifted and dropped in the nearest official dropping area under penalty of one stroke.
4. OVERHEAD POWER LINES
If a ball strikes any overhead power line, or the telegraph pole on the 3rd hole, the player must disregard that stroke, abandon the ball and play another ball as near as possible to the spot fro111 which the original ball was played in accordance with Rule 20-5 (playing the next stroke from where the previous stroke was played).
5. BRIDGE AT 3RD HOLE
If a ball comes to rest on the bridge between the yellow lines then it shall be deemed to be within the hazard. If the ball comes to rest outwith the yellow line and the bridge is interfering with stance or intended swing then the ball may be be lifted and dropped at the nearest point of relief no nearer the hole without a penalty.
6. STAKED TREES
If such a tree interferes with the player’s stance or intended swing, the ball must be lifted and dropped without penalty, one club length fron the nearest point of relief, but not nearer the hole.
7. LATERAL WATER HAZARD
The ditch on the left of the 16th and 18th fairways is a Lateral Water Hazard. A ball lying in the ditch between the out of bound fence, wall or white post and the line of the Red markers defining the hazard can be dropped within two club lengths from the point the ball entered the hazard, but not nearer the hole. See Rule 3 on card for black and white striped posts at 16th, 17th and 18th green . (Lateral Water Hazard refer to Rule 26).
8. HEALTH AND SAFETY
For health and safet (and Insurance) reasons , it is the responsibility of each person to read and adhere to all notices on all areas of the Club. Please be alert and stay safe