PASSPORT ON COURSE TO BRING TOURISTS TO THE BORDERS
Borders Tourist Board has just launched its latest low cost way
to enable golfers to play lots of different Scottish golf courses
- the Feedom of the Fairways golf passport 2001. The scheme will
operate from April – October and offers golfers discounted rates
to play the area’s many golf courses.
This year, a
three day golf passport (entitling the purchaser to play up to six
rounds of golf on any three consecutive weekdays) will cost just
£55 per person whilst a five day pass (valid for up to ten rounds)
will cost £80. Over twenty courses in the Borders participate in
the scheme including the championship Roxburghe golf course near
For the first
time the passport will be sponsored by one of the Scottish Borders
leading luxury hotels, Ednam House which will also be offering special
packages to visiting golfers.
proprietor of Ednam House said: "The Borders is an excellent
destination for golfers, we have a large selection of beautiful
and challenging courses to choose from and Freedom of the Fairways
offers a really cost effective way of playing here. We also hope
that our sponsorship will encourage lots of golfers to take advantage
of this great opportunity.
is one of the Borders most beautiful sporting hotels with individually
designed rooms, period furnishings, fabulous food freshly prepared
and a Bar and Restaurant with stunning views of the River Tweed
: it is truly the perfect place to unwind after a day on the course.
This year we have a very special offer for golfers to sample great
golf and true scottish hospitality , with our Free Golf Pass Offer*.
(* 1 Free 3 days Golf Pass, based on 2 sharing a room for 4 nights;
a saving of £110 for a party of 4 golfers. This offer is valid for
a 4 night Golf Breaks between 01.06.01 and 14.08.01 and must be
booked by the 31st of May).
Not only can
the Scottish Borders provide golfers with huge diversity of courses
(over 20, all within an easy drive of each other and ranging from
links to moorland and parkland, flat to undulating and all with
spectacular views and in impeccable condition) there is also accommodation
to cater for all tastes and budgets. Special short break
deals available at the moment include: 4 nights in a 3* B&B
by Jedburgh for just £45pp (£11.25pppn), 4 nights B&B in a 3*
hotel in Galashiels for £132 per person, 4 nights B&B in a 3*
inn, Bonchester Bridge for £100 per person, 4 nights B&B in
a 3* guest house in Eyemouth for £80 per person.
Freedom of the
Fairways Golf Passports can be ordered by contacting the Scottish
Borders Tourist Board direct on 0870 60 70 250, and from
the region’s many Tourist Information Offices. In addition, the
Scottish Borders Tourist Board publishes a Freedom of the Fairways
Golf Course Guide and Freedom of the Fairways accommodation supplement
both of which are available free upon request.
on "Freedom of the Fairways" plus details of special accommodation
offers is available on the Scottish Borders Tourist Board website