Minto Golf Club is laid out through the aged groves of a woodland estate established many years ago in Hawick, in the Scottish Borders.
It's an excellent parkland course tucked away behind the village of Denholm and overlooks the imposing Rubers Law. The course plays over gentle slopes, with trees carving the path for the first ten holes before opening out into wider plains at the 11th.
Minto opens up around the fourth hole and the main challenge is hitting the ball, should it be blowing, into a westerly wind. Despite being built on the side of a hill, there are no steep climbs although the view from the 12th tee, on a hole they call Everest, is worth the trip alone.
Designed in 1928, Minto is a gem in this part of the country, and well worth a go.