The Scottish Borders may not enjoy the same high-profile courses that other parts of the country may have, but there's a certain delight in discovering its hidden gems: friendly locals, wonderful scenery, terrific value for money, and a brilliant collection of more than 20 golf courses. The Roxburghe, owned by the Duke and Duchess of Roxburghe, was the Borders' first championship golf course and remains one of the finest. Former home of the European Seniors Tour Scottish Seniors Open, it is a great test of golf amid wonderful surroundings. Elsewhere, courses such as Kelso, Cardrona, Peebles, Woll and Hirsel are excellent tests of golf and offer beautiful views of the relaxed, elegant Scottish countryside. With world-renowned courses, hidden gems and breathtaking scenery, the south east of Scotland is truly a wonderful setting for a game.