NT4936 : The 1st green at Galashiels Golf Course

taken 11 years ago, near to Galashiels, Scottish Borders, Great Britain

The 1st green at Galashiels Golf Course
The 1st green at Galashiels Golf Course
A view towards Buckholm Hill. The 1st hole used to be a par 4, but was shortened to a par 3 and a new green built after a housing developer bought some adjacent fields to the old green. Concerns were raised about golf balls entering the new housing scheme, and this caused a lengthy debate at the time, but the developer won the day and the hole was shortened.
Update on Galashiels Golf Course:-
As from Sunday 2nd March 2008, the course ceased to be an 18 hole layout and has been reduced to 9 holes. As a result this hole will no longer be a part of the official layout but will likely be kept as a practice facilities. For a full explanation of the move to 9 holes, see NT5036 : Playing the 15th hole at Galashiels Golf Course for the final time.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 16 January, 2007   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 17 January, 2007
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Golf course   (more nearby)
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OSGB36: geotagged! NT 4934 3667 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:37.2577N 2:48.3582W
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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