I've driven past the sign to Eyemouth from the A1 more times than I can remember and have always wanted to take the short detour to play this golf course that I'd heard much about.
I finally got the opportunity on the way back from a Fife trip in June of 2022 and was pleased that I'd finally made it to this scenic golf course.
Admittedly it doesn't make the best first impression - the opening two holes are played up and down on meadowland and do not provide the most inspiring start given the stunning location of the clubhouse overlooking the North Sea. The 18th also returns to this section of the course but otherwise we play over some interesting and undulating land.
First things first, although we are very close to the sea Eyemouth is not a links course. The terrain and turf tell us that we are not on linksland with the possible exception of the seventh which has a more sandy and linksy feel to it. But don't let that stop you visiting Eyemouth.
Today the course is par 72 and has a yardage of 6,404 but it started life, back in 1894, as nine-holer and it wasn't until just before the millennium it became 18. It was a complete re-build and the greens have a fairly modern feel to them with some severe slopes.
The hole which will be most remembered at Eyemouth is the par-three 6th where you play over a gap in the clifftops to a green perched on the opposite side. Walk away with a par here and you will be very happy. The aforementioned 7th is super hole too along the edge. Indeed it is holes five to nine where Eyemouth plays at its natural best. The back nine is a more hilly affair with bigger hitting required.
Eyemouth is a lovely seaside course which shouldn't beat you up, is good value for money and the views are superb.