Bob Holmes, Captain of Eyemouth Golf Club, enjoys the peace and tranquillity of the Scottish Borders and Northumberland
Bob Holmes is currently Captain of Eyemouth Golf Club and has been in the role since September 2011 and will be until September 2013. He is enjoying the challenges thrown up in this role. One of the aspects of my work that I am very proud of is introducing new technology to the Club in the shape of a new website and an online booking system.
Eyemouth Golf Club is the only coastal golf club in the Scottish Borders and boasts Britain’s No. one Most Extraordinary Golf Hole – as well as Scotland’s longest par five: The Hawk Ness Monster. Golfing at Eyemouth provides a challenging, but fair, course as well as spectacular scenery. Bob have lived in this area for five years so am really still getting to know the area and all it has to offer. Bob believes it is a beautiful part of the country – with something for everyone. Here, he shares some of the Scottish Borders’ and Northumberland’s best kept secrets.
What is it about the Scottish Borders that appeals to you?: This area has everything; history, culture; scenery; good food; access to other parts of the country.
What’s your favourite Northumberland/Borders beauty spot?: Lindisfarne is my favourite: mysterious and spiritual.
Tell us about your favourite view/walk/cycle route/town/nightspot?: Favourite walk is from St Abbs to Berwick.
The list of places to visit is endless. But some are more special than others. A trip to Northumberland/the Borders wouldn’t be complete without?: Walking in the Cheviots where two countries meet: beautiful, quiet and challenging.
Why is locally produced Northumbrian/Borders food the best?: Because you know exactly where it comes from and is creatted is healthy environments.
Do you have a preferred place to eat out in the county and why?: Too many to choose from – it seems wherever you go these days there are good places to eat and drink.
Northumbrians and people from The Scottish Borders are renowned for the warm welcome they offer holidaymakers and day trippers alike. What do you think is the secret ingredient for this friendliness?:
Because we are on the edge of the country and we really appreciate visitors coming to spend time with us.
Coast or country, and specifically which part?: Both have their own attractions – but it has to be coast.
Your favourite market town and why?: Alnwick is my favourite – always busy and bustling – full of interest.
Your favourite historical site?: Dryburgh Abbey, near St Boswells.
And the best road to take a leisurely and scenic drive along?: Through the Lammermuirs, located between the Scottish Borders and Lothian.
What would be your perfect day out in Northumberland and The Scottish Borders?: Sunshine, no wind and an even par round at Eyemouth followed by a meal in the Bayview Restaurant.
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