The 18 hole golf course at Newton Stewart is set in mature parkland, close to the town, but on the edge of the Galloway Forest Park, with spectacular views towards lofty Cairnsmore and across Wigtown Bay.
The challenge provided is sufficient for the Club to host county Championships from time to time, but is still enjoyable for visitors of all standards who are warmly welcomed on the course and in the clubhouse.
The lay-out opens with a pair of par fours around 350 yards long with 'out of bounds' on the right, so accuracy rather than length from the tee is required to score well. A short climb to the 3rd tee brings you to the first of five par threes, which are a special feature of the course. This one is called 'Houlit's Nest' and the others, 'Doocot, Gushet, Soup Plate and Punchbowl', each provide their own particular demands.
Around the turn, the 8th, 9th and 10th are set around a picturesque lochan, whose adjacent burn comes into play. Find mature trees and patches of whins are more than just a scenic backdrop and may easily feature strongly on the closing holes. Holes 12 to 16 each have their own particularly fearsome spots, before the final holes remind you that it really is a pleasant place after all: provided you keep out of the playing field next door! Which is not included in the boundaries of the course.
Afterwards you can enjoy some excellent catering in the fully licensed clubhouse, but it is best to make arrangements for catering & buggy hire with the steward before hand.
If you love golf - you'll love it here!