Golf in Dumfries & Galloway

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  • A green flag fluttering on the New Galloway Golf Course.
    9-hole New Galloway Golf Course
  • Ruins of a castle in the middle of Newton Stewart Golf Course, Dumfries & Galloway.
    Newton Stewart Golf Course
  • View of Loch Ryan across a green at Stranraer Golf Course.
    Stranraer Golf Course on Loch Ryan

For golfers, Dumfries & Galloway is a natural choice. As well as affordability and beautiful surroundings, it has, perhaps more importantly, a superb array of golf venues ranging from championship links courses to parkland layouts.

The region offers the avid sportsman three intriguing golf trails to follow, each with different and unparalleled golfing experiences: the Tiger Trail, the Challenge Trail and the Little Gems Trail.

The Tiger Trail centres on the region’s premier courses which have exceptional and more robust layouts. You’ll find all the right ingredients in terms of length, quality, setting and character, allowing you to really test your game. The acclaimed Southerness and Powfoot courses are just two of the many highlights on the trail. The former is set on a stunning stretch of the Solway Firth and has hosted many of the sport’s leading tournaments. The nearby Powfoot is one of the many courses in Dumfries & Galloway designed and created by five-time Open champion, James Braid.

The Challenge Trail is a collection of memorable courses suited to the majority of golfers from designers such as Braid, as well as Willie Fernie and Ben Sayers. There is no shortage of quality here either with excellent courses like Wigtownshire County links course, which challenges low and high handicappers and boasts stunning views of Luce Bay and Moffat. Newton Stewart is one of the region’s hidden gems, a parkland course in the heart of the Galloway Hills. Lochmaben is another impressive parkland course where the 2nd hole takes you past the site of Robert the Bruce’s castle.

The Little Gems Trail focuses mostly on the region’s 9-hole courses which can offer up an hour or two of real golfing pleasure, ideal for both families and those who are short of time. Solway Links near Dalbeattie prides itself on being a family friendly venue and is also home to Scotland’s first and only ‘Golf Cross’ course, where oval balls and goalposts replace round balls and holes. The courses at New Galloway and Gatehouse of Fleet are good fun and will keep you on your toes.

Find out more about the golf trails in the Dumfries & Galloway Golf guide. The Gateway to Golf Pass offers you the choice between a 6-round pass and a 3-round pass while enjoying access to 26 participating courses over five consecutive days.

When booking your accommodation remember to look out for the Golfers Welcome scheme. They accredit accommodation providers that offer dedicated golf facilities like secure club storage, weather updates and details of local golf suppliers.

Browse the list below for more golf courses in Dumfries & Galloway.

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  1. Kirkcudbright Golf Club

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    Kirkcudbright

    18 hole parkland course of excellent quality and variety.

  2. Lochmaben Golf Club

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    Lochmaben

    Famous for its wildlife and idyllic setting around the picturesque Kirk Loch, Lochmaben golf course is considered to be one of the most attractive courses in Dumfries & Galloway.

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    Kippford

    Explore the quiet roads, and beautiful scenery of Scotland in a stylish 1960's convertible!

  4. Sanquhar Golf Club

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    Sanquhar

    Offering superb views of the surrounding countryside, this attractive 9-hole course is situated on the undulating fields of the Barr Farm on the right bank of the River Nith.

  5. Southerness Golf Club

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    Dalbeattie

    Situated on a stunning stretch of the Solway Firth, this championship course has had the honour of staging many leading tournaments including the Scottish Amateur Championship, the Scottish Ladies' Championship and the British Ladies' Championship.

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    Portpatrick

    Situated on the coast in south west Scotland, overlooking the North Channel to Ireland, Portpatrick Dunskey enjoys a temperate climate due to the Gulf Stream and is playable all year round.

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    Newton Stewart

    The 'county' is a true links course situated on the shores of the scenic Luce Bay in Southwest Scotland.

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    Gatehouse-of-Fleet

    Cally Palace, a private course that can only be played by the residents of the hotel, is the work of well-known golf architect Tom Macaulay and opened in 1994.

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    Gatehouse-of-Fleet

    Set in an idyllic location in the beautiful Fleet Valley, every hole on this stunning 9-hole presents you with a unique challenge which once played is never forgotten.

  10. Thornhill Golf Club

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    Thornhill

    Offering a blend of park and heathland with magnificent panoramic views, this hidden gem of a course is set in the heart of the picturesque Southern Uplands.

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