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. Moffat Golf Club

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    Moffat

    It’s enviable location, high on Coats Hill overlooking the charming town of Moffat, makes this 18 hole course one of the region’s most scenic, providing spectacular views from its fairways and greens.

  2. Powfoot Golf Club

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    Annan

    One of the best golf courses in Scotland, opened in 1903 and redesigned by James Braid twenty years later, Powfoot presents a mix of both links and parkland golf, delivered to the highest standard.

  3. Langholm Golf Club

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    Langholm

    A challenging hillside 9 hole course offering spectacular views from every hole, including the mountains of the Lake District to the south west.

  4. Castle Douglas Food Town

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    Castle Douglas

    Welcome to Food Town

  5. Kirkcudbright Golf Club

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    Kirkcudbright

    With panoramic views over Kirkcudbright Artists Town, its harbour and the Dee Estuary, Kirkcudbright Golf Course is an 18 hole parkland course of exceptional quality.

  6. Dumfriesshire Golf Centre

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    Dumfries

    Welcome to Dumfriesshire Golf Centre.

  7. Sanquhar Golf Club

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    Sanquhar

    A good quality 9 hole town golf course set in the lush rolling hillside of northern Dumfries & Galloway and offering superb views of the surrounding countryside.

  8. Stranraer Golf Club

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    Stranraer

    Stranraer Golf Club is the final course designed by James Braid; the culmination of his many years of outstanding golf course design.

  9. Castle Douglas Golf Club

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    Castle Douglas

    Close to the centre of Castle Douglas, a busy market town known as Scotland’s Food Town, this attractive, tree-lined 9 hole parkland course is an excellent example of town golf courses in southern Scotland.

  10. Newton Stewart Golf Club

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    Newton Stewart

    This 18 hole parkland course sits on the edge of the Galloway Forest Park with spectacular views towards mountainous Cairnsmore and across scenic Wigtown Bay.

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