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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. Stranraer Golf Club

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    Stranraer

    James Braid, architect of Creachmore, immortalised himself with not only his 5 Open Championship victories but also his outstanding ability in golf course design.

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    Kippford

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    Dumfries

    Idyllically situated beside the River Nith on the outskirts of Dumfries, this privately owned course is recognised as one of the region's finest parkland courses.

  4. St Medan Golf Club

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    Whithorn

    Situated on the shores of Luce Bay Scotland's most southerly golf course offers an interesting and challenging game for novices and experienced golfers alike.

  5. Colvend Golf Club

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    Dalbeattie

    Conveniently located near to Dumfries, Castle Douglas and Dalbeattie on the Solway Coast, this challenging 18-hole parkland course guarantees a testing and memorable round amidst spectacular scenery.

  6. Newton Stewart Golf Club

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    Newton Stewart

    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.

  7. New Galloway Golf Club

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    New Galloway

    A superb 9-hole course with excellent tees and first-class greens, the New Galloway Golf Club is a gem among rural courses in Scotland.

  8. Wigtown And Bladnoch Golf

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    Wigtown

    Set in lush parkland just half a mile from Wigtown centre, the 9-hole parkland course is a haven for those seeking relaxing golf and a friendly atmosphere.

  9. Kirkcudbright Golf Club

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    Kirkcudbright

    18 hole parkland course of excellent quality and variety.

  10. Dumfriesshire Golf Centre

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    Dumfries

    Welcome to Dumfriesshire Golf Centre.

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