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Golf in Dumfries & Galloway
Golf in Dumfries & Galloway

Dumfries & Galloway has a fantastic range of golf courses for all abilities.

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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

Dumfries & Galloway is a natural choice for golfers, with the region's varied landscapes creating a range of exceptional courses, from championship to undiscovered gems. The region is one of the best places in Scotland to introduce children to the game, with a wide variety of courses well-suited to multi-generational play.

With more than 200 miles of coastline sweeping along the Solway, around Scotland’s most southerly point, before heading north towards Ayrshire, the coastal golf courses of Dumfries & Galloway are a real joy. 

Championship links courses such as Southerness, Powfoot, Sandyhills and Brighouse Bay will put your golfing skills to the test.  Further west, Wigtownshire County, Portpatrick’s Dunskey Course and Stranraer Golf Club make the most of their coastal settings with panoramic sea views. 

The lush, rolling countryside of Dumfries & Galloway makes parkland courses a pleasure to play.  Here you’ll find well-maintained fairways and greens, with rough that errs on the side of forgiving and beautifully sculpted landscapes offering scenic and satisfying rounds. Exceptional parkland 18 hole courses include Colvend, Dumfries & County, Dumfries & Galloway, Thornhill, Lochmaben, Lockerbie, Kirkcudbright and Newton Stewart.  

For a truly distinctive Dumfries & Galloway experience, try the fabulous heathland challenge of Lagganmore in the west, or the mature moorland course at Moffat. St Medan, Scotland’s most southerly golf club, is a 9-hole course with 18 tees that makes impressive use of its coastal setting. 

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 also great fun and will keep you on your toes.

Find out more about the region’s golf offering and three golf trails in the Dumfries & Galloway Golf guide. For great value golf, the Gateway to Golf Pass offers you the choice between a 3-round pass and a 6-round pass with access to 25 participating courses over five consecutive days.

When booking your accommodation remember to look out for the Golfers Welcome scheme, which accredits 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. Castle Douglas Food Town

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    Castle Douglas

    Welcome to Food Town

  2. Wigtown And Bladnoch Golf

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    Wigtown

    A very pleasant 9 hole course set in lush parkland just half a mile from Wigtown, Scotland’s National Book Town.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  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. Good greens all year round.

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    Kippford

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

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    Gretna Green

    Gretna Green Famous Blacksmiths Shop is a shopper’s paradise – and the exciting range of stylish brands to be found here ensures that even though you may not be eloping, your pulse will most certainly be racing!

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    A challenging 18 hole course set in lovely rolling countryside on the western outskirts of Dumfries, the Dumfries & Galloway is a good test for the club golfer.

  9. Dalbeattie Golf Club

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    Dalbeattie

    The scenery is the star of this challenging 9 hole parkland town course. Dalbeattie’s well maintained course offers a few gentle slopes and rewards with panoramic views along the Urr valley, north to Cairnsmore of Fleet and south to Kippford .

  10. Lochmaben Golf Club

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    Lochmaben

    If Robert the Bruce had been a golfer, this would have been his home course. The site of his castle is close to the second green, and from the third hole you can see the remains of the defensive motte.

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