Golf In Dumfries And Galloway
Whether you’re a regular golfer or a keen beginner, Dumfries and Galloway is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty hosting many old fashioned, nine hole golf courses. We attract many visitors who are eager to try out the several golf courses nearby. Our top four golf courses in Dumfries and Galloway include a Championship course located in our local village.
Southerness Golf Club is situated on the edge of a remote headland and is the most southerly golf course in Scotland, boasting clear views of the Lake District’s mountains and panoramic views of Criffel peak. The 69 par course features a combination of gorges and heather. The course at Southerness has hosted many national events and is a tough challenge most suited to the more experienced golfer.
The golf course at Stranraer is situated beside Loch Ryan on previous farmland. There are several holes on the loch’s shore and the course features fourteen par fours along with just one par five. The 5th hole, referred to as “Corunna”, is played from a raised tee overlooking Loch Ryan and is one of the toughest holes to play in the country.
Portpatrick golf course sits beneath the cliffs on the southwest coast of Wigtonshire, presenting stunning views across the Irish Sea with the Isle of Mann and Mull of Kintyre also in view. Extended to an 18 hole course in 1913, the golf course features two par fives, four par threes and attracts visitors from far and wide to the rolling moorland.
Founded in 1903, Powfoot golf course sits beside the Solway Firth and extends across undulating land. One of the best and yet least known courses, you will be treated to views across the Firth and mountains of the Lakes. The course features just one par five and tests golfers of all levels. The third hole is a par four and is named ‘Shore’ as it runs along the shoreline.
If you’re looking to visit a county where you can take in some wonderful vistas whilst indulging in a game of golf (or more), why not visit Dumfries and Galloway and stay with us here at Paul Jones Hotel?