9 and 11-Hole Courses
in Dumfries and Galloway
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Terminology : 'SSS' is Standard Scratch figure for 18
holes or equivalent; courses' severity is otherwise given as a 'Par' number.
Gateway to Golf passes may be used at courses indicated here by a [G2G] symbol. About this
Disabled facilities shown by [Di].
[Solway Links Golf Course (11)]
Solway Links Golf Course (11 Holes) : [G2G]
Telephone : Mungo Clark : 01387-880323
Address : East Preston Farm, Kirkbean, Nr. Southerness.
Yardage : 11-hole - 3062 yards - par-41 for 11 holes. Links type. Upgrading towards 18 holes 1999-2000. Sea winds.
Clubhouse : Converted farm cottage. Basic facilities. No dress restrictions. Other comments : Fine views of the hills and sea. 'Pay and play' site. Clubs etc. for hire. Very well drained, - very rarely closes.
Brighouse Bay Golf Club : [G2G]
Telephone : 01557-870409.
Brighouse Bay Golf and Leisure Club, Borgue, nr. Kirkcudbright DG6 4TS.
Yardage : 9-hole - 5426 yards - SSS-66. Coastal/links type. Extending to 18 holes for June 1999.
Clubhouse : Next to Leisure Club Bar and Bistro. All-year, facilities include 16.5 metre indoor pool. Part of Brighouse Bay Holiday (caravan) Park.
Other comments : All-weather course, views excellent, 4th hole 195 yard par 3 a considerable challenge. Water hazard at 8th, tricky 9th. Wind and gullies.
Castle Douglas Golf Club :
Telephone : 01556-502801. Secretary (A.D. Miller Esq.) 01556-502099.
Address : Abercromby Road, Castle Douglas. (Off A713 Ayr road.)
Yardage : 9-hole - 5400 yards - SSS-66. Parkland.
Clubhouse : Modern clubhouse, catering and bar May to September. Car Park.
Other Comments : Access generally available. No visitors after 4:00 p.m. on Tuesdays or Thursdays.
Craigieknowes Golf Club : [G2G]
Telephone : 01556-620244.
Address : c/o Derek Roan, Barnbarroch Farm, Dalbeattie.
Yardage : 9-hole - 2782 yards - Par-54. Parkland on hill slopes.
Clubhouse : Tickets and club hire from Caravan Park shop across the road. A pay and play course without booking or dress restrictions.
Other Comments : Most holes par 3 and fairly short but challenging. Select clubs carefully. Beginners and moderately experienced golfers may like this course. Parking area.
The Crichton Golf Club : [G2G]
Telephone : Clubhouse : 01387-247894 Administration : 01387-247544.
Address : Bankend Road, Dumfries DG1 4TH.
Yardage : 9-hole - 6168 yards - SSS-69. Parkland on hill slope.
Clubhouse : Ladies and gents' toilets and changing room. Bar, lounge, meals, shop for items of equipment. Being upgraded for 1999. Trolleys for hire.
Comments : Weekdays, pay and play, telephone to check availability then and at weekends advised.
Dalbeattie Golf Club : [G2G]
Telephone : Clubhouse 01556-611421. Secretary (Tom Moffat) 01556-610682.
Address : off Maxwell Park, Dalbeattie. (Signposted from A794 Haugh of Urr Road.)
Yardage : 9-hole - 4200 yards - SSS-60. Parkland/hill land. [Hole yardage being increased] Currently 5 x Par 3 and 4 x Par 4 from visitors' tees.
Clubhouse : Ladies and gents toilets, washing and changing facilities. Bar and catering facilities during April-October season.
Other Comments : Good course for sharpening a short game. Par 4 6th hole good, par 3 4th hole demands very accurate tee shot to a small green. Wednesday is Ladies' Day, Thursday is Gentlemens' Day, - visitors must keep clear of match players. No visitors after 5:00 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. Phone to check availability.
Gatehouse of Fleet Golf Club : [G2G]
Telephone : Clubhouse 01557-814766. Administrator (Keith A. Cooper) 01644-450260.
Address : Laurieston Road, Gatehouse of Fleet DG7 2BE.
Yardage : 9-hole - 5042 yards - SSS-66. Parkland on hill slope. Drains well - no winter greens needed.
Clubhouse : Basic, changing facilities for ladies and gents. Contact the administrator to book onto the course.
Other Comments : Going since 1921. Remarkable views down one of the finest valleys in southern Scotland and inland towards Cairnsmore of Fleet. 9th hole par 3 has a difficult shot 162 yards from the tee down to a small green.
Gretna Golf Club and Driving Range :
Clubhouse : 01461-338464. Residence : Mr & Mrs. Birnie 01461-337362.
Kirtleview, Gretna DG16 5HD (half a mile west of Gretna).
Yardage : 9-hole - 6430 yards - SSS-72 Parkland. Also Driving Range.
Clubhouse : Recent build, with changing rooms for men and women.
Comments : Equipment for hire. Par-5 4th hole challenging. Advance tee booking best during weekends. 12-bay Golf Driving Range (8 covered).
Hoddom Castle Golf Course : [G2G]
Telephone : Estate Office : 01576-300244. Warden's Office : 01576-300251
Address : Hoddom & Kinmount Estates, Hoddom Bridge, Ecclefechan DG11 1AS.
Yardage : 9-hole - 4548 yards - Par-66 (for 18). Parkland.
No Clubhouse or dress restrictions. Pay and Play Golf, fees paid at Warden's Office.
Comments : A good beginner's course in a relaxing setting.
Langholm Golf Club :
Telephone : 01387-381247.
Whita Hill, Langholm Dumfriesshire DG13 0JR.
Yardage : 9-hole - 5744 yards - SSS-68. Parkland/heathland.
St. Medan Golf Club : [G2G]
Telephone : 01581-300420. Club Manager : Bob McKnight.
Address : Mains of Park, Glenluce DG8 0NN. (8 miles E. of Stranraer off A747, three miles after Monreith village.)
Yardage : 9-hole - 4454 yards - SSS-63. Coastal dunes (links) course.
Clubhouse : Basic, ladies and gents changing facilities. Catering April - September. Generally no need to book during the week.
Other Comments : Par 4 235 yard 4th hole has elevated tee shot seawards. Par 3 8th hole also good.
New Galloway Golf Club : [G2G]
Telephone : Clubhouse 01644-420737. Secretary (Neville White) 01644-450685.
Address : New Galloway, Kirkcudbrightshire DG7 3RN. (South of New Galloway on A762.)
Yardage : 9-hole - 50006 yards - SSS-67. Hill land.
Clubhouse : Basic, ladies and gents changing facilities. Bar between 12 noon and 2:00 p.m. during summer. Meals at local pubs and hotels. Pay and play in weekdays. Ring Secretary for any other information.
Other Comments : First and second fairways lead to a rather fine view. 6th hole par-4 256 yard is very good. Course excellent for wildlife, - buzzards overhead, wild flowers spring to autumn.
Park of Tongland Golf Academy and Driving Range :
Telephone : 01556-680226
Park of Tongland Farm, Tongland, Kirkcudbright. (3 miles N. of Kirkcudbright on A711).
Yardage : 9-hole par-3 Golf Course newly opened.
Clubhouse : Planned.
Comments : Driving Range has 10 floodlit bays, a pitching area and a bunker practice area. 10% Discount at Driving Range for Gateway Pass holders.
Portpatrick (Dunskey) Golf Club : [G2G]
Telephone : 01776-810273. Secretary Ian Horberry.
Dinvin 9-hole course - See 18-HOLE LISTING under Portpatrick.
Sanquhar Golf Club :
Telephone : Club 01659-50577
Address : The Euchan Course, Blackaddie Road, Sanquhar.
Yardage : 9 holes - 5630 yards - SSS 68. Parkland course.
Clubhouse : Not available. As against that, good pay and play flexibility.
Comments : Some very challenging par 4 holes, but a good course for golfers of moderate ability.
Wigtown and Bladnoch Golf Club : [G2G]
Telephone : 01988-403354 Secretary (Mrs. J. Edmunds).
Address : Lightlands Terrace, Wigtown DG8 9EF. (Off A714 half mile from Wigtown.)
Yardage : 9-hole - 5462 yards - SSS-67. Parkland course.
Clubhouse : Changing and toilet facilities for ladies and gents. Bar, with catering at all times in the season.
Other Comments : 3rd hole par 3 195 yards from the tee. Uphill shot, out of bounds to left, sloping down to the right. Views of Wigtown Bay and the distant Lake District hills from 4th tee.
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Golf Links started 16th November 1998. Last updated 4th December 1998.