18-Hole Courses

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9 and 11-Hole Courses
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The smaller local courses with variety and a friendly welcome, to be recommended to players of all ages and abilities. Dumfries and Galloway Region has over 30 golf courses of varying kinds. All the courses have different settings; some are links courses, others on hill slopes inland, with a variety of challenges.

This list has been provided as a courtesy to the visitor and as an advantage for the courses. Suggestions for illustrations, improvements and reviews will be gratefully received. Dalbeattie Internet will be happy to prepare more extensive entries for those clubs wishing to buy in a page or to link to their own sites. Contact Richard Edkins on 01556-612131 or by e-mail at

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List of 9 and 11-Hole Links and Courses :

Please note :- This list is constantly updated and is still being constructed. Whilst every effort is made to provide accurate information, you are advised to telephone the Course you mean to visit before going there.

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)]
[Brighouse Bay Golf Club]
[Castle Douglas Golf Club]
[Craigieknowes Golf Club]
[The Crichton Golf Club]
[Dalbeattie Golf Club]
[Gatehouse of Fleet Golf Club]
[Gretna Golf Club and Driving Range]
[Hoddom Castle Golf Course]
[Langholm Golf Club]
[St. Medan Golf Club]
[New Galloway Golf Club]
[Park of Tongland Golf Academy
and Driving Range
[Portpatrick (Dunskey) Golf Club]
[Sanquhar Golf Club]
[Wigtown and Bladnoch Golf Club]

9 and 11-Hole Golf Courses :

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.