Dumfries and Galloway is one of the more temperate parts of Scotland, benefitting in some areas, from the Gulf Stream. You will find an interesting mix of links and inland courses here and it is particularly good at introducing younger players to the game.
Our recommended B&Bs will be happy to provide storage for your clubs and space to dry your clothes
Sitting in the path of the Gulf Stream, Port Patrick is famous for its more favourable climate which enables good quality golf to be played all year round. The championship Dunskey Course has amazing views over the Irish Sea looking towards Northern Ireland, the Isle of Man and Mull of Kintyre….it is one of the few places where you can see England, Scotland and Ireland all at once. Visitors welcome all year round.
Stranraer Golf Club
If your goal is to play all of the James Braid Designed courses, then you must end as he did, here in Stranraer. The final course designed by one of the greatest course architects ever, lies next to Loch Ryan, with views of the Isle of Arran and Ailsa Craig.
Moving along the Galloway coast, Southerness provides another course with stunning views…this time of the Solway Firth and the Lake District. Southerness ends the run of Championship courses which litter the south western side of Scotland, this being the most southerly of them all. As well as hosting a number of championship tournaments, the course frequently appears in golfers lists of top courses.