Dumfries & Galloway

In an area of outstanding natural beauty that’s not really regarded as one of Scotland’s top golfing destinations, there’s still plenty of good golf to be had in this south west corner of the nation.

There are a couple of dozen golf courses spread out between Portpatrick in the west and Powfoot in the east and many of these are old-fashioned 9-hole courses that have been around for an awfully long time. At the other end of the golfing scale, the links at Southerness is a major jewel in the Scottish golfing crown and it consistently appears in national Top 50 ranking lists.

The South of Scotland Golfers’ Association is the governing body for around two-dozen golf clubs in the area and it celebrated its centenary in 2005.

Our Dumfries & Galloway Best in Region rankings were last updated in July 2017. Click the link to read the story.

Top 100 Golf Courses - Dumfries & Galloway

Lochmaben

Gem Scotland - Best in Area

Formed in 1926, Lochmaben Golf Club enlisted James Braid to lay out the original 9-hole course which was expanded to an 18-hole layout in 1995. Thankfully, only two of Braid’s holes were lost during this extension.

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Description: Formed in 1926, Lochmaben Golf Club enlisted James Braid to lay out the original 9-hole course which was expanded to an 18-hole layout in 1995. Thankfully, only two of Braid’s holes were lost during this extension. Rating: 3 out of 6