I played on a blustery day in September 2003 and found the course a delight to play. Liked the wee bucket of sand given to you at the starters hut to repair divots on the way round. We had the place to ourselves apart from some Scandinavians that we got talking to back in the clubhouse -- they, like us, were enchanted by the location and layout of Southerness.
Strange though having what amounts to a big sheep pen in the middle of the course! Hole number 12 was memorable, a right dogleg slightly downhill towards the beach. We also liked the markers in the distance at the side of the fairways which were to guide your line off many of the tees -- handy when playing for the first time.
The clubhouse is pretty basic and showing its age a little but we were made most welcome and enjoyed our day out from Glasgow (only a 2 hour drive away). Very good value for money for a course rated in the Scottish top 20.
Date: January 21, 2005