Just off the A75 in Dumfries & Galloway you will find one of the most genuine and authentic links courses in Scotland; Wigtownshire County.
It may not be one of the best courses in the country but there is an undeniable pleasure in playing at this rustic and old fashioned links. The main reason for this is the artfully located greens and the wonderful putting surfaces that have just the right about of borrows, merge seamlessly into the landscape and essentially bring this course to life.
Despite being played over relatively flat terrain there is more movement in the land, albeit relatively subtle, than you may initially think and the unfussy and no-nonsense style golf here is refreshing. This is far from a dull affair and can truly be enjoyed by all standards of player.
I came away from the course very impressed with the simplistic nature of the links and in that sense I can forgive what is very ordinary, in fact quite poor, bunkering and even the long walks to the next tee at holes two, three, four, six, 15 and 16!! The walk from the first green to the medal tee at the second is over 200 yards!
Ed is the founder of Golf Empire – click the link to read his full review.
Date: March 16, 2017