Jim McCann

I’ve reviewed courses for Top 100 Golf Courses since December 2004, an association that developed over time into me first becoming Scottish correspondent then Editor for the website. I’ve made it my business to play each and every layout in the Scottish Top 100 (as well as visiting dozens of potential chart contenders across the country) – after all, how can you possibly compare the best courses nationally if you haven’t played all of them? I make the occasional golf trip to other parts of the UK and Ireland and have been fortunate enough in the last few years to tee it up in a number of other European and African countries, courtesy of my membership of the European Golf and Travel Media Association.

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Kirkcudbright 23/08/2015

8th Dumfries & Galloway - Best in Area
How good is it after fronting up at a second (or even third) tier course with zero expectation of what you’re going to find, to then walk off the 18th green three and a h...

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Lochmaben 23/08/2015

10th Dumfries & Galloway - Best in Area
I was a little surprised to see Lochmaben make it into the latest edition of the Dumfries & Galloway regional chart so I thought a little bit of quality control might be...

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Wigtownshire County 23/08/2015

6th Dumfries & Galloway - Best in Area
As it was one of the few Scottish links courses that I hadn’t played, Wigtownshire County had been on my hit list for some time. It was evident from the opening holes tha...

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Dumfries & County 19/09/2014

7th Dumfries & Galloway - Best in Area
I warmed up for my round at D&C with a game at nearby Dumfries & Galloway, which has a decent front nine and a somewhat contrived back nine (especially the crazy par four...

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Southerness 18/02/2013

1st Dumfries & Galloway - Best in Area 36th Scotland Ranking
Today was almost five years to the day since I’d last played here and this time, I managed to pick a sunny, almost windless day to enjoy the undoubted charms of Southerne...

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Powfoot 08/11/2011

2nd Dumfries & Galloway - Best in Area 82nd Scotland Ranking
Powfoot has an excellent winter green fee offer that lasts for five months of the year – 22 quid for a round, seven days a week; now that sort of fantastic value is what...

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Southerness 20/02/2008

1st Dumfries & Galloway - Best in Area 36th Scotland Ranking
Four and a half years since I last played at Southerness and the weather was as bleak this time in February 2008 as it was back in September 2003 – blustery again but at...

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Stranraer 05/04/2007

3rd Dumfries & Galloway - Best in Area 78th Scotland Ranking
There is no reason for the relative remoteness of Stranraer being used as an excuse to explain why this 18-hole James Braid layout does not feature in the list of the top...

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Powfoot 22/04/2006

2nd Dumfries & Galloway - Best in Area 82nd Scotland Ranking
It was a real treat to return to Powfoot nearly three years after my last visit. There was not a breath of wind as we set out on our round but by the fourth hole it had s...

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Powfoot 24/01/2005

2nd Dumfries & Galloway - Best in Area 82nd Scotland Ranking
I played in the Powfoot Open in June 2003 on a lovely day for playing golf. The clubhouse had a real 'holiday golf venue' feel to the place and was a very informal and fr...

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Southerness 21/01/2005

1st Dumfries & Galloway - Best in Area 36th Scotland Ranking
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...

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