South of Scotland Golf

Play 22 Golf Courses

The Sapphire Trail

Portpatrick Golf Club

Courses start at Powfoot to the east, going progressively westward to Dumfries & County, Dumfries & Galloway, Southerness (one of the top 50 courses), Brighouse Bay, Stranraer to Portpatrick facing the North Channel. The enthusiastic golfer will promise to play them all again. National championships are played at Powfoot, Southerness and Stranraer Golf Clubs organised by Scottish Golf.

The Emerald Trail

Kirkcudbright Golf Club

Comprise nine Eighteen Hole courses. Moffat in the east by the M74 in a fine upland course. Lockerbie, Lochmaben and Thornhill are inland courses not far from Dumfries. Colvend and Kirkcudbright lie by the coast in the centre of the Region, as does Cally Palace that skirts Cally woods. Newton Stewart lies at the administrative centre of Galloway Forest. Finally, there is Wigtownshire County near Glenluce that is the perfect course for the not so fit golfer.

The Little Gems Trail

New Galloway Golf Club

Courses are mostly found in the smaller communities in the South of Scotland. The are the epitome of the golfing tradition in Scotland and every bit as important as St. Andrews. Serious golfers are advised not to overlook these gems. They also provide safe refuge for those new to the game.

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  • Get links to golf courses to find details on page for each course;
  • Search for suitable accommodation  and
  • See the activities you can experience when not golfing.


Stay in the wide range of accommodation of hotels, guest houses, cottages and caravan sites. Enjoy the comfort of the superb Cally Palace in Gatehouse of Fleet or the Cairndale in Dumfries. Allow the Kings Arms or Selkirk Arms Hotels to arrange your golfing holiday. Visit our gardens, fish on our rivers and lochs, bike on forest trails or walk and watch wild life. It is a place where you relax and enjoy good food.