The Sapphire Trail
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
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
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.