Colvend Golf Club
Colvend is widely regarded as one of ‘Scotland’s friendliest clubs’. It is a golf course you’ll want to play again and again and again.
This pleasantly testing parkland course provides enjoyable variety and a degree of quirkiness that makes it one of Dumfries and Galloway’s most popular golfing experiences.
The original 9-hole course, dating from 1905, was designed by Willie Fernie, and later re-designed by architect Dave Thomas. It was subsequently extended to 18 holes in 1997. It is perfectly suited to its location, situated on the beautiful Solway coastline, a stone’s throw from Championship Southerness in an area known as the Scottish Riviera.
With spectacular cliff top views across to the Cumbrian Fells and Isle of Man, ancient native trees lining the course, wildlife visitors that include otters, deer and red squirrels and attractive water hazards; Colvend’s superb repeat playability and excellent facilities make it a must visit.
The 18th has featured as one of the most picturesque finishing holes in Scotland. A par 4 slight dog leg, this is a hole that demands accuracy on the fairway, with a green protected by a burn to the front and side, a pond at the rear and the oak trees that give the hole its name. The tricky par 3 8th is another highlight, needing a bold tee shot to clear the concealed burn.
18 holes. Par 69
White Tees: 5315 yards, Slope Rating 119
Yellow Tees: 5014 yards, Slope Rating 116
Red Tees: 4744 yards, Slope Rating 113
Tee Time Availability: Good but booking recommended, on-line available
Level of Green Fee: ££ – – –
Suitable for: Mid to low handicappers, good family course. Pre-booked Golf parties are welcome.
Club Hire: Yes
Buggy / Trolley Hire: Yes booking recommended