Newton Stewart Golf Club
Newton Stewart Golf Club is an 18 hole parkland golf course sits on the edge of the Galloway Forest Park with spectacular views towards mountainous Cairnsmore and across scenic Wigtown Bay.
The golf course is an enjoyable test for visitors of all golfing abilities, including beginners, and the club is very welcoming of visitors with a range of golf packages available.
The layout opens with a pair of par fours around 350 yards long with out of bounds on the right, so accuracy rather than length from the tee is required to score well. A short climb to the 3rd tee brings you to the first of five par threes, which are a special feature of the course.
Around the turn, the 8th, 9th and 10th are set around a picturesque lochan whose adjacent burn comes into play. Mature trees and patches of whins are more than just a scenic backdrop and feature strongly on the closing holes. Holes 12 to 16 each have their own particularly fearsome spots, before the final holes reward with a satisfying close to the round.
The 5th plays uphill with a slight dogleg from right to left. After a good drive a long shot to the green awaits. The approach is played over a dip in the land and protected by mature trees, and if you escape with par you’ll be doing very well.
18 holes. 5806 yards. Par/SSS: 69/69
Tee Time Availability: Good but pre-booking recommended
Level of Green Fee: ££ – – –
Suitable for: All abilities. Golf parties are welcome.
Club Hire: Yes
Buggy / Trolley Hire: Yes
Online Booking: No