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Play great golf inland or along the rugged coastline

Located in Scotland’s South-East corner, Dumfriesshire is often overlooked in favour of some of it’s more illustrious neighbours. However, the area is home to some quality golfing options, including Southerness, a fantastic course for walking, due to its level terrain and stunning views of the Irish Sea. The southerly nature of the hotels and courses in Dumfriesshire makes it the ideal first stop on a journey up to Scotland from the South.

Why play golf in Dumfriesshire?

  • Value for money
  • Peaceful & tranquil landscape
  • Great for groups
  • Hidden gems
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A hidden gem lies just over the border

Dumfriesshire is situated just over the Scottish border and the courses which border the coast here have fabulous views over the Irish Sea.

Southerness has a long and storied history, created by the Oswald family following WW2. The course has undergone regular refinement throughout its history and is much enjoyed by all who walk its fairways. It’s a flat layout and sand-based layout makes this a fantastic option, all-year-round.

For those looking to stay further inland, the 18th Century mansion at Cally Palace offers an exquisite option, with fabulous accommodation and fine dining on-site. The Cally Palace Golf Course is exclusive to those staying in the hotel and as such, tee times are regularly available whenever you’re looking to play. The course is sculpted into the natural contours of the hotel’s grounds and winds through trees, burns and the Cally Lake to keep you on your toes throughout.

Popular golf destinations in Dumfriesshire



      Explore 'the Queen of the South’ off the course

      A family-friendly destination located near the mouth of the River Nith, there is plenty to keep everyone entertained off the course in Dumfriesshire and there is something to suit every golfer. From fantastic restaurants, pubs, shopping, or the great outdoors, there is a whole host of activities awaiting you.

      Absorb beautiful castles and gardens, such as Threave Estate or Drumlanrig Castle or visit the Dumfries Museum and learn about local history. Theme parks include Dalscone Farm Fun and Mabie Farm Park boast an array of exciting rides and activities for all the family.

      Golf travel tips for Dumfriesshire

      Best months for golfing weather:

      May to September

      Best months for value:

      April & October

      Most popular months:

      May, June & September

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