Scotland, the home of golf – Organise your golf break in Scotland.
A great way to relax, spend time with friends, spend time alone, or just spend time; is to organise a golf break in Scotland. It’s the home of golf, and it has an abundance of fantastic courses, steeped in history throughout the ages.
Whilst there are a huge number of courses to select from it’s not always easy to decide which region, which town, or city is best to base yourself when you head away on your golf break in Scotland. There are so many options, so many search results, and so many things to consider when organising your trip, that you can get overwhelmed and lose sight of what you were really trying to organise.
Dumfries and Galloway is a stunning area which many people don’t ever get to experience as they drive past it on the way to England, or past it on the way to central Scotland and the Highlands.
A collection of rocky shores, pebble beaches, sandy beaches, vast amounts of forest and green spaces, really do make this area one of Scotland’s hidden gems.
We focus on staying in the Kippford area which provides you with access to lots in and around Dumfries and Galloway and in particular, a great range of golf courses which we’ve featured a few of here.
- Craigieknowes Golf Course
- Colvend Golf Club
- Dalbeattie Golf Club
- Southerness Golf Club
- Dumfries and County Golf Club
- Castle Douglas Golf Club
Adjacent to the holiday park, is a scenic 9 hole par 3 course, suitable for golfers of all abilities. This is a surprisingly testing warm up course for experienced golfers, whilst remaining accessible and welcoming to beginners.
Just 3 miles away near Sandyhills beach is Colvend, the nearest 18 hole golf course to Kippford. This picturesque parkland course, with spectacular views over the Solway to the Lakeland Fells and even the Isle of Man, provides an interesting challenge for all abilities.
The Club was founded in 1905 and extended to 18 holes in 1997. World-renowned golfer and TV commentator Peter Alliss, and architect John Souter of GTI helped with the redesign.
Formed in 1894, Dalbeattie Golf Club is one of the oldest 9-hole clubs in Dumfries & Galloway. With the stunning views of the surrounding Urr Valley and along the Lake District hills, a round of golf here is very easy on the eye. A putting green and practice area are available, and food and refreshments can be enjoyed in the clubhouse. It’s a short 10 minute drive from the holiday park.
Just 10 miles away on the peaceful shores of the Solway Coast in Dumfries & Galloway lies Southerness Golf Course; one of Scotland’s finest golf courses. Designed by MacKenzie Ross, and built in 1947 enjoy a true championship links course amidst the natural beauty and character of this tract of wild land by the sea. The Club welcomes visitors who are members of recognised golf clubs, and have handicap certificates.
A fine parkland course only one mile from the centre of Dumfries and all it has to offer. Many visitors mention the warm and friendly hospitality and great greens.
This par of 69 is more than a test for all with a vast number of tress and number of blind tee shots.
The course sits to the North of Dumfries, and is approximately 25 minutes drive from Coastal Kippford.
For something a little different, we’ve added Castle Douglas Golf Club into the mix.
Situated close to Castle Douglas, this is a pretty tree-lined 9-hole parkland course. It also offers Footgolf as an option on many Saturdays and Sundays from April through to October.
If you base yourself at Coastal Kippford, Castle Douglas Golf Club is around a 15 minute drive.
One last option… for a world-renowned course which is only 90 minutes away, you can look at Turnberry. It’s been the host of many great competitions, including hosting the British Open four times.
This spectacular links course is something to behold and is a reasonable drive from Coastal Kippford.
So, whether you’re looking to get away for a long weekend, a midweek break or a full week or two, Coastal Kippford is the perfect base for your golfing enjoyment in South West Scotland.