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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Style Parkland
Par 69
Length 5341 yards
Slope 0
Rating 0.0

Tree-lined fairways and challenging water features abound at the Colvend Golf Club parkland layout, situated on the gorgeous Solway Coast, conveniently located near Dumfries, Southerness, Castle Douglas and Dalbeattie. There are views over the Solway Firth to the Cumbrian Fells and, on a good day, offering a glimpse of the Isle of Man.

The original nine holes (the first nine) are short in distance but are very demanding with small, well-guarded greens and undulating fairways.

The 12th hole, which is arguably the feature hole, needs a long, well-placed drive to a fairway surrounded by out of bounds on the left and trees on the right. It then requires a very well-struck and well-placed shot over water to a contoured green.

The par-4 dogleg 18th hole requires an accurate tee shot between trees right and left and an accurate second shot to a sloping green which is protected by a burn to the front and side, a pond at the rear and trees all around. This hole was featured as one of the most picturesque holes in Scotland in a Scottish Golf Calendar from 2005.

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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
White 69 5341 yards
Yellow 69 5036 yards
Red (W) 70 4774 yards
Scorecard for Colvend Golf Club
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
White M: 63.1/105 259 115 353 169 309 336 359 190 297 2387 252 373 408 426 519 320 165 222 269 2954 5341
Yellow M: 62.4/101 251 111 341 164 303 330 319 178 286 2283 223 283 399 417 508 279 160 218 266 2753 5036
Red W: 64.9/105 244 110 302 114 294 326 319 175 284 2168 218 284 396 390 432 274 156 193 263 2606 4774
Handicap 10 18 4 16 12 2 14 6 8 13 3 7 1 5 9 15 17 11
Par 4 3 4 3 4 4 4 3 4 33 4 4 4 4 5 4 3 4 4 36 69
Handicap (W) 6 18 12 16 8 2 14 4 10 13 3 7 1 5 9 15 17 11

Course Details

Year Built 1905
Architect Dave Thomas (1985) Willie Fernie (1905)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Putting Green Yes

Policies

Walking Allowed Yes

Reviews

4.1
12 Reviews (12)
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Second time

Second time to play this wee hidden gem. Course was quiet so got round in under 3 hours no problem. Great views over the Solway Firth and on to Cumbria. Staff were friendly and helpful. Will definitely be back. Great value at only £10.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
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4.0
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Hot weather

COLVEND

WEE GEM OF A COURSE. FULL OF TRICKY HOLES & SLOPES. BARMAN/STEWARD VERY HELPFUL. GOOD CLEAN AMENITIES IN CLUBHOUSE. BE GOOD COURSE FOR AN OUTING.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course

Course was in fantastic condition for the time of year. Very soft but not wet like I expected in November. Greens were great. Club house was closed and we had the entire course to ourselves. I have played the course before so I can say the staff and the facilities are very good. Highly recommend!!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Hidden Gem

Despite the ravages of this awful summer, Colvend again comes up trumps as one of the friendliest and most challenging holiday courses in Scotland. Having played 546 of them I feel able to comment despite not being a great golfer.
Fantastic views, a real mixture of holes and a great welcome back in the clubhouse makes Colvend a regular venue in my book.
Looking for a 4 ball away day or an outing ? Look no further.

Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Windy weather
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather

The weather was perfect and that always makes thing look and appear much better. Myself and playing partner especially enjoyed the back 9 more than the front 9. I would suggest it might be more of a challenge for people who are maybe not that fit, it is quite hilly, some sloping fairways on the front 9. However if you are a golfer, like me not that good, and in the area give it a go, I thoroughly enjoyed the golf at Colvend.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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Previously Played

Return to Colvend

varied course, great views and good fun

Staff able to accommodate change with bad weather

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather

Friendly Club

Visited Colvend Club as staying locally and had a very pleasant experience. Warm welcome by the Steward with good advice. Walked round on a nice sunny day. Course had been used for a local championship the weekend before so was well presented although the Steward thought the greens might appear a bit slow with the recent dry weather. They might have been but suited positive putting and ran truly. The front nine rewards you with spectacular views and some interesting holes. Back nine still pleasant with good use of the contours. Would recommend a visit.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather

Place to myself!

Think i picked the perfect day, Sun was shining, Flask in Bag, Off i went, Was told only 4 people on the course and i teed off around 11, and no one due on for over an hour so place to myself really. Staff said they never get busy midweek. 1st Hole up a big hill and first 9 you are playing on the side of that hill but they have done well levelling it off so every drive doesnt kick off to one side. Great views of the Estuary from the Top. Some really hard holes 200yd par 3 and to carry a wee Burn! 250yd par 4, easy you think but right angle dog leg and if you dont get the first shot right, blocked out for the second. Course in Great condition for April, Would defo come back in Summer if im Passing.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Wee gem

I have been playing golf for years and for the last thirty years have been a member of Royal Dornoch, so I'm used to playing a top quality course, but this was certainly the most fun I've had playing golf for quite some time.
There are two distinctly different parts to this course. Willie ferries original raised links layout which is tight with lots of natural slopes. Then Dave Thomas's nine holes with length and water providing both interest and challenge.
We will certainly be back to play again, keep up the good work. I should also make mention of the welcome and assistance we were given which was first class. Go Play It.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

A scenic gem of a course

Well worth a drive to this picturesque course for the stunning views after the climb up the first hole.
The course was in good condition and had some challenging holes particularly on the lovely back nine. The staff were extremely friendly and welcoming and thoroughly enjoyed the whole Colvend experience.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Excellent weather

Well worth a visit

The clubhouse was closed when we played at 12.00 on a Monday & there were no staff around. Consequently, I can't comment on staff friendliness or off-course amenities!
We really enjoyed playing on a sunny day. There were some interesting & testing holes.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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