Colvend Golf Club
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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|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|
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Colvend - very quirky
Short course but very quirky. Starts with a severe uphill. - no level fairways throughout. Course itself in good condition but I wouldn’t rush back. Not my sort of course I’ m afraid.
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.
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.
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!!
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.
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.
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varied course, great views and good fun
Staff able to accommodate change with bad weather
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.