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4.2
Layout
4.2
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4.7
Pace
4.8
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3.7
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Style Parkland
Par 69
Length 5341 yards
Slope N/A
Rating N/A

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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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

Food & Beverage

Snacks, Catering

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Reviews

3.9
23 Reviews (23)
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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
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I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing

A little gem.

Don,t be put off by the steepness of the first hole, this is a really decent course to play. Could do with a bit more semi rough but overall we had an enjoyable challenging round of golf.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
First Time Playing

Disappointing

Maybe it was just the day we chose? The course layout is good with some interesting holes and the fairways are OK but the greens were truly disappointing and marred the day for us. Bobbly, uneven grass, impossible to hit on a line... a case of hit and hope. Was so looking forward to this course and unfortunately left ruing the decision to go there. Won't be back....

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Go at Colvend

We were lucky to get a fine dry day although a bit windy. Staff were very pleasant and welcoming. Very glad we hired a buggy, which we noticed most golfers had also done, as there are some steep holes. The first hole is straight up a hill. Fairway grass was a lot longer than our home club so very little run on the ball. The greens were getting a lot of work done to them and one or two were pretty poor condition. This could all be due to Covid lockdown and furloughed staff. If the greens get back to good condition and fairways cut a bit shorter, then this would be a great course as some lovely holes and great views.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Wet weather
Walked

Colvend Golf Course

Great views of the coast. Unfortunately the area had received torrential downpours prior to visiting which had flooded parts of the course. The course is tricky in places would like to play it again in drier conditions.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

A very good course good condition very scenic views I recommend this course

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Wow what views

What a lovely little course with absolutely fantastic views . All the holes were different really enjoyed it would definitely play there again .

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

C Bell

Good course. Very helpful staff & steward good Value for money

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 12
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

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.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

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
Played On
Reviews 15
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Walked

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
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
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
Reviews 2
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
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Walked
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
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
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
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
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

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
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

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
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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