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4.5
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4.5
Friendliness
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Pace
4.8
Amenities
3.9
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Style Parkland
Par 69
Length 5315 yards
Slope 119
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 - £15 - £25
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Putting Green Yes

Policies

Walking Allowed Yes

Food & Beverage

Snacks, Catering

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Reviews

4.3
31 Reviews (31)
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Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Great wee course

Brilliant wee short course but shouldn’t be underestimated by the yardage as can be quite tight and tricky in places then you throw in the elevation changes.

Great veiws out to the solway and then the inland hills.

Course was in great condition for time of year and everyone we met at the course was very polite and welcoming. Value for money £ to £ tough to beat.

Throughly enjoyed and will return in the summer.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Stunning views, great course

Touring in the area and booked in to play a couple of days before - what a great find! Very friendly members chatted with us in the car park as we pulled in with our motorhome and friendly greeting and sign in with Andy. The first fairway is up quite a slope but the views from the next few holes were fantastic! The course was well maintained and fun to play and we had a thoroughly enjoyable day, despite the erratic golf! We finished our round with a drink in the sunshine. Will definitely play again when next this way..

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Cold weather
Walked

Great course to visit

This was a great golf course to visit. Very steep first hole and then beautiful views from other parts. Some unusual holes, including greens next to ruins, and one that sits between two ponds. Would highly recommend it as it has so much character and challenging also. Very nice and friendly staff also.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Challenging coarse

Tee time 2.30 pm we had the the coarse to ourselves 18 holes in 3 hrs some varied and interesting holes excellent value for money

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good fun

Definitely a course of 2 halves. The outward walh, presumably the original 9 holes, are quirky and challenging, the first climbing straight up the hill, then you work your way back down through the bracken and gorse. Then you cross the road onto the newer half which are slightly more parkland in style, and whilst enjoyable, not quite as much fun. We had the course to ourselves and so whizzed round. Some of the greens were a bit patchy but overall it was in good nick. Overall very enjoyable and had a lovely piece of cake afterwards

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Fun fun fun

Played this course as part of a 4 day break and we weren't disappointed. Once we saw the 1st hole we decided to take a buggy and were so glad we did as its quite hilly. The views are amazing, the layout is good with some very quirky holes which makes you have to think your way round. Not a course for the big hitters who like to hit long straight drives but if you don't enjoy this course then you're playing the wrong sport. The only disappointment was the greens as they weren't the best but it didn't detract from our game. We had the course to ourselves as we played the day after a competition so I reckoned the members were still recovering! Would gladly come back and play again and definitely with a buggy

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

Nice wee challenging course.

The Locals call the first hole "Cardiac Hill", you wont need a degree to work out why when you get there!
Lovely wee course that needs a lot of thought to get your ball in the right position to allow an attack to half of the holes.
Only downside was that non of us could get the pace of the greens as they played pretty slow on the day.
Would defo catch on quicker next time and aim beyond holes.
Defo one we will play again when back in the area.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
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
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Colvend

Love this course! First time venture to Scotland and decided on Colvend. Nice, scenic journey to and from too. Course in great condition with some spectacular and challenging holes. Will be back! 10/10

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
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
Played On
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
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 6
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 3
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 14
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
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