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Kirkcudbrightshire Golf Pass

 

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The South West of Scotland is the perfect place for golfers who like to escape the crowds and discover something new. This itinerary is designed to take in clubs included in South of Scotland Golf’s Kirkcudbrightshire Golf Pass. You can purchase the pass directly from South of Scotland Golf and for just £136 and it gives you access to all five of the courses on this itinerary!

Each day we have included one course, plus a variety of other sites and activities which we hope will inspire you to get to know our wonderful region a bit better.

Day 1
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Day 1 - Southerness

Day one takes you to Southerness Golf Club, this renowned championship golf course is set on the breathtaking Solway coast. As you play, you will enjoy spectacular panoramic views of the Solway Firth and on a clear day across the firth to the Lake District.

After your round, why not discover some of our region’s fascinating history? You could visit the birthplace of the ‘father of the US Navy’ John Paul Jones. The unique triangular medieval fortress of Caerlaverock Castle is well worth a look. You could round off your day with a taste of Scottish history at Annandale Whisky Distillery, home to award winning single cask malts.

 
MILES 38.6
KM 63
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Southerness Golf Club
 
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Stop 1 - Southerness Golf Club

Southerness Golf Course in Dumfries & Galloway, with its level terrain, allows for easy walking and no hills to climb; meaning you can simply relax and concentrate on your golf.
 
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Stop 2 - John Paul Jones Birthplace Museum And Visitor Centre

The John Paul Jones Cottage Museum is located on the Arbigland Estate near Kirkbean in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland. The cottage is where John Paul Jones, hero of the American Revolutionary War and founder of the United States Navy, was born in 1747. Jones' father was a gardener for the estate.
 
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Stop 3 - Historic Scotland- Caerlaverock Castle

Caerlaverock Castle is the UK's only triangular castle. With its wide moat, twin towered gatehouse and loft battlements, it is an awe-inspiring medieval stronghold.
 
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Stop 4 - Annandale Distillery and Visitor Centre

Established in 1836, we’re one of Scotland’s oldest operating distilleries. Located close to the Scotland-England border, we’re also the first (and last) distillery in Scotland. In 2007 the distillery was bought by the Annandale Distillery Company Ltd.
 
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Afternoon Tea in the garden at Abbey Cottage Tearoom with a view of Sweetheart Abbey on the South West Coast 300
Abbey Cottage Tearoom
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Mabie House Hotel
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The Globe Inn,
The Globe Inn
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The Abbot’s Tower
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Arbigland Estate
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Beachcomber Lodge
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Cavens Country House
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Galloway Escapes- Rosewall
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The Old Church Hall, Kirkbean
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Day 2
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Day 2 - Colvend

Day Two features Colvend Golf Club, this testing parkland course is the perfect challenge for all abilities. Another course with idyllic views, guests often get to enjoy the local wildlife, with red squirrels, roe deer, peregrine falcons, and even occasional otters visiting the course!

Not far from Colvend, is the idyllic Rockcliffe Coastline, the perfect place for a gentle stroll without your clubs this time! Or if you prefer sand between your toes, why not head over to the gorgeous Sandyhills beach, the perfect spot for a walk, a paddle or a picnic. Keen birdwatchers will want to visit the nearby RSPB Mersehead, this wetland and saltmarsh area is a haven for birds and offers something to see all year round.

 
MILES 44.5
KM 72
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Colvend Golf Club
 
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Stop 1 - Colvend Golf Club

Colvend's testing parkland layout offers a challenge to all abilities and is one of the area’s most popular golfing experiences. The Club was founded in 1905 with a Willie Fernie designed 9 hole layout and over the years this has been developed into the 18 hole course you see today. We welcome golfers and non golfers of all abilities and buggies are available on request.
 
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Stop 2 - NTS Rockcliffe Coastline

Part of a National Scenic Area, the National Trust for Scotland nature reserve at Rockcliffe is fringed with wildflowers and dotted with sailing villages. Further inland the shells and shingle give way to patches of ancient broadleaved woodland and meadows, rich with flowers, butterflies and birds.
 
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Stop 3 - Sandyhills Beach

Sandyhills is a large sandy beach near Dalbeattie on the Dumfries and Galloway coastline. The beach lives up to its name and at low tide has a vast expanse of sand, backed by gentle sand dunes. The beach slopes gently so the water is shallow and it is a popular beach for paddling and exploring rock pools.
 
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Stop 4 - RSPB Mersehead Nature Reserve

Situated on the scenic north shore of the Solway coast, Mersehead is an extensive wetland and saltmarsh area, a haven for breeding waders, wintering waterfowl and year-round bird and wildlife-watching. Enjoy the birdsong of lapwings and skylarks in spring. See the young birds emerge in summer. Welcome the arrival of the Svalbard barnacle geese and pintails in autumn. And in winter, if you're lucky, witness the unforgettable display of the starling murmurations.
 
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Cavens Country House
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Colvend Shop and Treats & Eats Tearoom
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The Steamboat Inn
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Criffel Lodge
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Millbrae House B and B and Self Catering
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Thistle Lodges
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Day 3
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Day 3 - Dalbeattie

Day three kicks off at one of Dumfries and Galloway’s oldest golf clubs. Established in 1894, Dalbeattie Golf Course is a delightful 9-hole parkland course with stunning views. It provides an excellent challenge for golfers of all ages and abilities!

For any keen gardeners, a visit the Threave Garden and Estate is an absolute must. Home to the Heritage School of Gardening, the estate has a series of ‘garden rooms’ that will delight and inspire you. Or why not take a short boat ride across the River Dee to visit the awe-inspriring Threave Castle, a medieval fortress is set on its own island!

Or if you are an art fan, we recommend a trip to Clience Studio where you can discover the captivating artwork of local artist Angela Lawrence. Angela’s oil and watercolour works wonderfully capture the essence of South West Scotland.

 
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Stop 1 - Dalbeattie Golf Club

A delightful 9-hole parkland course with stunning views of the surrounding Urr Valley, Dalbeattie Golf Club is a haven for wildlife; birds of prey fly overhead, deer are often seen and woodland song birds abound in the adjacent Rounall Wood.
 
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Stop 2 - Threave Garden and Estate

Threave Estate is a garden for all seasons and a haven for wildlife, with an osprey platform and bat reserve. It has been home to the School of Heritage Gardening since 1960 and its beautiful 'garden rooms' offer inspiration to any keen gardeners.
 
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Stop 3 - Historic Scotland- Threave Castle

Cross the River Dee by boat to visit this enchanting castle set on its own island. Rich with wildflowers in summer; you might see ospreys and otters hunting in the river.
 
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Stop 4 - Clience Studio - Angela Lawrence

Clience Studio - , is a friendly artist's gallery and working studio owned by Angela Lawrence, Artist, showing Original Oil paintings (mainly of Galloway and some Scottish Highlands and Isles as well as mountains of Lake District), signed giclee prints, commissions, water colours, art gifts from Galloway paintings (calendars, mugs, coasters, placemats, notebooks).
 
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Mr Pook’s Kitchen
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The King’s Arms Hotel
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The Old School House
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Blairinnie
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Ernespie House Hotel
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Fishers Croft
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Galloway Escapes- Craigbittern House and Cottage
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Imperial Hotel
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Maxwell Arms Hotel
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Day 4
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Day 4 - New Galloway

Day four takes you into the heart of our region, to New Galloway and its scenic 9 hole golf course. Enjoy the views over Loch Ken and the surrounding Galloway Hills as you play this little gem of a course.

If you are looking for the perfect momento of your trip to South West Scotland, why not book a visit to The Gallery at Laurieston, home to one of Dumfries and Galloway’s most talented landscape photographers, Phil McMenemy. The gallery offers a selection of local fine art and crafts.

All aboard for the next stop at Doon Valley Railway, where you can experience a bygone world of industrial steam and diesel locomotives working in Scotland’s last authentic industrial railway setting. Finally no trip to South West Scotland would be complete without experiencing the unique beauty of our Dark Skies and what better way to do that than a visit to the Scottish Dark Sky Observatory to see the night sky as you’ve never seen it before!

 
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New Galloway Golf Club
 
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Stop 1 - New Galloway Golf Club

New Galloway Golf Club is a delightful 9 hole golf course located in the South of Scotland. We welcome visitors to experience playing in a magical place. It is a gem among rural courses in Scotland and noted for its superb natural greens and views.
 
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Stop 2 - The Gallery at Laurieston

The Gallery at Laurieston is the home of award-winning landscape and fine art photographer Phil McMenemy. Open every Sunday 10.00am – 17.00pm and at all other other times for a private viewing and a cuppa by phoning 01644 450235
 
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Stop 3 - Doon Valley Railway

The Doon Valley Railway is a ‘living museum’. Here unique and historically significant industrial steam and diesel locomotives are restored and can be seen working in an authentic setting.
 
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Stop 4 - Scottish Dark Sky Observatory

Opening up the science, art and nature of the Dark Skies for all, The Scottish Dark Sky Observatory occupies a fantastic hilltop site on the edge of the Galloway Forest Dark Sky Park. This publicly accessible educational observatory has some of the darkest skies in the UK and two large telescopes through which to observe the night sky.
 
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EAT

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Carsphairn Shop and Tearooms
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Imperial Hotel
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Roundhouse at Loch Doon
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Accommodation in this area

Craigengillan Estate
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Ernespie House Hotel
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Galloway Activity Centre Accommodation
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The Knowe Bed and Breakfast Scotland
The Knowe
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Loch Ken Holiday Park
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Slogarie Estate
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Day 5
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Day 5 - Kirkcudbright

Day five features another parkland course this time an 18 hole at Kirkcudbright Golf Club. This challenging par 69 rewards you with magnificent panoramic views over the Dee Estuary and the Galloway Hills as you golf.

You cannot come to Kirkcudbright and not see at least some of what Scotland’s artists’ town has to offer. You could visit the magnificent Broughton House, which was home to artist E.A. Hornel, one of the Glasgow Boys. Or visit the Kirkcudbright Galleries, this wonderful new gallery of national significance celebrates and promotes the unique art heritage of Kirkcudbright.

If you’d like to take a taste of South West Scotland home with you, why not drop in to Brambles Delicatessen, which offers a great range of local produce and are famed for their cheese selection!

 
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Kirkcudbright Golf Course
 
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Stop 1 - Kirkcudbright Golf Club

Founded in 1893, Kirkcudbright Golf Club is conveniently located on the southern edge of the beautiful and historic town of Kirkcudbright, an hour’s drive from the M6/74 corridor to the east and Stranraer and the Irish Sea ferries to the west.
 
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Stop 2 - Broughton House and Garden

Right in the heart of Kirkcudbright, a pretty artists’ colony on the Solway Firth, Broughton House is an 18th-century Georgian house and the former home of Scottish painter E A Hornel, one of the Glasgow Boys. The house holds Hornel's pictures, vast collection of artefacts and furniture and has an beautiful garden.
 
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Stop 3 - Kirkcudbright Galleries

Visit our nationally important art collection and learn the story of the Kirkcudbright ‘Art Colony’ through an audio-visual show “The Artists’ Town” and a permanent display of some of the best Kirkcudbright paintings in our collection.
 
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Stop 4 - Brambles Delicatessen

Brambles Delicatessen, Kirkcudbright where you will find an amazing range of Fine foods, Cheese, Local Produce. In any given week, there are more than 40 artisan cheeses to choose from. The Brambles’ cheese of the month showcases individual cheeses and we offer tastings before you buy!
 
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Kirkcudbright Galleries Cafe
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Masonic Arms
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The Garret Restaurant and Cafe Bar
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Accommodation in this area

b&b kirkcudbright - Anchorlee Guesthouse in Kiekcudbright
Anchorlee Guesthouse
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The Marks
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Reid Country Retreats
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Selkirk Arms Hotel
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Senwick Hideaways: The Secret Studio
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Yellow Door Holiday Cottage
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Day 6
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Day 6 - Gatehouse of Fleet

Your final day features one of the most idyllic courses in the region, Gatehouse Golf Club offers stunning views from the course of Wigtown Bay, the Clints of Dromore and the massif of Cairnsmore of Fleet. The Gatehouse of Fleet Golf Course is a good 9 hole test and is a good year round course with no winter greens, and has particular scenic appeal in spring and autumn.

Gatehouse of Fleet is also home to The Mill on the Fleet, a restored 18th century cotton mill on the bank of the river and now an exhibition centre, with displays focusing on the history and heritage of Gatehouse and its surroundings, as well as a café and bookshop.

If fishing is something you enjoy, why not visit Glenquicken Trout Farm near Creetown. This 4.5 acre trout loch is stocked with Rainbow, Blue and Brown Trout. Gardening enthusiasts will want to pop in to Cally Gardens in Gatehouse of Fleet, where you will find Kevin Hughes beautiful walled garden and Specialist Plant Nursery, the perfect place to find something a bit different.

 
MILES 39.1
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Gatehouse of Fleet Golf Course
 
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Stop 1 - Gatehouse of Fleet Golf Club

Gatehouse of Fleet Golf Club set in the beautiful Fleet Valley rewards you with challenge and with visual appeal at each and every hole of this stunning 9 hole golf course.
 
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Stop 2 - The Mill on the Fleet

Set in the Fleet Valley National Scenic Area in Galloway in south-west Scotland The Mill on the Fleet Visitor and Exhibition Centre offers a varied programme of exhibitions and events throughout the season,particularly on the natural environment of South West Scotland, its history and heritage, renewables and green living themes
 
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Stop 3 - Glenquicken Farm Trout Fishery

Glenquicken Troutmasters Fishery, a 4.5 acre fly fishing lochan situated amongst magnificent scenery in the shadow of Cairnsmore of Fleet, Newton Stewart, Dumfries and Galloway.
 
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Stop 4 - Cally Gardens and Kevin Hughes’ Specialist Plant Nursery

Cally Gardens and Specialist Plant Centre is a treasure trove of exotic and rare hardy plants gathered from around the Globe. The towering 18th century walls of what was once the kitchen and pleasure garden for Cally Palace now provide shelter to 1000's of rare and exotic plants. This Garden is a must for any plant collector and the Specialist Plant Centre is bursting with rare and unique plants cultivated by the acclaimed nurseryman Kevin Hughes.
 
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EAT

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Gather at Laggan
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Selkirk Arms Hotel
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The Crafty Crow
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Accommodation in this area

Cally Palace Hotel
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Fleuchlarg
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Gatehouses of Fleet
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Kirkdale Estate
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Rowallan Guest House
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Sea View Snugs at Laggan
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