Colvend Golf Club

Hole by Hole & Sponsors

Our Hole Sponsors (w) white tee, (y) yellow tee, (r) red tee
1 - Torrs Hill

1. Torrs Hill (Par 4 259yds)

An uphill fairway requires a straight drive ideally to the plateau, then a short iron to the green.  The climb opens up spectacular views of the Solway Coast to Cumbria and even the Isle of Man!


Ecosse Fairways Ltd (w)
DG News & Sport (y)
Coastal Kippford (r)


2 - Portling

2. Portling (Par 3 115yds)

A short hole, but full of danger!  When the wind blows from the Irish Sea, it plays longer than you’d think.  Any shot slightly off line may find you reaching for your sand wedge. 


Jas P Wilson Forestry (w) 
Austins Solicitors (y)

3 - Solway View

3. Solway View (Par 4 353yds)


From the white tee, look to the west for a view of the Isle of man.  Aim for the marker pole and a straight drive over the hill will reward you with an 8 or 9 iron into the green.  No bunkers, but a grassy knoll defends this hole very well indeed.


Dalbeattie Rotary Club (w) 

4 - Whinny Bank

4. Whinny Bank (Par 3 169yds)

One of the most attractive holes at Colvend, but requires a bit of ingenuity – unless you land directly on the green, it’s best to fade the ball left to right short of the green and let the slope gently run your ball near to the pin.  But beware the sand strategically placed on the left if you’re just slightly too long!


Barend Holiday Village (y)

5 - The Rowan

5. The Rowan (Par 4 309yds)

Aptly named by an old Rowan Tree on the brow of the hill.  To play this hole well, your drive needs to be past this tree, anything short risks rolling left towards the 6th fairway.  The green is nestled slightly right, and a little wedge should see you home.


Barend Restaurant & Bar (w) 

6. Teugh Brae (Par 4 336yds)

A hole that for many seems longer than its yardage.  Slightly uphill all the way, a good drive, slightly left will leave you a good approach to a plateau green.


OCD Valeting (y)

7.Douglas Hall (Par 4 359yds)

A straight drive here followed by an 8 or 9 iron will pay dividends.  But anything left or right of the green risks sand.  The approach to the green is a sharp downslope, so anything short might be difficult to hold on the green.


John Searle (w)
Hunter & Jamieson Joiners (r)

8 - The Burn

8. The Burn (Par 3 189yds)

As the name suggests, the 8th green is well protected by a meandering burn, and to the right by a strategically placed bunker.  Netting to the rear of the green prevents wayward shorts landing in the road, but some wily members also use it to bounce back onto the green – or else stuck in the net!


Village Catering Services (w)

9 - Drumburn

9. Drumburn (Par 4 297yds)

A straightforward hole, uphill for your second shot to a blind green will complete your first nine.


Dalbeattie Physiotherapy (w)
Dempsters Plant Hire (y)

10 - Newbarns

10. Newbarns (Par 4 252yds)

At first sight this hole looks easy, only to find the green well protected by a fiendishly placed bunker.  Nothing short of a perfectly judged wedge to the green will suffice here!


The Mariner (Kippford) (w)
JVS Engineer (y)

11 - The Ruin

11. The Ruin (Par 4 373yds)

From the white tee, your perfect drive will be straight towards Sandyhills Beach, with a slight draw right to left.  The fairway has a sharp right to left dog-leg with out-of-bounds to right and left as you drive.  If you are skilful enough to land your perfect drive, your second shot to the green will need to be perfectly judged – too far left and you are in the old stone ruin, too far right and it’s sand, and a little bit short and your ball will be rolling back down the hill!


Laurie Arms (w)
Meric Fish (r)

12 - Water Hole

12. Water Hole (Par 4 408yds)

A Par 5 for ladies, this hole starts off very straightforward, and a good drive straight down the middle past the brow of the hill opens up the dangers ahead!  Two large ponds to the right spell danger for anything other than a perfectly straight second shot, and the gap between pond on the right and rocks to the left makes for a very tight entry to the large green.


Kings Arms Hotel (w)

13 - Fairgirth

13. Fairgirth (Par 4 426yds)

The 13th at Colvend is worthy of its stroke index 1 with water to the left, to the right and straight ahead awaiting anything but a perfect drive.  Many golfers lay up short of the middle pond, but this leaves a long and difficult second shot for anyone wanting to reach the plateau green in regulation.  And 2 well placed bunkers to the left guard the green for anything other than a perfect second shot.


H&R McKenzie (w)

14. Barnhourie (Par 5 519yds)

 The longest hole at Colvend, requires a straight initial drive, as anything left or right risks out-of-bounds to the left or dense woodland to the right.


ECG Facilities Services (w)
Grant McDonald (y)

15. Plantation (Par 4 320yds)

A straight drive required here, but beware no fewer than 5 bunkers deftly placed to catch anything slightly left or right.  Your second shot should be an easy wedge onto the green surrounded by trees to the back and sides.


Southerness Holiday Park (w)

16 - Deer Shed

16. Deer Shed (Par 3 165yds)

A short, but tricky Par 3 demands a straight shot, avoiding a large oak on the left and a row of small trees to the right, with sand guarding the green both left and right.


Murray Stewart Satellite (w)

17 - Roon the Bend

17. Roon the Bend (Par 4 222yds)

As the name suggests, this hole is a dog-leg left (roon the bend), protected by dense out-of-bounds from anyone brave enough to try and drive the hole, with 3 further bunkers guarding the green.  Many a card has been “ruined” here!


Barend Restaurant & Bar (w)(r)

18 - The Oaks

18. The Oaks (Par 4 269yds)

The 18th at Colvend is a classic finishing hole you will never forget.  A good drive to lay up left of the fairway will give you a chance for a wedge onto the green.  Anything right from the tee will leave you blocked by 3 giant oak trees, while the burn meanders around the front of the green, and a pond awaits that slightly too big shot!


Colvend Shop (w)
Philip Searle (y)
TH Carson (Butchers) (r)