Founded in 1905, Colvend is an 18-hole, par 69 golf course set among the rolling hills of the Solway Coast in South West Scotland.
The original 9-hole course, designed by Willie Fernie, was re-designed by architect Dave Thomas, and subsequently extended to 18 holes in 1997 under course architect John Souter.
Two new holes were constructed and came in to play in 2007.
Our testing 18-hole parkland course is situated on the Solway Coast in South West Scotland, conveniently located near to Dumfries, Castle Douglas and Dalbeattie.
The course has spectacular views across to the Cumbrian Fells and also to the Isle of Man.
Many of the holes offer challenging water features and tree lined fairways with the original 9 holes having small well-guarded greens and undulating fairways.
The 8th hole is one of the best par 3 holes in the area and is worthy of the stroke index 6.
The additional 9 holes that were opened in 1997 are now well established and offer golf of the highest quality.
The committee consists of seven members that include three office bearers. The role of the committee is to oversee and manage all business operations of Colvend Golf Club which include administration, finances and general affairs of the club. The President will hold their position for two years, the secretary and treasurer will hold their positions for one year and the other members of the management committee will hold their positions on the committee for two years. The office bearers and committee members will be appointed by the club members at the annual general meeting.
John is the Club Secretary and is responsible for all matters associated with the administration of the club.
Peter is the Match Secretary and also heads the Competitions and Handicapping team.
Margaret is the Club Treasurer and manages the club’s budget to make sure that day to day expenses is met. She is also responsible for the club’s newsletter, is the Membership Secretary and is also the club’s safeguarding officer.
Wilma is on the Marketing Committee and runs several fundraising initiatives. She assists Margaret with the Treasurer duties and is also involved in many aspects of running the club.
Alastair is the current President of the club and helps to maintain the website and social media channels. He is actively involved with the marketing committee. Alastair plays golf every Sunday around 8:10 and is happy for any member to join him for 18 holes and a chat.
Eric is the Greens Convener and works closely with the Greens team to help ensure the course improves. He is always happy to discuss initiatives or equipment to improve the course.
Adrian has volunteered on the course and has many local contacts that have helped the club. He is always on the lookout for fundraising opportunities and helps with the marketing committee to promote the course to local businesses.
Rowena has enjoyed volunteering at the club and is now part of the committee. For many years she has helped process the competition cards and has been an integral part of the Match committee.
Gordon is part of the Greens committee and helps Eric work closely with the greens team to help ensure that the course improves. He is always happy to play golf with new members.
Steve joined the team in December 2020. He is responsible for the day-to-day management of the golf course and surroundings as well as project managing course improvements that are in line with approved course and landscape plans. Steve manages all course staffing requirements and is responsible for maintaining all equipment, bore and irrigation systems, maintenance buildings and ensures that all playing surfaces and facilities are presented to the high standard that Colvend is renowned for.
Paul joined the team in 2002 and works closely with the greenkeeper supervisor to assist in the development and implementation of daily, weekly and monthly work schedules for the course. Paul helps coordinate course maintenance activities to ensure the high standards that are expected of the course.