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visit colvend golf course

normally open from 7am

Course Status


The course is normally open from 7:00am to sunset – buggies are available subject to ground conditions on the day.

If weather or ground conditions leave any room for doubt, please call the clubhouse (01556 630398) for an update. When the Clubhouse is closed, your call will be automatically diverted, and will be answered. 

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!


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Coastal Kippford (r)

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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. 


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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 (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!


5. The Rowans (Par 4, 309yds)

Aptly named for the stand of Rowans over the brow of the hill.  To play this hole well, your drive needs to be over the crest, anything short risks rolling left towards the 6th fairway.  The green is nestled slightly right, and a little wedge should see you home.


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.


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Local Rules

Out of Bounds (Rule 27)

(a) Beyond any white stakes of lines, fence, wall, road or stream bordering the course

(b) The Clubhouse including stone feature at the 18th and tractor shed areas as defined by white stakes or lines

(c) Marked areas to the left of the 10th and 17th fairways

Integral parts of the course

All walls, stiles, stones and safety netting are integral parts of the course. The ball must be played as it lies or declared unplayable (Rule 28)

Immoveable obstructions

The water tank on the right of the first fairway, the stone shelter behind the 3rd green, the drain cover between the 9th & 11th fairways, and the lookout steps on the 11th tee should be treated as immoveable obstructions (Rule 24.2)

Moveable obstructions

Stones in bunkers are moveable obstructions (Rule 24.1)

Paths, roads & bridges

All paths and roads within the course are a free lift and drop (Rule 24.2b).  Any ball coming to rest on any bridge over water must be played as it lies or declared unplayable (Rule 28)

Ground under repair

(a) Tractor marks anywhere on the course

(b) Areas marked as greenkeeper’s workings


Protection of young trees identified by stakes: if such a tree interferes with the player’s stance or area of intended swing, the ball must be lifted and dropped in accordance with Rule 24b.

Water Hazards (Rule 26)

(a) The ditches and ponds on the left and right of the 12th, 13th and 14th fairways which are marked with red stakes are lateral water hazards

(b) Those parts of the stream on the left and in front of the 18th green, and all ditches and streams marked with yellow stakes are water hazards.

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