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)
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)
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)
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!
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 careful wedge should see you home.
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.
Complete Insurance Solutions (w)
A straightforward par 4, downhill all the way to the green, but it’s easy to run through and the bunkers will catch a wayward lay-up.
Hunter and Jamieson (r)
It looks innocuous from the tee, but beware the green-front burn that’s hidden from view. A real cracker of a hole.
Village Catering Services Ltd (w)
Don’t overdo the drive and you’ll have a level surface from which to play your second. Into the wind, it still needs a good iron uphill to reach the elevated green.
Dalbeattie Physiotherapy Clinic (w)
Colin Dempster & Sons Ltd (y)
Out of bounds on the left and a bunker guarding the green, so a good approach shot is vital.
JVS Engineering (y)
The ideal drive will reach the corner of this acute dog-leg and bring into view the elevated green. This is protected by a bunker and the Ruin which gives the hole its name.
The Laurie Arms, Haugh of Urr (w)
Meric Fish (r)
The name says it all! Your second shot will need to avoid the two ponds on the right and the rocky outcrop on the left. The braver golfers go straight for the green.
King’s Arms Hotel, Dalbeattie (w)
The longest par4 on the course, and deserving of Stroke Index 1. The drive must avoid water left, right and centre, and it’s still a long second shot to the plateau green.
H & R Mackenzie, Dalbeattie (w)
The only par 5 from white tees, it takes two good straight woods to leave a simple approach to the green. With out of bounds all along the left edge, it's a testing hole.
ECG Facilities Services (w)
A decent drive and a high iron should see you there, but don’t go through the green!
The final par 3 of the round, and a good tee shot between the trees is required. Bunkers guard the green on each side.
A real dog-leg, and a good iron to the corner will leave a simple wedge into the green. Deceptively simple, but it has ruined may a good card!
A fine closing hole that needs a drive down the left to leave an open shot onto the green. Get behind the Oaks and you’ll need an imaginative second shot to make the green.
T H Carsons (Butchers) (r)
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)
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)
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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