Where to Play Golf in South Scotland


Guide to Scotland’s Golf Courses in the Regions of Dumfries and Galloway, Borders, Lanarkshire, Ayrshire and Arran, Lothian.

If you are planning to visit the Dumfries & Galloway region, you will be blown away by the regional golf courses. There are over twenty courses to choose from in the area between Powfoot and Portpatrick but it is worth to remember that most of them are 9-hole old-fashioned courses. But in between lies a hidden gem which is repeatedly on the lists of Scotland’s finest golf clubs - Southerness. Also worth visiting are Portpatrick Golf Club and Stranraer Golf Club that is located on the outskirts of the town of Stanraer in Wigtownshire.

Borders is also home to many fine golf courses that will make your visit to the region an absolute pleasure. Golfers’ favourites destination in this region include Torwoodlee, a 18-hole course that lies on the outskirts of Galashiels, The Roxburghe Championship Course and Golf Club that is ranked as one of the top 10 national golf courses and Cardrona Golf Club at Peebles with a breathtaking view of the Tweed Valley.


Lanarkshire is another popular golfers’ destination, while its golf courses offer a pure pleasure. Some of the most popular golf clubs and courses include Lanark on the outskirts of the market town of Lanark, Drumpellier Golf Course that is open all year round, Strathclyde Park Golf Course that is one of the finest golf courses in the Greater Glasgow area, Lochview Family Golf Centre which – as its name suggests is an excellent choice for active family vacation and the 18-hole Strathaven Golf Course just outside the town of Strathaven.

Ayrshire and Arran region is a great place to play golf. The region is home of some of the nation’s best golf courses that delight both amateurs and professionals alike. Here you can find championship golf courses such as Ailsa at the Turnberry Resort at the Firth of Clyde, Old Course at Royal Troon and Prestwick, to name only a few. Then there is the Western Gailes Golf Course, Dundonald, Kilmarnock, Irvine, Royal Troon Golf Club, etc.. The list could just go on and on.

And if you are having difficulties deciding where to go golfing in Ayrshire and Arran region, wait until you get to Lothian. With so many elite golf courses to choose from within an hour drive or less from Edinburgh, the region is really a golfers’ Mecca. Some of the must golfing destinations include Muirfield, North Berwick Golf Club, Dunbar, Gullane, Archfield and the Renaissance Club, to mention only a few.