Kirkcudbright Golf Course

Welcome to Kirkcudbright Golf Course – A parkland course of excellent quality and variety

Situated on the southern edge of the town Kirkcudbright Golf Course was founded in 1893 as a nine-hole course on its present site and continued until land was acquired in the 1970’s. In 1978 the layout was redesigned and new holes incorporated to create an 18-hole course and the acquisition of grants and energetic fund raising allowed a new clubhouse to be erected in 1987.

Through the enthusiasm of our members we continue to improve facilities in the clubhouse today and to enhance the golf experience on the course.

The gentle slopes of Kirkcudbright Golf Course reward the golfer with magnificent panoramic views over the Galloway Hills and the Dee Estuary with the natural contours and features of the ground used to ensure that each hole has its own unique feel and challenges. Well placed bunkers and two small ponds ensure that the course can be enjoyed by all levels of golfer testing your skill more than the par 69 (ladies 72)  would suggest.

If you are interested, please check out the drone footage taken by Kirkcudbright cameraman, Sam Kelly, during 2016, which you can find on YouTube here.  Sam posts material to both YouTube and Facebook regularly, including events at Kirkcudbright Golf Club and around the town so that everyone can find out what is happening.

Hole by hole

1st: Oppenheimer

A tight opening hole, relatively short but demanding accuracy from the tee…

2nd: Knowes

A long par 4 across the slope demands a drive up the left and a blind second over a mound to a hidden green.

3rd: Banks

A relatively short par 4 can  be reached with a wood or long iron and a short chip.

4th: Hastings

An accurate drive from the elevated tee rewards with par or better, beware the out of bounds on the right and the dip on the left.

5th: Whins

Drive through a gap to a fairway breaking from right to left.

6th: Valley

A deceptive short hole, club selection is all, beware the bunkers on the left and rear.

7th: Shamash

An uphill par 4 that plays all of its yardage. The fairway is protected by  trees on either side and leads to an elevated green.

8th: Jessie Robertson

A par 5 that plays its length and an accurate approach is needed as the green is guarded by out of bounds on the right and to the rear.

9th: Pond

A picturesque par 3 that includes all the tests of golf – water, bunkers, out bounds, and the wind.

10th: Boreland

An accurate drive into the valley protected by trees to the left and out of bounds to the left leaves an approach to an elevated two-tier green.

11th: Burn

The highest point on the course with the tee shot demanding good positional play to allow an approach shot to a green.

12th: Plantation

An accurate drive on this dog-leg par 5 must avoid strategically placed bunkers to have any chance of hitting the green with a long iron or wood with the next shot.

13th: Spire View

A straightforward par 3 from an elevated tee to a green protected by steep run-offs to the front and rear.

14th: Glover View

A testing par 4 where the drive is crucial to open up the green.

15th: Clingans

A classic par 3 with a long carry to a green protected by a bunker to the left.

16th: Glebe

A downhill par 3 exposed to the elements with out of bounds down the left and trees creating difficulty out right.

17th: Glendroit

A testing par 4 with out of bounds down the left and a sloping fairway to a group of trees to the right.

18th: Nat's Hame

Be careful on this par 4 as the fairway slopes to the left and trees to the right demand an accurate drive.


Here is a copy of the scorecard used for our Course, plus the local rules and general layout should you be interested.  Though not particularly long the Course is demanding thanks to a careful design that makes excellent use of the ground; the key is positional play.  You can find out more about the Course in our hole by hole guide and you may be interested in the independent review published in which heralds the course as a “golfing gem”.  Come and see for yourself!