7 reviews of Kirkcudbright Golf Club
Just back from 2 lovely days playing this gem of a course. Carried clubs on first day but took buggy second day ( not a youngster anymore! ) Super course, friendly staff and lovely food from the kitchens. Looking forward to my next trip 10/10 Superb
First class course,very friendly members,The course is a gem,I am a high handicaper but found some of the holes testing,I would think for a low handicaper some of the holes testing.
I will be back.
Fantastic- If you haven't played it you really are missing a treat
We played Kirky as (we call it) 3 years ago and wanted to play again this year as part of an annual Scotland trip , but we picked the weekend of their finals so booked Colvend instead (reveiwed that too ), but as we were arriving 1/2 a day early asked if we could play 9 holes late on a Saturday.
Instead of the usual can't do attitude of courses in England we were greeted with open arms and Nat the secretary even recommended which 9 we would enjoy the best.
We actually played 12 holes (we were told we could) and had the light not beaten us would have liked to play more.
The course is just great, no 2 holes the same , really great elevation changes, banks next to excellent greens. A challenge but not one to put you off going for a few shots.
We will return to what I believe is now our favourite course.
Day two of our tour of this delightful part of Scotland. We chose this course as it was just down the road from our hotel, The Selkirk Arms, which is a fantastic place to stay in this area, having driven up the day before we wanted some where local.
Small clubhouse, but what a lovely welcome from the staff and the members alike, such a difference from our experience at Loch Maben yesterday. The secretary took us outside with a map of the course and gave us some tips on finding a couple of the tee boxes which werent so obvious when playing the course. The first couple of holes were perhaps spoilt slightly by the proximity of some houses alongside those holes, but once clear of them the true style of the course took over. This is Scottish golf at its best, rolling sloping fairways, hidden greens, gorse and heather, elevated tee boxes and to cap it all-some truly fantastic views. Just take time on every tee to drink in the mastery of design this course offers against uniformity of modern target golf courses that have sprung up in the last 40 odd years.
A course planner at a £1.00, is a must or GPS to plot your way round this lay out, here too the greens had suffered due to the hard winter, but sensible work was taking place to bring them back to their best, the contours and shelving must make them very tricky in the summer. Not many bunkers, but they werent needed the rough provided enough defence. The maker polls were well placed as were the visible 200 & 100 yard bollards, signage to the next tees was generally good.
To score well on this course several visits would be necessary, but that would not be a hardship. Back in the clubhouse, the initial welcome on our arrival was surpassed by so many friendly people, some good food and fair prices for the drinks, we were even thanked for visiting their course, and when was the last time that has happened!!
I have played this course a couple of times as part of a society day out. (apologies to members as there was a lot of us!!) Lovely course with a variety of challenges in terms of blind tee shots, blind second shots and cracking greens. Views of the Solway Firth and Galloway Hills give an outstanding backdrop to a memorable and excellent value for money day out. Very friendly and accomodating staff.
This is a fantastic course. After 3 weeks of almost solid rain in the region we were expecting a bit of a quagmire. On the contrary, we found it in superb condition with only the slightest hint, in the shape of one or two puddles to suggest we had even had any rain. In spite of this we were only asked to pay winter fee's of ten pound, even though we played on the regular greens and off regular tee's. Even the full price of £20 is excellent value for this course. Each hole is so different and it's difficult no to feel genuinely excited as you hurry to the next tee to see what awaits you. With it's dog-legs, blind holes and some of the narrowest fairways I've ever seen it was a real challange to a mid handicapper, but if these views cant inspire you to play your best golf then nothing can. I can't wait to play it in Summer.
Played this little gem while on business in the area. Fairly short, but challenging with some great par threes, especially #'s 15 and 16. Kirkcudbright's challenge is the hills and slopes which make the "grip and rip" strategy not the best route. I play to a 10 handicap and fired an 81 from the white tees, 5717 yards, par 69. Eagled #3, and birded #8 so dreams of a low score began to bubble. Unfortunately, a double on 10 and a triple on 14 dashed any hopes of a 70's score that day. A fun, delightful, and challenging experience.
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