For Golfing Holidays and Golf Breaks in Dumfries & Galloway and south west Scotland

Golf Holidays in South West Scotland

Dumfries and Galloway is an ideal place for a Golfing Holiday or Golf Break. The area hosts some fantastic golf courses and being based with us here at Cowans, the golfer is spoilt for places to play.

golf holiday scotlandSoutherness Golf Course was designed and built by McKenzie Ross 1947. This is a true Championship Links course measuring 6566 yards from the white tees and 6106 from the yellow tees.  The course is on the Solway coast giving stunning views of the Solway Firth, the Cumbrian Lake District to the south and the Galloway Hills to the west.  Terrain is level allowing for easy walking with no hills to climb. McKenzie Ross's brilliant design has been complemented by an excellent Head Greenkeeper and staff, who have now had a settled period of several years together which has brought the course into tip top condition.

This has been recognised by "Golf Monthly", who have included Southerness in their list of top 100 courses in Britain and Ireland each year since 1990.

The magazine "Golf World" has recently done a survey of 1000 courses in Great Britain and Ireland for the best value in golf, and in this list Southerness is placed as high as number 6. Recognition has also been given from official bodies who have awarded the Scottish Amateur Championship 3 times, the Scottish Ladies Championship, the British Ladies Championship the British Youths, Scottish Junior Ladies Open Stroke Play, Scottish Amateur Stroke Play and the Scottish Boys to Southerness.

It was in the Scottish Amateur Stroke Play that Barry Hume set the course record of 64 on his way to winning the title. The 12th hole is generally regarded as the best hole on the course. This is a 421 yard par four with a left to right dog leg. Fairway bunkers right and left require an accurate tee shot. Having split the fairway the hole then opens out to view a green, protected by bunkers on the right, a pond to the left, a large mound guarding front left entry, and the beach ten yards behind the green. The forward view on playing the hole is the simmering Solway Firth, and a large sandy bay opens out to the right as you progress towards the green.

What better way to spend your weekend than at the Cowans Farm Guest House playing on the Southerness Course in the day and drinking a fine Scottish malt in the evening and recounting your day.  We would love to hear about your antics on the course and many of the other fantastic courses in our area.

Enjoy our all year round warm climate and our facilities to make your stay more enjoyable.

We offer all our Golfing guests the following:

  • Safe Secure Equipment Storage and Parking ( we are half a mile up a private road – off the A711 )
  • Drying Rooms, Washing Facilities, Outside Lighting ( for those late nights back from the 19th hole ! )
  • Choice of Accommodation Packages - Full Board, B&B, Self Catering and the use of a full kitchen for your own needs…
  • Discounts for Group Bookings ( 8 or more )
  • The Full Use for your Group ( and of course individuals ) in our guest bar / lounge. Full SKY TV , cosy log fire, games, music and books…

Please call us on 01387 760284 / 07775 760650 to discuss availability or email us on and we can update you on all the latest events for your next golf outing.

Our home is your home - we look forward to meeting you soon …

Warmest regards

Sarah Denman