Portpatrick Golf Club
Golf Course Road,
Portpatrick, Wigtownshire DG9 8TB
Tel : +44 (0)1776 810 273 Fax : +44 (0)1776 810 811

Portpatrick was founded in 1903. Designed by W Hunter Prestwick - owned by Dunskey Estate till 1971 - 18 hole Dunskey Bought and 1977 9 hole Dinvin Bought. Sand bunkers introduced only 7 years ago. Hosted the Scottish Youths Open twice, also hosted the Ladies Team Championship and their Scottish ladies Championship on the strength of the friendliness and welcome of the club on a previous visit. Scottish Police Championship has also been held on this site. The club is proud of its record as one of the friendliest and makes visitors very welcome. There are excellent catering facilities available , locker and shower rooms, golf shop and trolleys for hire. Plans for the centenary are currently taking place (2003) with the possibility of major extensions to the clubhouse.

From south east M6 - A75 to Stranraer - Port Patrick. From north A77 to Stranraer - Port Patrick on entering village turn left.

Further Information
Information herein provided by the club 20 Aug 1998.

Course Details

Course Name: Dunskey Holes: 18 Yardage: 5908 SSS: 68
Links type - set on cliffs above the picturesque village of Port Patrick. Views of North Channel, the Irish Coast, Mull of Kintyre and Isle of Man. Voted no.1 holiday course in South of Scotland by Golf World - always a test , even for the low handicap golfer, because of the wind factor. The very testing par 3 namely the 4th, 7th(the best) and the 11th. The outward half is the most difficult, shots can be made up on the most difficult, shots can be made up on the inward nine. The 13th is the most picturesque - downhill with a back drop of cliffs, hills and Sandell Bay.

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Course Name: Dinvin Holes: 9 Yardage: 1504 SSS: 27
All par 3's , shortest is 87 yards and the longest 226 yards. This is a very tricky course set in an area of undulating land with rocky outcrops - an excellent test to 'sharpen up ' the short game. The greens are fairly small. Many a person hit their first shot on the course and return years later to play the Dunskey course.
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  • portpatrick golf club

    Roger lauderdale wrote on: Jun 23, 2004

    played there in may 2004, fortunately on a calm day, stunning views, course in excellent condition, a real test of golf especially the par three's, very friendly reception in clubhouse, also excellent catering


  • Europe Golf courses reviews c/o 05/00

    c/o wrote on: Apr 30, 2000

    The par three golf course is a must play whenever I am in Portpatrick. It is excellently done and is a challenge from the very first hole. The 3rd hole is a blind hole with bushes every 10 metres which catches the few stray ball. That hole is my favourite. Keep it up fellows. Joe ' da man ' Richardson, Costock


  • Europe Golf courses reviews Andrew Wain, h'cap 18 03/99

    Andrew Wain, h'cap 18 wrote on: Feb 28, 1999

    Member of Forest of Galtres GC, York.
    I have been visiting this course every April for the last 10 years with the British Left Handed Golfing Association. Although it is not particularly long, with a couple of par fours that are drive-able, it is still a test for most handicapped golfers. I have always found the course in excellent condition and the hospitality in the clubhouse is always relaxed and very friendly.
    The third hole (Muckle Skelp) a par five, is a real test, with a blind second into a gully followed by a blind approach to the green. A real test particularly if the wind is against.
    The thirteenth is a stunning par four, from an elevated tee, where a well struck, well positioned drive will reach the green. Don't linger too long on the tee admiring the wonderful view.
    The 15th (Campbell's Gamble) is a par three of less than 100yds, but standing on the tee you can only see the top of the flag, and it is very easy to drop a shot here, so take care.
    The final hole is a cracking par five, with a narrow fairway in the landing zone, followed by a second that needs to be well placed to avoid a blind shot to the green.
    After your round, which I know you will enjoy, try a Dunskey Delight in the clubhouse, and try and spot the golf tag from your club from the hundreds and hundreds pined behind the bar.