The Scottish Golf Show

Wigtownshire County terms

Par 70

6,104 yards

Situated on the shores of the scenic Luce Bay, Wigtownshire County is a wonderful links layout measuring slightly more than 6,000 yards. Built in 1894 and extended to 18 holes almost a century later in 1987, the course affords views across to the Isle of Man on a clear day but, when the wind blows, it is an altogether tougher test. The course make-up includes three par-3s, 14 par-4s and one par-5. A large practice area lies adjacent to the first tee and, because of the sandy soil base and proximity to the sea, there is rarely a problem with water lying on the course and winter greens are rarely used.

The course architect, Charlie Hunter, succeeded Old Tom Morris as the professional at Prestwick Golf Club. Hunter also designed the inaugural layouts at Machrihanish and Royal Troon.

If you’re looking to connect with an aspect of the game that has disappeared in the modern era, this course is certainly it, offering a basic, no frills links golf experience.

Signature Hole

2th - This par-4 starts with a daunting tee shot from an elevated tee box, with out of bounds tight all the way down the right-hand side. You’re normally hitting into a prevailing wind, which adds to the challenge of this enjoyable hole.

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