Portpatrick Dunskey Golf Club


3-star: a good golf course with many fine features.
   Portpatrick Dunskey Golf Club Est. 1903

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Portpatrick Dunskey Golf Club: Located on cliffs overlooking the fishing village of Portpatrick, the Dunskey course is not overly long, but still a delightful layout to play, and one that occupies a very natural setting.

The gently undulating and open terrain, with its crisp turf, might have you believe you are on a coastal links course, rather than perched up on cliffs above the sea. There's plenty of room to work the ball, with penal rough kept at a good distance from the fairways. The few clumps of gorse bush that are dotted around are not dangerously in play, most of the time. The smallish tilting greens are good to putt on, and not too heavily bunkered. Especially on the back-nine there are several short par-4s that add to your chances of carding a respectable score, even on a first outing.

This wonderfully quiet and natural setting provides some beautiful sea views, not least from the holes that come after the par-4 10th. The best time to get out the camera comes at the 13th tee, where you'll look down onto Sandeel Bay, with the sea lapping (or crashing) against its craggy cliffs.

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Making Contact

Portpatrick Dunskey Golf Club
Golf Course Rd,
Portpatrick, Dumfries & Galloway DG9 8TB
Scotland
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Office   +44 (0)1776 810 273
Pro Shop   +44 (0)1776 810 273
Fax

  +44 (0)1776 810 811

Email   enquiries@portpatrickgolfclub.com
Website   www.portpatrickgolfclub.com
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Clifftop links.
Undulating terrain - several slopes to climb.
 
Surroundings: Clifftop and rural countryside
 
Designer: Charles Hunter
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 5913 5622 5141
Par 70 70 70
SSS or Slope 69 67 71
 
At the Same Location:
9-hole par-27 Dinvin course (1346 yards)
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How2Get There?

7 miles W of Stranraer
From Stranraer follow the A77 direction Portpatrick. After approx 8 miles, and just before entering Portpatrick, turn right into Heugh Road. After o.6 miles turn right into Golf Club Road.

Essential information

Green Fees:
2015 visitor fee, 18-holes in high season: Mon-Thur £32; Fri-Sun £37. [Contact club for full details, discounts, day tickets, packages, etc]. Credit cards accepted.
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Who can play and When?
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.  Must book in advance. Proof of handicap required.
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Other Information
Walking permitted at all times.

Practice facilities
Limited
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Did you know?

In 1902 Charles Orr Ewing MP realised the possibility of establishing a golf course in Portpatrick. In the autumn of that year he surveyed the ground with Charles Hunter of Prestwick. The Club - Dunskey Golf Club - was founded the following year. In 1912 the course was realigned to provide for the creation of an additional Ladies course, a nine-hole par-3 layout, now called the Dinvin course. | The warmer air of the Atlantic gulf stream ensures Portpatrick's courses are playable virtually all year round.

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Published Ranking
2016 Golf World rating: among the second 100 best courses in Britain & Ireland.
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Location

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Latitude: (54.846553)
Longitude: (-5.115278)
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Where2Stay including nearby courses also detailed in where2golf.com

Fernhill Hotel 3-star
Portpatrick DG9 8TD
+44 (0)1776 810 220
www.fernhillhotel.co.uk

Located very close to Portpatrick Dunskey Golf Course.

Golf at this hotel No
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Golf within 20 miles No
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North West Castle Hotel  4-star
Cairnryan Road, Stranraer, Wigtownshire DG9 8EH
+44 (0)1776 704 413
www.mcmillanhotels.com

The hotel is located opposite the harbour in Stranraer, the main ferry port between Scotland and Ireland, and many rooms boast wonderful views over the harbour and Loch Ryan beyond.

Golf at this hotel No
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Golf within 20 miles Portpatrick Dunskey
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