Portpatrick Dunskey Golf Club

Golf Course Rd,

Portpatrick, Dumfries & Galloway DG9 8TB

  • Office

    +44 (0)1776 810 273
  • Pro shop

    +44 (0)1776 810 273
  • Fax

    +44 (0)1776 810 811
  • Golf pro

    James Erskine

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Clifftop links. Undulating terrain - several slopes to climb.

  • Surroundings:

    Clifftop and rural countryside

  • Designer:

    Charles Hunter

SSS or slope

At the same location:

9-hole par-27 Dinvin course (1346 yards)






How to get 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.

Portpatrick Dunskey Golf Club

3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.

Est. 1903

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.

List of courses: Scotland - South


Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance. Proof of handicap required.

Green fees

Contact club for green fee details.

Other information

Players generally walk this course.

Practice facilities


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.

Published ranking

Scotland's 96th best course (Golf World, 2022).


  • Fernhill Hotel3-star

    Portpatrick DG9 8TD

    +44 (0)1776 810 220

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    Cairnryan Road, Stranraer, Wigtownshire DG9 8EH

    +44 (0)1776 704 413

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