Dumfries and Galloway is an area of remarkable, scenic, historical and cultural diversity. This unspoilt corner of Scotland is the perfect escape from the stresses of modern day life.

Tigh na Mara Hotel specialises in catering for small golf, shooting and fishing parties. There are many excellent golf courses in the area and the hotel can offer concessionary rates on request.

Wigtownshire County Golf Course
The County is a true links course, situated on the scenic shores of Luce Bay. The excellent condition of the course, combined with subtly sloping greens and changing sea breezes, provides a test of golf for both high and low handicappers.

Dunskey Golf Course, Portpatrick
This course has been described by Golf World as “the best holiday course in the south of Scotland.” Set on cliffs above the picturesque village of Portpatrick it is a links type course with magnificent views of the Irish coast.

Stranraer Golf Course
Designed by James Braid, this course has views to take your breath away and offers all golfers, regardless of handicap, the chance of an unforgettable game of golf.

St Medan Golf Course
This family-friendly, 9 hole course, laid out on the shores of Luce Bay in south west Scotland, offers an interesting and challenging game for novices and experienced golfers alike.


visitorsto Sandhead, Luce BayFor the active visitor this area is the ideal destination for walking. The spectacular scenery of the Galloway Forests can be explored on foot or why not wander around one of the many beautiful gardens found locally.

The Royal Botanical Gardens found near Port Logan are renowned and award winning and feature many unusual and exotic plants.

Many areas of historical interest are also found locally, such as Glenluce Abbey, founded in 1192, approximately 10 miles from Stranraer, or the Kirkmadrine Stones, the earliest Christian relics in Scotland at Whithorn Museum.

Further activities include cycling, fishing and horse riding, clay pigeon shooting, hill walking, guided forest trails, sea angling charters, etc.

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