Galloway is such a beautiful place packed with so many spectacular golf courses that it would be a shame to only make your golfing trip a single-day experience. With this in mind, this article is the result of our filtering through the many places of accommodation in the Galloway area, singling out the best and most convenient/course-adjacent examples of lodging areas for visitors to the many Galloway golf courses to experience and make their home during their stay.
For unbeatable convenience you cannot beat Glenotter’s prime location. Situated just 13 minutes away from Stranraer Golf Club, Glenotter is a 4-star establishment offering 3 en-suite guest rooms. Children under 2 years stay free of charge, and the regular tariff ranges between a mere £30 and £35 per night, or £40 to £45 per night for single occupancy.
Though the website is simply designed, it is worth checking it out for news and directions to the site – visit http://www.glenotter.co.uk/ for more information.
Corsewall Lighthouse Hotel
Though Corsewall Lighthouse Hotel isn’t quite as close as Glenotter, it offers a more memorable and luxurious experience than its rivals. Here you get the beauty of staying in lighthouse accommodation as well as dining in the award-winning restaurant here. The coastal views are unbeatable, and the Lighthouse Suite in particular is recommended for gorgeous views and wonderfully naturally room lighting.
This B&B is ideal for fans of traditional rural-style accommodation. Balyett B&B is also conveniently located, with a short 11-minute drive along the shores of Loch Ryan to Stranrear Golf Club. It is also a very accommodating place, allowing early or late check-ins for those arriving by ferry. You’re looking at £30 pp per night, or single-occupancy rooms from £50 including breakfast in this stunning country house of late-Victorian origin.
Rhins of Galloway
Another 4-star Guest House with a great location, Fernlea is ideal for access to Stranraer Golf Club since it’s a mere 7-minute drive away. A personal and friendly service is promised by the owners, making this a well-situated and friendly location for golfers to stay. Prices start at £29 pp per night.
Rhins of Galloway is an exceptional 4-Star hotel, sporting a 9.7/10 rating on Booking.com and overlooking the water of Loch Ryan. The lawned gardens alone are enough reason to recommend this place – just check out the Rhins of Galloway website if you need any more convincing to stay here.
North West Castle
Part of the Mcmillan Hotels Group, North West Castle is comfortable and convenient, being only 8 miles away from Stranraer Golf Club if you’re driving. You will also find frequent deals on the Mcmillan Hotels Twitter Feed, with good discounts popping up often.
North West Castle - http://www.mcmillanhotels.co.uk/hotels/north-west-castle
Blinkboonie Guest House
Another Booking.com 9.7/10 spectacular, Southcliffe offers views of the sea from its terraced accommodation. It’s just an 8 minute drive from Portpatrick Golf Club as well, making it an ideal and idyllic location for golfers to experience.
The design of Blinkboonie Guest House is more modern than many on this list, and its landscaped garden is a spectacle in itself. It is located just 0.4 miles away from Portpatrick Golf Club with prices starting at £69 sharing per night, and you can book online at the following website: http://www.blinkbonnieguesthouse.co.uk/
The Harbour House Hotel
Yet another hotel with a sub 10-minute driving time from Portpatrick, The Harbour House Hotel offers convenience as well as a bar & bistro; self-catering and breakfast/breakfast + dinner packages are also available. You’ll also find good offers on the website as well as gift vouchers to be redeemed regularly.
This 4-star hotel offers luxurious surroundings for any golfer, and its 38 acres of private land can attest to this fact. It’s a mere 10 minutes from Portpatrick Golf Club and offers around 12 different suites, including dog-friendly rooms for any pet owners wishing to have their companion along for the ride. A must-stay for golfers looking for luxury – look at the website (http://www.knockinaamlodge.com/) for more details.
This is a holiday home/cottage that awaits Portpatrick golfers, with 7 rooms and coastal views that won’t disappoint. Its central location will also please anyone looking for convenience as well as the freedom of a full holiday home to themselves.
Kelvin House Hotel
This hotel couldn’t be more convenient for Wigtownshire golfers. It is situated a mere 2 minutes away from said golf club by car, or a 20 minute walk. It has six large and grandly-decorated bedrooms, of which singles costs £30 and twin rooms just £30 pp per night. Their website is also simply designed and easy to navigate, making this a top choice for the Glenluce area.
A gorgeous country house within 20 minute’s driving distance from Glenluce, Up Yonder has three bedrooms and an idyllic setting to entice golfers from around the country.
A 3-bedroom holiday home within convenient driving distance, Camrie Knowe boasts lovely garden views and all the freedom an idyllically-situated home can bring to a golfing trip. Check them out at their Booking.com page.
Kirroughtree House Hotel
Staying in a listed country mansion can bring a certain edge to your golfing holiday that a mere B&B or holiday home cannot. The 2 drive or 18-minute walk is ideal for those carrying clubs, and the luxurious rooms begin at £90 per night. A little steeper in cost than many on this list, but the expense is justified due to the breath-taking nature of the building and its 6-acre surroundings. You’ll also find 360 degree panorama previews of the rooms on the splendidly-designed website.
Creebridge House Hotel
Yet another convenient 9-minute walk from Newton Stewart Golf Club, Creebridge House Hotel offers a wide range of rooms in its country-house hotel construction. It has a restaurant, is a two-minute walk from market town Newton Stewart, and is reasonably priced, starting at £60 for a single room.