Scotland is synonymous with golf and just as the East Coast can boast the challenges of St Andrews and Muirfield, the South West Coast can offer Troon, Prestwick and Turnberry , all within 60 to 75 minutes of Cumloden and hosting a total of 36 British Open Championships between them. The first ever British Open was held at Prestwick in 1860.
Southerness, designed by Mackenzie Ross on the Solway Coast, is a gem with panoramic views over the Cumbrian Lake District to the south and the Galloway Hills to the West. Again just over an hour away from Cumloden , the course is a real challenge, especially in the wind and has hosted the Scottish Amateur and Scottish and British Ladies Championships among others.
There are numerous other excellent courses nearby. Stranraer and Portpatrick are attractive links courses while the Wigtownshire County Club at Glenluce is also fun albeit less challenging. Newton Stewart is a handy course for preparing for the challenges above.