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Dundonald LINKS

When it comes to Golf in Scotland, Dundonald Links has quickly become “must play”. Our Par 72 course, located at the very heart of Ayrshire, offers a classic links golf experience for all to savour. Generous fairways, undulating greens and a wide choice of tees make it an enjoyable test for everyone that visits us.

The first Dundonald Links layout was designed by 1883 Open Champion Willie Fernie, and opened on March 23rd, 1911. At 6700 yards, it was one of the longest golf courses of its time. Following two World Wars, the site was almost unrecognisable.

Dundonald Links was purchased by Loch Lomond Golf Club in early 2003 to provide its global Membership with a traditional links challenge. They enlisted California-based architect Kyle Phillips, who had recently built Kingsbarns, to create a links masterpiece right here on the Ayrshire coast.

With the stunning coastal land that presented itself to Kyle Phillips, he saw the opportunity to create the ultimate modern links layout. Featuring everything you would expect from a world class modern links course, Dundonald Links has wonderful undulations, a generous helping of gorse bushes and unlike many traditional links courses, there are areas of the course that are framed by stunning pine trees.

The final piece of the jigsaw, came in 2019, when Darwin Escapes purchased Dundonald Links and embarked on a £25 million development plan. As well significant course improvements with designer Kyle Phillips, our new clubhouse and luxury accommodation opened in 2021, finally giving Dundonald Links the facilities the course truly deserves.

 

World Class Golf

At Dundonald Links

It didn’t take long for the worldwide golfing community to sit up and take notice of this fine new Ayrshire Links. As early as 2008, Dundonald was chosen as the venue for the first stage of the European Tour Qualifying School and it continued to host this important tournament until 2011.

In 2012, it was the turn of the Seniors to test their skills against Dundonald’s challenges when the course played host to Senior Opening Qualifying. The prestigious Boys Amateur Championship came to Dundonald Links in 2014, before the course welcomed some of the world’s best female golfers for the Aberdeen Asset Management Ladies Scottish Open in 2015, 2016 and 2017.

The arrival of The Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open in 2017 heralded a new chapter in Dundonald’s history. In recent years the Tour has taken this prestigious Championship to some iconic links courses across Scotland. Rafa Cabrera Bello claimed the title in stunning fashion after a brilliant final round 64 took him to a play off with Callum Shinkwin.

 

In 2021, in was announced that Dundonald Links is set be host of the 2022 Trust Golf Women’s Scottish Open as well as Final Qualifying for The Open from 2023.

It didn’t take long for the worldwide golfing community to sit up and take notice of this fine new Ayrshire Links. As early as 2008, Dundonald was chosen as the venue for the first stage of the European Tour Qualifying School and it continued to host this important tournament until 2011.

In 2012, it was the turn of the Seniors to test their skills against Dundonald’s challenges when the course played host to Senior Opening Qualifying. The prestigious Boys Amateur Championship came to Dundonald Links in 2014, before the course welcomed some of the world’s best female golfers for the Aberdeen Asset Management Ladies Scottish Open in 2015, 2016 and 2017.

The arrival of The Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open in 2017 heralded a new chapter in Dundonald’s history. In recent years the Tour has taken this prestigious Championship to some iconic links courses across Scotland. Rafa Cabrera Bello claimed the title in stunning fashion after a brilliant final round 64 took him to a play off with Callum Shinkwin.

 

In 2021, in was announced that Dundonald Links is set be host of the 2022 Trust Golf Women’s Scottish Open as well as Final Qualifying for The Open from 2023.

stay and play

at dundonald links

Our brand-new luxury golf lodge resort opened at Dundonald Links in 2021.  Our luxury lodges have been custom-designed with golfers in mind; pairing practicality with style for the ultimate in refined comfort. With fully-fitted kitchens, private decking, equipment storage rooms and bedroom suites with en-suite bathrooms, we’ve truly thought of everything.

With a number of the lodges clustered around practice putting greens, you can hone your skills whilst also enjoying the comforts of the lodges.

Our rooms are highly versatile, as well as being bright, modern and airy.  Suites at Dundonald Links are ideal to rest and relax in between rounds, or sink back into at the end of a long day.

From dedicated equipment storage racks to the nearby putting greens, our luxury rooms are custom-designed with golfers in mind, providing the perfect place to stay and play.

Our brand-new luxury golf lodge resort opened at Dundonald Links in 2021.  Our luxury lodges have been custom-designed with golfers in mind; pairing practicality with style for the ultimate in refined comfort. With fully-fitted kitchens, private decking, equipment storage rooms and bedroom suites with en-suite bathrooms, we’ve truly thought of everything.

With a number of the lodges clustered around practice putting greens, you can hone your skills whilst also enjoying the comforts of the lodges.

Our rooms are highly versatile, as well as being bright, modern and airy.  Suites at Dundonald Links are ideal to rest and relax in between rounds, or sink back into at the end of a long day.

From dedicated equipment storage racks to the nearby putting greens, our luxury rooms are custom-designed with golfers in mind, providing the perfect place to stay and play.

The Clubhouse

at Dundonald Links

A golf course like Dundonald Links deserves a Clubhouse which truly reflects the quality of the course, as well as the rich history of the region.

Created with a sleek and contemporary twist on a classic Scottish style, the Dundonald Links Clubhouse has been designed to be the perfect place to rest, relax, and dine. Whether you’re looking to celebrate after an under-par round or are simply joining us for a dram of whisky in our tasting lounge, you’ll be welcomed into sumptuous surroundings and experience first-class service.

Open to all visitors, Dundonald Links Clubhouse is a destination in its own right. Offering delicious dining experiences at our Canny Crow restaurant, state-of-the-art gym facilities, a whisky tasting lounge and, naturally, an exemplary team on hand to assist you with your every request.

If you’re looking for a Scottish golf course with luxury facilities, look no further than Dundonald Links.

A golf course like Dundonald Links deserves a Clubhouse which truly reflects the quality of the course, as well as the rich history of the region.

Created with a sleek and contemporary twist on a classic Scottish style, the Dundonald Links Clubhouse has been designed to be the perfect place to rest, relax, and dine. Whether you’re looking to celebrate after an under-par round or are simply joining us for a dram of whisky in our tasting lounge, you’ll be welcomed into sumptuous surroundings and experience first-class service.

Open to all visitors, Dundonald Links Clubhouse is a destination in its own right. Offering delicious dining experiences at our Canny Crow restaurant, state-of-the-art gym facilities, a whisky tasting lounge and, naturally, an exemplary team on hand to assist you with your every request.

If you’re looking for a Scottish golf course with luxury facilities, look no further than Dundonald Links.

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