The CLUBHOUSE

 

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.

Like our lodges and suites, the Clubhouse takes subtle inspiration from the dramatic mountainscape of the Highlands. Set across two storeys and forged from local Whinstone sandstone, the dramatic shape of the Clubhouse with its sloping dune grass roof seamlessly blends into its surroundings, ensuring the links course itself takes centre stage.

Open to all visitors, Dundonald Links Clubhouse is a destination in its own right. Offering delicious dining experiences, 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.

Location of the Clubhouse

The Clubhouse has been carefully placed between the course and the lodges, with the course immediately west of the building, ensuring unmissable views across the fairways. Thanks to the position of the Clubhouse, you’ll be treated to world-class panoramic views from its first-floor balconies all the way to the Isle of Arran. 

We’ve also ensured the practicality of the golf course and Clubhouse location aligns with the needs of our visitors by providing a spacious, private car park that sits to the east of the Clubhouse, located separately from the course. This allows you to focus on your game for an uninterrupted round. 

For those who are joining us in the Clubhouse, there is a drop-off roundabout adjacent to the main entrance to facilitate completely stress-free arrivals.

The Clubhouse has been carefully placed between the course and the lodges, with the course immediately west of the building, ensuring unmissable views across the fairways. Thanks to the position of the Clubhouse, you’ll be treated to world-class panoramic views from its first-floor balconies all the way to the Isle of Arran. 

We’ve also ensured the practicality of the golf course and Clubhouse location aligns with the needs of our visitors by providing a spacious, private car park that sits to the east of the Clubhouse, located separately from the course. This allows you to focus on your game for an uninterrupted round. 

For those who are joining us in the Clubhouse, there is a drop-off roundabout adjacent to the main entrance to facilitate completely stress-free arrivals.

Clubhouse design and facilities

 

Set amongst our world-famous course, the Clubhouse has been created from natural materials to blend seamlessly with the rugged Scottish landscape. Enjoying an open-plan layout, the Clubhouse is an inviting place to relax and unwind after a day out on the course. Encompassing the heritage of a traditional Scottish hunting lodge with a thoroughly contemporary edge, the Dundonald Links Clubhouse is an elegant and refined space. 

We cater for all your needs: the Clubhouse has dedicated lounge, dining, and retail sections, a fully equipped state-of-the-art gym and extensive changing facilities

 

Set amongst our world-famous course, the Clubhouse has been created from natural materials to blend seamlessly with the rugged Scottish landscape. Enjoying an open-plan layout, the Clubhouse is an inviting place to relax and unwind after a day out on the course. Encompassing the heritage of a traditional Scottish hunting lodge with a thoroughly contemporary edge, the Dundonald Links Clubhouse is an elegant and refined space. 

We cater for all your needs: the Clubhouse has dedicated lounge, dining, and retail sections, a fully equipped state-of-the-art gym and extensive changing facilities

Relax and unwind on the ground floor: Check-in area, golf Shop, Gym & Sauna

For guests who are enjoying a spot of Scottish golf with our accommodation and staying with us in a hotel suite or lodge accommodation, you’ll be greeted on arrival by our welcoming team in our check-in area. We will collect and transport your luggage to your accommodation, allowing you time to relax and settle into our bar and lounging area or even head straight out onto the course.  

Also situated on the ground floor is our exclusive retail outlet. The golf shop is stocked with many of the leading golf apparel brands such as Glenmiur and Footjoy, leisurewear brands such as Ralph Lauren and Hugo Boss and of course, plenty of golf balls ahead of your round. Within the Golf Shop you’ll be able to book your tee times through the convenient and easy-to-use central island hub. The golf shop also has direct access to the practice putting green for a seamless experience. 

Alongside our golf shop and welcome check-in area, the ground floor of the Clubhouse is home to our state-of-the-art gym, luxurious changing facilities with sauna and steam room. So, if you’re looking to hit your peak performance on the course, we’ve got you covered.

For guests who are enjoying a spot of Scottish golf with our accommodation and staying with us in a hotel suite or lodge accommodation, you’ll be greeted on arrival by our welcoming team in our check-in area. We will collect and transport your luggage to your accommodation, allowing you time to relax and settle into our bar and lounging area or even head straight out onto the course.  

Also situated on the ground floor is our exclusive retail outlet. The golf shop is stocked with many of the leading golf apparel brands such as Glenmiur and Footjoy, leisurewear brands such as Ralph Lauren and Hugo Boss and of course, plenty of golf balls ahead of your round. Within the Golf Shop you’ll be able to book your tee times through the convenient and easy-to-use central island hub. The golf shop also has direct access to the practice putting green for a seamless experience. 

Alongside our golf shop and welcome check-in area, the ground floor of the Clubhouse is home to our state-of-the-art gym, luxurious changing facilities with sauna and steam room. So, if you’re looking to hit your peak performance on the course, we’ve got you covered.

Drink and dine

As you step onto the first floor, our exceptional staff will be waiting to greet you. Whether you’re looking to sample spectacular local whiskies in our whisky tasting lounge, take in the views from the balconies, or dine out in style in our restaurant, our staff will be on hand to help.

The heart of any Clubhouse is its restaurant and bar, and here at Dundonald Links we’re proud to present our Canny Crow Restaurant. Featuring a mouth-watering menu of seasonal culinary delights and headed up by renowned chef Iain Conway, the Canny Crow is yet another facility that sets Dundonald Links apart. Unlike other golf courses with restaurants, we offer a dining experience like no other. More akin to a Michelin star experience than traditional pub grub, you’ll enjoy vibrant, elegant surroundings and a mixture of casual seating and intimate booths when you dine with us. 

In summer months, the Canny Crow feels bright and airy, with panoramic views across the landscape. In the winter, the restaurant feels cosy and intimate, with a crackling stone fireplace and wood-panelled walls.

As you step onto the first floor, our exceptional staff will be waiting to greet you. Whether you’re looking to sample spectacular local whiskies in our whisky tasting lounge, take in the views from the balconies, or dine out in style in our restaurant, our staff will be on hand to help.

The heart of any Clubhouse is its restaurant and bar, and here at Dundonald Links we’re proud to present our Canny Crow Restaurant. Featuring a mouth-watering menu of seasonal culinary delights and headed up by renowned chef Iain Conway, the Canny Crow is yet another facility that sets Dundonald Links apart. Unlike other golf courses with restaurants, we offer a dining experience like no other. More akin to a Michelin star experience than traditional pub grub, you’ll enjoy vibrant, elegant surroundings and a mixture of casual seating and intimate booths when you dine with us. 

In summer months, the Canny Crow feels bright and airy, with panoramic views across the landscape. In the winter, the restaurant feels cosy and intimate, with a crackling stone fireplace and wood-panelled walls.

Bar and whisky tasting lounge 

Our bar area is designed with the same heritage feel and offers a selection of the finest wines and spirits: it’s the perfect spot for a post-round drink or pre-meal aperitif. Just behind the bar sits a private, dedicated whisky tasting lounge, perfect for sampling some of the finest whiskies. Enjoy the whisky tasting experience with fellow connoisseurs and truly soak up the atmosphere and heritage that our Clubhouse has to offer. For those serious about their whisky, take a look at our cask of Bunnahabhain Canasta.

To the far side of the bar, guests in need of a little peace and relaxation can get cosy in our relaxed seating area, a comfortable, intimate space inviting you to sit back and enjoy the dramatic scenery. For those seeking a livelier close to their evening, our first floor has a full-sized pool table – ideal for a little competition off the course.

The first floor is also home to the Western Terrace, an ideal place to soak up the sun and watch the world go by. With panoramic view of Ailsa Craig, the Firth of Clyde and beyond to the Isle of Arran, you’ll be encapsulated by the natural rugged beauty of Dundonald Links’ location and be able to spot players on the course below.

Our bar area is designed with the same heritage feel and offers a selection of the finest wines and spirits: it’s the perfect spot for a post-round drink or pre-meal aperitif. Just behind the bar sits a private, dedicated whisky tasting lounge, perfect for sampling some of the finest whiskies. Enjoy the whisky tasting experience with fellow connoisseurs and truly soak up the atmosphere and heritage that our Clubhouse has to offer. For those serious about their whisky, take a look at our cask of Bunnahabhain Canasta.

To the far side of the bar, guests in need of a little peace and relaxation can get cosy in our relaxed seating area, a comfortable, intimate space inviting you to sit back and enjoy the dramatic scenery. For those seeking a livelier close to their evening, our first floor has a full-sized pool table – ideal for a little competition off the course.

The first floor is also home to the Western Terrace, an ideal place to soak up the sun and watch the world go by. With panoramic view of Ailsa Craig, the Firth of Clyde and beyond to the Isle of Arran, you’ll be encapsulated by the natural rugged beauty of Dundonald Links’ location and be able to spot players on the course below.

Our sustainability mission

Here at Dundonald Links, our golf course and Clubhouse are privileged not only by our location but by the diversity of our wildlife: it is of the utmost importance that our presence in the Scottish Highlands contributes to – rather than detracts from – the local natural environment.

We have extended this ethos into the fundamentals of our design, crafting the Clubhouse from the most sustainable, local, natural materials. These sustainable features include a grass roof, which will provide natural insulation while enhancing the habitat for local wildlife, and wind-catchers to provide natural ventilation.

In addition, the Clubhouse design incorporates and expands upon the local flora with an array of pollen and nectar-bearing plants, in accordance with our relationship to the Irvine to Girvan Nectar Network. This project, co-led by Dundonald Links and the Scottish Wildlife Trust, has been designed to establish connected nectar and pollen-rich sites along the Ayrshire coast to assist the recovery and survival of local pollinating insects.

Guests with an eye for detail will note our subtle nods to our environmental values; our homage to bees is present with our hives, dotted around the course. The small blue butterfly detailing is in honour of the smallest resident butterfly within the UK – this species is rare and very localised but graces our course with its presence. All curling stones are made from Ailsa Craig granite as a tribute to the spectacular local island, visible from our Clubhouse against the Scottish skyline.

Here at Dundonald Links, our golf course and Clubhouse are privileged not only by our location but by the diversity of our wildlife: it is of the utmost importance that our presence in the Scottish Highlands contributes to – rather than detracts from – the local natural environment.

We have extended this ethos into the fundamentals of our design, crafting the Clubhouse from the most sustainable, local, natural materials. These sustainable features include a grass roof, which will provide natural insulation while enhancing the habitat for local wildlife, and wind-catchers to provide natural ventilation.

In addition, the Clubhouse design incorporates and expands upon the local flora with an array of pollen and nectar-bearing plants, in accordance with our relationship to the Irvine to Girvan Nectar Network. This project, co-led by Dundonald Links and the Scottish Wildlife Trust, has been designed to establish connected nectar and pollen-rich sites along the Ayrshire coast to assist the recovery and survival of local pollinating insects.

Guests with an eye for detail will note our subtle nods to our environmental values; our homage to bees is present with our hives, dotted around the course. The small blue butterfly detailing is in honour of the smallest resident butterfly within the UK – this species is rare and very localised but graces our course with its presence. All curling stones are made from Ailsa Craig granite as a tribute to the spectacular local island, visible from our Clubhouse against the Scottish skyline.

Book your stay and reserve your table

Get in touch today to stay and play golf in Scotland, pick your tee time, reserve your table at the Canny Crow or experience our Clubhouse with whisky tasting.

If you have any questions about the facilities on offer at Dundonald Links or would like some friendly advice on how to enjoy your time with us to the full, our team of experts are on hand to help. 

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