Ground has been broken at Dundonald Links Golf Course, as work begins on the new luxury clubhouse and lodge accommodation.
Set amongst the stunning Kyle Phillips designed course, the new clubhouse will be created from natural materials, blending seamlessly with the rugged Scottish land- scape. The new two-storey building will be finished with local Whinstone, with a sloping dune grass roof, designed by NBDA Architects to be sympathetic to the surroundings and the environment.
World-class panoramic views await from its first-floor balconies, all the way to the Isle of Arran, whilst planting will include an array of pollen and nectar bearing plants that will contribute to the Irvine to Girvan Nectar Network, a project led by the Scottish Wildlife Trust.
Around £1 million of improvements will also be made to the existing golf course, host of the 2017 European Tour Scottish Open, in order to enhance the playing experience, which will be led by the original course designer Kyle Phillips and his team.
The new clubhouse is part of an ambitious £25m luxury golf lodge development, de- livered over two phases. Phase one will see eighteen 6, 4 and 2 bed lodges developed, with three private practice putting greens on their doorstep. In addition, there will be 22 private rooms situated beside the clubhouse for ease of access to the restaurant and clubhouse facilities. Phase two will see further expansion of the lodge accommodation, with permission to build a further 79 lodges.
With construction work now underway, Dundonald Links will re-open to golfers from 1st May 2021, with lodge accommodation expected to be completed in early Autumn, and clubhouse winter 2021.