Dundonald Links

Laid over the old Southern Gailes links, Dundonald provides classic links & the best of modern golf.

Dundonald Links

Ayrshire, Scotland

Overview

Purchased and developed by Loch Lomond, the club was eventually sold to a leisure operator in 2019. Investment in amenities and the course followed immediately.

Dundonald Links Video

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Golf Course Review

Dundonald Links is found a short journey from Glasgow on the Ayrshire coast. North of Troon and south of Irvine, the course is set back from the coastline and Irvine Bay. Western Gailes and the railway form the club's eastern boundary.

Dundonald Links was built by Kyle Philips on the former site of Southern Gailes in 2003. Golf was first played here in 1911 when Willie Fernie designed a golf course that measured 6,700 yards! The course would have been one of the longest in the world at the time of construction.

It was a part of the Loch Lomond Golf Club until it was sold to a leisure operator. In a massive investment, £25 million has been spent to develop the venue into a resort with clubhouse, luxury lodges and hotel rooms. Loch Lomond members still have playing rights over the course.

18 luxury lodges have been custom-designed with golfers in mind, with bag storage and drying areas, en-suite bathrooms, large living spaces and fully-equipped kitchen and dining facilities. Kyle Phillips is also creating a series of private putting greens on their doorstep. Most importantly, there is £1m of investment in the course itself, with a focus on improving the playing environment, experience and a new half-way house.

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Joe McDonnell & Evalu18 Ltd

Featured Architect: Alister MacKenzie

As taken from his book, Golf Architecture, Alister MacKenzie felt the following were essential: 1 - The course, where possible, should be arranged in two loops of nine holes. 2 - There should be a large proportion of good two-shot holes and at least four one-shot holes. 3 - There should be little walking...

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  • Phillips, Kyle

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Contact Details

Ayrshire, KA11 5BF, Scotland

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Joe McDonnell & Evalu18 Ltd

Featured Architect: Alister MacKenzie

As taken from his book, Golf Architecture, Alister MacKenzie felt the following were essential: 1 - The course, where possible, should be arranged in two loops of nine holes. 2 - There should be a large proportion of good two-shot holes and at least four one-shot holes. 3 - There should be little walking...

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The Putter Tailor - Made to Measure Putters and Wedges

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