Ayrshire & Glasgow, Scotland
Dundonald Links Golf Club overview
Dundonald Links Golf Club is located in the golfing rich region of Ayrshire, this fantastic Kyle Phillips design used the natural undulations and surroundings to create a truly great links experience. With great practice facilities and a warm and friendly atmosphere.
Dundonald Links Golf Course overview
Today’s course opened in 2005 and has since proved to be a links of some repute, having played host to European Tour Qualifying School and both the men’s and ladies’ Scottish Opens. A par-72 and over 7100 yards off the championship tees, Dundonald is a very fair layout with everything in front of you, plenty of pot bunkers and a burn that intrudes on several holes. Be warned though, as this is not for the faint-hearted, especially the par-5s which can be brutal.
The 11th is a 120-yar par-3 and the shortest hole on the course, however, good distance control is essential if you want to hit this well-guarded steeply sloping green. In contrast, the 18th is the longest hole on the course at 560 yards from the tips and a very testing way to finish your round.
Your drive needs to be left side of the fairway to avoid bunkers on the right, followed by an accurate second in order to avoid more bunkers, before then hitting your approach to a green guarded by a ditch in front and pot bunkers at the back. You will deserve a drink after this one!
Did You Know?
A golf course existed on this site in the 1900s, however, it was turned into a military station called Dundonald Camp and is where D-Day landings were rehearsed during the Second World War.
Accommodation near Dundonald Links
The Gailes Hotel & Restaurant
Set in the heart of Ayrshire, The Gailes Hotel & Restaurant is one of the leading luxury hotels in the area and is surrounded by many great championship golf courses.
Mercure Ayr Hotel
A golf break to the stylish Mercure Ayr Hotel means that you are situated in the heart of the Scottish Burns Country and surrounded by spectacular views of the Scottish coastline whilst having all the amenities that you may need for your stay.
Troon Marine Hotel
A seafarer’s Eden, Marine Troon represents the nexus between land and sea, sport and soil, and man and nature. Unite here.
South Beach Hotel
South Beach Hotel has 32 en-suite, superbly furnished bedrooms, all enjoying outstanding sea views of the Isle of Arran and the Ailsa Craig on the horizon. With a warm and welcoming atmosphere, there are a number of repeat customers every year.
Dundonald Links Lodges
Located at the Dundonald Links Golf Club in the golfing region of Ayrshire, Dundonald Links Lodges are luxury custom-built lodges varying in size and location throughout the course.