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Dundonald Links

Ayrshire, Scotland

Originally named Southern Gailes, the current Dundonald Golf Course in Scotland opened in 2005. The course has held multiple Scottish Women’s Opens, the 2017 Scottish Open, and will be an Open Qualifier Course from 2023-2026.

The club – which is part of our stunning Ayrshire Golf Tour – is situated on a triangle of incredible natural linksland. Designer Kyle Phillips utilized and added to this wonderful landscape, creating an even grander and more dramatic course to play on. Unusually for a links course, Dundonald Golf Club sits slightly inland and has several trees, which line some of the fairways.

Course Details

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Championship Golf Course
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Range of tees from 5,560 – 7,100 yards
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Designed by Kyle Philips
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Opened in 2005
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Ideal Location for an Ayrshire Tour
Sunset over Dundonald Links

Dundonald Links History & Today

There was an earlier course on part of the routing called Dundonald Castle Course that was in existence from 1911 to WWII. At 6,700 yards and built for the new longer distance Haskell Ball, it was one of the longest courses in Britain at the time. After WWII when the course was used by the military for among other things as a place where D-Day landings were practiced, the course was abandoned as it was virtually destroyed.

Purchased as a links course in 2003 for Loch Lomond Golf Club (LLGC) members, Kyle Phillips was commissioned to finish the course and brought his expertise into making it an immediate success and championship worthy.

A new era in Dundonald golf began in 2019 when the course was purchased by Darwin Escapes for £4.5 million pounds with the intention to make it into a proper golf resort. After an additional £25 million pound investment, it has been transformed into the perfect base from which to explore all the best of Ayrshire golf. Including Royal Troon, Prestwick, Western, Gailes and Turnberry.

Dundonald Links now boasts 2 luxuriously appointed 6-bedrooms lodges perfect to relax in post round. There are also individual lodge-style hotel rooms, fabulous dining and hearty breakfasts at the Canny Crow restaurant. The site also includes a state-of-the-art gym to complement the championship course and practice areas.


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Narrow fairway at Royal Troon

Take an Ayrshire Golf Tour

Experience a variety of Open Rota courses, including Prestwick, the birthplace of the Open Championship in 1960 and Royal Troon.

The newly refurbished Ailsa course at Trump Turnberry offers 14 particularly stunning holes along the coastline.

8 nights 5* accommodation and 7 rounds of golf

Prices starting from $7,775

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Dundonald Links FAQs

The closest airport to Dundonald Links is Glasgow Prestwick Airport. It is about 6 miles from the golf course, a short distance with various transport options. The closest International airport is Glasgow Airport, a 30-40min transfer.

Premier Golf offers Ayrshire golf tours which include Dundonald Links. Also one of our packages for the Open Championship 2024 includes golf at Dundonald Links as part of the itinerary.

Yes, a Premier Golf tour includes all green fees and accommodations to make the experience smooth and hassle-free.

Yes, all Premier Golf packages are completely customizable to suit your needs. With customizability, you can experience only what you want to experience and in a timeline that suits your schedule.

Yes, Premier Golf Ayrshire golf tours recommend a round at Dundonald Golf Links and book tee times in advance as part of the package.