Dundonald Golf Links
Treat (and test) yo self
Unless you’re a titan of industry, or happen to be friendly with one, there is a type of luxurious, white-gloved service most of us will never experience at a golf course. Scotland’s exclusive Loch Lomond typifies this style of golf almost nobody will ever see. But fortunately for the rest of us, the owners of Loch Lomond own publicly accessible links in Ayrshire where the paying public can experience that level of service. Oh yeah, the course is pretty great and testing, too. As far as modern links go, this isn’t the tops but it’s not too far from it and when you consider the millionaires treatment you get, Dundonald is an experience that’s hard to beat.
Only built in 2003, Dundonald Golf Links was built with the aim of feeling like an old classic, links course and it has definitely acheived that aim. Designed by Kyle Phillips, the architect for Kingsbarns and The Grove, Dundonald Links is already recognised as one of the better modern links courses in Europe.Today's Golfer
There’s not much eye contact with the sea at Dundonald but on this highly playable course, thanks to wide fairways and large greens, you will encounter pine trees around the periphery of the course, small patches of gorse throughout and deadly bunkers. The site is not hilly but offers pure and traditional links golf with plenty of undulations on a course that belies its age.Golf Empire
What To Know
Yardage & Tees
When to Play
Dundonald is open year around, weather permitting. The west coast of Scotland (where Dundonald is located) is generally wetter but also slightly warmer than the east coast.
Late spring and early summer are the drier months (although only marginally so) and late summer and winter are the times of the year. Temperatures should be comfortable between April and October. Your best bet to play Dundonald would be May-July.
|May||£140, £120 after 1pm, £100 after 4pm|
|June||£140, £120 after 1pm, £100 after 4pm|
|July||£140, £120 after 1pm, £100 after 4pm|
|August||£140, £120 after 1pm, £100 after 4pm|
|September||£140, £120 after 1pm, £100 after 4pm|
Greens fees last verified February 2019. View them on dundonaldlinks.com
Visitor Tee Times
Rentals & Caddies
Caddies are available for £50 plus gratuity. Payment should be made in cash.
Golf carts are available. Some have GPS.
Pull carts are available.
Rental clubs – Titleists – are available for men and women.
Dundonald strongly recommends reserving anything you need to rent or hire in advance by calling +44 (0)1294 314000 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dundonald has a 330-yard long grass driving range with spots for 35 golfers. They also have a short game area with bunkers and a putting green.
Learn more here.
Other Things To Know
Year built: 2003
Architects: Kyle Phillips
Stay and Play: Dundonald participates in several package deals with other local courses like Western Gailes, Gailes Links, The Irvine Golf Club, and Barassie Links. Details are here.
Course guide: Check out Dundonald’s online course guide here.