The course which is owned by Loch Lomond has been a tremendous boon for golfers visiting Ayrshire by being so accessible seven days a week and offering such a high quality layout. And whilst the temporary facilities were better than many permanent clubhouses there was still a sense that it was after all a series of posh portacabins.
The new facility has been designed, perhaps, with half an eye to enticing The Scottish Open to the area and there is no doubt that the design shown below in the architect's drawings is a bold statement. It is sure to delight some and perhaps not others!
Dundonald Links sits within a few miles of Royal Troon and Prestwick and less than forty minutes fro Turnberry. It shares very similar land to Western Gailes to its immedaite west, Gailes Links to the north (Glasgow) and Barassie LInks to the south.
It truly is a wodnerful plot of golfing real estate and offers some trememndous holes and perhaps the best collection of par threes anywhere in Scotland. If you'r visiting Troon for The Open in July ask your tour operator about Dundonald.
In the meantime - what do you think of the artist impressions?