Dundonald Links, Ayrshire, Scotland

| By Larry Olmsted | From Gambling Guide, May/June 2022
Dundonald Links, Ayrshire, Scotland
If the pandemic had its silver linings they came when hoteliers used the lull to pursue large-scale redevelopment and golf enjoyed one of its biggest annual participation booms in history. These two trends have come together at Dundonald Links, the first new links golf resort to open in Scotland in years. But the course is not new, which is a big part of the appeal. The original Dundonald Links was built in 1911 by Open Champion Willie Fernie, but was taken over by the military in World War II and was unused for decades. In 2003, it was reborn as Southern Gailes, a second course for Loch Lomond, a private club. The new design by Kyle Phillips, of Kingsbarns fame, …
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