Dundonald Links sells for $6 million

Dundonald Links, which hosted the 2017 Scottish Open, sold in late February for £4.5 million ($5.95 million) to Welsh firm Darwin Escapes.

Darwin Escapes operates 22 lodge resorts, holiday parks, and golf courses around Great Britain. Dundonald Links is the company’s first property in Scotland. This is the company’s third golf course, joining the Kilnwick Percy Golf Course in Yorkshire and The Springs Golf Club in Oxfordshire.

Dundonald Links is located near Irvine, Scotland. A course was located on the property in the early 1900s, but it was taken over by the military during World War II and was not revived as a golf course until 2005, when the nearby Loch Lomond Golf Club bought it as a second course for the club’s membership. It was originally being built as part of a larger development, and was called Southern Gailes, before the private club purchased it and renamed it.

The current course was designed by Kyle Philip. As part of the sale, members of Loch Lomond will continue to have playing rights at Dundonald under the new ownership.

 

 

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