Sitting right alongside Western Gailes, Dundonald Links is a much younger creation. Kyle Phillips designed this low, weaving links in 2005, using the gentle and exposed dune land to establish (and embellish) the flow of holes. The routing moves in every direction so you can be sure wind will be a factor but you will have generous fairways to aim for… although strategic bunkering will put manners on you. The key to playing well here is to have a razor sharp short game and to find the right part of the magnificent, swaying greens. Slide off them and you will have some interesting challenges… although your putter may be the wise option. Home to the 2017 Scottish Open.
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