Located in North Ayrshire, Scotland, Dundonald Links has been selected to host the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open from Thursday, July 13 – Sunday, July 16, 2017.
Just north of Troon in the small town of Irvine, Dundonald Links was designed by Kyle Phillips (Kingsbarns fame) and is a wonderful addition to the classic links courses in Ayrshire. A genuine links course in every sense, it stretches to 7,300 yards from the championship tees. Dundonald Links offers all of the features you associate with links golf: a meandering burn, revetted bunkers, gorse and heather, undulating fairways and natural greens.
Chief Executive of Aberdeen Asset Management, Martin Gilbert, said:
Since becoming title sponsors of the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open in 2012, it has been our ambition to complete the geographical spread of the tournament by taking it to Scotland’s west coast following successful events at Castle Stuart, Royal Aberdeen and Gullane. We are therefore delighted with today’s announcement confirming the stunning Dundonald Links as the host venue in 2017.
In 2003, Loch Lomond Golf Club acquired Dundonald Links. It has since staged numerous professional and amateur tournaments, including the European Tour Qualifying School First Stage, a qualifier for the Senior Open Championship presented by Rolex and, most recently, the Aberdeen Asset Management Ladies Scottish Open, which returns to Dundonald Links this year. The 2015 Ladies Scottish Open featured World Number One Lydia Ko and Solheim Cup player Suzann Pettersen.
Dundonald Links owners have agreed upon major renovations including the construction of a new clubhouse which is anticipated to be complete at the end of 2016. Castle Stuart Golf Links will host the 34th edition of The Scottish Open from July 7-10, 2016.
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Scotland’s West Coast
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