PGA Master Professional David Scott has been appointed the general manager at Dumbarnie Links, Scotland’s newest links golf course which is set to open in May.
Scott will lead all operations at the Fife-based club, which is located along the north shore of the Firth of Forth.
“I am hugely privileged and excited about the journey ahead,” said Scott, whose previous role was Director of Golf at The Old Course Hotel Golf Resort & Spa at St Andrews. “I have been most fortunate to have played or worked at some wonderful venues that have been highly regarded in the world of golf. I truly believe that what Clive Clark has produced at Dumbarnie Links will also be thought of most highly.”
He added: “My immediate focus is to get all elements ready to deliver a seamless golfing experience when we open our doors to the golfing world on May 16. A key to our success will be getting a fine team in place that have the positive mindset to deliver exceptional service.
“I believe Dumbarnie Links will quickly become a ‘must play’ course when in the St Andrews area, and rather than take business away from other courses, I’m confident that many golfers will stay an extra night in the area – and so be most beneficial to the local economy.”
Matt Molloy, Senior Vice President of OB Sports Golf Management, said: “We are so excited to have David to lead the team at Dumbarnie Links. It is no small undertaking to open a golf course, let alone a links course neighbouring the home of golf, but we know David will do an amazing job. He brings a wealth of experience in all facets of operations in the golf and the hospitality industries, as well as intimate knowledge of golf in the St Andrews area growing up and spending his career there. We can’t wait to share Dumbarnie Links with the world.”