Dumbarnie Links, a green-fee only course located on the east coast of Scotland, was recently honoured at the World Golf Awards as the “World’s Best New Golf Course 2021.”
The World Golf Awards celebrate world-class golf courses and golf destinations, recognising excellence within golf tourism and are voted for by professionals working within the golf travel and tourism industries as well as golf tourism consumers.
Dumbarnie Links opened for play on May 29, 2020 and has since received high acclaim throughout the golf world. The stunning Clive Clark design, located 11 miles from St Andrews, measures 6,905 yards off the white tees, although it can be stretched to 7,600 yards for professional competitions, and plays to a par of 72.
The routing is a departure from the usual. Instead of the traditional links out-and-back layout, Clark incorporated a mix of two big loops with elevated tees facing into the Firth of Forth. Earlier this year, Dumbarnie Links hosted the 2021 Women’s Scottish Open.
“We are very excited to be the recipients of this worldwide prestigious award,” said Dumbarnie Links founder and architect, Clive Clark. “We continue to be delighted by the excellent feedback from all those who have played the golf course. Not only were they able to enjoy the golf course – which is most entertaining – together with its outstanding condition, but also the first class and welcoming service provided by all members of the Dumbarnie team. We look forward to another busy year in 2022.”