The project to transform Dundonald Links in Scotland into a luxury golf resort has been awarded a ‘Good Practice Award’ from the VIBES Scottish Environment Business Awards 2020.
The award recognises the collaborative working between Dundonald Links and main contractor Thomas Johnstone Ltd on the environmental sustainability approach to the development.
The ambitious £25m project includes a new clubhouse and lodge accommodation featuring two, four or six bedrooms which have been custom designed with golfers in mind. The lodges will offer bag storage and drying areas, ensuite bathrooms, large living spaces and fully equipped kitchen and dining facilities.
A £1m investment is also being made in the golf course overseen by the course’s original designer, Kyle Phillips.
Managing the environmental impact of the development has been crucial and the award recognises the efficient use of resource and best environmental practice, which includes a zero-waste aim and a commitment to carbon reduction along with the protection of the surrounding nature, which is ever important to Dundonald Links.
Ian Ferguson, general manager at Dundonald Links, said: “It’s a great achievement for all involved to be recognised with this industry wide VIBES Award. With sustainability central to everything we do at Dundonald Links, it was crucial for us to ensure that we maintained a clear and coordinated partnership approach with Thomas Johnstone Ltd to manage the potential environmental impacts of such a significant development. The collective effort has been a great success and the results will be clear to see when our golf resort opens later this year.”
The VIBES awards are a partnership between the Scottish Environment Protection Agency, the Scottish Government, Energy Saving Trust, Highlands and Islands Enterprise, Scottish Enterprise, Scottish Water, Zero Waste Scotland and NatureScot and recognise efficient use of resources and best environmental practice.
The new Dundonald Links golf course is scheduled to open on May 1, with accommodation available late summer. Bookings for lodge stays and golf now being taken.
To watch a video of Dundonald’s new facilities and investment plan click here.