The Women’s Scottish Open Returns to Newly Transformed Dundonald Links in 2022 with Increased Prize Fund
In 2022 the Trust Golf Women’s Scottish Open will be returning to Dundonald Links. The world’s elite female golfers will descend on the Ayrshire coast to discover the newly developed Dundonald Links after a multi-million-pound project.
The links has previously hosted the Women’s Scottish Open in 2015, 2016 and 2017 but after significant investment from new owners Darwin Escapes and having undergone a £25 million transformation into one of the UK’s finest golf resorts the tournament is set to return.
The brand-new clubhouse features state-of-the-art leisure facilities and panoramic views of the Isle of Arran. The clubhouse was built from sustainable and locally sourced natural materials. Located next to the clubhouse are 22 new contemporary hotel rooms with an exclusive outdoor terrace and easy access to clubhouse facilities.
As part of the development to turn Dundonald Links into a premium resort, there are a further 18 luxury lodges designed and built with golfers in mind to include golf bag storage, drying areas, fully equipped kitchens, and all-purpose putting greens situated among the lodges. Moreover, £1 million was spent fine-tuning the par 72 course with Kyle Phillips' help.
Ian Ferguson, the club manager at Dundonald links, said of the new venture: “We are thrilled to be hosting the Trust Golf Women’s Scottish Open next year. Since we last held it in 2017, the course has undergone vast improvements and we can’t wait to showcase these to golf fans around the world.
“We are confident that the investment by Darwin Escapes marks Dundonald Links as one of the UK’s finest resort offerings and we look forward to providing our unique blend of facilities and hospitality to golf travelers from across the world in 2022 and beyond.”
The Trust Golf Women's Scottish Open's prize fund is also being increased by 33 percent to US$2 million. The event will take place the week before the AIG Women’s Open at Muirfield at Dundonald Links between 28th-31st July.
Dr Prin Singhanart, Trust Golf’s founder, said: “We are delighted to announce our continued commitment to the Trust Golf Women’s Scottish Open and to confirm an increase in the prize fund to $2m.
“We feel it is a wonderful platform from which to showcase Trust Golf’s work to a global audience and to continue our efforts in growing the game and creating the best opportunities for female golfers.
Last year the Scottish Government, through VisitScotland, confirmed its ongoing support of women’s golf through a five-year funding commitment to the Women’s Scottish Open, with the introduction of Trust Golf as the new title sponsor further boosting this illustrious co-sanctioned LPGA and Ladies European Tour event.