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MEET OUR TEAM

Our dedicated staff look forward to welcoming you to Dundonald.

Ian Ferguson
Ian Ferguson
Club Manager

Ian joined Dundonald Links in January 2016, after four years at Loch Lomond Golf Club as Hospitality Director.

He has over 20 years management experience in the golf and hospitality industry, having project managed and operated several new-build developments, from golf and spa resorts to health clubs.

Immediately prior to joining Loch Lomond, he was the project manager and latterly head of business development for the £28m Stirling Sports Village. He has been involved in a number of professional golf tournaments, including the Solheim Cup and several Scottish Professional Championships.

As Club Manager, Ian leads the team at Dundonald Links, with responsibility for operations and future developments.

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Iain Colquhoun
Iain Colquhoun
Director of Golf

Iain’s golfing career began when he won a scholarship to study at Midland College, Texas, where he was to become part of the No1 ranked team in the States (2000/01 & 2001/02).

At an early age, he represented Scotland at amateur level whilst playing off a handicap of +4, and, since turning Professional, has won several PGA events and competed for his European Tour card.

He joined Dundonald Links in 2005, and it was here that he gained his PGA status, graduating in 2010, before being appointed Head Assistant and then Golf Professional. In 2013 he was promoted to Head Professional at Loch Lomond Golf Club, where he gained an invaluable three years’ experience prior to his return to Dundonald Links in January 2016 to take up the senior role of Director of Golf.

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Frank Clarkson
Frank Clarkson
Golf Course Superintendent

Frank joined the greens crew at Loch Lomond Golf Club in 1996, just 3 years after the world renowned course opened for play.

In his 7 years at the Loch, he was involved in the preparation of the course for 7 professional tournaments, including the prestigious Scottish Open, and the ladies Solheim Cup in 2000. The experience stood him in good stead for managing the team at Dundonald Links and working with acclaimed course designer, Kyle Phillips, to deliver course alterations and improvements.

Since moving in 2003, he has been responsible for numerous professional and amateur tournaments including the Duke of York Young Champions Trophy, European Tour Pre Qualifying, R & A Senior Open Championship qualifying, and more recently the Ladies Scottish Open. Sustainability is central to how the ambitious grounds team at Dundonald Links go about preparing and maintaining a world class golf course and, under Frank’s direction, they have been recognised and rewarded with a number of environmental awards.

Find out more about how we’re caring for our environment >

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David Ross Nicol
David Ross Nicol
Head of Events and Business Development

David Ross has worked at Dundonald for more than ten years, during which time he has become PGA qualified with a Professional Golf degree from Birmingham University.

He also has an HND in hospitality management with valuable experience in a number of high end hotels and restaurants.

At Dundonald, he has further developed these skills and played pivotal roles in the organisation and delivery of both the Duke of York Young Champions Trophy and more recently the Aberdeen Asset Management Ladies Scottish Open.

He assumed his current position in 2016, managing the food and beverage operation and reservations. He is also responsible for generating new business through the delivery of bespoke private and corporate golf events. In his teens, David Ross played basketball at international level before switching sports and taking up golf seriously at the age of 15. By 18, he was a scratch player at Welbeck Golf Club in Troon.

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Rob Wooddisse
Rob Wooddisse
Assistant Superintendent

Rob’s career follows a similar pattern to Frank’s in that he joined the greens crew in the early days of Loch Lomond Golf Club in 1997, whilst studying at Reaseheath College, Cheshire (1995-1998).

He returned to Loch Lomond full time when his college course was completed. He was also involved in the preparation of the course for 7 professional tournaments, including the Scottish Open, and the 2000 Ladies Solheim Cup. When Loch Lomond acquired Southern Gailes in 2003, Rob saw a new and exciting opportunity with the development of this course, which was to be renamed ‘Dundonald Links’, under the Loch Lomond banner.

Rob has since been a key part of the Dundonald Links team, supervising the day to day running of the golf course maintenance department and various construction projects.

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Amanda Dorans
Amanda Dorans
Green Keeper

Amanda has spent most of her working life at Dundonald, joining the team before the golf course was opened at the age of 22.

Her early years were spent working indoors in the Housekeeping department, Spikes Bar and the Pro Shop before finding her vocation in the greens crew.

Amanda studied Business and Management, and Level 3 in Sports Turf. She focused much of her later studies in environmental and best practice. She is responsible for implementing the sustainability policy throughout the Club. This role has led her to work closely with The R&A and the Sports Turf Research Institute (STRI) on promoting sustainable practices throughout the golf industry.

Amanda was invited to represent golf at the European Parliament in Brussels for The European Golf Summit in 2013. She is currently the education officer for British and International Golf Greenkeepers’ Association (BIGGA). She is also responsible for promoting continual professional development throughout South West Scotland. Amanda has a keen interest in writing and in botany, in particular, coastal plants.

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