Dundonald Links’ plans for a new clubhouse and more than 90 holiday lodges were approved last week.

Ninety seven holiday lodges, with a mixture of one to six bedrooms with kitchens and living rooms, will be built on Dundonald Links’s grounds, thanks to a multi-million pound transformation.

The clubhouse will double in size and is in line for a new bar, restaurant, gym and changing rooms.

Council Strategic manager of planning Jim Miller at North Ayrshire said: “The company are very keen to have this set up and running to attract a major championship by 2021.”

The course makeover application from operators Darwin Alternatives  was approved by councillors sitting on the North Ayrshire Council planning committee on Wednesday. 

Speaking at the meeting, Councillor Ronnie McNicol said: “I think it is a great idea for North Ayrshire.”

Darwin Leisure Development Fund bought the course earlier this year for  £4.5 million from Loch Lomond Golf Club.

Jobs available on the site would nearly triple from 22 to 61 under the new expansion. 

The current temporary clubhouse, which was built 12 years ago, is to be razed with a green-roof replacement located next to its plot.