Macdonald Cardrona Hotel & Country Club

Macdonald Cardrona Hotel & Country Club, Borders is an 18 hole, par 72 (7010 yard), resort, parkland golf course designed by Dave Thomas in 2001.

Contact Information

Cardrona, Peebles, Borders, EH45 0HX United Kingdom

Tel: 0870 194 2114 | Fax: 01896 831166

Website: http://www.macdonaldhotels.co.uk/our-hotels/macdonald-cardrona-hotel-golf-spa/golf/

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Price Guide: £££££
  • Midweek Guide: £45.00 per round *
  • Weekend Guide: £55.00 per round *
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* Any prices shown are guide prices, please confirm with the course prior to booking.

Facilities & Visitor Information

Course Information: 18 holes | Par 72 | 7010 yards | Resort | Parkland

Facilities: Golf clubs for hire, Golf buggies for hire, Golf pro shop, Changing rooms, Golf clubhouse, Bar, Food available, Available for functions, Accommodation available, golf course.

  • Societies Accepted to Play
  • Society Deals Available
  • 7 Day Membership Available
  • 5 Day Membership Available

Location: http://www.macdonaldhotels.co.uk/our-hotels/macdonald-cardrona-hotel-golf-spa/useful-information/

Designed by: Dave Thomas

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Macdonald Cardrona Hotel & Country Club Reviews & Information

Golfshake Rating

  4.1

Golfshake Golf Course Rating from 71
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3.89 ... Overall Rating
3.87 ... The Course
3.92 ... Facilities/Serv.
3.94 ... VFM
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71 ratings from Golfshake members - Ranked 1055 out of 1971.

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What the club says: Designed by the renowned golf architect Dave Thomas, creator of The Belfry, this par 73 course presents a challenge, and includes some of the Scottish Borders' most attractive scenery. Making the most of wood, park and river, Cardrona has something for every golfer. Although remarkably flat, given the rolling hillsides around you, there are plenty of wooded and sandy surprises to keep you on your spikes!



Most Helpful Review

Fantastic golf course ,very busy at times and some slow players but well worth the visit and a buggy is a must but you need to book the buggy well in advance.

(Round played: Jun 2013 - Score: 92 Handicap: ) - Jun 12 2013


Golfshake Team Review

Stunning golf course is excellent condition.

Can be wide and forgiving from the tee in places and the course should hold up all year round.

Nice mixture of holes offering a great experience for high to low handicaps. - Apr 29 2017


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David W rated 5 out of 5 - Mar 27 2018

Never met staff so friendly.
Lady at the front desk was ever so friendly, helpful and made for a great start to the day. Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed the golf course, some beautiful holes with stunning scenery. Beware of the 7th, it may just catch you out! Will be going back for sure.
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Mark G rated 4 out of 5 - Mar 24 2018

Beautiful sceanary
Lovely course following river. Greens were recovering from winter and snow, so played slow and bumpy. As it was winter, we shared the course with three other groups - felt like it was our own.

(Round played: Mar 2018 - Score: 102 Handicap: 19.1)
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Chris B rated 4 out of 5 - Mar 19 2018

Nice course, great scenery
Small pro shop with reasonable stock, friendly welcome. Did not play this course at it's best unfortunately. Had frequent snow flurries during the round which made putting sometimes difficult, credit to them allowing us to play though. The course itself is well laid out with some interesting holes and looks in reasonable condition for time of year if a little wet in places.It is fairly flat but a good walk round, some distances from greens to tees. Greens looked in decent nick but I found were fairly flat so not too much to worry about other than pace. Hotel attached is nice enough and would recommend it for a Sunday driver for sure. Will hopefully return some time when weather is better as would like to play it again in more favorable conditions.

(Round played: Mar 2018 - Score: 79 Handicap: 6.1)
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Michael B rated 4 out of 5 - Aug 10 2017

Great course.
Very well laid out course with some forgiving fairways for the high handicap ageing golfer!
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Nick D rated 2 out of 5 - May 30 2017

Overall the setting is very good. The course is challenging and you really do need a guide book to help you plot the holes. There are 3 par 3's all are btw 190-200 yds be warned. There is also quite a walk beteeen some holes which makes the total length almost 7miles. The fairways were good and well trimmed. The bunkers are hard and bare in some and then plentiful in others luck of the draw and there are plenty of bunkers out there. The main issues were the greens they were very wooly in the majority of places and had been hollowtimed but weren't sanded over which left the dreaded holes all over the greens and of course this meant they didn't run True which really spoiled the overall experience. It could be something really good but on our visit it wasn't good at all.
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Rhys Powell rated 5 out of 5 - May 17 2017

Played the open at the weekend and really enjoyed the challenge. Loads of optical illusions from the tee box force a few mistakes. It's a modern course is top nick and very enjoyable. I will be playing here again.
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Matt H rated 5 out of 5 - Apr 29 2017

Stunning golf course is excellent condition.

Can be wide and forgiving from the tee in places and the course should hold up all year round.

Nice mixture of holes offering a great experience for high to low handicaps.
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James C rated 5 out of 5 - Mar 27 2017

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Graeme B rated 5 out of 5 - Feb 16 2017

Course was in excellent condition and surprisingly dry considering time of year. Some bunkers not in play but greens in good condition (again considering time of year).
Great value if your staying at hotel.

(Round played: Feb 2017 - Score: 82 Handicap: 10)
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Craig P rated 1 out of 5 - Jan 10 2017

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Matt H rated 5 out of 5 - Oct 9 2016

Glorious golf course set in stunning surroundings.

Fairways are fairly wide so is an ideal stay and play course.
Green nice a firm and roll very well!!
Great bunker placement off the tee and around the greens.

Delight to play.
(Round played: Oct 2016 - Score: 79 Handicap: )
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Emma V rated 4 out of 5 - Sep 14 2016

Lovely course. Conditions were fair, however quite a walk between some holes, so glad we took the buggy as it would have been a long round without it!

(Round played: Aug 2016 - Score: 86 Handicap: 13.5)
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John A rated 5 out of 5 - Aug 26 2016

Food excellent,golf coarse is in great condition,will come back
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David S rated 5 out of 5 - Aug 25 2016

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Craig G rated 4 out of 5 - Jun 26 2016

Played 2 rounds this weekend. First round was rather wet with lots of standing water however 2 round course firmed up and was excellent

(Round played: Jun 2016 - Score: 89 Handicap: 6.9)
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Craig P rated 1 out of 5 - Jun 22 2016

I played this Cardrona on the sixth of June 2016.
The course was basically unplayable. There was no sand in the bunkers, I don't mean not much sand I mean none at all. the greens had little or no grass on them and were rock hard, you had to pitch ten yards in front of them to have any chance of staying on the green.
The staff in general were next to useless, we were there for two days and all we heard was guests and players complaining.
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Adam H rated 2 out of 5 - Jun 14 2016


went on a deal and wondered why it was so cheap ???the green were shocking and the service in the hotel was even worse ,the only glad thing was we got our tee time moved forewards so we could get the round over with,which was a same as the place was in a stunning location and would of been a memorable round;(

(Round played: Jun 2016 - Score: 87 Handicap: 5.5)
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Adam H rated 2 out of 5 - Jun 14 2016


went on a deal and wondered why it was so cheap ???the green were shocking and the service in the hotel was even worse ,the only glad thing was we got our tee time moved forewards so we could get the round over with,which was a same as the place was in a stunning location and would of been a memorable round;(

(Round played: Jun 2016 - Score: 87 Handicap: 5.5)
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Mark S rated 4 out of 5 - Sep 9 2015



(Round played: Sep 2015 - Score: 101 Handicap: 17.6)
Well laid out course with some tight tee shots required.
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Andrew G rated 3 out of 5 - Sep 5 2015


Excellent lay out with some testing holes , Shame the greens were in such poor condition , 1st time I have ever played on greens spiked in August ??

(Round played: Aug 2015 - Score: 89 Handicap: 14.5)
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