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Macdonald Cardrona Hotel & Country Club

3.7   Golfshake Golf Course Rating 96 reviews | Post Review | Website
Price Guide: £££££

Course Information

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

18 holes | Par 72 | 7010 yards | Resort | Parkland


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Address: Cardrona, Peebles, Borders, EH45 0HX United Kingdom

Tel: 0870 194 2114

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


Golf Club Facilities

Golf club hire  Club Hire
Buggy Hire  Buggy Hire
Golf shop  Golf Shop
Changing rooms  Changing
Clubhouse  Clubhouse
Bar  Bar
Food  Dining
Function Room Hire  Function Room
Accommodation  Accommodation

Midweek Guide: £45.00 per round *

Weekend Guide: £55.00 per round *

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

* Any prices shown are guide prices, please confirm with the course prior to booking.

Tee Time Information

Midweek Guide: £45.00 per round *

Weekend Guide: £55.00 per round *

* Any prices shown are guide prices, please confirm with the course prior to booking.


Review Information


GOLFSHAKE RATING

3.65

Golfshake Golf Course Rating

 

AVERAGE RATING 3.9
(based on 96 reviews)

5 star
29
4 star
42
3 star
15
2 star
8
1 star
4
 

RECOMMENDATIONS

89%

would play again or recommend

Golfshake Review


3.9

The Course

3.8

Course Conditions

3.9

Value For Money

4.1

Pace of Play

3.9

Facilities & Service

4.3

Hospitality

3.8

Practice Facilities

3.8

Food & Drink

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!

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JIM WILDE rated 4 out of 5

Reviewed Sep 15 2022

Another enjoyable day at Cardrona

Back at Cardrona for another round with my son. Looked after well by Mark this time who was very welcoming. The course itself continues to improve with new sand in all the bunkers ! The greens which were always an issue in the past are almost back to how they should be and with a little more time will compliment the rest of this beautiful course set up. We will be back !!

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Jim / Edinburgh rated 4 out of 5

Reviewed Aug 27 2022

Played the course with my son on sat 27/8/22. The course condition was by far the best we have encountered having played it a number of times over recent years. The putting greens which were very poor in the past have improved enormously and have obviously benefited from a lot of hard work by the greens staff. We were looked after very well by Chris and would recommend a visit to this beautiful part of Scotland to enjoy a round or two. I have no doubt the next time we play and write a review, my rating will be a 10 !

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Stuart W rated 3.5 out of 5

Reviewed Jul 25 2022

Greens in very poor condition but the weather was great and the course other than the greens was okay

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Jonathan D rated 2 out of 5

Reviewed Jun 2 2022

Coming back

Heard the greens were bad and with only one or two exceptions they are.
Fairways, tees and bunkers are fine. The thick rough is a nightmare and I lost many balls as my driving fell apart. Not many on and good pace of play!

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Alan G rated 3.5 out of 5

Reviewed Apr 5 2022

Getting There

The greens on the course suffered badly following an irrigation failure last year but they are getting there albeit some slower than others. Some remain a "hit and hope" but others are getting smoother. There is also evidence of investment in the bunker management with fresh white sand waiting to be raked into place. The rest of the course is in good condition and by the end of May i would predict that the course will be back to its former self.

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Mark L rated 1 out of 5

Reviewed Oct 25 2021

Suffering

Having been a regular visitor to Cardrona for a long time I decided to pay it another visit last week, taking a friend down for their first visit.
Arriving at the course it looked as good as usual with the practice range in good condition. Whilst waiting on the pro shop to open we got talking to a couple of members who told us the course had gone downhill recently due to an issue during the summer where something went wrong with the greens not being watered correctly. We took this to expect greens that maybe didn't run as true as usual. Unfortunately this was far from the reality. While the tee boxes and fairways were in great condition for the time of year the greens were absolutely horrendous. It appears all the grass on them died during the summer and its just starting to grow back now. Unfortunately this is happening sporadically across the greens making them absolutely impossible to putt on. Every single attempt at a putt would hop and skip all the way to the hole. Sometimes bouncing left and right along the way. There were actually some putts that bounced up in the air as they made their way towards the hole. The worst one jumped at least 4 inches in the air. This most be devastating for the members as the greens used to be fantastic. One positive was the reaction of the guy in the pro shop. When we told him how bad they were and that we'd driven for over an hour to get there he offered to refund our green fees which at least demonstrated the customer service side of things was as good as ever. He explained they'd got a load of new machines and work would be starting soon to get them back in good condition for next season. Being honest the best thing they could do would be to either close the course entirely to give the greens time to grow and recover or move to full winter greens. It would be easier to putt on the fairways at the moment anyway. I really wish the staff at Cardrona all the best and hope the course gets back to its former glory as it was a tremendous course in the past and always one of my favourites

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south queensferry rated 2 out of 5

Reviewed Aug 13 2021

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Played 12th August 2021. Testing course Fairways great. However greens looked like the were never looked after. Bunkers never raked. Poor show

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Simon O rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Jun 30 2021

Great visit to the championship course at Cardrona

Been a few years since last visited the course but glad I persisted and came back. The greens were brown and broken in a few places but we firm and fast. The course was well maintained and with very few divots. The staff have done well to maintain it over the forced closure. I recalled the challenges from my last visit and the course presented me with equal difficulty this time round. The was a even spread of players and despite being on foot I was not chased down by any two ball buggie pairing. Ready for another round tomorrow.

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Chris B rated 4 out of 5

Reviewed Jun 29 2021

Excellent test

This is a must play course, unfortunately at the present time the greens are not in very good condition, very burnt. However they do run true if a trifle slick

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Duncan F rated 3 out of 5

Reviewed Oct 20 2020

Not as bad as people say, but a bit repetitive

Tends to be moist, not surprising given its location. Greens not very healthy, though playing surprisingly well- holding yet not too slow. , Bunkers currently atrocious- may be purely a covid phenomenon. Number 1 rough is more like no2, but the balk seems to sit up ok. deep rough is jungle, but there?s so much space before you reach it, you shouldn't really be there!

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Duncan F rated 3 out of 5

Reviewed Oct 10 2020

Not as bad as people say, but a bit repetitive

Tends to be moist, not surprising given its location. Greens not very healthy, though playing surprisingly well- holding yet not too slow. , Bunkers currently atrocious- may be purely a covid phenomenon. Number 1 rough is more like no2, but the balk seems to sit up ok. deep rough is jungle, but there?s so much space before you reach it, you shouldn't really be there!

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Duncan F rated 3 out of 5

Reviewed Oct 8 2020

Not as bad as people say, but a bit repetitive

Tends to be moist, not surprising given its location. Greens not very healthy, though playing surprisingly well- holding yet not too slow. , Bunkers currently atrocious- may be purely a covid phenomenon. Number 1 rough is more like no2, but the balk seems to sit up ok. deep rough is jungle, but there?s so much space before you reach it, you shouldn't really be there!

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Duncan F rated 3 out of 5

Reviewed Oct 8 2020

Not as bad as people say, but a bit repetitive

Tends to be moist, not surprising given its location. Greens not very healthy, though playing surprisingly well- holding yet not too slow. , Bunkers currently atrocious- may be purely a covid phenomenon. Number 1 rough is more like no2, but the balk seems to sit up ok. deep rough is jungle, but there?s so much space before you reach it, you shouldn't really be there!

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Alexander G rated 3 out of 5

Reviewed Sep 9 2020

Good course

This is a decent course, we felt that it could have been in better condition.

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Graham B rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Jul 7 2020

All alone

This is the fourth time I have played here, very challenging and long course.
Fairways in excellent condition, Greens were patchy, but playable.
Only seen another 3 golfers during my round. so obviously there are a lot of people missing out on this course.
Staff in shop very friendly and welcoming.
I will be back to play in very near future, this would be my membership course if I lived closer.
No rating for food / drink or practice facilities as these were not open.
Loved every visit to this course.

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