MacDonald Aviemore Highland Resort

MacDonald Aviemore Highland Resort, Highlands is an 18 hole, par 72 (6846 yard), resort, heathland golf course designed by Dave Thomas

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Aviemore, Highlands, PH22 1PN United Kingdom



Website: http://www.macdonaldhotels.co.uk/our-hotels/macdonald-aviemore-resort/golf/

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Course Information: 18 holes | Par 72 | 6846 yards | Resort | Heathland

Facilities: Driving range, 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-aviemore-resort/useful-information/

Designed by: Dave Thomas

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Course Tee Par SSS Yds
Spey ValleyWhite72737123
Spey ValleyYellow72736653

MacDonald Aviemore Highland Resort Reviews & Information

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  4.39

Golfshake Golf Course Rating from 18
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4.38 ... Overall Rating
4.55 ... The Course
4.05 ... Facilities/Serv.
4.05 ... VFM
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18 ratings from Golfshake members - Ranked out of 1971.

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What the club says: This majestic course covers 7,153 yards of heathland, woodland, links and inland terrain - a wonderful combination of beautiful landscapes and challenging terrain.

Some of our holes are famous for their outstanding natural beauty; our 5th hole boasts the longest hole in Scotland (at 635 yards) and our 6th spans a lake which has been adopted as a nesting site by a bird colony. When you reach the 12th at the start of the home stretch, the Spey Valley opens up before you like a film set, whilst the 16th presents a real challenge for even the most experienced golfer. You'll need a long, accurate tee shot to carry the water hazard and the flowering purple heather is standing by to punish a poor shot. However, the most spectacular of all has to be the 18th; with its two bunkers designed to mirror the undulating corries of the mountains beyond, this is our raison d'être.



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absolutely fantastic!

one of the best iv'e played! - Aug 10 2018


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Really nice course and a great layout. Some of the scenery is stunning.

The start is quite tricky but then feels like it opens up a bit which is great if wild from the tee.

The greens and bunkers are excellent. - Apr 29 2017


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Peter F rated 5 out of 5 - Aug 10 2018

absolutely fantastic!
one of the best iv'e played!
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Matt H rated 4 out of 5 - Apr 29 2017

Really nice course and a great layout. Some of the scenery is stunning.

The start is quite tricky but then feels like it opens up a bit which is great if wild from the tee.

The greens and bunkers are excellent.
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Mark S rated 4 out of 5 - Mar 23 2017

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Matt H rated 5 out of 5 - Oct 8 2016

Stunning golf course in stunning condition.

It seems tight but not too penal so all abilities can enjoy this course.

Fairways and greens in tip top shape.

(Round played: Oct 2016 - Score: 81 Handicap: )
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Dave S rated 4 out of 5 - May 5 2016

Fabulous course set in magnificent scenery though very windy - has the longest par 5 the 5th at 608 yards on the yellows that I have ever played.

(Round played: May 2016 - Score: 97 Handicap: 23.1)
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Antoine L rated 3 out of 5 - Apr 11 2016

Nice run with a really nice view on the cairngorms

(Round played: Nov 2015 - Score: 91 Handicap: 0)
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John H rated 3 out of 5 - Sep 4 2015

golf course excellent condition but buggy essential , food good do with being better value

(Round played: Aug 2015 - Score: 94 Handicap: 18.5)
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Jean L rated 5 out of 5 - Jul 5 2015

Challenging and scenic course in excellent condition. Surprising firm and fast fairways and greens for an inland course. Lots of variety of holes - some very long and straight, others requiring sharp turns and very accurate tee shot placement to have a good shot to the green e.g. #15. Comfy small clubhouse. Yellow tees plenty of fun for me, a short-hitting 13-handicapper (though I did manage to reach 600 yd par 5 in three with several good downhill shots that got plenty of run on the firm fairway. With a Bunkered voucher and two paid tee-times before 9am, £70 for a 3-ball was great value.
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Jean L rated 5 out of 5 - Jul 5 2015

Challenging and scenic course in excellent condition. Surprising firm and fast fairways and greens for an inland course. Lots of variety of holes - some very long and straight, others requiring sharp turns and very accurate tee shot placement to have a good shot to the green e.g. #15. Comfy small clubhouse. Yellow tees plenty of fun for me, a short-hitting 13-handicapper (though I did manage to reach 600 yd par 5 in three with several good downhill shots that got plenty of run on the firm fairway. With a Bunkered voucher and two paid tee-times before 9am, £70 for a 3-ball was great value.
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Douglas C rated 5 out of 5 - May 10 2015

Truly amazing golf course, a very friendly welcome both before our round and after we finished from the professional - a credit to the course. The course was in fantastic shape and the views are well worth the visit, combine this with the Bunkered voucher and it is well worth the money.

(Round played: May 2015 - Score: 83 Handicap: 8.2)
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Gareth E rated 5 out of 5 - Apr 21 2015

Always a beautiful course with a number of memorable holes. The greens aren't great early in the season, we played just after they had been cored, but this takes nothing away from the experience. Always top of my list of courses to play in the Aviemore area.

(Round played: Apr 2015 - Score: 90 Handicap: 15.1)
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Paul R rated 4 out of 5 - Jul 29 2014

played this course on 22/7/14 in blistering heat, the green keepers were out in force keeping the greens from drying out and the main fairways got the same treatment. A good example as to how this course is cared fir and kept playable in extreme weather. A credit to the guys and girls and to the Mcdonalds network.

(Round played: Jul 2014 - Score: 112 Handicap: )
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Gerry M rated 4 out of 5 - Nov 14 2013

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Scott N rated 4 out of 5 - Sep 6 2013

Great layout, stunning location and out of this world views. New clubhouse is excellent.
Some areas of the fairways were badly burnt and the greens had been cored and VERY heavily sanded which was disappointing as I loved this course (despite playing terribly!) and would love to play it again when it is in top condition.

(Round played: Sep 2013 - Score: 100 Handicap: 7.9)
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Douglas C rated 5 out of 5 - Sep 4 2013

    

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Andrew M rated 5 out of 5 - Jul 9 2013

A fabulous track - possibly the best inland course in Scotland.

The setting is fantastic with the mountains and the River Spey winding its way alongside the first few holes, and the course was in excellent condition (we played it a week after the Challenge Tour event). It's long, so you get to use every club in the bag, but it never becomes a slog - we hired buggies, which I'd recommend. It's not especially tight, but anything wild is in the heather or the trees. There are also lots of bunkers and they are in the right places to catch your drives or approach shots.

There isn't a weak hole and it's a great test.
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Douglas C rated 5 out of 5 - Jun 19 2013

Absolutely stunning, the views, the course, the setting. If you get the chance you must play here, we played on the Bunkered magazine voucher and enjoyed our day fantastically.

(Round played: Jun 2013 - Score: 89 Handicap: 9.2)
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Ruari M rated 5 out of 5 - Sep 26 2010

happy golfing!
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Stephen W rated 4 out of 5 - May 18 2010

Excellent condition and friendly staff. Green superb
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Gary R rated 4 out of 5 - Nov 24 2008

Challenging course along river & through woodlands with heathered open areas = try to stay on the fairwwy.
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