Macdonald invests in golf course upgrades
Golfers visiting Macdonald Hotels & Resorts will benefit from a series of course upgrades at five of its UK venues, following a £550,000 investment designed to further enhance playing conditions and customer experience.
Highlighting the group’s on-going commitment to ensuring the courses remain in prime condition throughout the year, a number of enhancements, including bunker renovation, greens project works and pathway redevelopment, will be completed by the end of 2016, while each venue also has a new fleet of course maintenance vehicles.
Golf course upgrades have been made at Macdonald Linden Hall Golf & Country Club, Northumberland, Macdonald Hill Valley Hotel, Golf & Spa, Shropshire, Macdonald Portal Hotel, Golf & Spa, Cheshire, Macdonald Cardrona Hotel, Golf & Spa, Peebles and Macdonald Aviemore Resort, Highlands, home of Spey Valley Golf Course, which hosts the annual SSE Scottish Hydro Challenge on the European Challenge Tour.
Keith Pickard, group director of Golf and Health & Fitness at Macdonald Hotels & Resorts, said: “We want every golfer to experience course conditions and service like they were playing in a professional event.
“We are confident our course upgrades will help us showcase all of the Macdonald Hotels & Resorts courses in their best condition for the 2016/2017 season and beyond, ensuring they are must-play courses for visiting golfers.”
The latest investment in the five venues follows the £1million development of the new clubhouse at Macdonald Aviemore Resort – home of RCI affiliate Macdonald Spey Valley Golf & Country Club – in 2013 and the £10 million renovations in its hotels throughout 2015 as part of the group’s commitment to providing luxury accommodation to all visitors. The renovations included refurbished bedrooms, restaurants and leisure facilities with further investment planned in the future.
Pickard added: “The ongoing development of Macdonald Hotels & Resorts demonstrates that we continue to meet the exacting standards of today’s golfer and positions all of our golf courses as leading venues within the market.”