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MacDonald Aviemore Spey Valley

Never been to Aviemore for years; not sure they get any snow there any more, or will again…

Anyway, they have a golf course there, part of the offering of the MacDonald Hotels group https://www.macdonaldhotels.co.uk/our-hotels/scotland/aviemore/macdonald-aviemore-resort/golf.

Here’s some blurb for the website: The Spey Valley Championship Golf Course is an 18-hole, par 72 course that meanders through ancient Caledonian pine forests and along the banks of the sparkling River Spey. Some of our holes are famous for their outstanding natural beauty; our 5th hole is one of the longest holes 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.

This is from the “visit Aviemore” website: Aviemore Golf boasts the stunning Spey Valley Golf Course recently voted one of the best golf courses in Scotland. Designed by Dave Thomas and host of the European Challenge Tour’s Scottish Hydro Challenge since 2009, the Spey Valley Championship Golf Course at the Macdonald Aviemore Resort is a real asset to Aviemore and the surrounding area. The Spey Valley Golf Course features beautiful scenery and unique wildlife (watch out for deer, red squirrels and osprey), as well as the longest hole in Scotland at 635 yards. 

A brand new Clubhouse is now open on the course with bar, restaurant, pro shop and changing facilities sat in an enviable position with fantastic views of the Cairngorm mountains.


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