What to Expect from Your Stay at the Macdonald Cardrona Golf Hotel

Posted by Linda Maclaughlan on 27 November 2016

Are you thinking about a golf break at the Macdonald Cardrona Hotel, Golf & Spa?

If you’re keen to experience a golf break, and the chance to work on your game, the Macdonald Cardrona Golf Hotel can seem like a potentially ideal getaway, but you’re probably curious about what you’ll get for your money – especially if you’re still considering all your options.

Many of my guests have enjoyed fabulous days out and weekend breaks at Cardrona, so I know it’s a popular choice – which is why I thought I’d give you a better idea of what’s on offer.

So, read on to find out some of the Cardrona Hotel’s best features, as well as a bit of history about the hotel and course itself.

Why stay at the Cardrona Hotel?

A relative newcomer to the scene, Macdonald Cardrona Hotel (Peebles) was only built in 2003, and features a total of 99 spacious bedrooms with all the latest mod-cons, set in the beautiful, timeless countryside on the banks of the River Tweed.

Located just 40 minutes outside Edinburgh, it’s the perfect place to stay if you’re looking to take full advantage of the Macdonald Cardrona championship golf course, designed by renowned architect Dave Thomas – and with four stars, it’s home to some fantastic luxury features.

Aside from golf, there’s also two bars, a restaurant, and conference and wedding facilities – not to mention the state-of-the-art spa and leisure facilities available! And for more adventurous guests, you can also explore the surrounding town of Peebles, with its many shops, cafes and galleries.

Fancy a round or two?

Yeah, I thought so. The Macdonald Cardrona Hotel is a most suited partner to Dave Thomas’ 7,010-yard par 72 course, which has been beautifully designed to blend into the surrounding glorious countryside.

This 18-hole course will challenge and thrill you, whilst also providing the perfect spot to relax and hone your skills. The green is well-cared for and you’ll have access to first-class facilities, so you can be sure of an enjoyable game regardless of your skill level.

To find out more about the Cardrona golf course, check out our full guide.

Hotel features and benefits

Feeling curious about exactly what you can expect from a stay at the Macdonald Cardrona Hotel? I’ve listed a full breakdown of the hotel’s features and benefits below:

  • 99 comfortable, spacious rooms
  • Satellite TV and free WiFi plus all the mod-cons
  • Option to upgrade to a room with patio access to the course
  • Putting greens and driving range
  • Award-winning restaurant and bars
  • 18-metre indoor swimming pool
  • Sauna and steam room
  • Private dining
  • Fully kitted-out gym
  • Solarium
  • Beauty treatment rooms
  • Golf tuition upon request
  • Conference facilities

Golfing trips and deals

Golfing breaks to the Cardrona Hotel usually include dinner, bed and breakfast along with a couple of rounds of golf thrown in for good measure – starting from around £89 per person for one night, and from £139 per person for two nights (increasing depending on the time of year).

These packages can be individually tailored to suit your needs, and can include some of the extras mentioned above – so it’s definitely worth making a few enquiries and seeing what’s on offer! As a partner, we also may be able to offer some exclusive deals.


I hope you’ve enjoyed this overview of the Macdonald Cardrona Hotel, Golf & Spa – and hopefully I’ve given you a better idea of what to expect should you choose to spend a couple of nights there! And with so many excellent facilities available, I’d highly recommend making a weekend of it.

Fancy a golf break at the Cardrona Hotel? As an official Macdonald Cardrona partner, we may be able to offer some exclusive deals just for you – and I’ll be happy to help you out with any element of planning your trip!

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