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Macdonald Spey Valley Championship Golf Course

Dalfaber Dr | Macdonald Aviemore Highland Resort, Aviemore PH22 1PN, Scotland
+44 1479 812920
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1st Class Course and 1st Class Clubhouse Hospitality

Having heard very positive reviews of this golf course from my friends I was glad to get the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
TheRainman88
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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
Outstanding Golfing Experience

The entire experience was excellent. We had visited the course the day we arrived in Aviemore to... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2017
JNelson70
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Prescott, Arizona
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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 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.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“tee times” (2 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Dalfaber Dr | Macdonald Aviemore Highland Resort, Aviemore PH22 1PN, Scotland
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+44 1479 812920
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having heard very positive reviews of this golf course from my friends I was glad to get the opportunity to finally play it and believe me you will not be disappointed, it is a cracking test of golf with 6600 off the yellow tees and...More

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Reviewed 3 October 2017

The entire experience was excellent. We had visited the course the day we arrived in Aviemore to find out information. The gentleman in the pro shop was courteous and responsive to all all questions. Upon making a tee time we requested rental clubs. The next...More

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General M, General Manager at Macdonald Spey Valley Championship Golf Course, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2017

Dear JNelson70, Thank you for taking the time to write your lovely review. I am delighted to see that you enjoyed your golf trip and will be sure to pass on your kind comments to the staff team. I do hope we have the chance...More

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Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

Round at Spey Valley course yesterday. Very nice welcome from Jonny and staff. Played the course ( sunshine and showers ) with some gusting wind. Course is in excellent condition with tight fairways and challenging greens. Absolutely stunning location and views. Spent some time in...More

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General M, General Manager at Macdonald Spey Valley Championship Golf Course, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2017

Dear Conongadge, Thank you for taking the time to write your lovely review. I am delighted to see that you enjoyed a slightly sunny game of golf. I will pass on your kind comments to the team, I know they will be delighted to hear...More

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Reviewed 20 June 2017

12 golfers 2 rounds 18th & 19th June. Excellent course, but stay out of the heather. Staff could not have made us more welcome from the start, organising buggies, and the rest. Left cars and clubs at the club, and the mini bus took us...More

Thank peter m
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MacdonaldAviemore, Guest Relations Manager at Macdonald Spey Valley Championship Golf Course, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2017

Dear peter m, Thank you for the time to write your review. Delighted to hear that you enjoyed the course and I will pass on your feedback to the golf team. Look forward to seeing you back again soon. Kind regards Ruth Dixon

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Reviewed 9 May 2017

Having been a corporate member of this course for several years this year has seen the best conditioning at this time of year and looking forward to playing what is one of Scotland's best inland courses. The hydro European challenge tour is here in June...More

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MacdonaldAviemore, Guest Relations Manager at Macdonald Spey Valley Championship Golf Course, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2017

Dear richjane16, Thank you for your review. Delighted to hear that you enjoyed the course and hope to see you again soon. Kind regards Ruth Dixon

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Reviewed 21 April 2017

Cottages are a bit tired and could do with a coat of paint at east. Have never seen a double glazing unit with moths trapped inside. Do not use the restaurant I was served baby back ribs with the polythene still attached, I guess they...More

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Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Had a very good steak with wine. Cooked to perfection. Incredible views from the clubhouse. Great value menu. Highly recommend.

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Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

We spotted the Club's road sign as we were passing through Aviemore, so we made a U turn and my wife popped in to see if we could book a tee time. She returned saying she'd met a lovely young man called Jonny, who'd made...More

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Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

The very best I have played. An impeccable standard of course, absolutely perfect condition. Staff are very friendly and helpful, this is a long course so a buggy hire would be even quicker.

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Reviewed 29 August 2016

I had the mushroom and garlic flat bread and fries, very tasty and filling. Also had a late with my meal as I watched the roe deer in the grounds by the lochan.

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