From August this year, the par 72 Dave Thomas designed Macdonald Spey Valley Championship Golf Course at Macdonald Aviemore Resort will benefit from the opening of a new £1 million clubhouse. 

Just 40 miles south of Inverness Airport and minutes from Macdonald Aviemore Resort, the clubhouse enjoys the breathtaking backdrop of the Cairngorm Mountain Range. Overlooking the 1st tee, the clubhouse will further enhance the appeal of a course that recently, for the 5th consecutive year proudly hosted the prestigious Scottish Hydro Challenge - a European Challenge Tour Event.  

Complementing its stunning natural surroundings, the two-storey clubhouse is finished in wood and local, natural stone.  Beyond large French doors offering sweeping views over the course, changing areas, a retail outlet, a lounge bar, restaurant and an additional patio terrace for al fresco dining ensure guests can truly relax and dine in style.

Ruaridh Macdonald, Operations Director, Macdonald Hotels & Resorts, commented: "Our decision to invest £1 million in the new clubhouse, where visitors will be able to relax and enjoy the highest quality of food and drink, further underlines our continual drive to invest and ensure we remain a fairway from your standard hotel group.

"With 10 golf courses across the UK, Macdonald Hotels & Resorts carefully select golf partners to complement our courses. Reflecting the hotel group's commitment to the quality of our golf product and development of the sport, we are also delighted to be a gold partner to the Stephen Gallacher Foundation; a foundation that has supported 1500 young, up and coming golfers in its first year." 

The construction of the clubhouse is the latest significant development by Macdonald Hotels & Resorts to ensure whether a leisure break, corporate or 'society' golf day, guests tee off in style. 

As part of a £5million investment capital set aside by the group in 2013, refurbishment at other golf hotels include two significant investments into hotels within the newly launched Macdonald Hotels' Signature Collection; £250,000 into 9 bedrooms at Macdonald Marine Hotel, North Berwick, the closest hotel to the Open Championship 2013 being held in Muirfield and £650,000 into 39 bedrooms at the iconic Macdonald Rusacks Hotel, St. Andrews, overlooking the Old Course.  Plus a £185,000 investment into 10 bedrooms at Macdonald Linden Hall Golf & Country Club, Northumberland.