As part of its on-going commitment to increase golf
Hotels & Resorts, the UK's largest independent hotel group,
has launched a campaign to provide children with the opportunity to
become a junior member, free of charge.
Children under the age of 17 will be able to enjoy a free
flexible membership at one of Macdonald Hotels & Resorts' five
UK golf venues, providing their parent or guardian is a new or
With four different teeing options available on each of its golf
courses, juniors of all ages and abilities are able to enjoy the
tournament-quality facilities throughout the network of Macdonald Hotels &
Resorts golf venues.
Keith Pickard, Group Director of Golf, Leisure & Spa at
Macdonald Hotels & Resorts, said: "Macdonald Hotels &
Resorts is committed to a number of initiatives that encourage the
next generation of golfers to take up the game and to help preserve
its long-term future.
"It will help make golf membership even more affordable for
families and it would be great to see as many juniors as possible
take advantage of it, so one day we may see a golfer winning a
Major Championship who was first inspired to take up the game as
part of our free junior golf initiative."
costing £325 per year, junior golfers will be given a flexible
points-based membership, operated by PlayMoreGolf, which will
provide them with 100 points - 80 of these to be utilised at their
designated 'home' club and 20 reserved for rounds at other 'away'
clubs - with points deducted from their allocation each time they
play a round of golf.
Keith added: "Our flexible golf memberships are ideal for
younger golfers, as they provide the chance to play golf at a time
that best suits them and hopefully it will make a real impact and
create a number of lifelong members."
Macdonald Hotels & Resorts is already involved in a number
of successful initiatives to introduce children to the game,
including working alongside European Tour professional and brand
ambassador Stephen Gallacher, in support of the Stephen Gallacher
Foundation, which helps junior golfers maximise their potential
through playing golf.
Children will be able to enjoy a free golf membership at the
five participating Macdonald Hotels & Resorts venues including:
Hotel, Golf & Spa; Macdonald Cardrona Hotel, Golf & Spa; Macdonald Spey Valley Golf
& Country Club, Macdonald Hill Valley Hotel, Golf & Spa or Macdonald Linden Hall Golf
& Country Club.