Macdonald Hotels & Resorts, has further reinforced
its status as one of the UK's leading networks of golf venues as
Golf World magazine publishes its first ranking of the Top 100 Golf
Resorts in the UK and Ireland.
The UK's largest independent hotel group saw all five of its
golf resorts feature within the new list, which was compiled by an
international panel of experts who considered the quality of a
venue's golf course(s), accommodation, amenities and setting to
establish the standings.
European Challenge Tour venue, Macdonald
Aviemore Resort, located in the Highlands of Scotland, which
underwent a £1 million investment programme to develop its new
clubhouse in 2013, was the highest ranked Macdonald venue,
finishing 23rd in the inaugural
Hotel, Golf & Spa, Cheshire, was ranked
53rd in the list, Macdonald Cardrona
Hotel, Golf & Spa, Peebles, was 64th, Macdonald Hill
Valley Hotel, Golf & Spa, Shropshire, was
73rd and Macdonald
Linden Hall Golf & Country Club, Northumberland,
finished 86th, respectively.
Keith Pickard, Group Director of Golf, Leisure & Spa at
Macdonald Hotels & Resorts, said: "Our prominence in this
influential Golf World listing is the ideal endorsement of the
significant investment we have completed over the last four years
to further enhance the quality of our golf resorts and ensure we
are able to meet the exacting demands of today's modern
The success in the Top 100 ranking follows an investment
programme, which included a course renovation project across the
five venues and the refurbishment of the hotels as part of a wider
£10 million project in 2015, designed to further enhance playing
conditions and customer experience.
Commenting on the 2018 rankings, Golf World's Top 100 Editor,
Chris Bertram, said: "The UK undoubtedly has some of the best golf
resorts in the world and this inaugural list, which was compiled by
a panel of Golf World readers, aims to provide a definitive
"The five Macdonald Hotels & Resorts golf venues all offer
golfers the opportunity to play consistently good and varied
courses, as well as provide a number of accommodation options
designed to ensure a first-class golf break."