Golfer putting at Cardrona
Golfer at Cardrona


World-renowned course architect Dave Thomas designed the Cardrona Hotel Championship Golf Course, creating a challenging test of golfing skill for the expert golfer, but also remaining an enjoyable course for the recreational player.

Set amongst the rolling hills of the Tweed Valley, golfers have chance to admire their picturesque surroundings, before negotiating their tee shot.

Ideal for a golf break with luxury accommodation in our hotel, society or corporate golf day, or just a casual 18 holes with friends, Cardrona Hotel, Golf & Spa is a golfer's dream.

"The 7th hole is an absolute hidden gem, but the whole course has a pretty epic background" - John Gallagher

Proud to be a Scottish Golf Championship Venue

Championship Course

Yards: 7010 | Par: 72 | SSS: 73
              Playability for golfers of all levels is achieved through a wide choice of tee options, with the course measuring 7010 yards from the championship tees, 6555 yards from the boxes and 6139 yards from the front markers.

Get to know our Championship Course - and pick up some pro tips - with our in-depth guide below.


Graphic of the 1st hole at Cardrona's Championship Golf Course

1st Hole: Thomas Test

Pro's Tip:
A tough start normally played into the prevailing wind. The tee shot should be down the left side of the fairway. Judge your second shot  to lay up short of the bunker and allow an attacking short iron to the  green. Should you carry the fairway bunkers in two shots, the rewards  can be “birdies galore” this early in the round.