MacDonald Highlands Hotel at Aviemore (Spey Valley) Golf Course

What we say

Golfers are in for a treat at the new 18 hole Spey Valley Championship Golf Course, recently voted one of the best in Scotland by the Top 100 Golf Courses of the World. Spey Valley boasts some of the most breathtaking views in the world and course designer, Dave Thomas, refers to Spey Valley as the potential jewel in his crown. Its challenging aspects and unique Highlands environment make the course an ideal venue for high-profile tournaments and charity fundraisers.

Home to the longest hole in Scotland, the par-5 5th which measures in at 641 yards.

After a hearty breakfast you'll be welcomed at the golf check-in reception, where you can hire a buggy or enjoy the walk amongst the wildlife. Bring your binoculars to spot deer, red squirrels and osprey. Then tee off towards the mountains on the driving range and play late into the long summer evenings.



Macdonald's new loyalty card scheme enables players to access the best available rates at its world-renowned courses, discounted and free rounds of golf, plus additional discounts on golf buggy hire and the hotels' food and beverage offerings.

Keith Pickard, Group Director of Golf at Macdonald Hotels & Resorts said: "This reward programme has been created following in-depth market research and our understanding of the needs of today's golfer.
"The scheme is a sign of Macdonald Hotels & Resorts' dedication to grow the game and increase participation, while rewarding our loyal customers. We know that the golf landscape is evolving and recognise that the way in which people play golf is changing.
"Our new Loyal-Tee card will allow players of all levels to enjoy the sport and gain exclusive benefits that have never been available before."
Players will receive increased benefits the more they play which includes special promotions, exclusive offers and free rounds of golf that can be redeemed across all Macdonald Hotels & Resort golf locations, including the world famous Macdonald Spey Valley Golf and Country Club in Aviemore, Macdonald Portal Hotel, Golf & Spa in Cheshire and Macdonald Cardrona Hotel, Golf & Spa in Peebles.

For further information on Macdonald Hotels and Resorts Loyal-Tee scheme, please visit

Course Information

Course 72 par
Course Style -
Green Fees Summer: All Week: £55 (round), Spring: All Week: £40 (round)
Course Length 6,653 yards (6,084 metres)
Holes 18
Difficulty Medium 11-20
Course Membership Proprietary

Course Features

  • Course has: Bar
  • Course has: Buggy Hire
  • Course has: Driving Range
  • Course does not have: Practice Green
  • Course has: Pro Shop
  • Course has: Restaurant
  • Course has: Trolley Hire
  • Course does not have: Dress Code
  • Course has: Club Hire
  • Course has: Handicap

Your Reviews

  • 4 out of 5 Second best in Scotland

    By scotsplato

    This course in 3 years time will be second only to Loch Lomond as in inland course. Difficult greens and many hazards make it a challenge even for the most competant of players. Add to this the occasional heavy winds and the course can really fight you all the way. A great course for the future and one any visiting golfer i have played with has enjoyed.

  • 4 out of 5 Must play golf course

    By Karlos

    I've now played this course twice and my partners and myself have been the only people on the course on both occasions....Why? The course is absolutely superb without a weak hole on it and the setting is incomparable. Ok, the lack of a clubhouse is an inconvenience but the temporary arrangements in place are satisfactory. This is a must play course for our annual golf tour to the North of Scotland.