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Conditions
2.8
Value
3.8
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
4.5
Amenities
2.8
64.1%
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2.1
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Layout
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Pace
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Amenities
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StaffFriendliness
3.6
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Conditions
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Value
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Layout
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Pace
4.3
Amenities
2.0
StaffFriendliness
4.0
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Style Parkland/Woodland
Par 72
Length 7010 yards
Slope N/A
Rating N/A

Macdonald Cardrona Hotel, Golf & Country Club is an 18-hole parkland and woodland golf course. The golf course was designed by former Ryder Cup player Dave Thomas in 2001 and has been awarded the Scottish Award for Environmental Excellence in Golf.

The Macdonald Cardona golf course is located in a unique setting, with a backdrop of the Borders hills. It is skirted by the Tweed River and features wide, undulating greens.

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Course Details

Year Built 2001
Architect Dave Thomas (2001)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies Yes
Golf School Academy Yes - "Lee Westwood Golf School"
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes
Practice Hole Yes

Policies

Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Resort Casual

Food & Beverage

Restaurant

Available Facilities

Meeting Facilities, Banquet Facilities, Spa

Available Sports

Fitness

Reviews

3.3
65 Reviews (65)
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Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Great day

We had a great day at Cadrona. The course was a bit boggy in some areas but only to be expected in the middle of October. Course layout is brilliant. Would recommend a buggy as course is really long.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Shocking

They should be embarrassed, letting such a great course go to ruin. Greens terrible and no sand in bunkers.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Below standards

Played the course several times over a few years and it is gradually getting into worse condition.
The greens were very very poor and bunkers worse

I’m aware current Climate makes it hard but even then still Well below The expected. Level

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Walked

Extreamly Poor.

Played today and very wet under foot Greens are in very poor condition with weed growth, bare patches and pitting - ball bounces along the green rather than roles, see better greens at the fairground and public putting greens at the sea side.
Bunkers are beyond repair over growing with weeds and grass. Fairways recently cut as there were lots of grass cutting all over. Even with Covid and lock down this course is in extremely poor condition.
Waited for coffee prior to tee off however it never arrived.
Long drive from Glasgow for golf day out and very disappointed
The MacDonald resort web page parts a very different story to the reality of the day. Deffo won't be back

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course in poor condition

Greens poor. Fairway grass too long and bunkers were all out of play.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Walked

Golf trip to the Borders

We had played Glencourse and Peebles on previous days and chose this one to finish off as it was listed as a championship course. I accept that staffing and maintenance of the course during Covid-19 must be challenging but both of our other 2 courses were delightful (and less expensive) and were in very good condition. It has a very picturesque layout but not having played it before we found signposting around the course lacking (several places we took a wrong turn to the next tee). The fairways had clumps of recently mown grass; the bunkers had not been racked for some time and some had plastic sheeting showing through and clumps of grass growing; many of the greens were in poor condition with large areas of bare patches making it almost impossible to putt.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Cardrona golf

Magnificent setting course enjoyable unfortunately greens were terrible and bunkers were a jungle (plenty off them edges uncut for months lost a few balls in the bunkers)

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Not good

Would have been good but not well maintained long rough no sand in bickers enjoyed it but very long walk between some of the holes but value for money that we payed

Conditions Poor
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

First time on this course. Understandably the course has yet to catch up with its full maintenance regime due to covid. however this is still a great course and a big challenge. Very long course and the long grass in places and unforgiving rough added to the challenge,. Despite this it was good value for money.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Poor condition

Second time playing the course today. Compared to the great conditions I played in 2 years ago, the course seems to have let itself down somewhat. The course appears overgrown in large parts and the greens were in terrible condition full of moss and bobbles. As for the bunkers, the less said about those the better. Such a shame that a once great course has come to this. Serious TLC needed in order to stop this course going down the pan.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
Previously Played

Conditions

Having played this great course I was dismayed to see the conditions of it .Bunkers overgrown and greens patchy and bare.Not a greenkeeper in site .Owners should hang their heads in shame.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing

Cardrona first

Very disappointing
The greens were attrotious, very little grass, plenty moss and are patches.
The bunkers were full of weeds and haddened been raked for months.
The grass around bunkers was 1 foot high and full of weeds.
No strimmers been used for months.
Signage for Tees were no existing on a few holes

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Greens are appalling

Fairways were nice. Rough was heavy and quite harsh. Bunkers need a lot of attention. Greens were probably the worst I have ever seen. Other courses at this time are in much better condition.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Tough times

Great location and course for long hitters but in these early stages of recovery the course requires a lot of TLC.

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Birthday round of golf for my son

Hard to give an honest review of this course and facilities due to the circumstances of covid 19.So here it is.
Very friendly member of staff who explained how the course was playing,eg bunkers were classed as gur ,landed in a few ,not many people taking care of course but apart from some greens being a little bit sparse of grass and bumpy it was a lovely course to play,smashin setting ,score could have been better or a lot worse due to green condition as i said .
This is a course you need to play a few times to get the right line for the second/third shot and i would recommend this to anyone who likes a challenge
There are not many courses i have played that i would like to play again but this is definately one of them and for the price of a round its good value for money,oh before i forget great to have a tee thats level /flat ,makes a big difference when teeing off

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

A jewel in the crown

Never get tired playing at Cardrona, fantastic course and the location and scenery is beautiful.. You always receive a warm welcome from the staff in the pro shop who are very friendly and helpful. The condition of the course is some what below it’s usual standard because of lockdown but this shouldn’t put anyone off returning here, wish I lived closer to Peebles as I would take out a membership.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Good winter golf

The course was surprisingly dry. The greens had been holotyned and rolled flat so putting was pretty true, if a bit slow , but it is January.
The professional was very welcoming.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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