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Scotland, Inverness-shire GRD Rating 8.7

Macdonald Aviemore Resort

Golf breaks at Macdonald Aviemore Resort, Scotland. GRD Rating: 8.7

Resort Summary

Youll find everything you need at Macdonald Aviemore Resort - luxury brand shopping, 3D cinema, top-class restaurants, state-of-the-art leisure arena and luxury spa, and, for golfers, Spey Valley Championship Golf Course. Recently voted one of the best in Scotland.

You'll find the hotels of Macdonald Aviemore Resort resting at the very heart of the Cairngorms National Park in the Scottish Highlands. Stay amidst ancient Caledonian pine forests at one of four distinctive hotels or the luxury woodland lodges, you're assured to find the perfect room for your stay in the Scottish Highlands resort.

In the heart of Macdonald Aviemore Resort lies Spey Valley Leisure Arena, which hosts a 25m lagoon pool with giant flume & wave machine, luxury spa, gym, arcade and 3 storey soft play maze. It is also home to Smarty Art Pottery Painting and Highland Physiotherapy.

Guests can let their cares float away in the spa as fully-trained therapists pamper you with feel-good massages, soothing facials and luxurious manicures. Or may wish their fitness in the state-of-the-art Technogym.

The kids will love the wave machine and flume, adults will love the Sauna, Steam Room & Jacuzzi. Even if you don't fancy going in yourself, you can watch on from the poolside cafe.

The hotel resort is also in the perfect location for anyone who enjoys outdoor activities. Aviemore and the Cairngorms are famous for ski slopes and hiking trails. The resorts Entertainment Team works hard to bring you a wide range of enjoyable daily activities and evening entertainment to keep the whole family entertained during your break.

Golf Courses

Spey Valley Championship Golf Course
18 holes
Par 72
Designed by Dave Thomas
The Spey Valley Championship Golf Course is an 18-hole, par 72 course that meanders through ancient Caledonian pine forests and along the banks of the sparkling River Spey. Some of the holes are famous for their outstanding natural beauty the 5th hole boasts the longest hole in Scotland (at 635 yards) and the 6th spans a lake. When you reach the 12th at the start of the home stretch, the Spey Valley opens up before you like a film set, whilst the 16th presents a real challenge for even the most experienced golfer. You'll need a long, accurate tee shot to carry the water hazard and the flowering purple heather is standing by to punish a poor shot. However, the most spectacular of all has to be the 18th with its two bunkers designed to mirror the undulating corries of the mountains beyond.


The Macdonald Highands Hotel
The Macdonald Highlands Hotel is a relaxing, stylish 4-star hotel situated in the very heart of Macdonald Aviemore Resort. Boasting 151 luxurious rooms and its own signature restaurant, The Highlands Hotel is ideal for those travelling for business or leisure. With direct access to Spey Valley Leisure & Spa, you can rest assured that you'll be well and truly relaxed once you check out.

The Luxury Woodland Lodges
You'll find The 4-star Luxury Woodland Lodges nestled amongst Macdonald Aviemore Resort's ancient Caledonian pine forests. The 18 deluxe Highland lodges combine luxury with outdoor living after a day of adventuring in the surrounding mountains, store your bike or skis in the woodshed, order a pizza delivery from Giovanni's - the onsite Italian restaurant, and settle into your woodland home-from-home in front of a cosy wood-burning stove.

The Academy Hotel
The 3-star Academy Hotel is the perfect choice for social events and family gatherings at the Macdonald Aviemore Resort. Offering 102 family rooms, which sleep up to 4 people, with extra storage for skis. With a family bar and a small children's playground, there's plenty to keep everyone entertained. 18 hole Spey Valley Championship Golf Course with its breathtaking vistas is only 5 minutes drive away. Located just 200 yards from Spey Valley Shopping, Spey Valley Carvery and Spey Valley Cinema, all the resort facilities are on the doorstep.

The Aviemore Inn
Next to the impressive conference centre, the 3 star Aviemore Inn is a bright and airy hotel offering 62 rooms. Enjoy Mediterranean food and drink onsite with friends, family or colleagues in Giovanni's Italian Restaurant or relax in the hotel bar. Feeling energetic? Take a short walk to Spey Valley Leisure or play a round of golf at Spey Valley Championship Golf Course, all Resort facilities are within a 2 minute walk.

The Four Seasons Hotel
The Macdonald Four Seasons Hotel is a 3-star hotel, located in the centre of Cairngorms National Park in the Macdonald Aviemore Resort. The hotel features 87 classic rooms and suites, offering the finest views of the Cairngorm Mountain and the Craigellachie Nature Reserve. With a spacious function suite, grand restaurant and bar and Spey Valley Leisure just 2 minutes away - the hotel is an ideal base for families and large groups.

Food and Drink

At Macdonald Aviemore Resort, guests have the option to dine at one of the Resort's many restaurants including Aspects fine dining restaurant, the Scottish Steak Club restaurant and the Spey Valley Sports Bar and Carvery. Whether you want a relaxed family dinner, a healthy poolside snack, a sophisticated dinner for two, or a mouth-watering steak, you'll find the perfect restaurant at the Macdonald Aviemore Resort.

Golf Tuition and Practice Facilities

Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned golfer, Spey Valley Championship Golf Course's resident PGA Professional, Murray Urquhart, will happily coach you with some helpful tips to improve your game.


Enquire & Book Direct

Quote: GRD10184
Email Resort

Tel: 08448799152

All prices quoted are subject to change and availability. Please contact the resort directly to confirm all costs, dates and booking arrangements.



Macdonald Aviemore Resort
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Getting there

Nearest airport: Inverness Airport
Travel options: Located just off the A9, 100m walking distance form Aviemore Railway Station and 25.7 miles from Inverness Airport.

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Resort facilities

  • Gym
  • Sauna
  • Swimming Pool

Hotel facilities

  • Bar
  • Internet
  • Shops
  • WiFi

Practice area

  • Covered Bays
  • Video training

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