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SkyCaddie strikes partnership with Macdonald Hotels & Resorts

  • SkyCaddie members to receive preferential rates at UK’s largest independently-owned hotel business

HADDENHAM, BUCKS, UK – SkyCaddie members in the UK can now enjoy a 15% discount off accommodation at 40 hotels across the country, in a new Partner Offer with Macdonald Hotels & Resorts announced today.

For a limited time SkyCaddie members will also receive a £10 Macdonald Hotels & Resorts voucher per room per night, to spend on spa, golf or dining at the award-winning group’s establishments.

SkyCaddie, the #1 most-trusted rangefinder in golf, has launched the offer on its website as the latest Partner Offer available exclusively to SkyCaddie membership holders.

Of particular interest to SkyCaddie members will be the five golf locations in the UK operated by Macdonald Hotels & Resorts, plus hotels such as Macdonald Rusacks Hotel which overlooks the historic Old Course at St Andrews.

The new partnership means that SkyCaddie members will enjoy discounted golf breaks at Macdonald Hotels such as Macdonald Linden Hall Golf & Country Club in Northumberland; Macdonald Portal Hotel, Golf & Spa near Chester; Macdonald Hill Valley Hotel, Golf & Spa in Shropshire; Macdonald Cardrona Hotel, Golf & Spa near Peebles; and on the spectacular Spey Valley Championship Golf Course at the Macdonald Aviemore Resort in the heart of the Scottish Highlands – home to Scotland’s longest golf hole, the 635 yard 5th.

With romantic retreats, city breaks and coastal getaways also available, SkyCaddie members can look forward to a memorable stay, fine quality food, and excellent service with Macdonald Hotels & Resorts.

“SkyCaddie members tend to travel more widely than the average golfer,” said Jacqui Surman, Senior Vice President International Sales & Marketing at SkyCaddie, “so preferential rates at the UK’s largest independently-owned hotel business will be of great interest to most of them, I am sure. We are always looking for ways to add new benefits to our globally-popular SkyCaddie membership programmes, which ensure that golfers have the best-possible information at their fingertips when – like our mappers – they walk the fairways.

“Now, SkyCaddie members will not only get the latest and most comprehensive maps at all Macdonald Hotels & Resorts golf courses, but they’ll also have extra cash to spend on their golf break too. We are proud to announce this partnership with Macdonald Hotels, one of the country’s most prestigious brands in the leisure sector, and we urge all SkyCaddie members to take time to investigate this offer”.

Keith Pickard, Director of Golf at Macdonald Hotels & Resorts, said: “We have a true passion for golf and we want to share in that enthusiasm with our guests all over the country. Our partnership with SkyCaddie is the perfect way to reach golfers and showcase our championship portfolio, from the panoramic views of the Scottish Highlands to the rolling hills of the Cheshire countryside.

“Not only do we offer fantastic golf experiences but our accommodation, spa facilities and service are second to none, ensuring that SkyCaddie membership holders who make use of their discount will have a stay to remember.”

The new Macdonald Hotels deal for SkyCaddie members is valid until December 31st 2015, and there is a members-only online link available to facilitate the discounted bookings.


Media Contact:   Andy Hiseman, Magic Hour Media
+44 (0)1226 781000 / +44 (0)7795 360112 /
At SkyCaddie   James Holmes  james@skycaddiegps.co.uk
At Macdonald Hotels   Bryan Bell, Anna Varley Jones,   macdonald@creation-mcr.com
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The spectacular Spey Valley Championship Golf Course at Macdonald Aviemore Resort. Photo credit: Kevin Murray.

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Established in 1990 by Donald Macdonald and colleagues, over the past 25 years Macdonald Hotels & Resorts has steadily and successfully expanded from its beginnings in Aberdeenshire to become the UK’s largest privately owned hotel group, including 13 golf hotels.

From the rolling countryside at Hill Valley, to the breath-taking backdrop of the Championship Golf Course at Spey Valley in the Cairngorms mountain range. With five Macdonald Hotels & Resorts Golf Venues in the UK and four Golf Resorts on the Costa Del Sol, the group provides the most beautiful golf destinations and are proud of our strong associations in the sport.

The courses offer quality tuition from a team of PGA Professionals and some golf venues have dedicated Golf Academies, which include driving ranges, short game areas and video analysis systems. Macdonald Portal is home to the Lee Westwood Golf School, which is committed to developing young talent with a recognised qualification in golf.

In addition to this, Macdonald Hotels & Resorts offers golf membership with a host of benefits and access to eight different courses of the highest quality, which are full of character and a challenge for all standards of golfer.

The membership packages include 7-day, 5-day, couples and juniors – offering exclusive member discounts, special offers, and preferential rates for hotel stays and golf breaks too.

Macdonald Hotels and Resorts has an unwavering commitment to achieving the highest quality standards, in every aspect of the business, and has received numerous prestigious accolades. This has included named 2013 – 2014 AA Hotel Group of the Year, 2012-2013 AA Eco-Hotel Group of the Year, receiving the MIDAS award for the Best Breakfast 2011/12, a 2012 Good Egg Award by Compassion for World Farming, the National Customer Service Awards for Leisure and Tourism and the coveted 2013 Carbon Trust Standard.