Friday, August 25, 2017

£90,000 renovation work at MacDonald Cardrona course, Peebles
Macdonald Cardrona Hotel, Golf and Spa, Peebles, near Edinburgh, has completed a series of important renovations to its award-winning, Dave Thomas-designed, championship golf course.   
Macdonald Hotels and Resorts, the UK’s largest independently- owned hotel group, has invested more than £90,000 to renovate the bunkers on the 6,856-yard, par-72 lay-out, which includes installing Blinder Bunker Liner to enhance drainage. 
In addition, the former European Challenge Tour venue has also completed a programme of sand exchange on every bunker, while renovation work has also been completed on the course’s numerous pathways.   
Keith Pickard, Group Director of Golf, Leisure and Spa at Macdonald Hotels and Resorts, said: “With a number of fairways skirting the River Tweed, we have had instances in the past where the riverbanks have overflowed, causing damage to the course. 
“One of the goals of this renovation project was to ensure the bunkers are capable of draining as efficiently as possible, enabling the course to be in tournament condition for our members and visitors, all-year-round.” 
Alongside the installation of liners, the cut lines of every bunker have also been enhanced to ensure they are more visible from the fairways and accurately match Dave Thomas’ original course design.



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