MACDONALD Cardrona Hotel, Golf & Spa in Peebles, is set to offer complimentary lessons to aspiring female golfers.

Women of all ages and abilities will have access to the very best coaching from the hotel’s qualified PGA Professionals as part of the ‘Get into Golf’ campaign.

They will also experience the game on a Championship Golf Course, with Macdonald Cardrona Hotel, Golf & Spa previously playing host to the European Challenge Tour and Euro Pro Tour.

The initiative is part of a bid to celebrate Macdonald Hotels & Resorts’ commitment to the female game, and it is hoped that it will encourage participation in the sport at a grassroots level.

Golf Operations Manager, and former European Tour professional, Emma Goddard, launched the campaign.

She said: “Golf is an incredibly rewarding sport which helps keep you active and teaches valuable lessons that can be applied on and off the course.

“Traditionally, there have been a lot of barriers for women interested in taking up golf.

“Today women represent just 15% of golfers in the UK which, when compared to sports like cycling or tennis, is incredibly low.

“Indeed, when you look at other European countries, which record figures as a high as 38%, it’s clear we are falling behind.

“But with a number of recent high-profile success, including Georgia Hull’s famous victory in the 2018 Women’s British Open, appetite is growing.

“By giving young girls and women a taster, we hope to inspire the next generation of female golfers.

“I fell in love with golf the first time I stepped out on the course, and now I want to help other young girls experience the magic of the game.”

The complimentary tuition sessions will be available on Tuesday, July 9, Wednesday, July 10 and Thursday, July 11.

Further details of the initiative, including details of how to book tuition, can be found at