MACDONALD Hotels & Resorts has launched a new campaign that will allow children to become members of its clubs absolutely free of charge.
Kids under the age of 18 will be offered free and flexible memberships at one of Macdonald’s five UK venues – including Cardrona and Spey Valley in Scotland – providing their parent or guardian is a new or existing member.
This new initiative will save juniors £325 per year, as well as offering a flexible points-based membership. They will be provided with 100 points – 80 of these to be utilised at their designated ‘home’ club and 20 reserved for rounds at other ‘away’ Macdonald Hotels & Resorts venues – with points deducted from their allocation each time they play a round of golf.
Keith Pickard, the group director of golf, said: “Macdonald Hotels & Resorts is committed to a number of initiatives that encourage the next generation of golfers to take up the game and to help preserve its long-term future.
“This campaign will help make golf membership even more affordable for families and it would be great to see as many juniors as possible take advantage of it, so one day we may see a golfer winning a major championship who was first inspired to take up the game as part of our free junior golf initiative.
“Our flexible golf memberships are ideal for younger golfers, as they provide the chance to play golf at a time that best suits them and hopefully it will make a real impact and create a number of lifelong members.”
As well as Cardrona and Spey Valley, children will be able to enjoy a free golf membership at Macdonald Portal Hotel, Golf & Spa, Macdonald Hill Valley Hotel, Golf & Spa, and Macdonald Linden Hall Golf & Country Club.
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