The Spey Bay course was designed in 1907 by the legendary Ben Sayers as a classic “out and in” links course with a loop at the turn. The course is a picturesque, undulating links with a long beach on one side. The fairways are lined with swathes of gorse and heather while shingle and the beach also form a border at some holes. The eighth is a particularly memorable hole as the small green is perched on a fair sized hillock and there is nothing to stop the ball except your accuracy.
Each hole at Spey Bay requires a good deal of thought from the tee and a deft touch around the greens, a challenge worthy of any keen golfer. The Hotel rewards guests with an immediate feeling of warmth and a taste of Scottish hospitality. 10 bedrooms, some offering breathtaking views across the Moray Firth and a further 4 golf lodges.
Although just over 6,200 yards long, Spey Bay’s trademark smaller greens present a good challenge to low handicap players and the course has hosted the scottish PGA Assistant Championships on many occasion.