Spey Bay Golf Links and Hotel in Spey Bay, Morayshire, Scotland | GolfPass
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4.4
52 Reviews (52)
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Conditions
4.0
Value
4.7
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.7
Amenities
3.8
97.3%
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51 out of 52 reviews
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4.3
17 Reviews (17)
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Conditions
4.0
Value
4.9
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.6
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.4
100.0%
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17 out of 17 reviews
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4.3
20 Reviews (20)
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Conditions
4.0
Value
4.8
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.7
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3.7
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4.5
95.0%
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19 out of 20 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Style Links
Par 70
Length 6219 yards
Slope N/A
Rating N/A

This is a visually pleasing undulating links course with a long beach on one side. Measuring 5,726 yards from the tips, Spey Bay Golf Club is a par 70.

Gorse and heather line the fairways here, and the beach creates a natural border on some holes - though it won't come into play unless you're completely wild off the tee.

No. 8 is Spey Bay Golf Club's signature hole. The small green sits atop a hillock, so you better be accurate or risk seeing your ball go tumbling down. This pretty much goes for all the holes at Spey Bay, which requires a thoughtful shot off the tee and a light touch around the greens.

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Course Details

Year Built 1907
Architect Ben Sayers

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Walking Allowed Yes

Food & Beverage

Bar

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Reviews

4.4
52 Reviews (52)
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4.0
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Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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5.0
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First Time Playing

Spey Bay 28/07/22

Thoroughly enjoyed our round. Barely anyone else on the course so flew round.

By no means a perfectly manicured resort style course but that added to the enjoyment for me. Wonderfully natural bumpy fairways that were for the most part generous enough. Greens quite slow but ran nicely enough. Couple of cracking wee par 3s. Notably the infinity style green on the 8th.

For the cost (£25) excellent value for money.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
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Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Windy weather
Walked

Speybay

This is a really nice links course running along the sea side. It is unusual for a links in that the subsoil is mostly shingle brought down by the river Spey from the mountains and covered by a thin layer of sandy soil.. As one would expect of a Ben Sayers design it has some of the features of North Berwick West: figure of 8 layout, occasional narrow raised green and even a Redan type (steep reverse facing green} par 3 at the 16th.
We really enjoyed it and thought it amazingly cheap and mostly empty of people playing golf, presumably due to its remoteness.

Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

Links course a bit tired

Lovely course close to Buckie. Members were playing ahead and could have played us through but chose to ignore us for nearly all the round. So, not friendliest or courteous members, which was a shame as people in the area are generally very welcoming. Course itself was fairly typical links but in need of a bit of tlc. Course played easy on a lovely calm day when I was also playing well.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Great layout

Spey Bay has a stunning location by the Moray Firth and is a real traditional links test with undulating fairways. Off the beaten track but highly recommended.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great day out

Had a smashing day out. Hired a buggy and would have hired the second had it been serviceable. Catering stayed back until 15:30 to accommodate our party. We were looked. After professionally in particular by Sally

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fair test of links golf

Hospitable traditional classic links experience. Excellent value.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Spey Bay a hidden gem.

Excellent hidden gem.. Excellent links course with undulating fairways with well kept greens. Played on a sunny wind free day an absolute pleasure to play.
Not long but you have to be accurate and stay out of the gorse. Well done to the green staff for the condition of the course. Excellent place for a round of holiday golf. Well worth a visit.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 24
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice little course

Greens were a little bumpy as it is still early in the season, however the rest of the course was fine. The staff were friendly and only too happy to help. Food was excellent although the menu was limited. Overall thoroughly enjoyed the day, which was even better as my partner and I won.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Real hidden gem

This is golf as it was supposed to be!
Don't think much will have changed at this course for decades.
Fantastic piece of ground for a golf course.
Loved it

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Cracking course

Outstanding round of golf and what a glorious day for it staff where friendly

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Enjoyable winter golf

Visited Spey Bay as it is a seaside course which meant that it is on summer greens when many inland courses are still on winter greens. Beautiful sunny day with little wind meant that the course was playing as easy as it can get. Greens in good condition for early March. The gorse has been cut back quite a bit which opens the fairways up and is less intimidating off the tee. An interesting and enjoyable course in reasonable nick, but probably could do with some investment to smarten it up a bit. Clubhouse open to the public, we had some issues with our breakfast order but food generally good.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Spey Bay

Well worth a visit. Beautiful views of the Moray firth. And enjoyable course. Will be back again.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Good!

Great layout with some fantastic holes.

Clubhouse staff were very friendly and couldn’t do enough for us.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great layout and a testing course for all abilities.
Greens are in fantastic condition, too.

No practice facilities to warm up prior to the round and an absence of signage from the road indicating the course location were the only issues on the day.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
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