Spey Valley Golf Course in Aviemore, Inverness-shire, Scotland | GolfPass
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4.6
25 Reviews (25)
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0
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.2
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.7
Amenities
4.0
95.8%
Recommend this course
23 out of 25 reviews
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5.0
3 Reviews (3)
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3
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Conditions
4.3
Value
4.3
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.7
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
5.0
100.0%
Recommend this course
3 out of 3 reviews
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4.8
4 Reviews (4)
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Conditions
4.5
Value
4.0
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.8
100.0%
Recommend this course
4 out of 4 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 72
Length 7153 yards
Slope N/A
Rating N/A

Spey Valley's signature hole is the fifth, the longest hole in Scotland at 635 yards. However, several other holes deserve a mention for their natural beauty. The sixth spans a lake, which has been adopted as a nesting site by a bird colony.

The 12th is the start of the home stretch, where the Spey Valley opens up like a film set. The most spectacular of all is likely Spey Valley Golf Course's 18th, with its two bunkers designed to mirror the undulating corries of the mountains beyond.

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Course Details

Year Built 2006
Architect Dave Thomas (2006)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - £35
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes
Practice Hole Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Yes
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Appropriate golf attire.

Food & Beverage

Bar, Beverage Carts

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Sauna, Locker Rooms

Available Activities

Swimming, Billiards

Reviews

4.6
25 Reviews (25)
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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Great course

A gem of a course for sure. Have been waiting to play this course for a while now and was not disappointed. The course is in a great condition and I would rate the greens 7 out of 10. Will definitely be back soon.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Great track

Longer than most. Layout was outstanding. Very good shape.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Reviews 24
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Tough trek

Played this course a few times now and never manage a good score. It's a tough trek. Ideal for the big hitters. Wind blowing, so makes it tougher. Proper golf course

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

Beautiful weather, challenging course

27 degrees a bit on the hot side in such an exposed area but course was well designed and entertaining. Longer than we anticipated and make sure to hire a buggy. Only gripe we would have is that as first timers without a map we missed a couple of the dog leg holes until after we had hit driver. Watch out of the 18th, we had a bunch of cyclists who cycled right in front of (despite signage) us just as were about to drive - could’ve been nasty!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Spey valley

Excellent course and good value for money, great views of Cairngorms

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Dormant

Course had nor recovered from a long winter when we played it (16/4/21), the grass being almost completely dormant. Will be better in the summer no doubt.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
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
Previously Played

Excellent value

Greens very good, tough pins !!! Tees a wee bit rough. The heather is penal - avoid at all times. Par 3s tough, long irons / hybrids to all. Long walk but beautiful surroundings and I was round in just over 3 hours so that was good..

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

Excellent course and stunning views

Really enjoyed the course which certainly makes you think, then relaxes you with stunning views between shots.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great Course overall.

Fantastic highland scenery with great wildlife for a background to a demanding course. Every hole has a different stamp to test all golfers.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Spectacular scenery

Played 3 days this week all in beautiful weather. Having played last year in April I did find that the course I guess due to the covid crisis has lacked a little maintenance. Despite that I really enjoyed playing here again. The scenery is breathtaking and you can not beat it anywhere. You definitely know you are in the highlands of Scotland. There is deer and all sorts of other wildlife. It is a challenging course and I was glad to say that I was able to play to my handicap. The staff are all very nice and make you feel very welcome. I would most definitely recommend anyone visiting aviemore to play on this course. You will not regret it for sure I look forward to my next visit.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
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
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Ill be back!

Great place to play golf. Plenty interesting holes and the views/setting is very special! Will be back again! Hopefully still at £30

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Spey Valley

Golf shop was closed when I arrived to play, so did not see a member of staff before I teed off.
Course condition (tees and fairways) were in poor condition. Greens were fine.
Many tee shots would benefit from a marker (post) for optimal direction of Tee shot.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Spey Valley

Been lucky enough to play this course twice this year and would highly recommend! Great mix of incredible location and fantastic design along the Spey valley. Currently the best value course in Scotland?

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Good Test of Golf

Very Good course - word of warning though - you need a buggy - long walks between green and next tee especially 1st to 2nd 300 yards and 17th to 18th 350 Yards - but course in excellent condition and a beautiful setting amongst the hills of the Cairngorms

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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