OVERVIEW — There are only 247 true links golf courses in the world, and we are blessed to call one of them our own in Spey Bay. The current course is a phenomenal site with some of the best fairway contouring in the world and a back nine that plays almost entirely along the northern Scottish coast.
Future plans — Links has brought together some of the most talented people in the world of golf course architecture and design to re-imagine Spey Bay as a unique and compelling site that maintains the traditions of links golf while also embracing modern elements of the game. The project will include a substantial renovation to maximize the dramatic coastline and enhance shot variety and playability throughout the course.
ARCHITECT - We have retained Clayton, DeVries, and Pont (CDP) to renovate the course. The partnership consists of three of the world’s foremost architecture practices that have helped to deliver some of the world’s top-rated golf courses including Cape Wickham Links, Barnbougle Dunes, Kingsley Club, and Greywalls at Marquette.
AGRONOMIST - We have brought on Chris Haspell as our agronomy consultant throughout the renovation process. Haspell is best known for his work on some of the world’s most prestigious golf courses, including Castle Stuart Golf Links, Cabot Links, and Brora Golf Club.
“We are thrilled to have the opportunity to work with a group like Links Golf Club that embraces visionary thinking and is excited by the challenge of creating a truly unique golf experience in a spectacular location"
Early Days — Designed by the legendary Ben Sayers, the Spey Bay Golf Course was opened in 1907.
The late prime minister Ramsay Macdonald was a member at Spey Bay and the magnificent club championship trophy which remains at the club, was presented by him.
The grand Richmond Gordon Hotel stood overlooking the eighteenth green and was a favourite retreat for the gentry of the day. Sadly the hotel was burned to the ground in the great fire of 1965.
Original Clubhouse - 1907
LOCATION — Spey is conveniently located within driving distance from major airports and can easily serve as the centerpiece of a trip to the Scottish Highlands or be part of an extension when playing golf throughout the country.