Submitted by Owen McCafferty on Wed, 2009-12-30
Reay is 11 miles west of Thurso. The course overlooks Sandside Bay and the club house can be seen from the road as you pass through Reay. This beautiful seaside course, the most northerly 18 hole links on the British Mainland is to be found in a spectacular setting alongside Sandside Bay in the village of Reay, Thurso, Caithness.
Reay has a rich and diverse botanical interest, as well as being a scenic and challenging test of golf. It is the key to the unique character of the course that its naturalness is retained and cherished. There is a wide range of wildlife found on the course and a great number of species of wild plants.
The club’s leading players have voted the par 3 seventh as not only the best hole on the course but perhaps one of the most testing in the country. The tee and green, some 190 yards distant, are about the same level, but between them there is a burn, and over it a steep escarpment to the green – this gives the impression of closeness but do not be deceived, the 198 yards is all carry and there is no relief from being short.
The 196 yd. par three 7th “Pilkington” is a beautiful short hole played across “Reay” burn to a raised green. The two tiered 18th protected by it’s greenside bunkers provides a formidable finishing hole. A modern clubhouse provides picturesque views overlooking the whole course and where a warm welcome can be assured to all visitors.
- Holes: 18
- Yards: 5,831
- SSS: 69
- Par: 69
Visitors Green fees: £25 per day. Annual subscriptions are competitively priced at £300 per annum for ordinary membership, £550 for husband and wife and £210 for country and senior citizens membership. There is no joining fee at Reay.
Contact: Reay Golf Club Mrs Alison Ross – Secretary Phone 01847 811288 – Club Phone 01847 861241 – Secretary
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