reay golf clubReay Golf Club

A traditional links course, on the scenic North coast of Scotland nestling in Sandside Bay with the Pentland Firth and the North Atlantic Ocean visible from every hole.

According to the famous golf course architect Donald Steel, it is "a links that is as natural as any that I have ever seen". Willis Copeland of the Independent Golfer reckons that "It does take an effort to travel this far north but Reay certainly repays that effort with a classic links golfing experience. It’s hard to do better."

The club was founded is 1893 and in 1933 the great James Braid was called on to work his magic on this natural links course.

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The Area

Suggested activities in the area for non-golfers and to occupy the time between rounds.

RSPB Forsinard Flows : Get away from it all in this amazing peatland landscape. A 20min drive to the new RSPB Visitor Centre.

The Castle and Gardens of Mey : The most northerly inhabited castle on the British mainland  acquired and by the Queen Mother who renovated and restored it and created the beautiful gardens you see today.

Dunnet Head : The most northerly point on the UK mainland with an abundance of wildlife and birdlife. some great places to walk, cycle and horse ride, and generally become one with nature.

Strathnaver Museum: Journey from Strathnaver’s mystical past, through the emergence of the Clan Mackay to the tragedy of the Highland Clearances.

caithness horizons exhibitionCaithness Horizons: A fascinating exhibition that brings to life the history and culture of Caithness, housing a permanent collection that tells the story of the county of Caithness from 416 million years ago to the present day.

Local Accommodation

Melvich Hotel :Ideally located in the heart of the north coast. For a few days of rest, relaxation, wild country coastline and a warm welcome, you should look no further.

Pentland Hotel :Centrally located in the heart of Thurso

Pennyland House B&B :A three storey building on the edge of Thurso dating back over two hundred years.

Park Hotel :In the centre of Thurso.

The Weigh Hotel  : Situated on the outskirts of Thurso overlooking the Pentland Firth with panoramic views of the Orkney Islands.

MacKays Hotel : An award winning hotel on the world’s shortest street in the centre of Wick


Map of the Area


Open Events Playing in open events at any of the Braid clubs in the Highlands is a great way to enjoy the courses and meet locals and other Braid enthusiasts.

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