Spey Bay is links golf ? back to basics and has some of the most enjoyable par-threes anywhere. The 8th and 15th are two that will hang in your memory. At 138-yards, 8 is called the ?Plateau? and members fondly refer to it as the hardest par-five in Scotland. The tee-shot is win or bust, as it?ll either hold the green or run down the sharp elevations at front or back, leaving you a virtually impossible chip back

The 15th is a simpler prospect, but a gaping bunker at the front obscures your view of the flag and tricks you into hitting long and away to a water grave in the Moray Firth. If you?ve failed the stern test, there?s always the friendly atmosphere in the homely bar to console you..