THE COURSE

 

This 9-hole golf course near the new pier at Moclett and you can either play using your own clubs, teeing-off from the first hole by the club house (green wooden hut on the links) or contact Alistair on tel: (+44) 01857 644238 to hire clubs. The course is rough and ready but to be fair to it great fun and the island has some wonderful vistas which help compliment the offering.

GETTING TO PAPA WESTRAY

 

First - Get to Orkney, all connections to Papa Westray operate via Kirkwall on the Orkney Mainland. Orkney can be reached by Flybe flights from Aberdeen, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Inverness and Shetland operated by Loganair. There are two car ferry services aross the Pentland Firth from the North of Scotland (Pentland Ferries and NorthLink Ferries) and one passenger-only service ( The John O' Groats to Orkney Ferry) in the summer.

 

Having reached mainland Orkney, you can choose to travel to Papay (Papa Westray) by Air or Sea:

There are at least two Loganair Islander flights every weekday and one flight on Sunday from Kirkwall, the largest town on mainland Orkney. Stay overnight and you qualify for a special reduced fare. If you fly via Westray you will also enjoy the world's shortest scheduled flight - under two minutes! You get a certificate to prove it. The Islander has only 10 seats - including the pilot's - and is in high demand during the summer months. Advance booking is essential.

 

There are two direct ferry sailings from Kirkwall per week (Tuesday and Friday) for passengers and vehicles. During the summer months passengers on foot can also take the regular daily ferries to neighbouring Westray then proceed by a connecting minibus service before a final short sea crossing to Papay. The 'Golden Mariana' passenger service operates every day in the tourist season between Papay and Westray.