This stunning championship course opened in 2009 but already has a remarkable history, hosting some of the world’s leading golfers in the European Tour’s Scottish Open on four occasions.
Designed by Mark Parsinen and Gil Hanse, it is regarded as a model for modern golf architecture, being fun, engaging and playable for every-day players of all abilities, but also a challenge for the very best.
At Castle Stuart, nature bequeathed an opportunity for a links golf course to enjoy a rich landscape texture of whins, gorse and broom, heather and marram – a landscape mosaic of rugged beauty. It is a true links experience with rumpled fairways, offering changes in lie and stance; partially revetted, natural bunkers and infinity edge greens that allow the scenery and key landmarks to be put on display.
Gil Hanse, Mark Parsinen
We were thrilled to welcome legendary golfer Tom Watson to Castle Stuart this week during his Highland tour. The five-time Open champion is a lover of links golf and it was a privilege to have him and his party here. We have a good record of hosting eventual champions the week before The Open, which could be an omen for Tom as he prepares for the Senior Open at Royal Porthcawl from 27-30 July.