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
After two days, and 208 participants, 12 golfers have risen above the rest! Congratulations to the following players who will compete in the finals of the 2017 Local Open Competition next Saturday - well done!!! Gordon Grant (Loch Ness GC) John McInver (Inverness GC) Michael Russel (Inverness GC) Gary Watt (Inverness GC) Muir Morton (Alness GC) Keith Dinwoodie (Inverness GC) Michael MacDonald (Nairn GC) Scott Duff (Starthpeffer GC) Alastair Grant (Isle of Skye GC) Mark Drummond (Fortrose & Rosemarkie GC) Greg Smith (Fortrose & Rosemarkie GC) John Jack (Fortrose & Rosemarkie GC)