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Castle Stuart Golf Links

Opened in 2009, Golf Magazine immediately named it top new international course and placed it at number 56 in the world.

For such a new golf course, Castle Stuart Golf Links has already forged an illustrious history and secured its place in the world’s golfing pantheon.

Its spectacular impact began in its very first year, 2009, when Golf Magazine named it top new international course and simultaneously placed it at number 56 in the world list.

Then the beautifully situated course, with commanding views over the Moray Firth to the hills and mountains beyond, shot to wider prominence in 2011 when it hosted the first ever European Tour event in the Scottish Highlands.

The Scottish Open, played at Castle Stuart for three successive years, showcased the stunning course and surroundings to a global television audience.

Having attracted international acclaim for its design, location and ability to be playable yet challenging for both amateurs and professionals, the course’s reputation has continued to burgeon and it made number 87 in Golf Digest’s 2014 Top 100 Courses in the World. Castle Stuart Golf Links - Clubhouse

Castle Stuart Golf Links - 8th Green Par 3

Praise from golf’s superstars

Golf superstars, including Major winners Phil Mickelson, Paul Lawrie and Padraig Harrington have lauded Castle Stuart.

Mickelson, who played in all three Scottish Open events there and won the 2013 event a week before his victory at The Open at Muirfield, said afterwards: “It was exactly what I needed…that gave me confidence I could play my best golf on links conditions.”

It should almost be a prerequisite to play Castle Stuart before you’re allowed to design golf courses nowadays
Phil Mickelson

The course’s eye-catching art deco clubhouse, the wildlife haven of the Moray Firth and local landmarks including the mighty Ben Wyvis mountain, imposing Kessock Bridge, historic Fort George and  Chanonry lighthouse form attractive backdrops for visiting golfers and have become familiar features for international viewers.

Castle Stuart Golf Links - 16th Green par 4 Castle Stuart Golf Links - 4th Hole

Looking to the future

Building on its fast-track to stardom, Castle Stuart Golf Links has already developed luxurious on-site Lodgings, in the newly renovated Farmhouse Cottage and Castle Cottage. Plans are in hand for a second seaside course, plus a 55-bed bespoke golf hotel, with two, three and four-bedroom lodges also in prospect.

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Scottish Open Golf – Castle Stuart Golf LinksPhil Mickleson at the Scottish Open Golf – Castle Stuart Golf LinksCastle Stuart Golf Links – View over The Moray FirthCastle Stuart Golf Links – ClubhouseCastle Stuart Golf Links – 16th Green par 4Castle Stuart Golf Links – 8th Green Par 3Castle Stuart Golf Links – 4th HoleCastle Stuart Golf Links – 5th Green Par 4

Location of the Castle Stuart Golf Links

Castle Stuart enjoys a very accessible location, easy to find with a number of transport links available. It is situated less than two miles from Inverness Airport and only seven miles from the city of Inverness, the capital of the Highlands.

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Play and Stay Packages
Royal Dornoch, Nairn & Castle Stuart Golf Package

Three well above-par links courses in the majestic Scottish Highlands

Nairn & Castle Stuart Golf Package

Combines one of Scotland’s best established natural links courses with one of its most acclaimed modern links venues

Royal Dornoch & Castle Stuart Golf Package

Marrying superb ancient and modern links golf

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