There’s a case, often made, that Royal Dornoch alone is worth a journey to the Scottish Highlands. It is, but treasure hunting links golfers will be pleased to find new loot at Castle Stuart Golf Links.
Opened in 2009 with instant honors from Golf Magazine as the “Best New International Course” of the year, Castle Stuart is the work of Americans Mark Parsinen (Kingsbarns) and Gil Hanse (Blue Monster Doral). It is a meticulously maintained modern links found along Moray Firth ten minutes from energetic Inverness and a stone’s throw from the airport.
Six holes hug the shoreline while the others are played overhead, on an escarpment that divides the entire golf course. As such you are never not looking at the sea plus it provided Mr. Parsinen with opportunities to create his infinity views which produce striking photographs and shaky golf swings. The Scottish Open will return to Castle Stuart in 2016 after hosting the event from 2011-2013.
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