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Castle Stuart Golf Links championship course overlooks the pristine Moray Firth and local well-known landmarks that are synonymous with Inverness and the Black Isle - Kessock Bridge, Chanonry Lighthouse and the course namesake - historic Castle Stuart. The castle, visible behind the 4th green, was completed in 1625 before falling into ruin and now renovated. The castle's spire serves as the logo for Castle Stuart Golf Links. The Club's goal is to add to the rich fabric of golf in the Scottish Highlands - a fabric made rich by historic Royal Dornoch, Nairn, Brora and other fine Scottish golf clubs. The course enjoys a setting and toppgraphy that combine to make the golf experience visually memorable.
Surrounding the golfer is a rugged, natural landscape comprised of vast expanses of gorse, broom, heather and sea marram, that lines the course incredible vistas. Castle Stuart's manicured playing surfaces along the rugged natural beauty reflects back to a simpler era of golf - the "transitional period" 1890-1935. Wayward shotes and thin wispy fescue and pockets of bare sand where balls are easily found and recoveries manageble. The course winds over two tiers of land overlooking the Firth. The lower holes play directly along the Firth coastline and water laps at the edge of tee boxes and fairways. The upper tier provides stunning views as the course changes directions frequently. The fairways are relatively wide, but there is always an optimal side of the fairway from which to approach the greens. The greens are generally large and sloping, plus well-guarded by more open sandy areas than deep sod-walled bunkers, along with pockets of natural vegetation.
Map of Castle Stuart Golf Links