Archive: January 2018 - Castle Stuart Golf Links

CASTLE STUART TO HOST THE DUKE OF YORK YOUNG CHAMPIONS TROPHY

  • January 30, 2018
CASTLE STUART TO HOST THE DUKE OF YORK YOUNG CHAMPIONS TROPHY

The internationally-renowned Castle Stuart Golf Links will play host to some of the world’s best young amateur golfers when it stages The Duke of York Young Champions Trophy later this year. The 54-hole stroke play event for young men and women has featured in the past some notable players, including Rory McIlroy, Matteo Manassero, Pablo Martin, Oliver Fisher and Anna Nordqvist. Five former players also took part in the 2016 Olympics in Rio. The 60-strong field at the four-time Scottish Open venue near Inverness from 17-20 September will be made up of golfers who are the current holders...

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A FAMOUS VICTORY, ENJOYING SOME LUXURY AND THINKING OF THE LADIES

  • January 26, 2018
A FAMOUS VICTORY, ENJOYING SOME LUXURY AND THINKING OF THE LADIES

Castle Stuart Director of Golf Jeremy Matte is spending much of January in his native US promoting the course and the wider Highlands to potential visitors and taking the best ideas from other clubs back to Scotland. In this blog, Jeremy goes back to where his career started and sees how some clubs are promoting women’s golf A FAMOUS VICTORY, ENJOYING SOME LUXURY AND THINKING OF THE LADIES Arriving at The Kiawah Island Club was a trip down memory lane for me. A private members’ club consisting of two fantastic golf courses - The River Course, and one of my all-time favourites, Cassique,...

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 ETHAN ON COURSE FOR A CAREER IN GOLF

  • January 23, 2018

   ETHAN ON COURSE FOR A CAREER IN GOLF A love of golf and of working outdoors makes a green keeping apprenticeship at the internationally-renowned Castle Stuart Golf Links the ideal job for Ethan Ramsay. Ethan, 17, started his new role this month at the four-time Scottish Open venue, but is already very familiar with the famous links. The former Millburn Academy pupil has spent time at Castle Stuart on work experience and was also part of the bunker squad during the 2016 Scottish Open. In addition, the 13-handicap golfer has played and caddied on the course several times. “The...

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TEEING UP AN EXCITING JANUARY

  • January 19, 2018

This year, Sean Gunn has temporarily left his operations job at Castle Stuart Golf Links to take up an internship at the renowned Emirates Golf Club in Dubai as part of his career development. In his second blog on his new role, he describes some of the differences he has faced after swapping the Moray Firth for the Middle East desert. TEEING UP AN EXCITING JANUARY I’m still coming to terms with working on a golf resort in January in such warm weather. The temperature is averaging mid 20s daily at this time of year, which is just right for me. It’s actually got cooler since...

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MAKING MY PITCH FOR CASTLE STUART IN THE US

  • January 18, 2018

Castle Stuart Director of Golf Jeremy Matte is spending much of January in his native US promoting the course and the wider Highlands to potential visitors and taking the best ideas from other clubs back to Scotland. In this blog, Jeremy, who is travelling hundreds of miles, touring golf facilities in South Carolina and Florida, details his initial few dates. MAKING MY PITCH FOR CASTLE STUART IN THE US My first highlight was a visit to Wexford Plantation on Hilton Head Island in South Carolina. I was hosted by dear friends, Bob and Beverly Chell, to whom my wife and I became extremely close...

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JEREMY’S LONG DRIVE IS ALL PART OF THE JOB

  • January 3, 2018
JEREMY’S LONG DRIVE IS ALL PART OF THE JOB

Castle Stuart Golf Links may be closed for the winter, but the work doesn’t stop. Director of Golf Jeremy Matte will spend much of January in his native US promoting the course and the wider Highlands to potential visitors and also taking the best ideas from other clubs back to Scotland. Starting on 9 January, Jeremy will spend 14 days, travelling hundreds of miles, touring golf facilities in South Carolina and Florida. Beginning at Hilton Head National on Hilton Head Island, his hectic schedule includes the Arnold Palmer-designed Wexford Plantation, Colleton River club, the historic...

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