Castle Stuart Golf Links

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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I’M WARMING TO MY NEW ROLE IN THE DUBAI DESERT

  • December 15, 2017
I’M WARMING TO MY NEW ROLE IN THE DUBAI DESERT

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 the first of a series of blogs on his new role, he describes swapping the Moray Firth for the Middle East desert. I'M WARMING TO MY NEW ROLE IN THE DUBAI DESERT This year has been an amazing, varied and highly rewarding time in my career. I started 2017 working at the renowned Bandon Dunes resort in Oregon, where I completed a four-month internship, before returning to Castle Stuart for what...

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SEAN WARMS TO DUBAI CAREER MOVE

  • December 13, 2017
SEAN WARMS TO DUBAI CAREER MOVE

From the Scottish Highlands to the Pacific northwest and now the Middle East desert, Sean Gunn’s career learning curve continues to rise. He began 2017 at the leading golf resort at Bandon Dunes in Oregon and will welcome in the new year at the world-renowned Emirates Golf Club in Dubai. In between, he returned home to the internationally-renowned Castle Stuart Golf Links, near Inverness, which enjoyed its busiest ever year. Sean has worked at Castle Stuart, a four-time Scottish Open host, for four years, having gained a Diploma in Sports Coaching and a BA in Sports Management at Inverness...

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GORDON IS KING OF THE CASTLE WITH OPEN VICTORY

  • November 13, 2017
GORDON IS KING OF THE CASTLE WITH OPEN VICTORY

Loch Ness Golf Club’s Gordon Grant is the new Castle Stuart Local Open champion in a record-breaking year for the competition. Gordon topped the field of 12 golfers who contested the final over the four-time Scottish Open course, winning by one point in a closely-fought match. The 9-handicapper notched 36 Stableford points to earn a narrow victory over nearest rivals Scott Duff (Strathpeffer Golf Club), Keith Dinwoodie (Inverness GC) and Muir Morton (Alness GC), who all finished on 35 points. Consistency was the key to Gordon's victory, scoring at least one point on each hole, the only...

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SWING BY OUR SHOP SALE FOR A GOLFING BARGAIN

  • November 8, 2017
SWING BY OUR SHOP SALE FOR A GOLFING BARGAIN

Hopefully it has been a season to be jolly about this year. And, with Christmas approaching, what better way to look forward to 2018 than picking up a bargain in the Castle Stuart golf shop. Our end of season sale has some great deals like these Oscar Jacobson Bradley jumpers (pictured), which have been reduced from £85 to £45. Other items are up to 50 per cent off. Call in to the shop to see for yourself and pick up some new gear. Or, if the choice is too much, Christmas vouchers are also available. We are open from 10am to 4pm daily until Sunday, 19th November, after which the shop...

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CAPACITY FIELD FOR CASTLE STUART LOCAL OPEN QUALIFYING

  • November 2, 2017
CAPACITY FIELD FOR CASTLE STUART LOCAL OPEN QUALIFYING

A capacity field of more than 200 golfers will battle it out this weekend to earn a place in the final of the seventh annual Castle Stuart Men’s Local Open. Qualifying events for the tournament will be held on Saturday and Sunday, with 208 players taking part over the two days. Such is the popularity of the event that booking was opened earlier and, with all spaces filled, a waiting list is operating. Played over the championship course where the European Tour has staged four Scottish Opens, the event is open to golfers living in the IV, KW and PH19 – PH41 postcode areas. The...

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AWARD CAPS RECORD-BREAKING YEAR AT CASTLE STUART

  • November 2, 2017
AWARD CAPS RECORD-BREAKING YEAR AT CASTLE STUART

Stuart McColm, general manager, Castle Stuart Golf Links As our season draws to a close, it was wonderful for everyone at Castle Stuart to be recognised in the Scottish Golf Tourism Awards to cap a record-breaking year. Castle Stuart was shortlisted in five categories and ultimately was rewarded in the best value (over £100) category, underlining our value for money. It means a lot to us to be recognised as the whole team here works tirelessly on a day to day basis to achieve great service on and off the course. That service has helped us achieve our best visitor numbers ever this...

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CASTLE STUART HONOURED AT SCOTTISH GOLF TOURISM AWARDS

  • October 27, 2017
CASTLE STUART HONOURED AT SCOTTISH GOLF TOURISM AWARDS

  The four-time Scottish Open venue Castle Stuart Golf Links has been recognised in the prestigious Scottish Golf Tourism Awards. The Moray Firth course was shortlisted in five categories and was ultimately rewarded for offering value for money by picking up the award in the best value (over £100) category. The awards gala dinner was attended by more than 350 guests from across the Scottish golf scene at the Trump Turnberry resort last night (October 26). Stuart McColm, Castle Stuart’s general manager, said: “We are delighted to receive this award and would like to thank...

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LIMITED SPACES LEFT FOR CASTLE STUART LOCAL OPEN QUALIFYING

  • September 26, 2017

The seventh annual Castle Stuart Men’s Local Open is heading for a capacity field with just a few slots left for the end-of-season competition. Qualifying events for the tournament will be held on Saturday, 4 November and Sunday, 5 November. Such is the popularity of the event that booking was opened earlier than ever and all 104 places have been filled for Saturday, with just a limited number left for the following day. Played over the championship course where the European Tour has staged four Scottish Opens, the event is open to golfers living in the IV, KW and PH19 – PH41 postcode...

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ON COURSE FOR A NEW CHALLENGE

  • September 19, 2017
ON COURSE FOR A NEW CHALLENGE

Ladies European Tour professional and Castle Stuart Golf Links ambassador Sally Watson recently decided to give up professional golf after four years on tour and started work this month on a Master of Business Administration (MBA) at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business. Here she explains what led to the decision and how she went out on a high, playing in both the Aberdeen Asset Management Ladies Scottish Open and the Ricoh Women’s British Open. There were a lot of different factors that led to my decision to stop playing professional golf and to begin the journey...

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