Castle Stuart Golf Links

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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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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