Golf Scotland

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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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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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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CASTLE STUART AND TOMATIN JOIN FORCES AT KLM OPEN 

  • September 11, 2017
CASTLE STUART AND TOMATIN JOIN FORCES AT KLM OPEN 

Stefanie Whyte, Castle Stuart Golf Links administration and marketing manager  The enduring partnership of golf and whisky will be used to showcase the Highlands in The Netherlands next week. Castle Stuart Golf Links and the Tomatin Distillery will jointly host a stand at the KLM Open at The Dutch in Spijk from 14-17 September. I’ll be joined by Nigel Robinson, Tomatin’s regional sales manager for The Netherlands. Castle Stuart has had an association with Tomatin since we opened in 2009 and we stock many of the award-winning whiskies in the clubhouse, including the 36-year-old...

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HONOURS EVEN IN CASTLE STUART SPIRE TROPHY CONTEST

  • June 13, 2017
HONOURS EVEN IN CASTLE STUART SPIRE TROPHY CONTEST

Stuart McColm, general manager, Castle Stuart Golf Links Like the Scotland v England football match on Saturday, the Spire Trophy event at Castle Stuart saw a potential narrow victory turn into an honourable draw. The two-day event, played in changeable weather conditions, ended without clear gloating rights as the annual contest ended all square for the first time in seven years. Leading figures from the worlds of sport, business and media took part in the ‘Spire’, competed for annually by a Castle Stuart side and a team of ‘Sassenachs’. Overnight on Saturday, the visitors...

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GOLF MONTH CAN INCREASE PARTICIPATION – AND NOT JUST AMONG MY FAMILY

  • May 12, 2017
GOLF MONTH CAN INCREASE PARTICIPATION – AND NOT JUST AMONG MY FAMILY

This season, Sally Watson, a Ladies European Tour professional and Castle Stuart Golf Links ambassador, is giving us an insight into life on the LET tour in a series of blogs. In her first post, she describes the challenges of travelling to play in tournaments, why for her golf is a family affair, and how National Golf Month can help encourage more people into the game. My first two tournaments of the season have already taken me to Morocco, for the Lalla Meryam Cup, and to Spain for the Estrella Damm Mediterranean Ladies Open.  Overall, I was pretty happy with my game in these initial events....

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SNOW MAKES ME FEEL AT HOME IN THE US

  • February 16, 2017
SNOW MAKES ME FEEL AT HOME IN THE US

This year, Sean Gunn has temporarily left his operations job at Castle Stuart Golf Links to take up an internship at the renowned Bandon Dunes golf resort in Oregon 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 Pacific coast. My initial thought on arrival at Bandon Dunes was that the place is extremely impressive. The resort has four 18-hole courses and a 13-hole par 3 course. All four courses have recently been placed comfortably in the Top 100 in North America and to have them all on the same property...

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