scottish open

ENTRIES OPEN FOR EXTENDED CASTLE STUART LADIES’ OPEN

  • March 6, 2018

Castle Stuart Golf Links is seeking entries from today (Tuesday, 6 March) for the Highland Ladies’ Open, which this year will have a new format and an extended capacity. The four-time Scottish Open venue is hosting the annual event for the fourth time on Sunday, 12 August. This year the event will be an individual Stableford competition, rather than a pairs contest, and the capacity will be extended from 40 players to 56. Castle Stuart is also seeking feedback on the possibility of extending the tournament to become Scotland-wide next year. Stefanie Whyte, Castle Stuart’s administration...

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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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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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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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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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CASTLE STUART GREENKEEPERS ARE A CUT ABOVE

  • July 25, 2017
CASTLE STUART GREENKEEPERS ARE A CUT ABOVE

Two teenage employees at the internationally-renowned Castle Stuart Golf Links are not letting the grass grow under their feet after completing the first part of a greenkeeping qualification. Reece Haspell and Kerr Edgar, both 17 and apprentice greenkeepers at the Moray Firth links, are studying for an SVQ in greenkeeping and sports turf. The three-year distance learning course is hosted by SRUC Elmwood in Fife, part of Scotland’s Rural College. The course covers a range of topics, including golf course construction, turf grass identification and production, soils and root zones and golf...

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MAJOR EVENTS PROVIDE WELCOME LINKS TO HOME

  • July 19, 2017
MAJOR EVENTS PROVIDE WELCOME LINKS TO HOME

This season, Sally Watson, a Ladies European Tour professional and Castle Stuart Golf Links ambassador, is giving us an insight into life on tour in a series of blogs. In her third post, she reveals her love of links golf and her hopes of playing in the Scottish Open this month  Two major events in the LET calendar are coming up in the next few weeks on home soil and I’m hoping for the opportunity to play in both. The Aberdeen Asset Management Ladies Scottish Open is being held at Dundonald from 27 July, and Kingsbarns Links is hosting the Ricoh Women’s British Open from 3 August....

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‘SPEED DATING’ TO SELL CASTLE STUART AND THE HIGHLANDS TO US TOUR OPERATORS

  • June 27, 2017
‘SPEED DATING’ TO SELL CASTLE STUART AND THE HIGHLANDS TO US TOUR OPERATORS

Stuart McColm, general manager, Castle Stuart Golf Links For any golf club keen to develop their profile in the North American market, Miami is the place to be over the next few days. Attending the 9th North American Golf Tourism Convention is a full-on whirlwind of meetings with tour operators that provides an unparalleled opportunity to promote Castle Stuart as a must-play venue and the Highlands as a major golf destination. This huge gathering is organised by the International Association of Golf Tour Operators (IAGTO), the global trade organisation for the golf tourism industry...

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CASTLE STUART TO MAKE A PITCH AT SCOTTISH GOLF TOURISM WEEK

  • October 6, 2016
CASTLE STUART TO MAKE A PITCH AT SCOTTISH GOLF TOURISM WEEK

Stuart McColm, general manager, Castle Stuart Golf Links With the excitement of the Ryder Cup still fresh in the mind, the inaugural Scottish Golf Tourism Week will be a springboard for golf businesses to develop markets globally. Castle Stuart Golf Links will be attending events in St Andrews and views the week as an exciting opportunity to engage with 50 hand-picked worldwide golf tour operators and buyers. A series of meetings, seminars and networking opportunities, supported by VisitScotland and Scottish Enterprise, will allow us to showcase our renowned links course which has gained an international...

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