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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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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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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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CASTLE STUART LADIES OPEN ROLE FOR GILLIAN STEWART

  • June 6, 2017
CASTLE STUART LADIES OPEN ROLE FOR GILLIAN STEWART

One of the UK’s leading golf coaches will help set women golfers on the right course at the Highland Ladies Open at Castle Stuart this year. Former Curtis Cup player Gillian Stewart, a four-time winner on the Ladies European Tour, is now a respected coach based at Castle Stuart Golf Links, near Inverness. The course, which has hosted the Scottish Open four times in the last seven years, is now taking entries for the third annual Highland Ladies Open, to be held on 17 September. This year’s launch coincides with Women’s Golf Day (6 June) which celebrates women and girl players...

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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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NEW CHALLENGES AWAIT AT CASTLE STUART IN 2017

  • March 24, 2017
NEW CHALLENGES AWAIT AT CASTLE STUART IN 2017

by Chris Haspell, Castle Stuart course manager. With summer time starting on Sunday, the better weather and brighter days make it a perfect time for Castle Stuart to open for 2017, our eighth full season. And players will discover a few changes, and some interesting new challenges, on the course when we get underway today. These begin on the 1st tees, which have been made on average 35 yards longer by moving the tee boxes back in order to make the opening drive slightly more challenging without it being too intimidating. The biggest change is on the 560 yard 6th hole. Last year...

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CASTLE STUART PLAYERS WILL AVOID A TRIP AT THE TRAP THIS YEAR

  • March 17, 2017
CASTLE STUART PLAYERS WILL AVOID A TRIP AT THE TRAP THIS YEAR

A new kind of challenge awaits players returning to the renowned Castle Stuart Golf Links when it opens for the 2017 season next week. A formidable and all too familiar feature of the Moray Firth course has undergone a make-over during the last few weeks as staff prepare the course for its 8th season which starts on 24th March. Golfers will find the front part of the large fearsome bunker to the right of the 6th green has been filled in and turfed over. The large trap, with 3-4ft high banks, has caught out hundreds of golfers since the course opened in 2009, with very few being able...

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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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