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MARK PARSINEN. THE LOSS OF A VISIONARY AND FRIEND

Mark Parsinen, the acclaimed and visionary co-designer of Castle Stuart Golf Links, has died in California almost exactly ten years since the opening of the internationally-renowned golf course he helped create. Mr Parsinen, 70, who was also the co-designer of Kingsbarns Golf Links near St Andrews, suffered a stroke at home last week and passed away in hospital yesterday (3 June) surrounded by his family. Friends and colleagues at Castle Stuart have sent their condolences to Mark’s wife of 48 years, Dede, their children Cammy, Jenny and Samantha and their four grandchildren. Mark Parsinen, who was a managing partner in the business, saw it as his destiny to create a major golfing resort at C

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