Castle Stuart

Play the Castle Stuart course to experience a golfing legend in the making. This contemporary course only opened for play in 2009 but has already achieved iconic status in Scotland’s already incredibly rich links golf heritage. It’s an internationally renowned course that’s played host to the European Tour’s Scottish Open several times.

Castle Stuart delivers an acclaimed design plus a spectacular location - conveniently close to Inverness Airport – and has been awarded top 100 status in many a golfing list. You will never forget the remarkable views across the scenic Moray Firth and the peak of Ben Wyvis while playing here.


Phil Mickelson In Front Of Cs With Quote

It's no surprise that some of the game's most skilled and respected players rate Castle Stuart so highly.  Major winners Phil Mickelson, Paul Lawrie and Padraig Harrington have all praised the course. Mickelson won the 2013 event a week before his victory at The Open at Muirfield, and said the course “gave him the confidence to play his very best golf on links conditions”. Add a stunning Art Deco clubhouse, luxurious on-site accommodation, freshly newly renovated Farmhouse and Castle cottages, plans for a brand new 55 bed hotel and several new lodges, and you're set for a Castle Course experience that's very hard to beat.

About Castle Stuart – A Brief History 

  • Beautifully designed by American managing partner Mark Parsinen (who also designed Kingsbarns) and golf course architect Gil Hanse
  • Opened in 2009
  • Golf Magazine instantly named it 'top new international course' and the world's number 56
  • Hosted the inaugural European Tour event in the Scottish Highlands
  • Host to the Scottish Open in 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2016
  • Awarded number 87 in Golf Digest’s 2014 Top 100 Courses in the World
  • Host to the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open in 2016
  • Hole 3 featured in Andrew Ross and Craig Morrison’s popular 2010 book, 18 Greatest Scottish Golf Holes

Castle Stuart scorecard
View Castle Stuart scorecard

Featured hole – Hole 3

This is Scotland, where the wind provides a constant accompaniment to your game. The first three holes on each nine parallel the coast and one or the other will always be either upwind or downwind. The remainder sit on a lovely plateau right on the sea's edge with amazing 'infinity' edges. But the third hole is something special, a perfectly designed links-style par-4 complete with an elevated vanishing green behind a maze of cleverly situated bunkers. You should be able to drive it as long as the prevailing winds are strong enough but it's never easy, a worthy challenge for even the finest player. 

Known for sheer, thrilling variety

Play Castle Course and you'll discover a place designed to please every golfer's style and taste, this magnificent links features a cleverly designed layout rich in varied challenges. You'll enjoy plenty of rumple on the fairways, lots of natural revetted bunkers to deal with, and infinity edged greens with awesome sea views. The landscape mosaic includes marram grass, gorse, broom and heather, and there are truly spectacular green-to-tee walks, all combining to give you the very best game in the most beautiful surroundings imaginable. 

Castle Stuart golf breaks 

Scotland golf holidays don't get much better than this. If you're searching for the perfect golfing experience, our Castle Stuart golf deals provide the perfect way to enjoy the many pleasures of Castle Stuart, a jewel in the crown of Scotland's golfing scene. Book your Castle Course golf and accommodation with us and we’ll tailor your golf vacation to make it your trip of a lifetime. Contact us for all enquiries.

Featured Castle Stuart golf package:

St Andrews and North East/Highlands 7 -night Progamme – Featuring 7 incredible rounds of Golf at some of the world’s most famous courses, and 7 nights’ accommodation. For your money you get a guaranteed round at the Old Course, club lunches in style when in St Andrews, daily transfers and to experience some of the newest, oldest and best of Scottish golf. We provide a fully tailored programme of golf at some of the world’s most famous courses.

This package is fully customisable so you can have the golf holiday experience of your dreams.