Castle Stuart's spectacular impact began in its very first year - 2009 when Golf Magazine named it top new international course and simultaneously placed it at number 56 in the world list.
Then the beautifully situated course, with commanding views over the Moray Firth to the hills and mountains beyond, shot to wider prominence in 2011 when it hosted the first ever European Tour event in the Scottish Highlands.
The Scottish Open, played at Castle Stuart on four occasions, showcased the stunning course and surroundings to a global television audience.
Having attracted international acclaim for its design, location and ability to be playable yet challenging for both amateurs and professionals, the course’s reputation has continued to burgeon.
The course’s eye-catching art deco clubhouse, the wildlife haven of the Moray Firth and local landmarks including the mighty Ben Wyvis mountain, imposing Kessock Bridge, historic Fort George and Chanonry lighthouse form attractive backdrops for visiting golfers and have become familiar features for international viewers.
Castle Stuart is absolutely fantastic and a must play in Scotland. The width of the fairways and size of the greens make the course enjoyable to play no matter what the weather conditions are. There are no weak hole on the course with each one boasting an engaging design full of strategy without relying on tricked up features. With a masterful routing along the dunes above the Moray Firth, Castle Stuart delivers captivating views, strong playability, and a ton of fun