For me I thought the best holes were 2, 3, 5, 9, 10, 11 and a fine 18th par five although one could argue the fairway is too wide for a finishing hole. Castle Stuart Golf is regarded as one of the worldâs finest golf courses and we are looking to recruit an Apprentice Greenkeeper. Inspired designs on t-shirts, posters, stickers, home decor, and more by independent artists and designers from around the world. See other reviews from J. Bunkers are not the sole hazard defining play. Of great consequence? The par-4 10th starts the nine well and the par-3 11th is a gem worthy of marquee status with the 3rd. The downside - taking 4h 40 to play as a three ball is ridiculous. The name of this site is called: Top100GolfCourses. to different venues but it returned to Castle Stuart in 2016, when Swedenâs Though the fourth has very fine playing qualities, the dominant feature is Castle Stuart and its open spire. In order to reach shore level from the escarpment above, a thrilling drive must be struck from tees cut into the cliff side down to the fairways below on holes 1 and 10âa heart-pumping way to start both the outward and inward half. At the turn enjoy a hot dog or soup, both of which have become visitor favourites, as well as your beverage of choice. Mark, I have very much enjoyed your reviews of American courses that I will never play, and British courses that i have and will play. Castle Stuart may just be the most beautiful place to play golf in the whole of Scotland with views over the Moray Firth from virtually every hole, I would say that the first eleven holes are as close to perfection as anywhere I have played. impact on the golfing scene as Kingsbarns did when it was unveiled eight years -- Not Top100GolfExperiences. Adjacent to the Golf Shop, Restaurant & Bar, and Starters Hut, Castle Stuart’s Putting Green is large and conveniently located – both for finding your putting groove while waiting to be called to the 1st tee AND resolving any unfinished post-round business while enjoying a beverage, or two, on the adjoining restaurant patio. Respond to above review Was this review helpful? At Castle Stuart, nature bequeathed an opportunity for a links golf course to enjoy a rich landscape texture of Scottish ‘whins’, gorse and broom, heather, and marram – pervasive accents constituting backdrops and context throughout the golf experience – from beginning to end and changing throughout the seasons as nature commands. For the back nine the course turns east and the superb 10th is followed by the highlight of the round the par 3 11th. However, I will take the liberty of responding on behalf of 10+ handicappers, and giving a match play perspective which in my experience is different to North Americans who (may I be so bold) tend to play against the card. The green complexes are interesting and sometimes terrifying such as on the short par 4 third hole. Yes, I loved the backdrop of the Castle but again it's the eye-candy dimension surpassing the internal design attributes which are simply above average but hardly noteworthy. TOUR TIPS. The course was superbly manicured, layout fantastic and service from all the course/ catering staff was second to none.This is a must play if you are keen golfers like ourselves. The castle was completed in 1625.The current owner, Charles Stuart, spent 15 years renovating the castle, which had been roofless, for 300 years. This is simply a wee masterpiece. You will not be disappointed. Weâve all had rounds spoilt by âthose guysâ. What we were unanimous about was the poor food in the clubhouse for the type of package the club was presenting. 5) If you have managed to play all or most Scottish courses ranked above CS and are looking at where to go next, I would also prioritise Prestwick over CS, again because of its unique architecture. There is a danger with excessive criticisms of reviews that the "ratings police" discourage golfers from interesting and helpful (for me anyway) submissions. Castle Stuart has many very fine holes.All six of the water holes are gorgeous, and a joy to play. See other reviews from Ralph Wardlaw. Alexander NorÃ©n claimed his fifth European Tour title with a one-stroke victory This is a modern, very playable, absurdly scenic, by any measure very good golf course....but not necessarily one I would choose among the first if I went to Scotland. CASTLE STUART ACCOMMODATION On-site lodging includes the Golf Lodge, the Farmhouse, and the Castle Cottage. The course does not advertise that it expects a round to take 4h 30 and when we asked for some enforcement action to be taken our feedback was given short shrift. I will not give a detailed rundown of its best or worst holes as others have done that so well already. The fairway width at the home hole is too wide without really adding much to the strategic calculus and relying more in the view of the Moray Firth. The Club House Architecture !! It is not as bad as 17 on Cabot Cliffs or 4 on Quirvira, but it remains a mystery to me as to why more was not done to this golf hole as it diminishes the rest of the course. Naturally, plenty of advocates state the rightful beauty of Castle Stuart because of its close proximity to the Moray Firth. The topography at Castle Stuart allows key Highland landmarks to be put on display through infinity edged greens and seen across the Moray Firth.Kessock Bridge (Highland’s ‘Golden Gate’), Chanonry Lighthouse, Fort George (home of military’s elite Black Watch), and Castle Stuart deliver a constant ‘sense of place,’ both in the ‘now’ and in one’s memories. And it is living proof that Gil Hanse can build a masterful golf course if he is given the right piece of land, unlike Inniscrone in Chester County, PA, which is horrific due to the land he was provided. We've all been annoyed by a slow round - over 5 hours at Birkdale for us once, stuck behind a corporate, but still gave it a top rating since the course is great and would love to return at a quieter time. special site on the southern shores of the Moray Firth, between Inverness and Castle Stuart is located on the south coast of the Moray Firth between Inverness and Nairn. Worth a visit if you want a day out and are happy to wait for every shot whilst admiring the views - take your clients on a corporate golf day. All orders are custom made and most ship worldwide within 24 hours. I was in town already, as disclosed, and left CS feeling that I would not make a full day out including travel to play, hence reviewing as 3,5. Others have stated the merits of the par-5 6th and it's likely the second most significant hole on the outward side -- the center-placed bunker one encounters with the 2nd shot that clearly must be avoided. 2 people found this review helpful The par-3 17th has plenty of teeth especially when the wind is whipping about. 0 people found this review helpful For those golf enthusiasts who are in the Inverness region, Castle Stuart is a must play. Miss this green and you will definitely be scrambling. But, the bottom line is at what level is the arrchitecture? In response to M. James Ward's above response. This course is so wonderfully routed and situated that it begs the question of how did it take so long to build a golf course here? If you are heading north into Scotland, Castle Stuart is an absolute must play. Of importance to us? the following year and both the 2012 and 2013 editions of the tournament were 0 people found this review helpful On the face of that -- such a situation is most welcomed. Seen here being welcomed to the course, along with Mrs Palmer, by owner and co-designer, Mark Parsinen. Real thought has gone into the excellent practice facilities, course and club house which has been accompanied by the recruitment of really excellent staff in all areas. If slow play is then used as a rationale -- how about we go forward i with other topics. -- if not their sanity. Golf in Scotland event My first visit to Castle Stuart and I was really impressed absolutely stunning clubhouse with exceptional views especially from the 1st floor, the course itself is a good test for all golfers and was in very good condition All the staff we met were very welcoming, polite and â¦ Current; Highland Golf Links 54 Hole Pro-Am. Iâm with MJW on this one. ;), Respond to above review Post round however it was a bit of a let down - fantastic views and a fun golf course to play, let down by pace of play. This is a brilliant golf course. Fantastic conditions, beautiful vistas, and a challenging golf course that provides a great experience for all 18-holes. Highland Golf Course. Was this review helpful? Course Description. Design variety is the call of the day with Hanse offering everything from wedge length and 200+ par 3s, driveable and demanding par 4s, reachable and three-shot par 5s. under par total of 271 for four rounds. Certainly the course is visually striking, one of the most picturesque I know. Respond to above review 6) If budget is not a consideration and you know that your likely companions on the trip love Kingsbarns, forget all of the above and prioritise CS. On the more elevated back nine, the testing 220-yard 17th on top of the cliffs is a really daunting prospect to play so late in the round. Every club in the world has experienced slow play at one time or another. This philosophy combined with beautiful settings is precisely what has made Castle Stuart and Kingsbarns such wildly successful new kids on the block on golf's hallowed Scottish grounds. Castle Stuart is a relatively recent addition to the Moray courses, and what a singer it is. Call or email our bookings team who will be glad to assist in finding the best package for you. I must say that this course deserves all the awards and accolades received across the years. However in evaluating a course there are other factors that contribute to the experience of the course including the expected time it takes to play. Avoid if you value a decent pace of play. The suc... CASTLE STUART RANKS HIGH ON LIST OF FUN COURSES On a late autumn afternoon I had the privilege of playing at Castle Stuart, Rarely have I had such a feeling of being at one with nature on a golf course. The par-3 4th is clearly attractive but it would hardly merit anything more than honorable mention when the elite mid-length par-3 holes in Scotland are weighed together. There is zero links charm to the course, and indeed for me it did not play like a links course at all. Castle Stuart now offers some serious competition to both Royal Dornoch and Nairn when it comes to attracting visiting golfers, but that's a good thing for the Highlands where the golfing bar of excellence is very high. Tournaments at Castle Stuart Golf Links. I have benefited from this site over time having read numerous reviews and so wish to provide some feedback to hopefully help others in a similar situation to mine. See what you could be experiencing, one of the best links courses in the world. Before the ensemble of pro-Castle Stuart partisans bark back at me -- I will once again state the obvious. In that section it states that 'visual appeal and enjoyment' contributes to 30% of the review. My contribution will instead be to offer a(nother) perspective to anyone considering CS for their next trip. See other reviews from Mark White. The views are amazing. Not the food, the pace of play, the green fee, the grumpy pro shop staff. Is there anything at Castle Stuart better than eating a bowl of chili inside after a day spent playing in the wind and rain? Thank you MJW and Dewi for your comments, it is clear that my review of Castle Stuart has generated a reasonable debate. In my opinion, the credibility of a reviewer is to spend his/her efforts on stating why a course works - or does not work -- from the architecture and the elements tied directly to it. Rental clubs were very nice & had a choice of Titleist or Taylor â¦ 4) If your trip involves going to/from the area from Aberdeen (an airport with many more connections in normal times), I would also prioritise Cruden Bay (currently ranked 11) before CS, again because CB is unique in a way CS is not. The world number one cruised comfortably to victory claiming his first Scottish Open title by four shots. Castle Stuart may just be the most beautiful place to play golf in the whole of Scotland with views over the Moray Firth from virtually every hole, I would say that the first eleven holes are as â¦ But sidebar topics are not the CORE of what this site is about. Starting with the positives. Using rugged railway sleepers complements a rugged natural landscape and resonates with rugged natural bunkers. If you mark down, what is generally accepted to be a 5 ball course due to pace of play, to 3.5 balls then I assume you mark up 2.5 ball courses to 4 balls if you get around at your own pace? But, there are a host of other courses globally with waterways of all different types near to their property line but often in many instances the close proximity is more eye-candy than strategic import. It was recently renovated and the castleâs open spire serves as the logo for the golf course. Jeremy Matte, Director of Golf at Castle Stuart, joins On the Tee with H&B. The PGA Oct 5-7. But for me a little impersonal, something didn't feel quite right. Unfortunately the 2011 event was hit by unprecedented summer storms that forced a foreshortened 54-hole tournament. The only caveat to that relates to sometimes overly penal bunkers. This is our Golf Shop website where branded merchandise can be purchased for use in playing or as gifts for loved ones. I can name numerous cases where that come to mind -- Torrey Pines / South, Firestone / South, Baltusrol / Lower, Olympic / Lake, The Belfry / Brabazon, etc, etc. The holes that hug the coast are brilliant and a lot of fun. If you were to book those separately, including accommodation at the Royal Dornoch Golf Hotel, it would come in at over £800. And it is a nice contrast to Royal Dornoch up the road. The fourth is an enjoyable mid to long iron gathering interlude with a nice castle backdrop. The opening two holes at Castle Stuart are good but hardly at the epic level. Fourth hole, 190/175 yards; Rarely is there cause for celebration when the golfer turns away from water yet it occurs twice at Castle Stuart, here and again at thirteen. We begin here with the RUMPLE - Many links courses are known for their uneven or ‘rumpled’ fairways.Fairways can be flat in areas and ‘rumpled’ in others with differences in ‘lie and stance’ of tactical significance. The way that the course plays on two levels, by the water and on the raised levels with views uninterrupted works fantastically well. I would rather play Dornoch (of course) or Nairn but also think I rather play Golspie, Fortrose or Brora when in the area esp from a value for money perspective. Have a look at our aerial flyover and view the course guide to help you answer that question. 0 people found this review helpful Infinity edges. No further responses to Stuart Hâs review post will be published. This is not what a golf course review website needs. - It is suggested that by factoring in pace of play on course it is similar to factoring in aspects of the club such as range balls. Precisely reproduced in stunning 4K resolution, our FSX edition of Castle Stuart lets you take on the elements in style as you experience one of the Scotland's most beloved courses. Having played every other course on our trip in sub 3h 30 in much more challenging conditions. Aberdeen Asset Management took over sponsorship of the event Castle Stuartâs goal is to add to the rich fabric of golf in the Scottish Highlands â a fabric made rich by Royal Dornoch, Nairn, Brora, and many other fine Scottish golf â¦ We regularly welcome guests to our course from all over the world. Each offers comfortable accommodation for 4-8 persons and includes coffee, tea & milk. Was this review helpful? My interpretation of this is that the rankings of courses is focused on the expert rater, certainly not touring golfers like me. 4 people found this review helpful One of the best holes on a sensational front nine is the 552-yard, par five, 6th which is played to a long, narrow green that sits between a pair of beautiful waste bunkers. Castle Stuart Golf Links is a championship course in the Highlands of Scotland, just outside of Inverness and five minutes from Inverness Airport. The staff was incredibly accomidating, especially knowing that 4 of us arrived with no golf clubs or suitcases (Thank you KLM). Castle Stuart’s partially revetted, natural bunkers are derivative of early open sandy areas so typical when there were no defined pathways to the green and types of hazards were varied. The par 3 11th was probably the best of the short holes as you knock a nine iron straight towards the water. - You suggest that users review the ranking and rating section, I have. (I would perhaps concur that CS has fewer good or average holes than Prestwick, but who is looking at the better average score when choosing where to go on a trip?). And the closing par-5 18th is long on length but frankly is absent on the architectural interest meter. To this end in catering for Joe Public he has opted to offer a course where the errant shot is often found, and that the recovery shots give hope, but are rarely straightforward! Built in 1625, the edifice precedes by 120 years the Battle Of Culloden, which was fought nearby. I would add that other players in my group shared my view. What about the quality of the range balls; was the locker room attendant prompt and courteous,; was there snacks / drinks provided for players at the turn; were you greeted by someone when you arrived and did they take your bag promptly? The morning sun shines from behind practice shots played into the prevailing wind. Only one course of action was open to American developer Mark Parsinen once heâd overseen the triumphant opening of Kingsbarnsâscour the coastline of Scotland to find a suitable place to develop another world class layout that might even outshine its illustrious predecessor. Jim - Opinions are very personal and no doubt reflect how you felt on your visit. Italyâs Francesco Molinari then Phil Mickelson from the United States overcame In 2012, Indiaâs Jeev Milkha Singh beat The bunkering is attractive as well as strategic with light vegetation giving the traps whiskers or eyebrows on occassion. Make sure you allow some time to relax there after the round. Over the past ten years i have played some of the finest courses in the UK and especially in Scotland which is my favourite golf destination. The opening three holes on each nine run away from the clubhouse along the edge of a raised beach by the side of the Moray Firth, offering spectacular views across the water to the Black Isle. Is it worth doing a full day out to leave a course frustrated by reasons other than your play? The short 4th is delightful and the 5th a great par 4. You might have just caught Castle Stuart on a busy day or maybe there was just a problem fourball ahead of you? Candidly, as an aside -- t also helps Castle Stuart to be just minutes from the Inverness airport. For example, routing is a part of that -- so is design balance, shots encountered, conditioning, etc, etc. In January 2011, Castle Stuart was confirmed as the venue for the 2011 Barclays Scottish Open, which for the previous 15 years Loch Lomond had hosted. Thanks Richard, I am not saying this is a poor course, just not deserving of its 6 star accolades and most of all world top 50 status. path and step details. Details are a form of expression. - I appreciate that for many pure course architecture is the only measure to use however I am trying to provide a more rounded approach that users similar to myself and not purely focused on the architecture would find useful. Thanks to everyone for commenting. This is a lovely golfing site, and I think the design and the development have been extremely well handled. Generally a fun course to play every few years with beautiful views from almost every hole. Was this review helpful? The pace of play is certainly a contributory factor to enjoyment and, as such, it should be acceptable to downgrade a rating based on slow play. Holes 4 to 9 and 13 to 18 are played more inland, with each loop ending on either side of a clubhouse that sits on the edge of the cliffs. I have had rounds at Bethpage Black where rounds can sometimes stretch to 5.5 hours -- or more. reach the standards set by the earlier holes but they are still good and one's eye is constantly drawn to the views east to the Black Isle and Fort George and west to Inverness and the Kessock Bridge. The closing few holes are great for match play especially in strong wind, the sixteenth inviting a drawn drive but with jeopardy short left and long, seventeenth daring you to risk the death to the right, and eighteenth with waste short waiting to gobble up an imperfectly hit second. This was definitely the most 'holiday golf' destination on our trip with the complimentary strokesaver, tee bag, trolleys and range balls. The green at the 8th is also special and the ending par-4 9th close out the front nine in fine fashion. Was this review helpful? ©2020 by Castle Stuart Golf Links / Website by. Sorry, but I have to agree that 3.5 balls is a peevish rating for a course that the rest of your review would indicate you find at least a 4.5. His theory is that even the professionals continually make errors, and that recovery is perhaps the most interesting part of the game. 2 people found this review helpful CLICK the image to see the course scorecard. See other reviews from Gustav. Far too many people weigh in with a top 100 endorsement and really have not played much globally to provide a robust and a comprehensive overall perspective. Greenside rumple can disturb the release of an approach to a ‘short pin’ from certain angles. The hospitality we received was top-notch and the steaks were served perfectly done. See other reviews from Jim Searle. Castle Stuart was blessed with a piece of property unlike any other links course in Scotland, but much of its rolling and rumpled appearance was crafted by man. It seems a little savage to drop your rating to a 3.5 ball score based upon one round of slow play. Playing a golf course and reviewing the golf course is the essence of what Iâm doing on this website. Don't get me wrong some water backdrops are stunning, but I do not think there is anything particularly attractive about the piece of coast that CS is on nor do the numerous infinity greens stir me at all. The castle is a tower house with two circular towers linked by a central block. The starter’s job is to give visiting golfers their complimentary course guide, logo bag tag, scorecard, pencil, and tees, all in a Castle Stuart pouch AND to provide perspective on Castle Stuart’s unique links character. Since it's unveiling to the golfing world, it has welcomed golfers from across the world and received rave reviews and countless awards. It deserves plenty of attention but if someone truly believes the course merits a 53rd position in the world I would respectfully advise them to get on a plane -- after the pandemic passes -- and visit a number of other courses. The course has a number of different teeing grounds on each hole, but even so the longer hitter needs to balance the long but sometimes offline drive with an accurate approach or recovery. Castle Stuart Golf Links, designed by Mark Parsinen and Gil Hanse, is a championship links golf course overlooking no only the Moray Firth, but also landmarks synonymous with Inverness and the Black Isle (Chanonry Lighthouse and Kessock bridge are perhaps the most notable). The front nine, in particular holes 1 through four along the waterfront and towards the castle at 4. Ditto the bunkers bracketing the green. Slow play is frustrating for everyone â even slow players. a links course that looks as though it’s 100 years old. Dornoch is simply a tour de force masterpiece and rightly among the highest of courses globally. If and when pertinent arguments are made in this area is the only meaningful aspect when weighing the merrits of what the course provides or fails to deliver. The resort will include a bespoke Golf Hotel, a small luxury Hotel & Spa, âresort-ownershipâ Lodges & Apartments, plus a second Seaside Course. Countless number of golfers can see what's happening and then book a future bucket list visit with that in mind. On a clear day the views are so amazing that it can be distracting. A landscape mosaic. Castle Stuart Golf Club near Inverness in the Scottish Highlands is well-known now as multi-time venue for the Scottish Open golf championship, perhaps most memorably hosting the 2013 version which was won by Phil Mickelson as part of his famous âScottish doubleâ when he went on to win the Open Championship at Muirfield a week later. Group of 8 guys on a golf trip played Castle Stuart on our arrival day into Scotland. The back nine starts very well with 10 through 12 along the water. Do I consider the comfort of my seat or the person with the crinkly 750 gram crisp packet when reviewing a movie ? No detail is too small to warrant attention, even edging detail on walk paths. We were honoured to be visited with one of the game's true legends, Mr Arnold Palmer. Was this review helpful? This was a very disappointing end to the trip and we spent 5/6minutes waiting for most shots. The inward side has been rightfully described as "subdued" by Jim McCann and I agree with his diplomatic lexicon. So the course caters for all type of player, surely the sign of good design? I play off a 6, and â¦ Great overall experience from range to the bar and most importantly some amazing golf holes - like the 10th. The one major drawback is the long uphill walk from 12 green to 13 tee. The course may not be your cup of tea but personally I find it a great and fun place to play golf. Yes, architects always need to decide which hole on a golf course becomes the transition hole back to the clubhouse but generally that occurs on holes 12-15. ©2020 by Castle Stuart Golf Links / Website by Kane Partnership, rom 26th March 2021 to 20th November 2021. Castle Stuart 53 rd. Set in the beautiful backdrop of the Scottish Highlands, this championship links-style course overlooking the Moray Firth is not for the faint-of-heart. How do you fancy your chances? The focus needs to be centered around the actual architecture. Distinctive Course Features is a photographic journey with text and music that highlights Castle Stuart’s distinctive character in the world of links golf. Was this review helpful? Nairn & Castle Stuart Golf Package details. It tries hard with the mounds and furrows but they all feel very man made. Unfortunately, much of the rest of the outward half -- while very good -- does not come close to the benchmark demonstrated at the 3rd. Castle Stuart has been the beneficiary from having been seen globally in its host role of the previously held Scottish Open. The Scottish Open has since moved around the country 1) I would not go to this area without playing Dornoch and Brora. One thing I will say is that the greens were excellent. I did not see slow play mentioned as a mechanism to downgrade a club or on the flipside -- raise a course's standing because speed of play is under 3.5 hours. Last July, i stopped i've had the opportunity to stop for a few hours in Inverness and used it to play a round on the magnificient track at castle stuart. Castle Stuart is widely regarded as one of the finest new links golf courses anywhere in the world. If anything it is the approach shot that is more crucial. As has been stated by quite a few others -- Castle Stuart possesses extremely generous fairway widths. Far too often the word "great" is thrown about in a mindless manner to such a degree that its appropriate usage is diluted. A fact that will surprise many, as the natural and aged look Parsinen desired was achieved with great success. I have yet to play a course where the fairways are too wide! (read many of the very good detailed reviews on both CS and Nairn on Top100 if you are unsure), 3) If you are looking at adding a third course and budget matters to you (we know it does not matter to some, but in the real world for someone in your group the total bill might be of more than casual importance) I would even consider the experience of playing across the water at Fortrose & Rosemarkie, (CS is a far superior course, but you are just as likely to remember your round at F&R). Yes, it pains me as well when rounds of golf crawl along and when complicated, at times, by a management approach firmly placing it head in the sand. Castle Stuart is a very good course and a must play when in the area. From the welcoming staff to the stunning area, from the driving range area to the beautiful first tee, everything in Castle Stuart will be engrave in my mind for the next ten years at least ! 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