Thursday 18 October 2012

Castle Stuart - A Must Play Highland Masterpiece

If you are planning a visit to Scotland or in particular the Highlands in the next year you absolutely must play the magnificent Castle Stuart Links between Inverness and Nairn. Granted it's not cheap but it is arguably worth a lot more than the simple cost of the green fee.

Designed by Mark Parsinen who cut his teeth in Scotland at Kingsbarns in Fife has exceeded even that masterpiece with a simply flawless layout. Okay maybe escalators at the twelfth would be nice!

Wonderful views, superb rolling fairways, wonderfully tricky and equally massive greens guarded with every potential natural hazard imaginable.

I had the good fortune to play the course at the beginning of September as part of the 54 Hole Tomatin Pro Am which also included Royal Dornoch and Nairn. It really is worth considering entering a team for what was a wonderful event.

The event was a great fun experience over three of the finest golf courses you could play and while yours truly  managed to three putt every second green to drop us out of the prizes we were all delighted when our Pro, Jonathon Lomas, decided to nail his tee shot at the short eleventh for a hole in one.

At Scotland's For Me we are delighted to be working with Go-Golf TV to feature some of their videos and thought we'd start with this one of Castle Stuart which gives an excellent idea of what to expect.

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