Castle Stuart Golf: #11Castle Stuart Golf Links

Castle Stuart Golf Links
Balnaglack Farmhouse

Phone(s): +44 (0) 1463 796111
Fax: +44 (0) 1463 796127

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 grounds include a small luxury hotel and spa, resort-ownership apartments and lodges.

Castle Stuart Golf Links
4 stars out of 5 (based on 5 reviews)
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A view from tee #11 at Castle Stuart GolfA view of hole #14 at Castle Stuart GolfCastle Stuart Golf - 8th GreenCastle Stuart Golf - Hole #16

Golf course details

  • Holes: 18
  • Designed by: Gil Hanse
  • Public/Private: Public
  • Year opened: 2009
  • Golf Season:
  • Guest Policy: Welcomed
  • Tee times welcomed: Yes
  • Fairways:
  • Greens:


  • Pro in house: Yes
  • Driving range: Yes
  • Rental clubs: Yes
  • Rental carts: Yes

Green fees price ranges

  • Week days: £140 - £190
  • Weekends: £140 - £190

Course policies

  • Metal spikes allowed: No
  • Dress code: Smart casual
  • Credit cards accepted:

Length, slope and rating for each tee

Tee Par Length Slope Rating
Black 72 7009 yd. 0 0
White 72 6553 yd. 0 0
Green 72 6153 yd. 0 0
Red 72 5148 yd. 0 0
Blue 72 5724 yd. 0 0

Reader Ratings / Reviews

  • Castle Stuart Golf Links
    5 stars out of 5
    by mitch
    on August 10th, 2010 07:18
    just back from 2 weeks in Scotand. Played Kingsbarns, Turnberry, Gleneagles and Castle Stuart. The course is wonderful, the staff and caddies first rate. A great day of golf.
  • Castle Stuart Golf Links
    5 stars out of 5
    by David
    on July 25th, 2010 13:22
    This has just become my number 1 golf course played ever - and I've been lucky to play many of the greatest.

    Not only is the course fantastic with most holes being memorable in their own right but the level of detail involved in the design of both the course and the clubhouse and the amazing welcome we had from all the staff made this an incredible's day of golf.

    Will definitely be going back - and also to Kingsbarns of which this is apparently equivalent.

  • Castle Stuart Golf Links
    2.5 stars out of 5
    by stuart mccolm
    on December 06th, 2009 11:54
    Why does the last post from Jack Gibson only rate at 2.5 stars when clearly, his comments surpass that!!?
  • Castle Stuart Golf Links
    5 stars out of 5
    by Bill Hogan
    on November 12th, 2009 06:54
    This course is five star plus! The best golf course built in Scotland since Turnberry or Loch Lomond. Now, the Highlands have another true gem to match with Royal Dornoch, and Cruden Bay down the east coast. By all means, include a round at Castle Stuart!
  • Castle Stuart Golf Links
    2.5 stars out of 5
    by Jack Gibson
    on October 21st, 2009 10:31
    Recently returned from 10 days in Scotland. Played the Old Course, Dukes Kingsbarns, Royal Dornoch and Castle Stuart. Castle Stuart was by far the best golf course. Only open 2 months, it looks like it has been there 200 years. Plenty of tee locations for all players. best condition of any, mix of long holes and short holes, great and fair bunker locations and large slightly undulating greens. A great scenic course,modern but art deco clubhouse, great staff and caddies. Five stars!
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