Located near Inverness and a few miles west of Nairn, Castle Stuart ( is the newest addition to golf in the Highlands. The course rolls along the Moray Firth Coastline and boasts some of the most spectacular views in golf with ‘Castle Stuart’ Cabot Highlands in the view from many points on the golf course. Above all, Castle Stuart just oozes class and is one of those walks you would never tire of repeating over and over again. For this reason, The European tour has hosted The Scottish Open there a number of times and it is ranked number 72 in the world by Golf Digest . Royal Dornoch and Nairn have some serious competition here!
A Brief History of Cabot Highlands
Developed and designed by an outstanding team including the esteemed Gil Hanse, the late Mark Parsinen, Jim Wagner, and Chris Haspell in 2009. Even though just opened in 2009 Castle Stuart has attracted visitors in their droves year after year.
Course Design at Castle Stuart Golf Links
The Kessock Bridge and the Chanonry Lighthouse, as well as other well-known local monuments, may be seen from the course, which offers breathtaking vistas of the Moray Firth.
This Par 72 stretches long over 7’400 yds. However, due to a variety of teeing areas, generous fairways and large greens, it is very playable for golfers of all abilities.
The par-4 13th hole, which is played from a set of dunes right above the coastal platform up through a tight funnel to what ultimately proves to be a sizable, receptive fairway on pastureland, is the perfect illustration of a Parsinen “compression and release” hole.
Visitor: 1st May – 31st October
PGA / BIGGA
Visitor: 24th March – 30th April
PGA / BIGGA
Scottish Golf Member: 1st May – 31st October
Scottish Golf Member: 24th March – 30th April
*Second rounds must be played within seven days of the first.
Caddies are available for £55 plus gratuity. Please mention to the bookings team when reserving a tee time if you require one.
- Club hire is available for £50.
- Electric trolley hire – £25 per round (to be pre-ordered and pre-paid).
Membership at Castle Stuart Golf Links
At this time there is no membership, only green fee golf. Things may change with the addition of a 2nd course coming very soon due to the course and site being acquired by Cabot Golf. Time will tell.
Where is Castle Stuart Golf Links?
The Scottish Highlands’ largest city, Inverness, is only 7 miles northeast of Castle Stuart Links(Cabot Highlands). Take the A9 towards Nairn and then follow the directions for Castle Stuart if you’re travelling by car from Inverness.
If you’re travelling from farther afield, you can fly into Inverness Airport, which is only a short 10-minute drive from the golf course. Alternatively, you can take a train to Inverness and then hire a car or take a taxi to the course.
Once you arrive at the course, you’ll find ample parking available right next to the clubhouse. Contact the club for more thorough directions if you’re still unclear on how to get there