Showing posts from January, 2011

Castle Stuart Golf Links

Great news announced today that the Scottish Open will be based at Castle Stuart Golf Links for the next three years, taking over from Loch Lomond.

Here are some photographs of this new links, based a few miles east of Inverness, that I took when I had the opportunity to play it in September 2009.
The fabulous Art Deco designed clubhouse at Castle Stuart Golf Links. The facilities offer the golfer a truly top class experience prior to and then after your round.

The first tee hard against the lapping waves of the Moray Firth on your right.

The various tee positions of the Par5 2nd hole.

Boyne playing out of the greenside bunker on the Par5 2nd hole.

The Par4 third and the last hole of the front nine with the water and beach on your right.

The fourth hole and first Par3 playing to a tiered green with the lovely backdrop of Castle Stuart.

A delightful view of the Par5 6th green from the 5th tee and the now elevated section of the course.

Fairway bunker on the long Par4 5th.

The approach to…

Loch Lomond & Scottish Open

The Scottish Open looks likely to have a new venue for 2011. The tournament, played the week before the Open Championship in July, has been staged over the fabulous Tom Weiskopf design at Loch Lomond since 1996, but after months of speculation a spokesman for the club confirmed that the members were set to complete a buy out from the Bank of Scotland who have been in control since the former owner, American financier Lyle Anderson, lost control back in 2008.

The members have raised the necessary funds and appear set to sign documents next week bringing ownership of the golf course under the banner of a new company called Loch Lomond Members Club.

A spokesman for the members executive committee said, "The support we have received from the members has been exceptional and highlights what great affection there is for the club. The goal now is to move forward with plans to consolidate Loch Lomond's reputation as one of the foremost private members' clubs in the world." 


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