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Monday, January 24, 2011

Scottish Open 2011 Comes to Castle Stuart

Castle Stuart Golf Links near Inverness has been confirmed as the venue for the Barclays Scottish Open for 2011, taking place from July 7-10. 


Castle Stuart Golf Links will be the seventh Scottish course to play host to the prestigious tournament since 1972; following in the footsteps of Downfield, St Andrews, Haggs Castle, The Gleneagles Hotel, Carnoustie and Loch Lomond Golf Club, which staged proceedings over the last 15 years from 1996 to 2010.


Co-designed by Managing Partner Mark Parsinen – who was also responsible for the design of Kingsbarns in Fife – and American golf course architect Gil Hanse, the course was voted as Best New Course for 2009 by Golf Magazine USA while Ron Whitten, writing in the December 2010 issue of Golf Digest USA, stated that “Castle Stuart might be the most perfectly conceived and executed design ever built.”


As well as the support of Barclays, the tournament has also garnered widespread backing from the public sector agencies in the local area, namely Highland Council, the Highlands and Islands Enterprise, Visit Scotland, Event Scotland and Scottish Development International, all of whom who have pledged their support and assistance.


Castle Stuart is the Highland’s newest golf resort, with plans to include a five star hotel, luxury lodges and an additional seaside course, all set within stunning surroundings on the Moray Firth.


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