Scottish Open Golf at Castle Stuart golf links
Scotland the home of golf. As Turnberry is to Ayrshire and Gleneagles is to Perthshire, Castle Stuart has been conceived to be for the Highlands - a beacon reaching out to golfers throughout the world. The centrepiece for this destination golf resort is Castle Stuart Golf Links, a championship links course overlooking the Moray Firth close to Inverness and Loch Ness. Castle Stuart's goal is to add to the rich fabric of golf in the Scottish Highlands.
The Scottish Open has become an iconic golf tournament for both Scotland and the international golfing calendar. In 2011 the tournament moved to the stunning and challenging Highland links course, Castle Stuart, overlooking the Moray Firth in Inverness just 30 minutes’ drive from Loch Ness.
Castle Stuart will be the seventh Scottish course to host the tournament succeeding Loch Lomond Golf Club, which has staged the event for the last 15 years. With a prize fund of £3,000,000, a first prize of £500,000 the Scottish Open attracts some of the top players who will have to conquer this new Castle Stuart golf course which has received worldwide praise since its official opening in the summer of 2009.
The Scottish Open regularly attracts a number of the tour’s top golfers.
The event commences with a Pro-am event – one of only two occasions on the European tour that corporate clients can play alongside top professionals. This is followed by practice day and championship rounds. Estimates of spectator numbers during this period vary, not least because turnout is influenced by the weather at the time, however 30-40,000 are expected and there is the potential for many more if conditions are right.
Scottish Open website - Aberdeen Asset Management
Loch Ness and Inverness Hospitality
Not only will you and your guests enjoy the stunning scenery and exciting golf action, you will also receive the finest service available. The Castle Stuart Golf Course is just half an hour from Loch Ness, check out available accommodation in Inverness and Loch Ness.