Venue Info

Venue
            Promoter

Castle Stuart Golf Links
Balnaglack Farmhouse
Inverness
IV2 7JL
Scotland
Telephone: +44 (0)1463 796111

            Peter Adams
Director of International Championships
The European Tour
Wentworth Drive
Virginia Water
Surrey
GU25 4LX
England
Tel: +44 (0) 1344 840400
Fax: +44 (0) 1344 840500
Email: padams@europeantour.com

Course Info

GREENS 
Type of grass - Fescue
Height of cut - 4.5mm
Speed/stimpmeter reading - 10' 1" (Sunday) 
Any specific comments - 

FAIRWAYS 
Type of grass -  Fescue
Height of cut - 10mm
General width and contouring - Wide and rumpled

TEES / COLLARS 
Type of grass - Fescue
Height of cut - 8 mm
Any specific comments - none

ROUGH 
Type of grass - Fescue
Height of cut
- semi: 32 mm
- intermediate: 
- rough: wispy

WEATHER
Weather in advance - Cold and Wet.
Forecast for tournament - Very mixed with rain highly likely.

COURSE 
Opened - 2009
Course designer - Mark Parsinen & Gil Hanse
Special features  - Bunkers, infinity edge greens
General playability - Generous fairways.
Tree lined / exposed - Exposed with spectacular vista
Undulating / flat -  The course is laid out on 2 levels with 7 holes on the lower level, bordering the  Firth.
Many / few water hazards - 7 holes are adjacent to the Moray Firth.
Changes to the course - Hole 5 – 3 new fairway bunkers have been constructed, one on the left (around 265yds) and two on the right (around 350 and 375yds).  The fairway line has been adjusted on the RHS.
Hole 9 – A new tee has been constructed adding 39yds.  The rough has being brought in on the right of the fairway.
Hole 10 – The fairway bunker has been reconstructed and is now more visible from the tee.
Hole 12 – A new tee has been built to the right of the 11th green which changes the line of play and extends the hole by 69yds.
 Hole 14 – A new bunker has been built in the centre of the fairway at 290yds.
Hole 15 – A new tee has been constructed which adds 35 yds to the hole.

OTHER FEATURES 
It has a 1930’s style art Deco Clubhouse. Several species of wildlife can be found including dolphins, seals, badgers, osprey, white tailed sea eagles, Sand Martin nesting area left of 13th tee. The course sits on the southern side of the Moray Firth and looks out towards the Black Isle with Kessock Bridge, Chanonry Lighthouse and Fort George (home of the Black Watch) as highly visible land marks.

Card of Course

Castle Stuart Golf Links


HoleParYardsMetres HoleParYardsMetres
14439401 104363332
25554507 113168154
34306280 125599548
43201184 134444406
54452413 144386353
65568519 154458419
74464424 164337308
83218199 173226207
94403369 185607555
Out3636053296 In3635883282
7271936578


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43201
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Tournament Leaderboard

Pos Player nameNatHolePar
1SINGH, Jeev MilkhaIND18-17
2MOLINARI, FrancescoITA18-17
T3NOREN, AlexanderSWE18-16
T3WARREN, MarcSCO18-16
T5BALDWIN, MatthewENG18-15
T5LEVET, ThomasFRA18-15

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