Castle Stuart is a modern links course, its very playable and good for visitors who haven't played before. As with the likes of Cruden Bay there is a lot of hidden shots there and where you need local knowledge. Castle Stuart doesn't have that, you can see where you need to land the ball on the fairway.
The views of the Moray Firth for the course are amazing, if you get it on a flat calm day it will make it even better. In my opinion that aren't any weak holes but there are definitely some stand out holes. The par 3 11th is one of my favourite holes in golf and the short par 4 3rd is also another favourite with the infinity pool (sea) behind the green. Condition of CS has always been very good every single time I have played it.
Clubhouse and practice facilities are very good and staff are always very welcoming and friendly. Would definitely recommend to play here if you haven't before, they have previously offered Scottish Golf members a discounted price and if you are lucky enough to have an IV postcode there is further discounts.
Date: April 28, 2021