Castle Stuart is but a baby, what it lacks in history is balanced by playability, amazing views and sheer design genius. The accomodation and staff are first rate, recommend staying here if you can.
Holes 1, 2 and 3 all follow the Moray Firth south towards Inverness, each features amazing views, they ease you into the round gently.
Hole 4 features Castle Stuart, a picture postcard hole.
Hole 5 is a great par 4, reminiscent of Royal Melbourne, a sweeping left to right fairway is guarded by well placed bunkers on the left, then the second short turns back, the green is elevated and moves left, good shots get rewarded here.
Hole 6 is a great dogleg left around a grass filled gully, nothing but a great tee shot will give you a chance to hit the green in regulation.
Hole 10 is a short hole, its hard to concentrate after a hot-dog at the turn, back to the north now, a hybrid or 3 wood must be accurate.
17 is a brute of a par 3 at 249 yards - once again there is nowhere to hide, hit the shot and get the reward.