Scottish Open - Castle Stuart, Inverness (11th - 14th July 2013)
While many see the Scottish Open as a warm up event for the world famous Open Championship, it is without doubt a leading European Tour event in its own right. Attracting a world class international field each and every year, the Scottish Open has long been played out over the finest courses to be found at the home of golf.
Courses including the fabulous King’s Course at Gleneagles, the devilishly difficult Championship Course at Carnoustie and the world famous St Andrews Old Course have hosted the tournament in the past but it was the tranquil surrounds of Loch Lomond where the Scottish Open made its long term home. Until recently that is.
Since 2011 the rugged shores of Inverness and the newly built Castle Stuart, which is regarded as the most exciting golfing development in Scotland since the arrival of the mighty Kingsbarns in 2000, have welcomed Scotland's national open with open arms.
Castle Stuart's designers Mark Parsinen and Gil Hanse have capitalised on a majestic parcel of land to carve a golfing marvel; sitting on a raised beach some 40 metres above the level of the shores, the championship course provides some unforgettable panoramas.
The first Scottish Open to be held here saw Luke Donald claim victory and kick-start his impressive run on both sides of the pond as he went on to win both the PGA Tour and European Tour money lists. Luke failed to defend his title in 2012 as India's Jeev Milka Singh claimed the title, underlining the international attraction of golf in Scotland.
Castle Stuart is the epitome of contemporary links golf architecture boasting wide undulating fairways, sweeping undulations and world class greens and with an international field of some repute in attendance each and every year, it is one of the very best places to see the best in the business strut their stuff on the links.
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