Castle Stuart Photos

Posting will be light the next few days while I'm traveling (I know, I know, who goes out of town during Super Bowl week!?). In the mean time... 

If you enjoyed the YouTube videos on the making of Scotland's Castle Stuart resort (here, here, here and here), below are some grow-in photos courtesy of Gil Hanse, who is co-designing the course with developer Mark Parsinen. You know the deal, just click on the photos to see them.

The 215-yard par-3 17th hole viewed from 16th green. Tee is to the right. 17th plays along clifftop into prevailing wind. Shots can be fed down from the left side while the direct line needs to carry bunkers. (click to enlarge image)

Manmade sand and heather ridge separating 16h green from 17th tee. (click to enlarge image)

View from left rough on 16th hole looking towards plateau green. 16th is a driveable 305 yard par 4. Hole plays downwind with slopes feeding balls from the right with a deep tightly mown hollow protecting the front left of the green. (click to enlarge image)

Short par-3 11th viewed from above on the 18th fairway. Tee is out of view to the left. Hole plays 145 yards. (click to enlarge image)

Par-5 6th hole, 580 yards, view of the approach taken from second shot area. Green is long and narrow and best approach from in front of or over the deep centerline fairway bunker. (click to enlarge image)

The driveable par-4 3rd. Plays in the opposite direction as the 16th. Green is on a peninsula jutting into the estuary.  (click to enlarge image)

Clifftop par-4 7th hole, photo taken from leftside of the landing area.  (click to enlarge image)

View of the approach to the par-5 second hole with dune bunkering along the coastline. (click to enlarge image)