The legendary Arnold Palmer is to build his first golf course in the Home of Golf in a partnership with the world renowned Castle Stuart Golf Links in the Scottish Highlands.
Plans for the venue’s second iconic course will be submitted within two months and it is envisaged work will get under way early next year, ahead of the return of the Scottish Open to Castle Stuart for the fourth time in six years. It is planned to have the new links open for use by 2019.
Mr palmer talking from Bayhill for this week’s PGA Tour event which he hosts spoke of his love of Scotland,
“I have had a strong affection for Scotland since I first went there in 1960 to play in the Open at St. Andrews. I have returned many times since, including a memorable victory in the Open Championship at Troon in 1962. The opportunity to build an iconic golf course in Scotland would be the culmination of all these great experiences. I am looking forward to my visit to Castle Stuart in a few months’ time”
This follows plans outlined by in our recent Castle Stuart episode for a new hotel onsite making it an exciting time for golf tourism in the Scottish highlands.
Stuart McColm, Castle Stuart Golf Links’ general manager, added
“Having two world class courses in Inverness, together with all the other great courses in the Highlands, will undoubtedly drive more people to this area and have a significant economic impact.”
We’ve read the fairytale about the King in his highland castle but it looks set to become reality.