Sunday morning arrived at the weather was glorious (something that we’re not too used to in Scotland) and we arrived at Castle Stuart relaxed, refreshed and ready for our final 18 holes.
With views over to the 'black isle', it can be difficult to concentrate on your game at times. The combination of stunning tee lines, beautiful vistas, and classic links bunkering makes for an unforgettable round, regardless of the weather. On this note, we somehow managed to come across the course on a day with no wind, which at times can open a links course up to low scores. Not here though, with clever 'risk/reward' options that will challenge any golfer. The sign of a great golf course, we truly felt that Castle Stuart was accessible for any golfer, whilst testing the world's best in a stunning environment.
All was going according to plan when we reached the 186 yard, par 3, 8th.. . I hit the sweetest of 9 irons and watched the ball disappear into the hole!! Hugs, cheers and pictures followed- what a way to end our trip!! Feeling delighted with myself, not even dad's back 9 comeback giving him the series victory could deflate my mood as we clinked glasses and ate dinner before driving back to St. Andrews.
At home on Sunday evening, I felt extremely satisfied with our efforts over those past few days. The golf was captivating, the sense of adventure unforgettable but more importantly, the quality time spent with one of the most important people in the world for me was the sweetest thing. I urge you to take the time to have a similar experience whilst you still can, whether it’s to your local area or through visiting us in Scotland. Each will give you a great experience, but you’ll certainly be hard pressed to find as good golf, food and whiskey as you can ‘Up North’ in Scotland.