|Petty, Inverness, Scotland|
Castle Stuart in 2009
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|Built||between 1619 and 1625|
|Built by||James Stuart, 3rd Earl of Moray|
|In use||17th century; 20th and 21st centuries|
The land the castle was built on was granted to James Stewart, 1st Earl of Moray by his half-sister, Mary, Queen of Scots, following her return to Scotland in 1561. The successive murders of Stewart and his son-in-law, James Stewart, 2nd Earl of Moray, meant that the castle was finally completed by his grandson, James Stuart, 3rd Earl of Moray, in 1625.
Though the castle initially flourished, it fell into disuse as the fortunes of the House of Stuart sank during the English Civil War and Charles I was executed. The castle lay derelict for 300 years before being restored; it is currently used as a luxury hotel.
The seaside links golf course at Castle Stuart along Moray Firth opened eight years ago in 2009, co-designed by two Americans: managing partner Mark Parsinen and golf course architect Gil Hanse. It was voted as Best New Course for 2009 by Golf magazine.
- "Castle Stuart". castlestuart.com. 2010. Retrieved 15 February 2010.
- "Castle Stuart - Our History". castlestuart.com. 2010. Retrieved 15 February 2010.
- RNL (22 July 2009). "Parsinen chases the Open dream". Golf Course Architecture. Retrieved 9 July 2016.
- "New chapter begins for Barclays Scottish Open". European Tour. 4 July 2009. Retrieved 9 July 2016.
- "Course guide" (PDF). Castle Stuart Golf Links. 2016. Retrieved 9 July 2016.
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