A second course will be built, alongside new property, retail and restaurant offerings at the Scottish property. Soon to be known as Cabot Highlands, the second course will play around the site’s 400-year-old castle. Planning for the course will begin this fall, before construction starts in 2023, with an estimated completion date in 2024.
Castle Stuart Golf Links in Scotland has been bought by Canadian resort developer Cabot, who plans to create a second course that will play around the site’s 400-year-old castle, Scottish Construction Now reported. Soon to be known as Cabot Highlands, property will also be a key component of the club, with sales expected to begin in 2023.
The legacy property will feature houses and cottages, alongside new retail and restaurant areas, Scottish Construction Now reported. When owners are not in residence, their homes will be available as accommodation for visiting guests.
To be designed by architect Tom Doak, the second course will have “significant water frontage,” but will sit lower than the first course, with less wind exposure, Scottish Construction Now reported. Planning for the course will begin this fall, before construction starts in 2023, with an estimated completion date in 2024.
“We are honored to be a steward of the land and carry the original vision for the property forward,” said Ben Cowan-Dewar, co-founder and Chief Executive of Cabot. “Our goal is to create unforgettable memories in magical places, and there are few places in the world more awe-inspiring than the Scottish Highlands.”
Grant Sword, a managing partner with Castle Stuart said Cabot is a perfect fit for Castle Stuart.
“I’m certain the future is rosy,” he said. “I will be able to enjoy my retirement and playing golf at Cabot Highlands, knowing that Mark Parsinen’s vision will be taken forward and enhanced by a wonderful team.”
General manager Stuart McColm and the existing team at Castle Stuart will continue as part of Cabot, Scottish Construction Now reported.
“I’ve been involved with this special property since 2006 and I, too, can’t think of a better partner than Cabot to lead our next chapter,” McColm said. “The future is hugely exciting and we can’t wait to deliver on the many great plans for Cabot Highlands that will bring a significant boost to the region’s economy while at the same time delivering a very special, world class golfing experience.”