On the southern shores of the Moray Firth in between Inverness and Nairn is Castle Stuart Golf Course. The club opened in 2009 and offers spectacular views across the water to the Black Isle. Set in 430 acres the 18 hole course was confirmed as the venue for the 2011 Barclays Scottish Open which took place shortly before The Open Championship in July. It has also won numerous awards over the short years it's been running including the Scottish Golf Course of the Year by Golf Tourism Scotland and Overseas Destination of the Year by Golf Digest. The golf course is now being further developed into an exciting new resort with a spa and a second seaside course!