Skibo Castle – Carnegie Links (21)
- Par: 71 72
- Length: 6.206 yd 5.465 yd
- Architect:Tom MacKensie, Donald Steel
The Carnegie Club is one of the worlds most prestigious private club and resides at Skibo Castle which sits on the shores of the Dornoch Firth in the eastern Highlands of Scotland. Skibo’s name, from the original Norse, means ‘fairyland of peace’ and this and the incredible landscape which brought 19th century industrialist, Andrew Carnegie, to build a castle here on the site of an ancient Viking fort.
Carnegie commissioned John Sutherland to build a private 9 hole golf course but after Carnegie’s death the land became fallow untilt he estate was bought in 1990 by entrepreneur Peter de Savary who asked Donald Steel and Tom Mackenzie to resurrect the course.
The course is set in incredible, majestic highland countryside offering breathtakingly stunning views in all directions.
Skibo Castle is a three hour drive from the capital city of Edinburgh. The city of Inverness is under an hour’s drive with a direct bus form the city up to just by the club. Inverness is reachable by road, rail and by air.
The course is a 18 hole links course with a par of 71 and a length of 6248m from the blue tees.
The Carnegie Links offers limited access to non-residents with two 4 balls offered weekly during the summer months. It is essential to book tee times in advance. Green fees for the course are to be expected for a club and course of such prestige. Clubs, trolleys, buggies and caddies can be hired.
Skibo Castle and its five-star facilities can be enjoyed by members of Carnegie Club. The castle offers hosted dinners, casual clubhouse lunches and a wide array of fine drinks; it is an experience like no other.
The estate offers many other activities such as trap and pheasants shooting, fishing, horse riding and even falconry and opportunities for incredible walks. The castle has a magnificent swimming pool and state of the art spa.
The castle suites offer both the timeless elegance of their Edwardians origins with modern sophistication and facilities. Also, the estate lodges are the perfect getaway for families with buckets of charm and character with modern facilities.