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Castle Stuart project will 'create jobs'

The brand new Arnold Palmer designed course at Castle Stuart Golf Links could create as many as 50 new jobs and provide a ‘huge economic boost’ to the local area, according to the club’s general manager.

Stuart McColm believes that the addition of a second course at the 2016 Scottish Open host venue, designed by the golf legend, will help to put golf in the Highlands firmly on the map.

Speaking as plans for the development were lodged with the Highland Council, McColm said: “The lodging of plans for the Palmer Tribute course marks a significant milestone in our development.

“The new course would provide a huge economic boost for Inverness, the Highlands and Scotland.

“However, we want to ensure it is developed in the correct way, with community backing and with the support of local and national statutory bodies.

“We have won environmental awards for our sensitive development and maintenance of the original course and we would work in the same way on the new course so we can produce something everyone is proud of and brings maximum benefit to this area.”

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