His design team comprised of Stuart McColm and Graham Winter both of whom worked on Kingsbarns.
American Gil Hanse who designed Craighead Links at Crail was a co-designer.
Chris Haspell, who would later become the course manager was also involved in the design.
Sitting on the southern shores of the Moray Firth between Nairn and Inverness, it has quickly risen high up the list of the top golf courses in Scotland and frequently included in Scotland golf vacations.
It hosted the Scottish Open in 2011, 12 and 13 and 16, the week before the Open Championship.
The course commands a breathtaking coastal position and has been built on three tiers.
This ensures that golfers rarely lose sight of the dramatic views over the Moray Firth toward the Black Isle.
This is an exceptional golf course in a stunning location with a fabulous Art Deco clubhouse on three levels.