Carnoustie Golf Links: Links Golf at its best

Carnoustie – Championship Course

Carnoustie’s Championship is one of the courses that every golfer in the world wants to play. Voted the World’s Best Golf Course in 2019, venue for eight Open Championships and two Women’s Opens, Carnoustie is undoubtedly one of, if not the most, memorable golf courses that you’ll ever play, not just in Scotland but in all of golf. This bucket list venue, also known as the toughest venue on The Open rota, is a course that challenges each person who visits and is rightly known as Golf’s Greatest Test. It will make you think on every shot, there’s no escaping the course once you’ve started, one of the beauties of Carnoustie is the way in which it grabs hold of you, immerses you in the landscape and takes you on a journey. That deep breath that’s taken on the first just before teeing off is only exhaled on stepping off at the 18th.

The first record of golf played on this links land dates to 1527. In 1842, a 10-hole course was designed by Alan Robertson followed by an 18-hole course by Old Tom Morris in 1857. James Braid extended the layout in 1926 which is essentially the links found today.

As you progress through the course, every step is worth savouring, you will walk the old links taking the same delight in the challenges of this incredible course that have tested golfers for hundreds of years, encountering unique features and hazards synonymous and unique to these famous Scottish links. Carnoustie is wonderfully exposed to the elements, with wind directions designed to keep you thinking each step of the way.

Follow in the footsteps of legends on a links that has played host to the world’s greatest golfers and produced many of golf’s most dramatic moments. Choose your shot carefully on 6, fondly named Hogan’s Alley after the great golfer himself, keep out of the Spectacles bunkers at 14, and plan to land your shot neatly on the Island formed by the famous Barry Burn on 17.

As you continue around the course, you will understand its charm as a golfing venue, vistas from the tees and fairways which confound, temp and please you. Culminating in the last three holes better known as the finest finish in golf anywhere in the world. As you approach the final holes, accuracy is what’s needed as you face narrow corridors from the tee while approach shots demand precision to greens heavily guarded by steep bunkers and burns. As well as being the finest, Carnoustie presents without doubt the ultimate toughest finish in Championship Golf. You will step off this course wearing you round like a badge of honour, leaving you knowing that not only have you done it, but having truly lived it. Warm up in style at Carnoustie’s unique state-of-the-art indoor golf facilities, delivering a premium warm up and practice experience and off the course, enjoy the panoramic view at The Rookery Restaurant and Bar.

This is Scottish links golf at its absolute best.

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June 15, 2022 11:56 am

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