Carnoustie

Scotland - Carnoustie Golf Links

Carnoustie Scotland

Whilst there may be little dramatic background scenery, the beauty of Carnoustie, dating back to 1842, is to be found in the golf course itself. The layout is such that no two consecutive holes face the same direction, a factor that does nothing for the golfer in finding their rhythm in the face of often-stiff winds. Carnoustie's famous burns that snake their way around the course - Jockie's Burn and the Barry Burn represent two more obstacles to posting a respectable tally.

Regarded by many including Walter Hagen and Gary Player as one of the best links in the world, Carnoustie, though certainly long, is not a course for the unthinking big-hitter. With judgment of wind and distance critical, every tee shot needs careful placement to set up an approach to the green. After 15 grueling but majestic holes, the virgin player is still unprepared for the "toughest finish in golf". If you par the last three holes, you will invariably walk from the 18th green with your head held high.

It has already hosted the Open Championship seven times (most recent winner in 2007 was Padraig Harrington), and will next host it in 2018. It also hosted the Senior Open in 2010 (returning in 2016), and the Ricoh Women’s British Open 2011.

"The golf course is hard, but it’s fair. I think it’s a fantastic test." Tiger Woods

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