Carnoustie consist of two Championship courses, each rated in the top 50 Links courses in the UK and Ireland (Golf Digest June 2011). The Championship Course has recently been ranked at no 1 on the Rolex Top 1000 courses in the world.
The Championship Course has hosted 7 Open Championships, 1 Ladies Open and 1 Seniors Open making it one of the very few to have done so in the UK. It is one of the 3 courses used for the annual Dunhill Links, the others being Kingsbarns and the Old Course in St Andrews. Generally regarded as the toughest of the Open venues for those who understand the game a little more will know it is probably the fairest too. Without doubt though Carnoustie Championship Course does have the toughest closing stretch of holes anywhere and those finishing the final 4 holes with no more than a bogey should be suitably content with their play.
The Burnside is the baby Brother and is approaching 100 years old. It is from here where Ben Hogan qualified from before going on to win the Open itself in 1953. Promising to come back Hogan never did which leaves Carnoustie in the unique position to actually being able to say anyone who is anyone has played Carnoustie!
St Andrews Golf Travel has accesss to guaranteed Carnoustie Tee times and highly recommeds including play here in any Scottish Golf Tour
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