Carnoustie Golf Links | Scottish Golf Tours

Among The Open venues, Carnoustie Golf Links is generally regarded as the most difficult course on the rotation. This theory was reinforced by the chaos of the 1999 Open and the lasting image of Jean Van de Velde standing in the Barry Burn. Tom Watson and Gary Player both won here, but it was Ben Hogan’s triumph in 1953 that best defines Carnoustie’s history with The Open. After winning The Masters and U.S. Open that year, Hogan crossed the Atlantic to make his one and only start in The Open Championship. He returned home with the Claret Jug and the admiration of everyone who crossed his path at Carnoustie.

The notorious links at Carnoustie provided Old Tom Morris with his first experience with golf course design. He assisted his mentor, Allan Robertson, in laying out the first nine holes at Carnoustie, then later returned to extend the links to a full 18-holes. Most of the course as we know it, however, was the work of five-time Open Champion James Braid. The 6th hole – known as Hogan’s Alley – is one of the most famous par-5s in Scotland. The name commemorates Hogan’s win but also his bold play off the tee on the hole. The closing stretch is not for the faint of heart, with the Barry Burn snaking its way into play on multiple occasions.

Carnoustie Golf Links is a great addition to any golf tour to Scotland. Either build this course into your stay in St Andrews or incorporate a round on your travel day to the North East or North of Scotland. It’s an exceptional test of links golf and one that should be experienced by every golfer visiting Scotland

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Paul McCombs August 2022

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Recently returned from a weeklong trip planned by St. Andrews Golf Travel. We had absolutely no problems. We were able to get on the Old Course which was one of our primary goals. Marc did a wonderful job coordinating tee times and transportation. Highly recommend the use of St Andrews Golf Travel.

Thomas McDonough August 2022

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Incredible precision with all the arrangements. Recommended accommodations were superb. Golf arrangements were flawless. Dining recommendations were outstanding and all transport was on schedule. If I could I’d give it a SIX star rating.

Darryl Lee August 2022

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The best golf trip I’ve ever been on. Marc was outstanding in his service; I can’t say enough about his attentiveness to all our needs. The courses that St Andrews Golf Travel set up for us were just awesome; caddies and private transportation were great too. Planning our next trip in 2024. Thanks Marc and your team!

Tim Reese July 2022

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Trip of a golfer’s life time!!! St. Andrews Golf Travel's professionalism and organization of the trip on our behalf allowed us to concentrate on the fantastic opportunity without the need to worry about the nuts and bolts of the venture. I can’t imagine another company devoting the personal attention to our trip as was the case with Graeme and St. Andrew Golf Travel. Our group have collectively dealt with hundreds, if not thousands, of companies in our careers and from our vantage point St. Andrews Golf Travel has established a first class premium operation.

Dennis Keeley July 2022

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Dear Marc and Graeme, Once again I can’t thank you both enough for the greatest golf trip I have ever experienced.
From the moment Ewan picked us up at the airport it became a 10 day Magic carpet ride.Your selection of courses to play was phenomenal. To experience each club, the history and the unique layouts will be lasting memories.You made us so comfortable. The hotels, the restaurant selections, the constant attention to detail is so appreciated and truly above, above, above and beyond any other tour groups capabilities. Where ever you took us, we were always amazing how everyone knew you. We were then welcomed like old friends. And you become our friends.

Scott Schoelzel June 2022

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St. Andrews Golf Travel is a "10". I have been fortunate to have traveled extensively around the globe playing golf. Graeme and Marc, the proprietors of St. Andrews Golf Travel, are truly extraordinary. Always cheerful, they operate with a level precision and professionalism that will exceed even the most discriminating client's expectations. Can't recommend them highly enough.

James Hillary June 2022

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Excellent service - fun atmosphere throughout. Great guys!

William Von Hoene Jr June 2022

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St. Andrews Golf Travel was superb in every aspect of our 7 day golf trip, from preliminary inquiry to getting us on planes back to the states. Marc and Graeme are knowledgeable, extremely service oriented, and go the extra mile whether asked or not. They are also terrific people to be with and felt like friends for the ages. Logistics, hotels, golf, meals, everything over the top. Can’t recommend more highly.

Michael Tronick June 2022

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Absolutely awesome experience!!! Marc and Graeme were spectacular from the minute we were picked up at the airport. We had a group of 8 players from across the USA that arrived at multiple times and they organized transportation for all of us. We played 7 rounds, including The Old Course, and they cheered us on the first tee and met us at the 18th green every round. They organized dinners daily at great restaurants and their hotel choices were amazing. I would recommend St. Andrews Golf Travel to anyone who enjoys 5 star treatment. I plan to set up another trip in the future with my sons to experience Scotland and plan to utilize the ultimate services of Marc and Graeme.

Lee Davenport June 2022

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Graeme, we have arrived safely home after a whirl wind trip and I want to tell you how pleased we are with your company. The trip you arranged was fabulous! The attention to detail was excellent and the personal service was impeccable. I will sing your praises to all my friends with a "must use" recommendation. Thank you for a wonderful experience, Lee and Emily Davenport
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