Carnoustie Golf Club features three golf courses. The Championship Course, nicknamed “a monster” is known as one of the most challenging courses in Scotland.
While this is the most difficult of the three, for a real golfer’s dream come true, you might want to consider booking tee times on all three course. Start with the Buddon course, followed by the Burnside course and work your way up to take on the the most difficult, the Championship Course.
The first recorded game of Carnoustie golf dates back to 1527. It was upgraded to a 10-hole course in 1842, and then again in 1857 when Tom Morris expanded the course to 18 holes.
It was updated again in 1926, however, this course fell into disrepair for almost 25 years when a nearby hotel closed. However, in 1999 the Open Championship returned to the Championship links.
The popularity of the Burnside Course is often dwarfed by the nearby Championship Course, but golfing the Burnside does not disappoint. The 5th and 14th holes are known to be particularly challenging, but the 17th hole has a reputation of being one of the hardest.
Of the three courses at Carnoustie Golf Club, the Buddon Links are the newest. Buddon is a shorter course than Burnside and is the perfect course to introduce yourself to Carnoustie.
The 7th, 9th, 11th, and 12th holes are known to challenge a golfer’s accuracy so this is a great course to take on and get used to the prevailing easterly winds, before taking on one of the harder courses.
On all the Carnoustie courses, the finishing holes are especially challenging. While you only get a glimpse of the sea here and there, the landscape is beautiful with rolling hills, but fraught with brutal bunkers.
Fairways slope from left to right, and often golfers are faced with an easterly wind which makes a yardage guide just about impossible.
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If you’re planning a golf vacation to Scotland and dream of playing one or all of the Carnoustie courses, you can call them at +44 (0) 1241-802270 or email at email@example.com to make arrangements.
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