Carnoustie Golf Links is a links course on the coast of Scotland. Made of naturally occurring links land, golf has been played on the land since the 1500’s and the present course has existed since 1850 after being designed by Alan Robertson and improved a few years later by Old Tom Morris. Its present state works well with its legend as Carnoustie has hosted the Open Championship seven times. Golf legends such as Tiger Woods and Tom Watson have teed off at this famous course.
The reasoning behind such acclaim is well-deserved as Carnoustie has a reputation for being a course that is especially challenging.
It doesn’t pull any punches right from the get go. The first challenge is to find the darn place, which is not easy. The signposts are non existent and you have to navigate some winding terrain. When you finally do get there, the realization comes that finding the place was just the warm up.
There are three courses at Carnoustie, with the Championship Course being among them. Many pro golfers had have had their skills contested on this fearsome course. Bunkers are deep and prolific, especially along the sixth hole, which is regarded as one of the best golf holes there is, made legend by Ben Hogan, whom the course derives its name. The Par Fours eighteenth is one of the hardest holes in Carnoustie that cost Johnny Miller the Open Championship in 1975.
The other two course are the Burnside Links and Buddon Links. While neither are quite as illustrious as the Championship, both courses provide a healthy challenge even for prose and are right at home in Scottish Links golf.
The course is open to public, but be ready to bring a lot of balls, and save the cash bets for the putting greens or the six hole “Nestie” junior course that recently became available.
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