Carnoustie Burnside Golf Course (est. 1914)


Yards: 5972 Holes: 18 Par: 68

Adjacent to the Carnoustie Championship Course, the laudable Burnside golf course, established in 1914, has its own intricacies and character not unlike its senior. 

Heather, whins and a burn come into play throughout this enjoyable golf course, testing your golfing skills at every turn. The 5th hole is an interesting par three to a very well-defended green. Depending on wind, the ball could find the burn in front or bounce on the green and continue into the same burn on the right.

The 14th, called "The Scoup", is a par three of 228 yards, playing to a plateau green which, especially at that length, is very difficult to hit and hold. The 15th is long and distinctly linksy, a par five of 500 yards.

Burnside golf course, if sited elsewhere, would have much greater acknowledgment, but as it is, it remains one of Angus' undiscovered gems. An excellent links course in its own right, it will prove a rewarding adversary for any serious golfer.

Pro Tips

Burnside golf course is similar in style to the Championship course but obviously shorter. Sensible driving will let you test your mid to short game. Beware of the greens however as they tend to be more undulating. Burnside golf course is a largely overlooked gem of a course that no dedicated golfer should miss.


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Course Information

Carnoustie Golf Links
20 Links Parade

Contact: Colin McLeod
Professional: Colin Sinclair

Telephone: +44 (0) 1241 802270

Green Fee Rates:

  • Weekdays & Weekends £46
  • Combination ticket £220 (Championship, Burnside & Buddon*)
  • Combination ticket £210 (Championship & Burnside) 
*To be used over a 3 day period
Juveniles 14 years and under are not permitted to play on the Championship Course 


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2 Miles off A92 Dundee to Arbroath Road, follow sign for Golf Course