Carnoustie Championship

The Championship Course at Carnoustie has hosted seven Open Championships, one Ladies Open and two Seniors Opens. It is part of the trio of courses used for the annual Dunhill Links and features the toughest closing stretch of golf holes anywhere.

The sandy subsoil that covers the gently rolling terrain, makes it an ideal setting for golf, and a perfect canvass on which James Braid created a collection of distinctively crafted holes. Remarkably, some of his designs were regarded as too weak for competitive play and the notorious ‘sting in the tail’ - Carnoustie's final three holes - was introduced.

Now regarded as the toughest links course in the world, Carnoustie is a mouth-watering challenge even on a mild day. One of the world’s greatest links courses, the Carnoustie Championship course is a must-play during any visit to Carnoustie Country.

Pro Tips

Having a strategy will pay dividends when facing the awesome Carnoustie Championship course. For instance, don't be overawed by the length of some holes. Play an iron or a three wood for position and to keep short of the formidable fairway bunkers.

The greens are fairly flat and receptive and will reward good approach play. There is no doubt, the Carnoustie Championship course is a tremendous test, but it can also provide some of the most satisfying golf in Scotland.

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