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Carnoustie Golf Links

Carnoustie Scotland

The first record of golf played on this links land dates to 1527.  In 1842, a 10-hole course was designed by Alan Robertson followed by an 18-hole course by Old Tom Morris in 1857.  James Braid extended the layout in 1926 which is essentially the links found today. While it is relatively flat, Carnoustie is exposed to the elements. A combination of length and accuracy are required as golfers face narrow corridors from the tee while approach shots demand precision to greens heavily guarded by steep bunkers and burns. Arguably the toughest finishing holes in championship golf are found here highlighted by the par-4, 476 yard 14th and the 245 yard par-3 16th. Ben Hogan won The 82nd Open at Carnoustie in 1953. Tom Watson and Gary Player also hoisted the Claret Jug here as has Padraig Harrington and most recently Francesco Molinari in 2018. 

Information Guidelines
Par 72 Shorts Permitted Permitted with Socks
Length 6948 / 6144 Caddies Good Availability
Architect Old Tom Morris / James Braid Golf Club Rental Yes
Founded 1842 Driving Range No
    Spikes Inside Limited to Certain Areas
    Golf Carts Medical Certificate Only
    PGA Pro Complimentary when 8+


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