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Carnoustie Championship Course

Carnoustie Championship Course

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If you want to experience the very best in Scottish golf, a visit to the Carnoustie Championship course is a must. As a test of golfing skill, and taking your game to a new level, the Carnoustie Championship course is unsurpassed.

Hosting the Open Championship seven times, and being currently deemed the "toughest links course in the world", Carnoustie Championship Course is a significant challenge even on a mild day.

Signature Hole -6th, "Hogan’s Alley"

The par five 6thmeasures 520 yards from the white tees and is regarded as one of the world’s best holes. Named “Hogan’s Alley”, after the immortal Ben Hogan who won the Open Championship in 1953, the hole is surrounded by two fearsome looking bunkers which lie waiting in the middle of the fairway and a third bunker to the right handside coupled with Out of Bounds on the left ensures that the tee shot is daunting.


Golf has been played over the links at Carnoustie since the 1500’s but the present course came into being in 1850 when it was designed by Alan Robertson of St Andrews. Some 20 years later the legendary Old Tom Morris improved and extended the course to 18 holes. The course was designed as it is known today in 1920s by James Braid, although some of its holes were reckoned too weak for competitive play and the notorious "sting in the tail", Carnoustie’s final three holes, was introduced to compensate.


“Carnoustie Championship Golf Course is very, very, very hard but worth the slog. Defintely one of, if not the best links course in the whole of the UK. If you can score around Carnoustie Championship Golf Course you can play anywhere!" Drew Tuck


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