Carnoustie Golf Links
20 Links Parade
Carnoustie, T7 DD7 7JE, United Kingdom

One of the most famous links courses in Scotland, Carnoustie has hosted The Open Championship seven times, most recently in 2007 when Ireland's Pádraig Harrington won. (The 2018 Open will be played here, as well.) Allan Robertson (first ten holes) and Old Tom Morris (remaining eight holes) were the original architects here, but the Championship course as we know it today is largely the result of a major redesign by James Braid in 1926.

Also part of Carnoustie is the Buddon Links and the Burnside Course, located at 3 Links Parade.

Visitors are allowed here, but must book and pay for reservations in advance — which can be done on the course web site. Rates vary by season, but the summer walking rate on the Championship Course is £140.

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Greens Fees (including cart):
   Weekday:£125 - £149
   Weekend:£125 - £149
Guest Policy:open
Dress Code:Collared Shirt (No Denim)
Season Start:Year-round, weather permitting
Reserved Tee Times:Online
Pro Shop :yes
Fairways Grass:Fescue
Driving Range:Grass hitting surface
Short Game Practice:yes with sand bunker
Water Hazards:Moderate
Sand Bunkers:Heavy

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Recent Scores

Date Golfer Score
9/9/22 David Fleming 83
9/2/22 Brian Nendza 89
7/22/22 David DeWitt 89
7/12/22 Randy Sitzman 91
6/22/22 Andrew Polson 89
6/22/22 Richie Melkerson 80
6/22/22 Andrew Polson 84

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Recent Reviews

  dgomalley - 5/1/22
A great experience. Course, history, and clubhouse. A must play - 11/7/20
A must play for any discerning golfer. A very challenging golf course but it can live up to its reputation. The staff were very welcoming and the course conditions excellent. Very enjoyable experience, although my golf may not have lived up to the standards of everything else on the day!!
  adam.cargill - 7/10/18
Proud to be a member of Carnoustie Golf Club
Carnoustie Golf Links should be very proud of the courses and team they have maintaining them.
  MainePoke - 6/11/17
With our PEAK annual group of 6, amazing setting. Caddies fantastic. Changing conditions perfect.
  El Toro 10 - 4/4/16
Take away the history, Hogan's alley and the Barry Burn then it's an average links at best. Nice food at the Half way house, greens were big and undulating. Open back in 2018 so bucket list has been ticked.
  jmb1963 - 2/13/16
Play well and this course is just hard - play poorly and this will live up to the 'Carnasty' name.
  KenL - 7/29/15
A classic course with a ridiculously difficult finishing stretch! Well worth playing though.
One thing I would say is that is has a strange setup, not much of a clubhouse for visitors.
  Tomsk63 - 6/17/15
Played with friend for his 50th.
Was in the wind, making it really tough.
Slow play with a lot of visitors clearly struggling with links play in the wind was a wee bit of a bind and did affect the rhythm a bit.
Was amusing to hear a caddie telling a player to 'just use an iron'. No.... really amusing.
Would like another go at the course when I know where I was going, as only the experience of playing it allows you to hit to where you need to be. Greens were a joy even this early.
  Shieldaig - 4/27/15
Magnificent, tough and well worth a visit
  dafleminga - 9/2/13
Fantastically challenging course. Greens really slick.
  jiminsc - 9/1/13
Championship course in the wind is very tough. Starts off mild, but when you turn into the wind is a beast.
  ventrac - 7/29/13
  bkuehn1952 - 7/9/13
Might poor play probably colors my thinking. Easily the toughest course we played in our Scotland week.
  WValters - 5/31/13
Come on, it's Carnoustie
  Kenny Dickson - 6/2/12
Overall a great course , East coast of Scotland is the place to play
  Little_Italy_Golfer - 8/10/11
I played Carnoustie on Saturday the day before they closed the course to prep for the Women's British Open. The course was in tournament condition and the grandstands, placards, and scoreboards were up. I even had a couple of contestants putting with me on the practice green.

I drove the ball poorly and Carnoustie is merciless if you are not in the fairway. It is really tough and the last 5 holes - supposedly the toughest finishing stretch in golf - lived up to the billing.

I will return again someday as I think the course 'owes' me after the beating I took. It is really a brute and the proper and safe path unknown the first time you play. The price was a little steep and the views are non-existent. The closest comparison I have is to Bethpage Black in difficulty.
  islmike - 7/14/11
Great course. Weather sucked. LOL. WOW is right LOL.
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  Patjo - 5/9/11
Greens were magnificent.
Once again recognised and made to feel welcome by Alec the starter. Looking forward to the Tassie.
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