Carnoustie Golf Links
Everyone at Carnoustie is looking forward to warmly welcoming you to play their fantastic three courses, all of which are rated in the top 50 Links courses in the UK and Ireland (Golf Digest June 2011). The Championship Course has recently (2012) been ranked at no 1 on the Rolex Top 1000 courses in the world.
Carnoustie’s Championship is one of the courses that every golfer in the world wants to play. Voted the World's Best Golf Course in 2019, venue for eight Open Championships, two Women’s Opens and one Senior Open, Carnoustie is undoubtedly one of, if not the most, memorable golf courses that you’ll ever play, not just in Scotland but in all of golf. This bucket list venue, also known as the toughest venue on The Open rota, is a course that challenges each person who visits and is rightly known as Golf’s Greatest Test. It will make you think on every shot, there's no escaping the course once you've started, one of the beauties of Carnoustie is the way in which it grabs hold of you, immerses you in the landscape and takes you on a journey. That deep breath that's taken on the first just before teeing off is only exhaled on stepping off at the 18th.
This is Scottish links golf at its absolute best.
Off the course, The Rookery Restaurant and Bar allows you to enjoy a panoramic view over a course of legends and the opportunity to relive a day that will stay with you forever. The Rookery showcases the best produce Scotland has to offer where you can enjoy a relaxed lunch or dinner with great service. With a focus on local, seasonal produce, the menu is designed for informal lunch and dinner time dining pre or post round, and the chance to review or prepare for your round over a cold refreshing drink.
Further to The Carnoustie Championship Course, Carnoustie also gives you two more courses to enjoy while you are here; the challenging Carnoustie Burnside and Carnoustie Buddon Links. Before Ben Hogan could win the 1953 Open at Carnoustie Golf he had to qualify. Incredibly, the great man travelled to Carnoustie in Scotland with no guarantee of even making the 1953 Open Championship field. Of course, he did qualify and he did so on Carnoustie’s Burnside Course, making the Burnside Course an opportunity for a double-dose at history.
For those golfers looking to enjoy Golf's Greatest Test with a more comfortable round, a number of forward tees, including the new black and green tees, provide an opportunity for you to customise your round and set the level of challenge that you're looking for.