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Carnoustie Golf Links

Carnoustie Golf Links
20 Links Parade

01241 802270

Number Of Holes: All three courses are 18 Holes.

Coursetype: The Championship links is a traditional Scottish links golf course. Without doubt the Carnoustie Championship Course has the toughest closing stretch of holes anywhere and those lucky enough to finish the final four holes with no more than a bogey should be suitably content with their play
Coursetype: The Burnside Links is a traditional Scottish links golf course. Many of the short holes compare with any Championship Course with the 5th and 14th providing a stiff challenge to score par 3.
Coursetype: The Buddon Links is a traditional Scottish links golf course. The newest of the three courses at Carnoustie The Buddon Links has had considerable recent investment to bring course up to a very testing par 68.

TeeParSlope RatingCourse Rating
Choose Blue Tee as slope rating playing option.7214377.4
Choose White Tee as slope rating playing option.7213976.6
Choose Yellow Tee as slope rating playing option.7013573.6
Choose Green Tee as slope rating playing option.7013071.5
Choose Black Tee as slope rating playing option7012669.1
TeeParSlope RatingCourse Rating
Choose Green Tee as slope rating playing option.7414077.3
Choose Black Tee as slope rating playing option7113574.4
TeeParSlope RatingCourse Rating
Choose White Tee as slope rating playing option.6812569.5
Choose Green Tee as slope rating playing option.6812266.5
Choose Yellow Tee as slope rating playing option.6812268.3
Choose Black Tee as slope rating playing option6411061.6
TeeParSlope RatingCourse Rating
Choose Green Tee as slope rating playing option.7112471.8
Choose Black Tee as slope rating playing option6610964.2
TeeParSlope RatingCourse Rating
Choose White Tee as slope rating playing option.6811868.3
Choose Yellow Tee as slope rating playing option.6811667.1
Choose Green Tee as slope rating playing option.6711164.6
Choose Black Tee as slope rating playing option6610662
TeeParSlope RatingCourse Rating
Choose Green Tee as slope rating playing option.6811869.5
Choose Black Tee as slope rating playing option6611065.1

Clubhouse Facilities

Bar/Restaurant: Catering available from the reception area with no bar facilities

Drinks/Snacks: Bar snacks and sandwiches are available all day

Changing Facilities: The Ladies and Gents Locker rooms in the golf centre provide changing facilities for the visitor.

Shower Facilities: Shower facilities in the golf centre

Scorecard and layout

Carnoustie Golf Links Scorecard and Course layout. Click or Tap Image to see full size

Golf Facilities

Pro-Shop: Fully stocked with leading brands golf equipment and Carnoustie branded equipment available in the golf centre

Golf Club Hire: Titleist clubs available to hire

Buggy Hire: One buggy, only available for a disabled golfer, must pre book. Caddies can be hired from the caddiemaster, best to pre book

Trolley Hire: Pull and PowaKaddy battery power trolleys available to hire

Practice Area: Practice ground and short game area available

Putting Practice: Large practice putting green available

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Patrick McKennaPatrick McKenna
05:44 25 Oct 22
Everything about this course is amazing. From the time you walk up to the club, to checking in with Pro Shop, to finishing your round. Everyone treats you as if you are the number 1 golfer in the world. The course is in amazing shape. It’s certainly lives up to the name Carnasty, however, it’s also very fair and you will be able to score if you hit it in the right spots and practice good course management.
Ayodeji AAyodeji A
17:34 26 Sep 22
It’s a beautiful golf arena with a lovely ambience. It’s got an ocean view and you can actually step into the beach. There is also an hotel, the perfect getaway destination.
Drew CorsonDrew Corson
22:50 12 Sep 22
Our group of 8 had a fantastic day here. It’s a beautiful and historic golf course with some really interesting and challenging holes – others have been more eloquent than me on that subject, so I’ll write no more. The greens here were just immaculate, some of the truest rolling putts I’ve ever experienced. We were treated beautifully in the pro shop, with the starter, at the halfway house, and by our caddies. My caddie Bob gave me two simple tips I’m still using weeks later, and they’re still working, thanks Bob! I’m an 18 handicapper and the course was manageable for me from the green tees (6,139 yards) on a good weather/low wind day, I shot 95 after a sloppy start. This was a day I’ll never forget, well worth the money. I hope to be back someday, it was really special.
Al KelledyAl Kelledy
19:04 01 Sep 22
Absolutely as good as it gets! Very tough, don’t expect to “find” your game here, you have to bring it with you and has to be your very best. Immaculate throughout, an experience you will not forget. The last 4 holes are wonderful but ridiculously challenging. A must visit for any golfer.
Ryan BridgemanRyan Bridgeman
22:05 08 Aug 22
Played a lot of golf in scotland over 3 weeks and the championship links course was head and shoulders above any other course, so much history just felt different class being on there, course is in incredible condition for how little rain there has been, would go back in a flash. What an incredible experience. We also played the burnside course which was also fantastic and very tricky aswel. Definitely worth playing if up for a few days.
Neil MorrisNeil Morris
20:37 04 Jul 22
Had a great time here the staff were fantastic . All staff from the greenkeppers right through to the waiters .A special mention must go to Fiona who served us breakfast very good.The food on the hole was not bad one word of caution don’t have cheese and biscuits very very poor especially for £10.
J. Landon FryeJ. Landon Frye
08:19 02 Jul 22
Carnoustie is known for its bite, but it is very playable for high handicapper. Enjoyable walk in the park. Great conditioning, didn’t lose a ball all day.
James McGroartyJames McGroarty
23:15 16 May 22
Just a magnificent place to enjoy a game of golf. Always in outstanding condition and just love everything about it. Just amazing place to be.
John ConnerJohn Conner
21:50 09 Apr 22
The food in the rookery is absolutely top notch and the service from the staff was first class and the prices were very reasonable so highly recommended from my golfing friends and myself
Billy McbrideBilly Mcbride
15:06 01 Mar 22
Booked indoor simulator , good experience and well stewarded.Went for drinks in hotel afterward, nice way to relax..pleasant afternoon
08:52 28 Feb 22
Good for bike ride/walk around the courses even on a wet day it was a pleasant walk.
Aimee LouiseAimee Louise
08:29 17 Dec 21
Fantastic time as usual. Staff and ameneties were great with a special mention to Hamish, a delightful young man who couldn’t do enough for us. A natural in his profession.
Sue McKnightSue McKnight
15:55 10 Nov 21
Lovely friendly reception, lovely comfortable room and nice touch was a card wishing us a happy 25th wedding anniversary. Will definitely stay again.
Craig GallacherCraig Gallacher
14:27 21 Oct 21
Played Buddon Links. A great test and not too long. Lost a few balls but purely down to pilot error.
June “Swanny” SwanJune “Swanny” Swan
18:24 18 Oct 21
Very well presented I just need to improve my golf to do it justice
John CameronJohn Cameron
17:31 14 Oct 21
One of the truly great Open golf courses. Offers a fair but stern test for the elite golfer, never mind the hackers!The Barry burn brings back memories of JV.Velde in 1999. I had to visit it myself just to see what all the fuss is about? (Wasn’t deliberate..🙄🤦‍♂️)A must play course for all golfers.
Eamonn O'NeillEamonn O’Neill
09:36 09 Oct 21
Fantastic experience but highly challenging for a 15 handicap golfer the course was in superb condition would love sometime to return
Ian ThomsonIan Thomson
14:19 07 Sep 21
What a golf course. What an unbelievable and special place. Everything about the place, the history, the presentation, just fantastic. One off the bucket list, but will certainly be going back!
Jimmy KimJimmy Kim
05:48 04 Sep 21
Wow, what a lovely village and course! Challenging fairways and greens like a bunker. Good luck with avoiding any sloped stance on your way to the green!
Karin WaskeKarin Waske
15:53 12 Aug 21
We played Burnside in Carnoustie. Lovely Links Course right next to the Championship Course. Very nice and helpful starter as well. Well prepared Fairways and fantastic greens. The pic you see is the 18th hole of the Championship Course.
15:36 09 Aug 21
Always a lovely environment, atmosphere and truly pleasant staff.
Douglas McBainDouglas McBain
06:31 27 Jul 21
Top notch course, first time playing it and would definitely return.
Alan LambAlan Lamb
15:29 09 Jul 21
£420 to play the course whilst locals are getting on with members for £40.Stay at the hotel for 3 nights £600.Seriously, waken up Carnoustie.
Cameron LittleCameron Little
10:02 07 Jul 21
One of the best courses on the open rota. A must play for any golfer
John MulfordJohn Mulford
18:34 25 May 21
Wonderful place, fantastic views and the oldest golf course in the country.
Gary MeikleGary Meikle
17:22 22 May 21
One of the best golfing experiences in the world 🌎
Lachlan McGhieLachlan McGhie
22:35 19 May 21
Ah good old Carnoustie! Cracking round of golf followed by a few pints and a great service by the bar and waitering staff! 😁
Jim ShawJim Shaw
20:04 02 May 21
Marvellous place for golfers of all abilities. Superb location. Steeped in history and tradition. Even if you’re not a golfer, the various pathways around the playing areas allow the general public to walk through the area without disturbing the golfing fraternity, or being disturbed by them. Tons of stuff on Google about Carnoustie and it’s environs if you want to check it out. Excellent place for a holiday or a day trip.
Cycli GertCycli Gert
21:00 24 Mar 21
The finest gold course in the world, bar none!
Alison GreigAlison Greig
08:53 26 Jan 21
Beautiful place especially when sun is shining, stayed in Carnoustie all my life and never tire of the scenery at Carnoustie Golf Links.
Bill PatulloBill Patullo
22:03 27 Oct 20
Amazing and terrific golf course – could play it everyday and enjoy it for a different reason
LORNA WoodwardLORNA Woodward
15:04 26 Oct 20
Lovely walk along the coast. Links is all very nice too ☺️
Connor MacLeodConnor MacLeod
18:08 19 Oct 20
Great course for a medium to high handicapper. We visited on the 25th of September and the condition of the course was top notch! The starter was very friendly and knowledgeable. The shop was a bit expensive but this is to be expected at these places. The actual price for the round was reasonable though.
Lesley StewartLesley Stewart
16:14 11 Oct 20
Lovely walks around the golf courses, then coffee outside at the golf club. Well organised, spaced out tables & all staff wearing masks🥰
Phil BracegirdlePhil Bracegirdle
16:32 10 Sep 20
Fantastic Beautiful place
Anthony HawkinsAnthony Hawkins
18:55 03 Sep 20
The Clubhouse was quite, but staff were excellent!
John DrynanJohn Drynan
11:06 02 Sep 20
First class, staff are terrific, felt safe . I highly recommend this hotel.
Alan BrownAlan Brown
18:13 26 Aug 20
Excellent golf experience. Steeped in history. Walking where legends of the game have walked before.
Fiona WilesFiona Wiles
17:34 20 Aug 20
Staff were so friendly, taking the time to explain the history of the course, the open and being owned by the council. We were allowed to play on the junior course, just 5 holes but a good taster, great fun and on one of the world’s most famous courses, what more could you want from an afternoon. Thank you!
Scott McLellanScott McLellan
13:13 16 Aug 20
Very lovely place for food and golf
09:40 31 Jul 20
Course beautiful. Pro shop a bit pricey.
Douglas TaylorDouglas Taylor
22:34 26 Jun 20
Carnoustie is always special. Today it was crazy misty, but still a lovely place. I have cycled there previously and it is a great a place to visit and explore. Now I have to learn to play golf!
Beautiful courses very well maintained.
Michael BirseMichael Birse
19:35 30 May 20
Excellent golf courses and facilities, well worth a visit
Lynsey IslesLynsey Isles
21:57 01 Feb 20
Disappointed with the clubhouse this evening. Arrived for a drink and to watch the Rugby. Stood at the bar to review the drinks menu to be told by a member of staff to take a seat and they would get our drinks order. Sat for 15 minutes and nobody came near us. The drinks menu is over priced – even more so when the service cannot meet basic expectations for service – we left.In addition there was no sound on for the Rugby. This highlights the lack of atmosphere and poor service. Not a good combination. Such a shame. The venue has so much potential but, it gave no incentive for me to go back
Richard BiltonRichard Bilton
09:59 24 Jan 20
Why wouldn’t you give this place 5 stars. Great golf course and the club house whilst modern os totally in keeping with its surroundings. There is a very relaxed atmospher, almost homely feeling. Restaurant food outstanding
Joe EarleyJoe Earley
10:49 16 Dec 19
Excellent golf course. A must play if in Scotland. It’s a tough track, but don’t be intimidated by it’s reputation.

In their Words…….

We look forward to warmly welcoming you to play our 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 is open to the public and has three superb golf courses to cater for every golfer. The golf courses are open every day and we warmly welcome visiting golfers from all over the world.

The Championship Course has hosted seven Open Championships, one Ladies Open and one Seniors Open making it one of the very few to have done so in the UK. It is one of the three courses used for the annual Dunhill Links, the others being Kingsbarns and the Old Course in St Andrews and in 2018 The Open Championship will return to the course. Generally regarded as the toughest of the Open venues for those who understand the game a little more will know it is probably the fairest too. Without doubt though Carnoustie Championship Course does have the toughest closing stretch of holes anywhere and those finishing the final four holes with no more than a bogey should be suitably content with their play.

The Burnside is often overshadowed by its illustrious neighbour but it oozes character and from the back tees is a splendid test of golf. It was here in 1953 where the great Ben Hogan shot 70 to help him qualify for the Open Championship which he subsequently won. Many of the short holes would compare with any Championship Course anywhere with the 5th and 14th in particular providing dramatic challenges for the player who strives to gain his par 3. The finish is also strong with the 17th proving to be one of the hardest par 4’s that can be found anywhere in golf and many a score has been ruined by the out of bounds fence at the 18th.

The Buddon is the newest of the three courses at Carnoustie originally designed by Peter Alliss and the late Dave Thomas the course was opened in 1979. Since then many changes have taken place including the most recent $1m investment in two new holes bringing the course up to a very testing par 68.

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