Carnoustie Golf Linkswww.carnoustiegolflinks.co.uk
"One of the toughest and best links courses that we have in the world"
Carnoustie is a big natural seaside links and is widely considered to be one of the world's most difficult golf courses. Carnoustie isn't the most scenic golf course - rarely do you catch glimpses of the sea - but it is incredibly tough. Bring your "A" game here and pray for the weather to be kind. Venue of The Open Championship.
Location: Carnoustie, Scotland
Year founded: 1839
Courses: Championship (7412 yards), Burnside (6028 yards), Buddon (6692 yards)
Architect: Championship: Old Tom Morris (1870), James Braid (1926)
Hole #17 - 461 yards par 4
"Barry Burn" winds and twists it's way down this hole. The drive must be placed between the island part of the hole and then the player is left with a long difficult approach to a green protected by whins and bunkers - part of the fearsome finish at Carnoustie.
Hole #18 - 485 yards par 4
"Home" - no more difficult finishing hole will be found anywhere. The clock on the hotel is the line off the tee and if you better a seven - reward yourself with a drink!
Course played: Championship
Date played: 4th October, 2011