Carnoustie Golf Links

St Andrews, Scotland

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Carnoustie Golf Links overview

Golf Courses

Carnoustie Golf Links offers three courses – the Championship, Burnside and Buddon. Nicknamed ‘Carnasty’ due to its level of difficulty, the Championship Course is a permanent fixture on The Open rota and will be forever etched in golfing folklore due to Jean van de Velde’s collapse in 1999. We recommend playing the Burnside over the Buddon if time permits.

Golf courses at Carnoustie Golf Links

Championship Course

From $965

The Championship Course at Carnoustie is widely recognized as world-class. Host of the Open Championship many times since 1931 it has seen winners such as Ben Hogan, Gary Player and Tom Watson. Although not a traditional links course in the sense you rarely can view the sea, it is authentic links land and a classic illustration of a fantastic golf course being built on an unremarkable piece of property. Play here and test your game on one of the toughest courses in championship golf.

Buddon Links Course

Style: Coastal Links

The 5921 yards, par-68 Carnoustie Buddon Links is a fantastic test of golf with great natural beauty. It starts and finishes as a links course with several holes in the middle of the round tree-lined. Boasting attractive lakes rich with local wildlife especially on the 11th hole, this course consistently creates a great experience for all golfers.

Burnside Course

From $965
Style: Coastal Links

Opened in 1934, the Burnside Course is often overshadowed by its celebrated neighbor but nevertheless offers an interesting round of golf. Characterized by narrow fairways, strategically placed pot bunkers, small but firm greens and the Barry Burn it is a true test of links golf despite the lowly par-68 total. The Burnside Course has been used in the past as an Open Championship qualifying venue.

Accommodation near Carnoustie Golf Links

Carnoustie Golf Hotel & Spa

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The Carnoustie Hotel, Golf Resort and Spa is beautifully nestled along the seafront offering breath-taking views over the sea and Championship Golf Course.

Fairmont St Andrews

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Fairmont St Andrews is a beautiful 5-star resort just 3 miles outside the town of St Andrews with two championship clifftop golf courses onsite – the Torrance and the Kittocks.

Six Murray Park

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Six Murray Park, with eight beautifully decorated guestrooms, prides itself on being a modern guesthouse whilst maintaining the original theme and traditions of an elegant Victorian townhouse.

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Facilities at Carnoustie Golf Links

  • Practice Range
  • Pro shop
  • Club Hire
  • Restaurant
  • Putting Green(s)


Carnoustie Golf Links Links House Links Parade, Carnoustie Angus DD7 7JE

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