Duration: 5 days
The very name 'Carnoustie' can send a
shiver down many a golfer's spine. It is one of the most difficult
and challenging links golf courses in Scotland. And it is home to
the Open Championship once again in 2007.
Like St Andrews, the Carnoustie area has many
wonderful golf links courses all within striking distance of their
more famous neighbour and for those looking for a traditional links
golfing break, there is no better location to be in.
"Carnoustie Country" is east of Dundee which is
about an hour away from Edinburgh and Glasgow.
Start your golfing journey with a
Monifieth Golf Links. This is a traditional golf
links course used for qualifying for the 1999 Open
From here travel to Panmure Golf Course
(Barry) which was founded in 1845 and is right by
Carnoustie on the A930. This is a traditional links course of great
character set next to Carnoustie so it often gets overlooked. The
6th is a classic in Scottish golf. A 387-yard, Par 4, there is
little room for mistakes here.
Next stop is Montrose Golf
Links. Travel up the A92 through Arbroath and up to
Montrose. There are two courses here to whet your appetite.
Montrose Medal Course is the 5th oldest golf course in the world
and is a golfing experience in the fine Scottish golfing tradition.
Rolling links, big bunkers, tight drives and fairways lined with
Return south to finally play Carnoustie
Championship course. As with St Andrews, it is a public
course but bookings are essential well in advance. Carnoustie Links
Trust now offers an online booking service to help make your
What can we say about the golf course that has
not already been written about and pictures beamed across the world
of Jean Van der Velde up to his knees in the Burn running in front
of the 18th green? It is a classic links golf course designed by
James Braid and will test your golfing prowess to the full.