Carnoustie Golf Links

  Price Guide: £££££ | HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

Carnoustie Golf Links, Tayside is a 54 hole Club made up of the Buddon, Burnside & Championship courses. A public, links golf course established in 1842

Contact Information

20 Links Parade, Carnoustie, Tayside, DD7 7JF United Kingdom

Tel: 01241 802270

Website: http://www.carnoustiegolflinks.co.uk

Golf Pro: Colin Sinclair | Tel: 01241 802281

Contact/Secretary: G Duncan

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Price Guide: £££££
  • Midweek Guide: poa *
  • Weekend Guide: poa *

* Any prices shown are guide prices, please confirm with the course prior to booking.

Facilities & Visitor Information

Course Information: 54 holes | Par Buddon 68; Burnside 68; Championship 72 | Buddon 5921; Burnside 6202; Championship 6941 yards | Public | Links

Facilities: Golf clubs for hire, Golf pro shop, Changing rooms, Golf clubhouse, Bar, Food available, Accommodation available, golf course.

Visitors: 28th March 2014 - new course layout on Buddon Links Course.

  • Societies Accepted to Play

Restrictions: Maximum Handicap 28

Location: http://www.carnoustiegolflinks.co.uk/contact-us/how-to-find-us

Designed by: Buddon Links Peter Allis and Dave Thomas in 1

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Course Tee Par SSS Yds
ChampionshipWhite7275 [144.000]6941
Championshipyellow7074 [142.000]6692
ChampionshipYellow72716595
ChampionshipGreen7071 [136.000]6405
ChampionshipWinter '0869716243
ChampionshipRed7477 [140.000]6127
Buddon LinksWhite68695921
Buddon LinksBlue68685652
Buddon LinksRed67695035
BurnsideWhite68696028
BurnsideYellow68705972
BurnsideBlue68695740
Burnsidered71725400

Carnoustie Golf Links Reviews & Information

Golfshake Rating

  4.7

Golfshake Golf Course Rating from 90
Breakdown Averages

4.50 ... Overall Rating
4.59 ... The Course
4.05 ... Facilities/Serv.
4.15 ... VFM
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Recent Reviews

90 ratings from Golfshake members - Ranked 46 out of 1839.

HIGHLY RATED - 98% would play again or recommend

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What the club says: Buddon Course - The Buddon Links Course has been extensively remodelled to make it more enjoyable for the average golfer, although some of the holes would not be out of place on the Championship Course. 18 holes. Par 68. 5921 yards. Links.

Burnside Course - Ideal for golfers looking for slightly less of a challenge, shorter than its big brother and a great introduction to the exciting world of links golf. Its where Ben Hogan qualified from before winning his only Claret Jug in 1953. 18 holes. Par 68. 6020 yards. Links.

Championship Course - Host to the Open seven times, the Championship Course has been voted the top course in Scotland by many of the golfing greats and has been described as Scotland's ultimate golfing Challenge. The 1999 Open captured the public's imagination as some of the game's greatest players floundered, and will always be remembered for Jean van de Velde's disastrous last hole where he let slip a three stoke lead to lose to Paul Lawrie in the play-off. 18 holes. Par 72. 6941 yards. Links.


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Kevin F rated 4 out of 5 - Sep 25 2017

Links meets Heath
A real mix of holes, Links and breeze, tough driving holes and accurate placement needed, followed by a selection of heath before finishing back on the sea. Not what I was expecting, perhaps more location based on the pricing but well worth a visit if taking in the area.

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Neil J rated 4 out of 5 - Sep 20 2017

Course had some greens hollow tines but still running smooth and fair. Will play again

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James H rated 5 out of 5 - Aug 4 2017

Fantastic course, very good condition as you'd expect from a course with this reputation. Greens in fantastic condition.

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Ian H rated 5 out of 5 - Jul 30 2017

incredible course, totally deserves its reputation as one of the hardest course to play, especially with the wind. There are basically no facilities but who cares, this is real golf. Get a caddy here, it's well worth it

(Round played: Jul 2017 - Score: 83 Handicap: 6.3)
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Darren F rated 5 out of 5 - Jul 26 2017

course in amazing condition, very windy as usual which makes it very hard at times

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Billy F rated 5 out of 5 - Jul 8 2017

Grt course and conditions.greens were fair and course in excellent condition.would play again but hopefully less wind.

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David H rated 5 out of 5 - Jul 3 2017

Fantastic well worth the day out
Excellent course, fantastic condition and even better to play it in the high winds!!!

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Arthur S rated 4 out of 5 - Jun 26 2017

"If you get the opportunity"
Played the Buddon and the Burnside. Only difference to the Championship Course is the length and the cost!! Fortunately we were signed on by a member which vastly reduced the costs!!
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George L rated 4 out of 5 - May 23 2017


Lucky to have a still day, will be nice once new pro shop is open. Would recommend a visit to anyone.

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Colin C rated 4 out of 5 - May 20 2017

First time played here. Great links experience. After dry weather greens maybe not at their best.

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Den M rated 5 out of 5 - May 8 2017

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Rich C rated 4 out of 5 - Apr 27 2017

The Burnside course is in exceptional condition. Greens fantastic. Don't make sense.
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Stuart G rated 5 out of 5 - Apr 13 2017

Burnside is a great alternative to the Championship at Carnoustie, course is directly adjacent to the Championship and is also a great challenge, The club house and facilities are under construction for 2017 however the hotel is still available.
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Andrew J rated 5 out of 5 - Mar 29 2017

Slightly shortened course, 2winter greens, but still a great experience. A must play.

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Keith B rated 4 out of 5 - Nov 29 2016


No wind made this more straightforward for our group but no stand out scores
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Neil J rated 5 out of 5 - Nov 19 2016

Winter circuit on winter greens still an enjoyable day as the sun was our a barely a breath of wind.

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Emma V rated 5 out of 5 - Sep 25 2016

Great course, if a bit windy on the way we played. Would highly recommend! Really nice to play proper links course

(Round played: Sep 2015 - Score: 86 Handicap: 13.4)
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Darren K rated 4 out of 5 - Sep 3 2016


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John H rated 5 out of 5 - Jul 6 2016

The best course I've played, period. Its about an hours drive from St Andrews and you hug the coast line as you normally find with links courses. It reminds you all the way round that you are walking in the foot steps of giants. Beautifully designed. Barry burn snakes his way through the course which levels the playing field massively.

The only negative about this course is that its has no driving range. The only thing on offer are 3 or four driving nets at the side of the main building. Pretty disapointing really when you consider what is the norm at St Andrews. But otherwise awesome.
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Stephen W rated 5 out of 5 - Jun 17 2016

Excellent course and a good test of golf at any level

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