Carnoustie Golf LInks

Price Guide: £££££ | HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

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

Contact Information

Links House, Links Parade, Carnoustie, Tayside, DD7 7JE United Kingdom

Tel: 01241 802270

Golf Pro: Keir McNicoll | Tel: 01241 802270

Website: http://www.carnoustiegolflinks.com
 

Tee Time Information

  • Midweek Guide: £252 *
  • Weekend Guide: £252 *

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

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

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Carnoustie Golf LInks Reviews & Information


Golfshake Rating

  4.69

Golfshake Golf Course Rating from 126
Average Ratings
4.50 ... Overall Rating
4.56 ... The Course
4.47 ... Course Cond.
4.07 ... Facilities/Serv.
4.10 ... VFM
Addtional Ratings
4.03 ... Pace of play
4.31 ... Hospitality.
3.69 ... Prac. Facil.
3.90 ... Food + Drink
Reviews

126 ratings & 84 reviews on Golfshake. Ranked 135 out of 2162.

HIGHLY RATED - 99% would play again or recommend

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Highly Recommended 2018

What the club says: The Championship Course has hosted eight Open Championships, one Women’s British Open and two 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 returned to the course. In 2018, the Championship Course was voted Best Golf Course in Scotland over £100 by the general public, the second time it has won the award in the past three years.

The Burnside oozes character and from the back tees is a splendid test of golf.

Many of the short holes could grace the top links courses around 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.

It was on this course in 1953 where the great Ben Hogan shot 70 to help him qualify for the Open Championship which he subsequently won.

The Carnoustie Buddon Course opened for play as an 18 hole course back in 1981 when Dave Thomas and Peter Alliss designed the original course on former Ministry of Defence land. All the holes are named after battles as recognition to the military, who have been good neighbours to Carnoustie since the 1830’S. On the seaward side of the course you will see one of the most important army training areas in the whole of Britain.

The 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.


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Reviewed Sep 18 2020 by Lee W - rated 5 out of 5

Burnside , Carnoustie

Great test of all your golf game holes can be easy 1 day hard the next when it's windy it's very hard as any links

(Round played: Sep 2020 - Score: 88 Handicap: 20.3)
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Reviewed Sep 6 2020 by Bob P - rated 3 out of 5
would play again but only with members discount as a guest.
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Reviewed Aug 28 2020 by Kevin C - rated 5 out of 5
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Reviewed Aug 9 2020 by Mark S - rated 4 out of 5
great course love it . play it as much as I can , get down there soon greens are so nice

(Round played: Aug 2020 - Score: 81 Handicap: )
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Reviewed Jul 15 2020 by Cameron M - rated 5 out of 5

Tough course but enjoyable

Carnoustie is a tough course, especially if the wind is into you from the first tee. Challenges on every hole, but a very worthwhile and enjoyable experience

(Round played: Jul 2020 - Score: 97 Handicap: 17.2)
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Reviewed Jul 12 2020 by Pauline L - rated 4 out of 5

Great Links

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Reviewed Jul 10 2020 by Stephen L - rated 5 out of 5

Great course

Carnoustie burnside course is a great venue to play some pars achievable others not quite so! Keep on the fairways coz once in the rough a whole different game!!!
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Reviewed Sep 22 2019 by Pauline L - rated 3 out of 5

Good Challenge

Interesting course with a variety of holes and hazards. Few with water hazards. Often has wind affecting it as it is on the coast. Greens is good condition
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Reviewed Aug 20 2019 by Fred S - rated 5 out of 5

Magical Carnoustie

Incredible, magical course that was well worth the trip. Caddies were outstanding and also worth the money. I very much look forward to playing again when I have improved.

(Round played: Aug 2019 - Score: 111 Handicap: 23.2)
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Reviewed Aug 12 2019 by Iain B - rated 5 out of 5

Must play

The Burnside in carnoustie is challenging at best I am a new member to this course and play most Thursdays. I find my short game needs work along with putting. The fairways are fast running and the greens are also fast. Overall a must play if in the area.

(Round played: Aug 2019 - Score: 85 Handicap: )
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Reviewed Aug 11 2019 by Bryan R - rated 5 out of 5

A real challenge

Course and facilities excellent and well up to OPEN standard. Fairways were tight and yardage was above normal so a real challenge but definitely worth taking on.

(Round played: Jul 2019 - Score: 105 Handicap: 19.9)
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Reviewed Jun 19 2019 by Scott R - rated 5 out of 5
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Reviewed May 30 2019 by Darren M - rated 5 out of 5

Best Links ever

What a test of golf, truly the best challenge of golf in Europe. Coming home from 15 is particularly challenging with 16 into the wind you are looking at a good old hit with a wood to get there!!


(Round played: May 2019 - Score: 88 Handicap: 12)
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Reviewed May 8 2019 by Gordon K - rated 5 out of 5

20 of us played the Buddon Links course, all thoroughly enjoyed it.

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Reviewed Mar 6 2019 by Billy F - rated 5 out of 5
Great course for a challenge.you will have to keep straight and on the fairways.
Greens are looking great and will be fast when open for the season.
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Reviewed Oct 3 2018 by Neil M - rated 4 out of 5
Good setup, Burnside is a cracking course for being in the shadow of the Championship Course.
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Reviewed Sep 24 2018 by Sam L - rated 4 out of 5

Worth the visit

Recently travelled up to play Carnoustie as part of a trio of courses in the region. Having played the Open here and with the Alfred Dunhill Links being prepared it was in good condition, and we were fortunate the weather was kind.

The course was enjoyable to play, generally in good condition, and greens played true as you would expect. The round took 6 hours, which was largely because we were held up at countless holes and you would expect a better pace of play to be enforced, even though it was easy to lose a ball it should not be the case that you are waiting at most of the back 9 tee boxes given there are course rangers.

I personally felt it lacked the 'wow' factor that I thought it may have, and it is a shame that you are only allowed simulators to practice - as well as have to pay £5 for trolleys which after a £200 charge to play the course felt a little cheeky.

Maybe I had expected more, but it felt as though the course history was more of an attraction than the course itself. The last four holes were indeed a card wrecker and the only solace was that many better players than I have had their scorecard ruined by them. Even though it was disappointing it was actually still enjoyable to be challenged by them and they were probably the highlight despite not scoring!

If you are in the region it would be worth playing, but I would have to say compared to Kingsbarns (admittedly a different style course) I felt the overall level fell a little short for the money paid.

The staff were very friendly though, in both the clubhouse and the main hotel, so it was just a shame that it didn't quite deliver in other areas.

(Round played: Sep 2018 - Score: 102 Handicap: 19.1)
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Reviewed Sep 21 2018 by Bob P - rated 3 out of 5
good course very windy on the first 9 on the day
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Reviewed Jul 12 2018 by Jimmy L - rated 5 out of 5

Fantastic course worth visiting"

The Championship Course has hosted seven Open Championships, one Ladies British Open and two 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...more

(Round played: May 2018 - Score: 86 Handicap: 16.3)
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Reviewed Jun 27 2018 by Simon M - rated 4 out of 5
Great golf course What a great experience. The course was in fantastic condition!!!! It was a pleasure to play it in perfect weather with little wind.From start to finish it was a test but one that was a pleasure. I would recommend this to my members!!

(Round played: May 2018 - Score: 88 Handicap: )
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