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Carnoustie Golf LInks

4.9   Golfshake Golf Course Rating 141 reviews | Post Review | Website
Price Guide: £££££ | HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

Course Information

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

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


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Address: 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


Golf Club Facilities

Driving range  Range
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Golf shop  Golf Shop
Changing rooms  Changing
Clubhouse  Clubhouse
Bar  Bar
Food  Dining
Function Room Hire  Function Room

Midweek Guide: £270 *

Weekend Guide: £270 *

  • Societies Accepted to Play

Restrictions: Maximum Handicap 28

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

Tee Time Information

Midweek Guide: £270 *

Weekend Guide: £270 *

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


Review Information


GOLFSHAKE RATING

4.92

Golfshake Golf Course Rating

 

AVERAGE RATING 4.5
(based on 141 reviews)

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HIGHLY RATED

99%

would play again or recommend


4.6

The Course

4.5

Course Conditions

4.1

Value For Money

4.1

Pace of Play

4.1

Facilities & Service

4.3

Hospitality

3.7

Practice Facilities

3.9

Food & Drink

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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John S rated 4 out of 5

Reviewed Jul 13 2022


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Decay727 North East England rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Jun 1 2022

Golf up North

Played The 2nd course The Burnside twice. Good test of golf not overly long but still a good test in 25 mile/hr winds.
The Links was in great condition well prepared and a very good test of golf. Received a warm welcome by all the course personnel and being announced on the 1st tee was a nice touch. Course guide was very comprehensive with yardages from every tee to all hazards etc
Bunkers were tricky, challenging and costly shots wise which is way they should be.
The greens were not overly fast but due to the wind conditions were about right. Ball ran true on the greens. Fairway and aprons were well prepared.
Some of the raised greens were very challenging with some landing areas. Rough wasn’t as bad as I expected, Wild shots off the tee were penalised but generally you could find your golf ball
A great test of golf and a must for the golf connoisseur.
Cannot wait to play the course again.

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James H rated 4 out of 5

Reviewed May 17 2022

Anyone using the Carnoustie courses will be delighted as there are 3 courses to choose from, Burnside, Buddon and the Championship. All courses are superb and have different levels of severity. The scores can vary from very placid weather conditions to blowing a gale, a real challenge.

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Phil C rated 4 out of 5

Reviewed Apr 21 2022

The Championship course is an experience but beyond most people. Other two courses much more user-friendly.

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A Golfer rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Jan 11 2022

Exceptional condition

Exceptional condition throughout the whole course & all the staff were friendly.

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A Golfer rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Dec 9 2021

The best

The best condition and layout, different from my usual course.

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James B rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Nov 14 2021

Fantastic

Fantastic , I am a member at carnoustie and play every Sunday on the burnside course and it’s very handy having this course and club on my door step

(Round played: Nov 2021 - Score: 100 Handicap: )

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Pravin P rated 4 out of 5

Reviewed Sep 27 2021

Amazing Course

Another amazing course in Scotland, which can be difficult with the wind otherwise not a bad course. Would return again.

(Round played: Sep 2021 - Score: 98 Handicap: 17.7)

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Ian J rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Sep 13 2021

Great course

Great mixture of links and parkland course, the weather helped as it was a beautiful sunny day with a refreshing breeze, I would think it would be more testing with the normal Scottish weather which can be testing!

(Round played: Sep 2021 - Score: 96 Handicap: 31.5)

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David L rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Sep 10 2021


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Michael K rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Aug 30 2021

Set up still in place for Womens open championship the previous weekend, greens were incredible. Difficult pin positions but easily the best course I have ever played.

(Round played: Aug 2021 - Score: 101 Handicap: 17.1)

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Ashley D rated 4 out of 5

Reviewed Jun 29 2021

Stunning course with greens and fairways impeccable. Service to cost not great with only a short game practice area and no one greeting you on first tee which I expected for £300 but still, a phenomenal track.

(Round played: Jun 2021 - Score: 77 Handicap: )

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Randy Grady/Broken Arrow, Oklahoma rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Mar 16 2021

Carnoustie...Tough but worth it

Played on a side trip while staying at Gleneagles. Course plays as it's reputation . Tough but fair.

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Jim L rated 4 out of 5

Reviewed Mar 8 2021


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Lee W rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Sep 18 2020

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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