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Carnoustie Golf LInks

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

Driving rangeGolf club hireBuggy HireGolf shop Changing roomsClubhouse BarFood Function Room Hire Handicap required


Tee Time Information

Midweek Guide: £270 *

Weekend Guide: £270 *

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


Visitor Information

  • Societies Accepted to Play

Restrictions: Maximum Handicap 28


Contact Information

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

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Carnoustie Golf LInks Reviews & Information


Golfshake Rating

  4.47

Golfshake Golf Course Rating from 130
Average Ratings
4.51 ... Overall Rating
4.57 ... The Course
4.46 ... Course Cond.
4.07 ... Facilities/Serv.
4.11 ... VFM
Addtional Ratings
4.15 ... Pace of play
4.31 ... Hospitality.
3.68 ... Prac. Facil.
3.89 ... Food + Drink
Reviews

130 ratings & 90 reviews on Golfshake. Ranked 400 out of 2183.

HIGHLY RATED - 99% would play again or recommend

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Highly Recommended 2018Highly Recommended 2019Highly Recommended 2020Outstanding Venue 2021

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 Nov 14 2021 by James B - rated 5 out of 5

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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Reviewed Sep 27 2021 by Pravin P - rated 4 out of 5

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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Reviewed Sep 13 2021 by Ian J - rated 5 out of 5

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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Reviewed Sep 10 2021 by David L - rated 5 out of 5
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Reviewed Aug 30 2021 by Michael K - rated 5 out of 5
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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Reviewed Jun 29 2021 by Ashley D - rated 4 out of 5
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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Reviewed Mar 16 2021 by Randy Grady/Broken Arrow, Oklahoma - rated 5 out of 5

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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Reviewed Mar 8 2021 by Jim L - rated 4 out of 5
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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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