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

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

Tel: 01241 802270

Golf Pro: Colin Sinclair | Tel: 01241 802281

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

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  4.82

Golfshake Golf Course Rating from 109
Average Ratings
4.49 ... Overall Rating
4.57 ... The Course
4.47 ... Course Cond.
4.02 ... Facilities/Serv.
4.10 ... VFM
Addtional Ratings
4.00 ... Pace of play
4.35 ... Hospitality.
3.71 ... Prac. Facil.
3.76 ... Food + Drink
Reviews

109 ratings & 73 reviews on Golfshake. Ranked 28 out of 1971.

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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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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Reviewed May 26 2018 by Rich C - rated 5 out of 5

brilliant course

Had a few changes as they set up for the Open but overall still in fantastic condition and as always a great challenge.
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Reviewed May 18 2018 by Colin C - rated 5 out of 5

Great Course..Scottish links at its best

A great day weather wise and next to us on the Championship course was none other than Tom Watson! It doesn't get any better than that! Not too long a course, so suits my game.
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Reviewed Apr 22 2018 by Graham B - rated 5 out of 5

Exceptional weekend

Can not fault a thing, whole weekend was excellent, course 1st class, all staff friendly. Only downside is I couldn?t stay longer.
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Reviewed Sep 25 2017 by Kevin F - rated 4 out of 5

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.

(Round played: Sep 2017 - Score: 94 Handicap: 21.6)
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Reviewed Sep 20 2017 by Neil J - rated 4 out of 5
Course had some greens hollow tines but still running smooth and fair. Will play again

(Round played: Sep 2017 - Score: 76 Handicap: 5.6)
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Reviewed Aug 17 2017 by George B - rated 4 out of 5
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Reviewed Aug 4 2017 by James H - rated 5 out of 5
Fantastic course, very good condition as you'd expect from a course with this reputation. Greens in fantastic condition.

(Round played: Aug 2017 - Score: 86 Handicap: 14.5)
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Reviewed Jul 30 2017 by Ian H - rated 5 out of 5
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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Reviewed Jul 26 2017 by Darren F - rated 5 out of 5
course in amazing condition, very windy as usual which makes it very hard at times

(Round played: Jul 2017 - Score: 85 Handicap: 0)
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Reviewed Jul 8 2017 by Billy F - rated 5 out of 5
Grt course and conditions.greens were fair and course in excellent condition.would play again but hopefully less wind.

(Round played: Jul 2017 - Score: 87 Handicap: 15.3)
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Reviewed Jul 3 2017 by David H - rated 5 out of 5

Fantastic well worth the day out

Excellent course, fantastic condition and even better to play it in the high winds!!!

(Round played: Jul 2017 - Score: 84 Handicap: 10)
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Reviewed Jun 26 2017 by Arthur S - rated 4 out of 5

"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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Reviewed May 23 2017 by George L - rated 4 out of 5

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

(Round played: May 2017 - Score: 107 Handicap: 21.5)
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Reviewed May 20 2017 by Colin C - rated 4 out of 5
First time played here. Great links experience. After dry weather greens maybe not at their best.

(Round played: May 2017 - Score: 96 Handicap: 28)
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Reviewed May 8 2017 by Den M - rated 5 out of 5
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Course Information:
54 holes | Par Buddon 68; Burnside 68; Championship 72 | Buddon 5921; Burnside 6202; Championship 6941 yards | Public | Links

Golf club hireGolf shop Changing roomsClubhouse BarFood AccommodationHandicap required

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

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Restrictions: Maximum Handicap 28

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