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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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

  4.8

Golfshake Golf Course Rating from 107
Breakdown Averages

4.51 ... Overall Rating
4.59 ... The Course
4.06 ... Facilities/Serv.
4.15 ... VFM
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107 ratings from Golfshake members - 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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Most Helpful Review

just back from playing the championship course for the 2nd time.
course in excellent condition again, greens were good condition but a little bit slower than they were the last time i played but ok cos there were some tough pin positions which could have seen a lot of balls running of greens. lol.
seniors open gets played there in 2 or 3 weeks
all said, a great test of golf.
love this course. - Jun 30 2010


Golfshake Team Review

First impressions are strange, faded hotel and a clubhouse that looks like a bomb shelter, not helped by the clean-up operation from the Commonwealth games. However, the staff were very friendly and helpful. As for the course, it was superb as expected. From the tee boxes to the greens all was you'd expect from a club of this reputation, immaculate yet beautifully wild. If you can plot your way past the deviously placed bunkers and evil rough there is a score to be had for most levels of golfers, but you really need to concentrate. Once on the greens though they are deceptively quick and very true. I thought I'd played links golf until we hit Carnoustie, this is the real deal.

(Round played: Aug 2014 - Score: 90 Handicap: 12.8) - Aug 5 2014


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Jimmy L rated 5 out of 5 - Jul 12 2018

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

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Simon M rated 4 out of 5 - Jun 27 2018

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!!

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Rich C rated 5 out of 5 - May 26 2018

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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Colin C rated 5 out of 5 - May 18 2018

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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Graham B rated 5 out of 5 - Apr 22 2018

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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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.

(Round played: Sep 2017 - Score: 94 Handicap: 21.6)
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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

(Round played: Sep 2017 - Score: 76 Handicap: 5.6)
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George B rated 4 out of 5 - Aug 17 2017

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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.

(Round played: Aug 2017 - Score: 86 Handicap: 14.5)
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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.

(Round played: Jul 2017 - Score: 87 Handicap: 15.3)
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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.

(Round played: May 2017 - Score: 107 Handicap: 21.5)
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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.

(Round played: May 2017 - Score: 96 Handicap: 28)
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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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Michael P rated 2 out of 5 - Apr 21 2017

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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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