Tag: Carnoustie

Why the Dunhill Links Deserves a Bigger Profile

The European Tour has gathered at St Andrews, Carnoustie and Kingsbarns for the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, which has attracted a hugely impressive field. But does this unique event receive the hype and status that it deserves? Golfshake's Will Trinkwon makes the case that it doesn't. read more ...


Kingsbarns Golf Links Feature Review

Each year during the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, Kingsbarns is showcased on the main stage. This modern links is visually spectacular and is renowned for its design. But what is it like to play? Alex Picken describes his experience. read more ...


Golfshake Podcast #43: Carnoustie Golf Links, Playing Championship Course

The Golfshake Podcast returns with Kieran Clark joined by Andy Picken reflect on the revered Carnoustie Golf Links, sharing their experiences of the Championship Course, the impressively modern facilities, and what this legendary venue represents.  read more ...


My Own Dunhill Links Story

Golfshake's Alex Picken charts his journey from being a teenager inspired to drive up his interest in golf by attending the Dunhill Links, to returning to Scotland years later to play at St Andrews, Carnoustie and Kingsbarns, fulfilling those dreams. read more ...


6 Reasons to Play Golf at Carnoustie

Known for hosting the Open Championship eight times, that status only scratches the surface at Carnoustie Golf Links, a destination that should be on the list for everyone seeking a memorable and rewarding experience. Here are just some reasons why. read more ...


The Birdie of Dreams at Hogan's Alley

Golf is a rare sport that allows us to walk in the footsteps of the greatest players in the game. Golfshake's Andrew Picken's favourite golfer in history is Ben Hogan. Playing Carnoustie's Championship Course, Andy had a dream of emulating his hero, and it came spectacularly true. read more ...


Carnoustie Golf Links is Superbly Traditional, Surprisingly Modern

Carnoustie Golf Links is a venue that is traditional, but modern in its approach. Golfshake's Andrew Picken takes a closer look at the location, its courses, facilities, and why it represents a progressive and inspiring vision for the game. read more ...


The Experience of Playing the Old Course at St Andrews

Part of a meaningful golf trip with his son, Golfshake Ambassador Andrew Picken reflects on his experience of playing the Old Course at St Andrews, the emotions, sights, sounds, and why this was one of the greatest rounds of his life. read more ...


The Ultimate Lad & Dad Trip to Scotland

Golfshake Ambassadors Andrew and Alex Picken planned and embarked on the Ultimate Lad & Dad Trip in Scotland, spending valuable time together, making unforgettable memories in St Andrews and Carnoustie that would inspire anyone with a love of the game. read more ...


Carnoustie Buddon Course Feature Review

Known for its legendary Championship Course, Carnoustie Golf Links is also home to the Burnside and Buddon. Golfshake Ambassador Andrew Picken had the opportunity to play the Buddon during a visit and shares his thoughts on this unique layout. read more ...


St Andrews and Carnoustie Are Environments for Inspiration

During a recent visit to St Andrews and Carnoustie, Golfshake's Alex Picken was struck by how inclusive both venues were, making a significant effort to inspire future generations, representing what the game should be about. He delves deeper and explains why these are unique environments for inspiration. read more ...


New Elite Women's Tournament Comes to Carnoustie

The spotlight of women's golf will be on Scotland when the Solheim Cup is held at Gleneagles, but there is even more elite golf on Scottish shores this autumn, with a new 36-hole tournament being contested at Carnoustie Golf Links.rn read more ...


Golfshake Podcast #38: Carnoustie, Panmure, Montrose, Golf Trip Report

Kieran Clark is joined by Golfshake Ambassador Andrew Picken, who recounts his experience of visiting Angus and Perthshire in Scotland, playing the likes of Carnoustie, Panmure, Montrose and Murrayshall, describing why this part of the world is an essential and unique destination for any golfer. read more ...


Carnoustie Voted Best Scottish Golf Course Over £100

It's been quite a year for the Championship Course at the renowned Carnoustie Golf Links, having hosted the 147th Open in July won by Francesco Molinari, the famous venue is celebrating another accolade after it was awarded the title of Best Golf Course over £100 at the Scottish Golf Tourism Awards, voted for by the public. read more ...


Ultimate Dunhill Links Fantasy Golf Course

The Alfred Dunhill Links is played across a formidable trio of layouts; the Old Course at St Andrews, the Championship Course at Carnoustie, and Kingsbarns Golf Links.Golfshake’s Kieran Clark has drawn from the three courses – picking six holes from each – to create the Ultimate Dunhill Links Course. read more ...


Carnoustie Open Brought Wider Economic Benefits

The 147th Open Championship at Carnoustie was a thrilling and hugely successful event, but the wider economic benefits have been presented through a survey conducted by Angus Council and Carnoustie Country, which is the brand for 34 courses throughout Angus, Perthshire and Fife. read more ...


A Guide to Playing the Bunkers at Carnoustie

The Championship Course at Carnoustie is widely regarded as being among the best bunkered in the world. Ahead of the 2018 Open, Golfshake's Owen Davies had the chance to play the course, and has created this guide to demonstrate the challenge of the bunkers and how players will tackle them. read more ...


Record Crowds at Carnoustie Set Up Open Extravaganza at Royal Portrush

The 2018 Open at Carnoustie was an enthralling spectacle, and enjoyed by record crowds at the Angus venue, including 20,000 fans under the age of 25. Golfshake's Derek Clements explains why this sets up next year's hotly anticipated return to Royal Portrush. read more ...


Newfound Ryder Cup Optimism for Europe after Open

Despite the leaderboard having been dominated by players from the United States, it turned out to be a great Open Championship for Europe, with Francesco Molinari taking the title. Derek Clements has newfound optimism for their chances in the Ryder Cup. read more ...


Carnoustie Championship Course Guide and Review

Host of the 2018 Open Championship, Carnoustie Golf Links is one of the great venues of Scottish and British golf. Here is our full guide and review to the Championship Course, including the history, experience and course. read more ...


Carnoustie is the Real Winner at the 147th Open Championship

Francesco Molinari brilliantly won the 147 Open, but plaudits are being showered upon Carnoustie, which stood up as a spectacular host venue, challenging the best and attracting record crowds. For Derek Clements, it was the real winner. read more ...


Inspired Francesco Molinari's Journey to Become the Open Champion

Francesco Molinari produced a complete display to triumph in the Open at Carnoustie, an journey that began over two decades ago in front of the TV. Golfshake's Kieran Clark looks back at the Italian's odyssey to become Champion Golfer of the Year. read more ...


Magnificent Molinari Completes Italian Job to Make History at Carnoustie

Francesco Molinari made history at Carnoustie when he became the first Italian to win The Open Championship on a thrilling day that saw many of the leading contenders’ hopes being blown away as the course finally bore its teeth. read more ...


Jordan Spieth Targets Claret Jug Defence on Open Sunday


Jordan Spieth will today attempt to become the first back-to-back winner of The Open Championship in a decade as he goes into the final round at Carnoustie tied with fellow Americans Xander Schauffele and Kevin Kisner.
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Former Champion Leads the Way at Carnoustie

Kevin Kisner threw away a golden chance of finishing the second round leading the 147th Open Championship at Carnoustie all on his own when his approach shot at the 18th found the Barry Burn and cost him a double-bogey six, tying him with former champion Zach Johnson. read more ...


Open Farewell to the Normal Man with an Extraordinary Talent

1985 champion Sandy Lyle has completed his 43rd and likely final Open Championship. Golfshake's Kieran Clark pays tribute to this legend of the game, who remains Britain's most understated golf trailblazer. read more ...


Rory and Field Chase Kisner after Day 1 at Carnoustie

Day 1 of the 147th Open Championship saw spectacular conditions grace Carnoustie Golf Links, with American Kevin Kisner leading the way following an early round. Rory McIlroy was among those chasing him down. Derek Clements has the recap. read more ...


The Greatest Finish in Golf

The 16th, 17th and 18th at Carnoustie combine what is the most challenging - and perhaps greatest - finish in championship golf. Golfshake's Owen Davies had the chance to play these three holes, and discovered what the players will face during the Open. read more ...


See Phil Mickelson Grind His Own Wedges and Demonstrate Flop Shot

Carnoustie may be burnt to a crisp ahead of the 2018 Open, but those firm and fiery conditions haven't stopped former champion Phil Mickelson from grinding his own Callaway wedges and showcasing his famed lob shot in some pretty audacious circumstances.  read more ...


5 Outsiders to Follow at the Open

We have taken a look further down the pack for golfers at the Open who could spring a surprise run for the game's oldest title, each of them having odds greater than 100/1. read more ...


8 of the Very Best Open Championships

The Open has produced many dramatic conclusions. There have been occasions where it has been won by a moment of genius, others when somebody has left the field trailing in his wake and others when it has ended in heartbreak. Here, we look at eight of the very best. read more ...


The 2018 Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

It's time for the 147th Open Championship, which is being contested at Carnoustie. A hot and dry summer has created fascinating conditions on the famous links. But who is going to claim the Claret Jug? Golfshake's Derek Clements delves into the latest edition of golf's oldest and greatest major. read more ...


Six Players to Watch at Carnoustie

The best players in the game have assembled in Carnoustie for the 147th Open Championship. But which of the many contenders is most likely to lift the Claret Jug on Sunday? Golfshake's Derek Clements picks out six to watch. read more ...


Jordan Spieth Reflects on Year as Champion Golfer

Jordan Spieth is the defending champion at this year's Open, and the American has reflected on his year with the Claret Jug, including remembering his dramatic victory at Royal Birkdale 12 months ago. read more ...


Hole-by-Hole Guide to Carnoustie

The Championship Course at Carnoustie is revered as being among the greatest and most challenging in the world. We take a look at each hole of this stunning layout that is hosting the 2018 Open Championship. read more ...


The Open TV and Radio Coverage

The Open is golf's oldest and greatest major championship, and the coverage reflects that. Sky Sports has established a dedicated Open Channel, boasting comprehensive coverage. The BBC also has highlight packages of each round from Carnoustie, while 5 Live's highly regarded output is certain to be popular this week. read more ...


The Open by Numbers

The Open Championship has the richest and longest history in the game, with the 147th edition coming to the famed Carnoustie Golf Links. Golfshake's Derek Clements takes a look at some of the facts and figures behind the story of this year's Open. read more ...


Remembering the 2007 Open Championship

When The Open Championship was last played at Carnoustie it ended in dramatic circumstances, with Sergio Garcia throwing away a wonderful opportunity to win his first major, as Padraig Harrington secured his maiden Open title. The Spaniard would have to wait 10 years before finally breaking his duck. read more ...


Playing the 18th Hole at Carnoustie

The 18th at Carnoustie is the most intimidating finishing hole in championship golf. Golfshake's Owen Davies took on the challenge and made a miraculous par that golfers in contention at the Open would be desperate for.  read more ...


The Open Championship Venues

Each of the venues on the Open rotation have their own distinct identity, making every Championship that bit extra special. We're taking the opportunity to celebrate each of the famous courses that have witnessed a player become Champion Golfer of the Year. read more ...


Playing the 17th Hole at Carnoustie

Having faced the difficult par three 16th at Carnoustie, players at The Open will turn in the opposite direction to face the par four 17th, which features the famous Barry Burn. Golfshake's Owen Davies took on this formidable hole. read more ...


Playing the 16th Hole at Carnoustie

Ahead of The 147th Open at Carnoustie, we are taking you onto the ground to showcase what is perhaps the Greatest Finish in Golf. Starting with the par three 16th, Golfshake's Owen Davies plays this famed hole to provide you with some insight before the Championship begins. read more ...


Golfshake Podcast #27: Golfing Odyssey, Playing Carnoustie, BMW PGA

On this episode of the Golfshake Podcast, Kieran and Owen reflect upon the recent Golfing Odyssey to St. Andrews with three Golfshake prize winners. They look back at playing the famous Championship Course at Carnoustie, discussing the challenges of that iconic layout. The guys then chat about the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth. read more ...


Carnoustie Unveils Spectacular New Clubhouse

This year's Open Championship venue, Carnoustie Golf Links, has unveiled and showcased its spectacular state-of-the-art new clubhouse that will deliver an exceptional vistor experience to golfers taking on the revered links. read more ...


Remembering the Drama of the 1999 Open Championship

The Open returns to Carnoustie this July. We take a look back at the dramatic 1999 Championship, which saw a Scottish winner in Paul Lawrie brilliantly make history, and Jean van de Velde's disastrous finish that became part of folklore. read more ...


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