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Carnoustie Golf Links

Links House Links Parade, Carnoustie DD7 7JE, Scotland
+44 1241 802270
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Best Course I’ve Played

Just a brilliant golf course, firm and fast and a tough test. I cannot wait to revisit... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mark H
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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Very pretty golf course and a fun links introduction to our trip in Scotland. Our caddies were... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
GrnMstg
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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 Kingsbarns and the Old Course in St Andrews and in 2018 The Open Championship will return to the course. The Burnside Course is often overshadowed by its illustrious neighbour but it oozes character and from the back tees is a splendid test of golf. It was here in 1953 where the great Ben Hogan shot 70 to help him qualify for the Open Championship which he subsequently won. The Buddon Links Course is the newest of the three courses at Carnoustie originally designed by Peter Alliss and the late Dave Thomas the course was opened in 1979. Since then many changes have taken place including the most recent $1m investment in two new holes bringing the course up to a very testing par 68.
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  • Average5%
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Hours Today: 06:45 - 20:00
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Links House Links Parade, Carnoustie DD7 7JE, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just a brilliant golf course, firm and fast and a tough test. I cannot wait to revisit Carnoustie! Stands were up ready for the open and the course was in amazing condition. So many great holes and tough to distinguish one in particular. Not a...More

1  Thank Mark H
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carnoustiegolflinks, Public Relations Manager at Carnoustie Golf Links, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Good afternoon Mark, Thank you very much for your review, it is much appreciated. I'm glad you had such a fantastic experience and are already thinking about revisiting. Regards, Kierran Allardice, PR Officer

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very pretty golf course and a fun links introduction to our trip in Scotland. Our caddies were fantastic and really do help with knowing where to play to optimize your score. We luckily got in a round before mats were required (pre-British Open). Would recommend...More

Thank GrnMstg
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carnoustiegolflinks, Public Relations Manager at Carnoustie Golf Links, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Good afternoon, Thank you very much for your review, it is much appreciated. We're glad you enjoyed your experience and we take pride in the quality of our caddies, they definitely add to the experience. Hopefully you'll come back to play again soon! Regards, Kierran...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the most famous of the ok very 50 golf courses in the area. Beautiful scenery. Preparations well underway for the open in July. Lots of stands!

Thank Pam D
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carnoustiegolflinks, Public Relations Manager at Carnoustie Golf Links, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Good afternoon Pam, Thank you very much for your review, it is much appreciated. We hope you enjoyed your time playing in front of the grandstands! Regards, Kierran Allardice, PR Officer

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You simply have to play it. I love the course but it didn’t love me back. Hard to land the ball on the green.

Thank Per H
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carnoustiegolflinks, Public Relations Manager at Carnoustie Golf Links, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Good afternoon, Thank you very much for your review, it is much appreciated. We're delighted you think so highly of our course. Regards, Kierran Allardice, PR Officer

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Played on May 16th with my son. Great challenging course. However with the Open coming this year it was under the control of the R&A. So we are playing behind a corporate group Doosan being hosted by Tom Watson. Everything was fine until the 16...More

2  Thank Terence723
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carnoustiegolflinks, Public Relations Manager at Carnoustie Golf Links, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Good afternoon, Thank you very much for your review, it is much appreciated. I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed the course. However, it's disappointing to hear the effect that the day's events had on your round. We were aware of the situation but unfortunately,...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a wee stroll round the first few holes. Preparations were well underway for The Open Championship but that did not detract from the views. The course looked in excellent condition

Thank ch00chter
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carnoustiegolflinks, Public Relations Manager at Carnoustie Golf Links, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Good afternoon, Thank you very much for your review, it is much appreciated. Regards, Kierran Allardice, PR Officer

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Reviewed 8 May 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed the experience of playing here (Aug 2017) and luckily it was fine day with little breeze and was hard enough so would be a nightmare in dodgy conditions, but that's golf. The layout and architecture of the course is magic. So many...More

Thank Dudley S
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carnoustiegolflinks, Public Relations Manager at Carnoustie Golf Links, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Good afternoon, Thank you very much for your review, it is much appreciated. We're delighted you had such an enjoyable experience and glad to hear the weather wasn't too bad when you played! We hope you will return in the future. Regards, Kierran Allardice, PR...More

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Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

Had played the championship course a couple of times so wanted to play Burnside. What a great course. Really enjoyed it, pace of play was fine even for someone playing on their own. Course is easy to navigate from green to tee, has the half...More

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carnoustiegolflinks, Public Relations Manager at Carnoustie Golf Links, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Good afternoon, Thank you very much for your review, it is much appreciated. It's always great to hear people talk so highly of our courses and we're glad you were so impressed by the Burnside Course, like you say it's a fantastic course. Regards, Kierran...More

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Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

I was privileged to get a tour round the new golf centre which opened last week. The pro shop and starter box is now relocated to its new two storey home. The facilities for players includes well equipped toilets and changing rooms on the ground...More

Thank Ianfaedundee
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carnoustiegolflinks, Public Relations Manager at Carnoustie Golf Links, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Good afternoon, Thank you very much for your review, it is much appreciated. We're delighted that you think so highly of our new facility, we probably couldn't have put it any better ourselves. Regards, Kierran Allardice, PR Officer

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Reviewed 3 December 2017

We attended the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship at Carnoustie Golf Links in early October near the start of a month long holiday in Scotland. We managed to park in a free public parking lot about 1/4 mile from the course so nice and close. There...More

2  Thank BlairboyBoz
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carnoustiegolflinks, Public Relations Manager at Carnoustie Golf Links, responded to this reviewResponded 4 December 2017

Hello, Thank you very much for your review, it is much appreciated. We definitely agree with all of the above and we're working on extra mounding currently to provide spectators with even more terrific viewing points around the course! Hopefully you'll come back to play/watch...More

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Denise A
18 July 2017|
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Response from carnoustiegolflinks | Property representative |
Hi Denise, The R&A have yet to release a specific date for the sale of tickets yet but your best bet is to register for priority ticket access and this means that before tickets do go on sale you will be notified via... More
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Chris O
29 May 2017|
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Response from GAsweetpea | Reviewed this property |
I booked through a company called Golf Scotland. They arranged all our tee times, even the Old Course. Stayed at the Fairmont in St Andrews. First class all the way .
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PETER H
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Hi Peter, We can certainly sort this out for you. If you could contact us through email or telephone with your full enquiry, we will be able to book this for you. Thanks Carnoustie Golf Links
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