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Carnoustie (Championship)

Dundee/Scotland

Golf has been played over the links at Carnoustie since the 1500's but the present course came into being in 1850 when it was designed by Alan Robertson of St Andrews. Some 20 years later the legendary Old Tom Morris improved and extended the course to 18 holes and in 1926 the famous architect James Braid redesigned the Championship course extensively.

James Braid's work was universally acclaimed, but it was still felt that Carnoustie Championship course had a weak finish. Prior to the 1937 Open Championship the final 3 holes at Carnoustie were redesigned by James Wright, a local man, and he produced what has come to be regarded as the toughest finishing stretch in golf.

Architects | James Braid, Alan Robertson

The Dunhill Links Championship was held here in 2001 - Paul Lawrie

The Dunhill Links Championship was held here in 2001 - Paul Lawrie

Quick Info

  • LinksGolf ranking - 5
  • Championship course
  • 18 holes
  • Municipal course

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