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Carnoustie Golf Links

Carnoustie Golf Links is widely regarded as being the most difficult of the golf courses in Scotland, being a significant challenge even on a calm day.

It is rated as the most demanding of all the current Open Championship venues, hosting it 7 times.

 Several great Open Champions such as Henry Cotton, Ben Hogan, Gary Player and Tom Watson who have all lifted the Claret Jug at Carnoustie.

The first record of golf played there was in 1527 with 10 holes being constructed in 1842.

In 1857 Old Tom Morris was responsible for extending the course to 18 holes.

In 1926 James Braid extended and altered the course that has hardly changed since.

Hogan's Alley the 6th hole is infamous for being one of if not the greatest Par 5 hole in the world of golf.

The final three holes are reckoned to be as great a test as you will find anywhere.

In addition to the championship course you can play Burnside and Buddon.

Strategy and planning pays great dividends over Carnoustie Golf Links.

Use a long iron or 3 wood from the tee to keep you short of the many bunkers lying in wait for your tee shots.

This will set you up for an approach shot to the greens that are mainly flat and receptive.

 Unsurpassed as a great test of golf and certainly one of the top golf courses in Scotland.

Include Carnoustie Golf Links along with Monfieth and Montrose in Scotland Golf Packages