18 holes, 5921 yards, SSS 69, par 68
The Buddon Links course begins parallel with the adjacent Championship course and continues around the outside edge of that layout, making it the closest to the North Sea of all Carnoustie's courses.
First opened some 30 years ago, on land purchased from the Ministry of Defence (hence each hole is named after a famous battle), the Buddon Links received a mixed reaction from local players.
Since that time costal erosion and extensive alteration and upgrading have radically changed the original layout. These changes have met with great approval and the course is now extremely popular.
Shorter than the Championship the Buddon Links course has six par threes and two par fives and has recently had 2 new holes added (opening April 2014) at an investment of $1m