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Carnoustie Golf Links
The 11th green at Downfield Golf Course on the outskirts of Dundee
Classic links golf in Montrose
With the world-famous Carnoustie championship course and a range of other exciting and historic courses, golf in Dundee & Angus is perfect for both seasoned golfers and beginners.
Carnoustie Country brings together 30 courses within a 40 minute drive so there is a great variety of fantastic courses for you to tackle during your time here. The illustrious Carnoustie championship course was created in 1850 but golf has been played across the Carnoustie links since the 1500s. This course has been a venue for the Open and is one of the best and most challenging courses, guaranteed to stretch your abilities and test your game on a new level. The Alfred Dunhill Links Championship takes place over three venues - Kingsbarns and the Old Course at St Andrews in Fife and Carnoustie in Angus.
If you think you could benefit from some practice before you tackle the Carnoustie golf course, why not try some of the other gems in this region? Test your game on the Open qualifying course at nearby Monifieth and watch out for the clever bunkering of this links course. In the north east of Angus you’ll find two courses in Montrose - the Montrose Medal Golf Course is the fifth oldest in the world as it was established in 1562.
Watch out for the water if you play a round at the old course at Letham Grange by Arbroath, as it has gained a reputation as one of the toughest inland courses in the country with water featuring on nearly every hole. Experience the handiwork of James Braid at Dundee’s Downfield course, a qualifying venue for The Open which is a real inland treasure. Dundee offers a number of parkland courses to balance the links of Angus, such as Camperdown, Caird Park and Ballumbie.
The original Panmure GolF Club shared the links of Monifieth nine holes originally laid out by Allan Robertson and Alexander Pirie in 1845 but congestion on the course forced the Panmure men to move to their present location at Barry.
18 holes, 6020 yards, SSS 70, par 68
While Carnoustie is rightly famous for its testing Championship course, mention should also be made of the Burnside and Buddon Links courses which occupy the linksland beside it.
The course is considered a challenge to all abilities with a standard scratch of 71 from the yellow tees, 72 from the visitors tees and 73 from the white/ championship tees and 75 from the ladies red tees.