The illustrious Carnoustie championship course was created in 1850 but golf has been played across the Carnoustie links since the 1500s. This course features as the Open venue every 10 years, last being used in 2007, and is one of the best and most challenging courses, which is guaranteed to stretch your abilities and test your game on a new level. The Alfred Dunhill Links Championship takes place over three venues - Kingsbarns, the Old Course at St Andrews and Carnoustie in Angus - from 26 - 29 September 2013.
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 of 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, 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 handywork of James Braid at Dundee’s Downfield course, a hidden gem which will challenge you on all 18 parkland holes. Dundee offers a number of parkland courses to balance the links of Angus, such as Camperdown, Caird Park and Ballumbie.
Make sure you look out for the golf passes available in this region offering special deals, including the Carnoustie Country Golf Pass, Carnoustie Country Dream Ticket and the Angus Nines.
If you get through all of the wonderful Dundee & Angus golf courses, why not venture just outside the region where you can take in the wonders of nearby courses such as Gleneagles in Perthshire and the famed St Andrews courses in nearby Fife?