CARNOUSTIE, Scotland, Golf Course

Carnoustie, Scotland Golf Courses

Carnoustie Golf Links

Following its re-emergence as an Open venue, after years of exclusion from the rota, the Carnoustie Championship course has returned to prominence as the host of the Scottish Open in 1995 & 1996 and the venue for 1999's Open Championship.

Rated as one of the top courses in the world, Caroustie has been the home for golf for hundreds of years. Records from 1520 show golf to have been established at Carnoustie. The first 10 holes of the present course were laid out in 1842 by Allan Robertson, and another 8 holes were added by Old Tom Morris in 1867. James Baird added new greens and bunkers in the 1920's. The course continues to subtly evolve to maintain its reputation as a challenge to even the best golfers

The Open first came here in 1931, when Tommy Armour won. Henry Cotton won in 1937. After World War II Ben Hogan won here in 1953. and Gary Player in 1968. In 1975, Tom Watson, then an unknown was the victor in 1975

If you are not up to Carnoustie (or you cannot get in to the course), try the nearby Burnside or Buddon

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