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“THE BRIGHTON OF THE NORTH”

Carnoustie Golf Links
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Owner description: This championship course is considered one of the top layouts in Britain and has been described as Scotland's ultimate golfing challenge. It is simply a must play for any golfer
scotland
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68 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“THE BRIGHTON OF THE NORTH”
Reviewed 10 April 2012

This title relates to how Carnoustie sold itself at the turn of the 19th century. It is a seaside town of some repute due to its championship golf course. There are in fact 3 courses, all of varying difficulty. The famous Barry Burn is a major obstacle, as was seen in the 1999 Open. I am in fact not a golfer but I appreciate how attractive the area is. The fine, sandy beach is long and attractive. It is clean and has easy access. It can get a bit noisy, the Barry Buddon ranges are adjacent to the golf course. The town is small, attractive and meets the needs of most people. not to be missed are the amazing collection of Indian Curry take away and sit in restaurants. The standard is very high. Carnoustie is in the county of Angus.

Visited April 2012
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Austin, Texas
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“A must play ... true bucket list course for all serious golfers!”
Reviewed 6 April 2012

There are few courses in the world with the history and challenge of Carnoustie. Walk in the footsteps of Cotton, Hogan, Player, Watson, and most recently Paddy Harrington. Relive the "les miserables" of Van de Velde. Face the challenges that present you one hole after another. Truly one of the most famous links in the world and certainly one of the most difficult. Interestingly, I have been coming to Carnoustie for over 20 years and what was once a tired, unkept links, is now one of the best maintained, highest personal service golf facilities in Scotland. The staff is really helpful and the caddies are considerate and professional. They have done so much to Carnoustie in the last 10 years ... really fantastic progress and a must visit for any golfer who considers themselves a purist. The new visitors clubhouse is pretty spiffy too ... with all the creature comforts you could need for your visit to Carnoustie!

Visited June 2011
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Cork, Ireland
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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“Not recommended for winter season”
Reviewed 5 April 2012

Having long wished to play Carnoustie I finally visited the course in March 2012. We were asked to play off small plastic mats which were like upturned golf studs and not heavy enough to stay in place in windy conditions. You could drop 4 yards into rough to play off grass but this would often mean youhad to drop out of bounds?
To compound our poor expierence the course was shortened considerably and most mens tees were on or in front of the ladies tees. (no offence ladies).
We tried to tee off in the rough level with the yellow tees but the course ranger was quite rude in telling us to play off the marked tees.
Overall a potentially great expierence ruined.
Thank God the folks at St Andrews made up for it the following day.

Visited March 2012
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open2007, Manager at Carnoustie Golf Links, responded to this review, 6 April 2012
Thank you for your review, albeit a negative one. You will no doubt understand why we have to protect the course in the non growing winter months. Hopefully this will not prevent you coming back and enjoying the full course conditions anytime from April to October.
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“lovely clean well kept course”
Reviewed 1 April 2012

loved the location - very little in carnoustie itself - small selection of nice shops and cafes

Visited March 2012
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Aberdeen
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“Courses fantastic”
Reviewed 29 March 2012

Great value for money a week before the season started - Sunshine given free

Visited March 2012
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