Return to St Andrews Open home page


The Championship Course in the town of Carnoustie on the east coast of Scotland is one of the venues on the Open Championship rota. Golf has been played on the Carnoiustie Links since the early 16th century. The original course was of ten holes, but this was extended in 1867 by Old Tom Morris to the eighteen holes which had since become standard. Two additional courses have since been added — the Burnside Course and the shorter though equally testing Buddon Links.

Course Details

Opens: 1931, 1937, 1953, 1968, 1975, 1999, 2007

Course Length: 7,421 yards, par 71(2007 Open)


Location & Accommodation

The town of Carnoustie lies ten miles to the east of the city of Dundee. Local Information can be found in the Dundee Directory (

The following are select nearby hotels:

Carnoustie Golf Hotel & Spa



Any site comments, including technical, please tell us
Home ~ Last updated 13 April, 2017 ~ Site Map