Carnoustie Golf Links
‘Golf’s Greatest Test’
In this special 150th year of The Open Championship we are celebrating the extraordinary win of Ben Hogan at the 1953 Open Championship at Carnoustie.
You can follow Hogan’s journey by playing the three outstanding golf courses that he played in 1953 – The Carnoustie Championship Course, The Carnoustie Burnside Course and Panmure Golf Course whilst enjoying the stylish hospitality of Carnoustie’s The Rookery Restaurant with a three-course lunch or dinner plus a delicious lunch at Panmure Golf Club.
Play Hogan’s Way for £450
The Championship Course has hosted eight Open Championships, two Women’s Open and two Seniors Open making it one of the very few to have done so in the UK. It is one of three courses used for the annual Dunhill Links, the others being Kingsbarns and the Old Course in St Andrews and in 2018 The Open Championship returned to the course. In 2018, the Championship Course was voted Best Golf Course in Scotland over £100 by the general public, the second time it has won the award in the past three years.
“There isn't a player who didn't find the Championship course a test and enjoyed that test. Credit to Carnoustie, it’s one of the best in the world.”Padraig Harrington
The Burnside oozes character and from the back tees is a splendid test of golf. Many of the short holes could grace the top links courses around with the 5th and 14th in particular providing dramatic challenges for the player who strives to gain his par 3. It was on this course in 1953 where the great Ben Hogan shot 70 to help him qualify for the Open Championship which he subsequently won.
"The Burnside has its own character and charm and is a fine test of golf in its own right - the par of 68 tells you the Burnside is no pushover."Top 100 Golf Courses
Originally designed by Peter Alliss and the late Dave Thomas, on land that was formerly part of the ladies’ course and Ministry of Defence land, hence the reason why the holes are named after battles. The course was opened in 1979. Since then many changes have taken place including the most recent investment in two new holes in 2014 bringing the course up to a very testing par 68.
"All the holes on the course are named after famous battles and by the time I came to the 18th, “Rhine,” I felt I’d been in one myself. The Buddon presents a formidable test of accuracy and strategy."Fergus Bisset, Golf Monthly
Our new facility includes seven state-of-the-art simulator bays.
Play the 1st hole of the Championship Course inside before you play the 1st hole outside.