The Championship Course at Carnoustie Golf Links, ‘Golf’s Greatest Test’ and host of The 147th Open in 2018, was named best golf course in Scotland at the 2023 Scottish Golf Tourism Awards.
Carnoustie Golf Links was successful in the Best Golf Course over £150 category for the third time in recent years and the awards didn’t end there as Carnoustie pipped the competition to take home the ‘Best Pro Shop’ Award for the second time in as many years.
The Championship Course at Carnoustie was up against a shortlist which included Castle Stuart, the King’s Course at Gleneagles and North Berwick.
Links Superintendent, Kevin Stott, said “This award recognises the hard work and effort that our whole team put in to looking after our world class golf courses and facilities every day. We are extremely proud to present the courses at Carnoustie in an outstanding condition to our local, national and international guests”
Rebecca Tully, Head of Merchandise, said: “Our Professional Shop has grown from strength to strength over the years. We picked up this same award in 2022 and couldn’t be more delighted to be awarded it again this year. We are committed to providing the very best offering and experience at Carnoustie, and this award is testament to the efforts that we put in every single day.”
Carnoustie Golf Links also picked up the Leisure, Tourism and Hospitality Award at The Courier Business Awards in late 2022. The last 12 months have seen a number of other successes at Carnoustie, including the launch of their research hub in collaboration with Abertay University and the launch of its brand-new High Performance Junior Programme. History was made at Carnoustie in August 2022 when they hosted the Boy’s and Girl’s Amateur Championships – where the finals were played alongside each other for the first time ever and late 2022 saw the near completion of the Seagreen development project stage at Carnoustie which will provide Scotland, and the wider UK, with critical green infrastructure and will become Scotland’s largest offshore wind farm, helping to meet Scotland’s net-zero targets and tackle climate change.