Carnoustie Championship

One of the greatest, toughest and best links courses in the world. The first record of golf being played across this links land dates back to 1527. Following this, a 10-hole course was laid out in 1842. Fifteen years later, in 1857, an 18 hole was fashioned by Old Tom Morris and James Braid.

This is probably the most exciting British Open venue in recent years, with the previous two requiring extra holes. In 1953 Ben Hogan played in his only British Open at Carnoustie, and won. 50 years on from his victory, Carnoustie Golf Links renamed the famous par 5, 6th hole, as ‘Hogan’s Alley’, a fitting tribute for one of the greatest golfers of all time. Carnoustie is always in fantastic condition and The Open will return to this truly amazing links in 2018 for the 8th occasion.

Facts & Figures

Year founded1857
DesignerOld Tom Morris/James Braid
Championship length7412 yards


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