Carnoustie Championship Course

Carnoustie Golf Course host of the 1999 Open Championship
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Carnoustie Golf Course host of the 1999 Open Championship

Although golf was probably played at Carnoustie from the 16th Century, the present Carnoustie Golf Course was opened in 1842 and was designed by Allan Robertson (1815-59) and 'Old' Tom Morris (1821 - 1908). It was redesigned in 1926 by noted golfer James Braid (1870 - 1950). A highly regarded championship course, it is located immediately to the south of the town, across the Dundee-Aberdeen main railway line. Carnoustie is a par 72, 7187 yard (6572m) links course, which has held the British Open Championship in 1931, 1937, 1953, 1968, 1975, 1999, 2007 and 2018. This links course is challenging, with onshore winds likely to push imperfect shots into one of many bunkers.

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