Carnoustie Golf Links Burnside

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What we say

There is no doubt that the Burnside is a victim of its geographical location. Discerning local golfers will tell you that it is an excellent test of golf but further afield it seldom receives the accolades it deserves simply because it has the misfortune to sit in the shadow of its more illustrious neighbour. It’s a classic test of links golf featuring narrow and undulating fairways bordered by heather, whins and strategically-placed pot bunkers. Ben Hogan played his first competitive round in Britain on it en-route to being crowned 1953 Open champion.

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Often overshadowed by the Championship course, the Burnside is an excellent test of golf with heather, gorse and pot bunkers all framing the fairways. Running alonside the main links, the Burnside features the famous Barry Burn which comes into play on the par-3 5th.

Ben Hogan played here to qualify for the Open Championship that he subsequently won in 1953.

  • Course Summary

  • Costs -
  • TG Rating 3 out of 5
  • Players Rating 4 out of 5
  • Address
    Links Parade, , CARNOUSTIE
  • Tel 01241 802270
  • Website

Course Information

Course 68 par
Course Style -
Green Fees £42
Course Length 6,020 yards (5,505 metres)
Holes 18
Difficulty Medium 11-20
Course Membership Other

Course Features

  • Course has: Bar
  • Course does not have: Buggy Hire
  • Course does not have: Driving Range
  • Course does not have: Practice Green
  • Course has: Pro Shop
  • Course has: Restaurant
  • Course has: Trolley Hire
  • Course does not have: Dress Code
  • Course has: Club Hire
  • Course does not have: Handicap

Your Reviews

  • 4 out of 5 Very,very impressive

    By Angus the Red

    A real test of golf and in fantastic condition. The greens were superb and if this is the little brother,the championship has a lot to live up to.

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