Entries are now open for the ever-popular Carnoustie Country Classic, a great value, highly-enjoyable five day golf tournament which features four of the top Carnoustie Country courses, including the famous Open venue, Carnoustie Championship.
The Carnoustie Country Classic takes place from 12–16 May and offers golfers the opportunity to compete in a 72-hole stableford competition on four of the world’s classic links courses, stay in a four star hotel for five nights B&B and enjoy a gala prizegiving dinner – for the very reasonable price of only £599.
“It’s no wonder this tournament is so popular with golfers across the UK and beyond,” said Bill Miller, chairman of Monifieth Golf Links, which will be hosting the Monifieth Medal round of the tournament. “The Carnoustie Country Classic offers a fabulous combination of great golf, daily individual prizes at each venue as well as the Gents, Ladies and Over-65’s championships, first class accommodation and fabulous social events, including a welcome reception and a quiz night.
“In addition, Carnoustie Country is easy to get to, with a good road and rail network, and approximately 12 miles from the nearest airport, Dundee, and less than two hours from Edinburgh, Glasgow or Aberdeen airport.”
Having previously been based in Montrose, the Carnoustie Country Classic moved to the town of Carnoustie in 2012. “As the tournament is now centred in the heart of Carnoustie Country, competitors who choose the stay and play option are accommodated in the iconic, four-star Carnoustie Golf Hotel which boasts fabulous views across Carnoustie Championship, with travel provided to the other three courses, which are all nearby,” said Bill.
Now in its tenth year, golfers travel from across the globe to compete in the Carnoustie Country Classic. Thomas Hoess from Germany has already booked his place in the 2013 event – which will be his fifth visit.
“The Carnoustie Country Classic is a good way to play great links courses,” said Thomas. “The first time I played on the Championship course, it was a dream come true, even though I didn’t play very well! It’s also a very friendly tournament – and a wonderful test of golfing skills.”
Carnoustie Country golf spokesperson, Cllr Mairi Evans, explained that, as well as providing golfers with the chance to play on four first class links courses, the tournament is a highly-effective showcase for all Carnoustie Country’s golf courses. “Staying in Carnoustie Country for five nights provides golfers with opportunities to explore this prime golfing area – and make plans for return visits,” said Cllr Evans. “And, with thirty courses within a forty minute drive of Carnoustie Championship, where the Carnoustie Country Classic competitors are based, there’s ample choice for any golfers who fancy an extra game of golf or two!”
Entries are open to men and women golfers, with a maximum handicap of 24 (men) and 36 (ladies). Packages are also available for golf and social events only (£399) and for accompanying non-golfers (accommodation and social events only, £329), who have a wonderful choice of activities, including excellent shopping, sighting seeing, museums, historical buildings, outdoor activities, restaurants and theatres.
For more information, or to book, visit www.carnoustiecountry.com or call Scotia Travel on 0141 305 5050.