The Home of Golf – nowhere else is quite the same once you have played golf in Scotland. We have selected a real treat as the venue for our Scottish swing in 2022 – Carnoustie. With 3 golf courses, including the Open Championship course, and a hotel right on the first tee it Carnoustie is one of our favourite destinations. For our UK guests most will drive to Scotland but there is a rail station in the town and it is about a 1 1/2 hour transfer from Edinburgh Airport.
Our Scottish Ladies Open is 54 holes pairs better ball format. Included in the price is 4 nights accommodation ( based on 2 sharing a twin / double room) on a bed & breakfast board basis and 3 rounds of golf. A group meal and prize giving is included on the final night.
Situated on the edge of theLinks , the Carnoustie Golf Hotel is less than 200 yards from the sandy beach. A heated indoor pool, sauna, steam room and gym are all available in the leisure centre. The Burnside Course and the Budden Links are also within the Carnoustie Golf Glub. Carnoustie Rail Station is a 5-minute walk away and Dundee Riverside Airport is 30 minutes’ drive away. Local produce is served in the Calders Bistro, which has views across the golf course. Guests can relax with a drink in the Carnoustie Golf Hotel’s casual Calders Lounge or enjoy the views on the terraced seating area. Rooms are spacious and include tea and coffee making facilities and a private bathroom. Some rooms feature sea views.
The Championship Course has hosted eight Open Championships, one Women’s British Open and two Seniors Open making it one of the very few to have done so in the UK. The AIG Women’s British Open is scheduled to return to Carnoustie, for the second time, in July 2021. It is one of the three courses used for the annual Dunhill Links, the others being Kingsbarns and the Old Course in St Andrews and in 2018 The Open Championship returned to the course. In 2018, the Championship Course was voted Best Golf Course in Scotland over £100 by the general public, the second time it has won the award in the past three years.
The Burnside oozes character and from the back tees is a splendid test of golf. Many of the short holes could grace the top links courses around with the 5th and 14th in particular providing dramatic challenges for the player who strives to gain their par 3. The finish is also strong with the 17th proving to be one of the hardest par 4’s that can be found anywhere in golf and many a score has been ruined by the out of bounds fence at the 18th. It was on this course in 1953 where the great Ben Hogan shot 70 in order to qualify for the Open Championship which he subsequently won.
The Carnoustie Buddon Course opened for play as an 18 hole course back in 1981 when Dave Thomas and Peter Alliss designed the original course on former Ministry of Defence land. All the holes are named after battles as recognition to the military, who have been good neighbours to Carnoustie since the 1830’S. On the seaward side of the course you will see one of the most important army training areas in the whole of Britain. The Carnoustie Buddon Links is a fantastic test of golf with great natural beauty. It starts and finishes as a links course with several holes in the middle of the round tree-lined. Boasting attractive lakes rich with local wildlife especially on the 11th hole, this course consistently creates a great experience for all golfers.
4 nights dinner bed & breakfast in a twin / double room
3 rounds of golf
Prize Giving Meal
Transfers between Edinburgh Airport and Carnoustie if required.