When we visited in April, the stands were already going up and golfers off the 1st tee were rattling their drives into the notorious Barry Burn, on the left of the fairway, or into the stands on the right, behind the 16th green (seen on the left in the photo below). It's nothing like as generous as the 1st hole at St Andrew's but those butterflies in your stomach as you prepare to make your first swing are just as busy.
To read about the area, the beautiful courses on offer (many you won't know) and some of the best gin and whiskey you'll ever taste, take a look at this month's edition of Destination Golf. Click on the link and the
Carnoustie Country piece is on page 30.
|The 18th green at Carnoustie, shot from the third floor of |
the Carnoustie Links Hotel.
Yep, golf has been played here for over 450 years.
|Named 'Table' this is the par three 3rd at Montrose.|
There's plenty more in the mag - it's 88 pages and includes articles on Italy's Veneto region as well as Rioja country. Take a look, take your time, enjoy.