7 CARNOUSTIE – Championship

Architect: T Morris
2006 position: 12
Stats: 6,692 yds; par 70; SSS 74
GF: £62.50-£150
T: 01241 802270
W: carnoustiegolflinks.co.uk

In 2007, Carnoustie hosted the Open for the seventh time. The competition will be remembered for Padraig Harrington’s thrilling play-off victory, but for me, the course also played a starring role.

The great links was set up perfectly and presented immaculately.

Carnoustie is a famously tough layout, even off the boxes, but I never felt harshly treated during my round.

The bunkers have a magnetic appeal, the greens are large and undulating, the fairways are narrow, and gorse and heather encroach ominously.

I can’t think of a sterner – or fairer – test of golf in the British Isles. FB

+ Superb layout; epic finish; fantastic test of golf even for the very best
– Not the most inspiring surroundings; inadequate practice facilities

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