Open Championship Venue Amongst Multiple Areas Flooded In Scotland

Carnoustie is amongst a number of golf courses that have succumbed to severe flooding

Carnoustie is completely underwater
(Image credit: Twitter: @RuMacdonald and @Gillian61572206)

As Britain heads into the winter period, golf courses are set to face harsh and adverse conditions. In Scotland, that's already been the case, as areas in the country have been subjected to severe flooding.

One golf course that has been badly affected is Open Championship venue, and one of the best golf courses in Scotland, Carnoustie, with footage posted by Twitter users showcasing the horrendous conditions!

In one post by a user called @Gillian61572206, you can see fire engines dealing with the floods, with the water flowing out on to the famous course. In another post from @RuMacdonald, the 18th hole is barely visible from the tee, with just a slither of green fairway in the image.

Carnoustie wasn't the only area that was affected by the conditions, with Kingsknowe Golf Club reporting that they had 70mm of rainfall in 36 hours, with the fairways completely submerged.

The flooding in Eastern Scotland caused an amber and yellow weather warning to be issued by the Met Office, with flooding leading to closures of schools, as well as disruption on both roads and railways.

In the northeast of Scotland, some areas have experienced power cuts, with Vincent Fitzsimons, flood duty manager for the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (Sepa), claiming that: "We have seen almost a month's worth of rain in some parts already this week and we are expecting around the same again over the course of Friday and Saturday in parts of northeast Scotland."

Matt Cradock
Staff Writer

Matt joined Golf Monthly in February 2021 covering weekend news, before also transitioning to equipment and testing. After freelancing for Golf Monthly and The PGA for 18 months, he was offered a full-time position at the company in October 2022 and continues to cover weekend news and social media, as well as help look after Golf Monthly’s many buyers’ guides and equipment reviews.

Taking up the game when he was just seven years of age, Matt made it into his county squad just a year later and continues to play the game at a high standard, with a handicap of around 2-4. To date, his best round came in 2016, where he shot a six-under-par 66 having been seven-under through nine holes. He currently plays at Witney Lakes in Oxfordshire and his favourite player is Rory McIlroy, despite nearly being struck by his second shot at the 17th during the 2015 BMW PGA Championship.

Matt’s current What’s In The Bag?

Driver: Honma TW747, 8.75°

Fairway Wood: TaylorMade Rocketballz Stage 2, 15°, 19°

Hybrid: Adams Super Hybrid, 22°

Irons: Mizuno MP54, 5-PW

Wedges: Cleveland 588 RTX 2.0 Tour Satin, 50°, 56°, 60°

Putter: Cleveland TFI 2135 Satin Cero

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x