From the Rocky Mountains to the World's Top Golf Destinations
**I am extremely fortunate that my 1st game of golf in Scotland was at the magnificent course that is Carnoustie. With a warm welcome as you arrive and Claret Jug on the right to remind you of the greats who have played before, this is a very special place. The history surrounding the club and other local clubs is really cool and you haven't even tee'd off the 1st! Regardless to what Mother Nature has in-store for you, embrace the conditions. Every shot is in front of you and the soft sand in the bunkers makes it a bit easier to take your medicine. Be prepared for some unique golf shots never seen in Canada plus quick and very true greens with a hint of break. Carnoustie ensures that you come prepared to play one of the greats and if you don't play well (just like me), you still feel chuffed about your visit to one of the world's best!**
Golf has been played over the links since the 1500’s. Designed & upgraded by 3 greats in Alan Robertson (1850), Old Tom Morris (1870) & James Braid (1926). Prior to the 1937 Open, local man James Wright reworked the last 3 holes to what has come to be regarded as the toughest finishing stretch in golf. Host venue for Frenchman Jean Van de Velde unfortunate failure which resulted in Paul Lawrie becoming the first Scotsman to win the Open on native soil for 68 years. Irish legend Padraig Harrington won his 1st of 3 majors here in 2007.