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Rightly deserving of the accolade as the toughest Open venue of all, Carnoustie is not pretty, nor does it offer scenic views but it is one heck of a golf course. And, unlike other links layouts such as St Andrews, it has no hidden bunkers or blind shots – the challenge is very clear to see from the tee and the only question is whether you have the game to meet it. Nick Faldo has said that he used to be exhausted by the time he reached the 15th because of the need to constantly weigh up the best shot needed and then see if he had the skill to execute it. The only breathing space comes at the par four 4th but apart from that, it is a severe test, with the toughest closing three holes in championship golf. There are two other courses, the Burnside Links, which many regard as an excellent test, and the shorter, Buddon Links. Mulligan+ Review    After playing five holes of the championship course at Carnoustie you could be forgiven for wondering what all the fuss is about. The holes are all par fours, only one of which (the second) is over 400 yards and, if you’ve managed to avoid bunkers you could be in pretty good shape and feeling rather pleased with yourself. And then you’re staring down the barrel of Hogan’s Alley – the 500-yard, par five sixth that was re-named in 2003 on the 50th anniversary of the one time the great man played our national championship – which of course he won. The tee shot has to be threaded between bunkers in the right half of the fairway and OB left. The lay-up needs to be equally accurate because a burn snakes in front of the green and down the right side of the fairway, and the final approach has to negotiate a gruesome pot bunker, guarding a green with such a steep swale in it that you need crampons just to walk to the flagstick. After that, the course gets tough with one of the most difficult finishes on any tour event. If you play Carnoustie on a relatively still day and manage to avoid sand, you will proclaim to all and sundry that it’s a good, fair test of golf. But as soon as the breeze gets up it’s a completely different ball game, as it is on any Scottish links but especially so at Carnoustie. The reason for this is the course configuration, which involves you playing to any and all points of the compass within a few holes – this is not a ‘straight out and straight back’ layout where you can rely on the wind being consistent and because the holes rather tack to port and starboard, the wind seems as if it’s always changing direction whereas in fact it’s you and not the elements that are capricious.

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72/70
PAR
75
SSS
6941
YARDS
Hole
Par
Par 2
SI
Yds
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
4 4 4 4 4 5 4 3 4 4 4 5 3 5 4 3 4 4
4 4 4 4 4 5 4 3 4 4 4 4 3 4 4 3 4 4
10 4 14 16 12 2 8 18 6 3 15 9 17 1 7 13 5 11
391 412 316 374 375 500 373 157 420 425 352 462 141 468 442 235 421 428
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72/70
PAR
75
SSS
6941
YARDS
Hole
Par
Par 2
SI
Yds
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
4 4 4 4 4 5 4 3 4 4 4 5 3 5 4 3 4 4
4 4 4 4 4 5 4 3 4 4 4 4 3 4 4 3 4 4
10 4 14 16 12 2 8 18 6 3 15 9 17 1 7 13 5 11
391 412 316 374 375 500 373 157 420 425 352 462 141 468 442 235 421 428
72/70
PAR
75
SSS
6941
YARDS
Hole
Par
Par 2
SI
Yds
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
4 4 4 4 4 5 4 3 4 4 4 5 3 5 4 3 4 4
4 4 4 4 4 5 4 3 4 4 4 4 3 4 4 3 4 4
10 4 14 16 12 2 8 18 6 3 15 9 17 1 7 13 5 11
391 412 316 374 375 500 373 157 420 425 352 462 141 468 442 235 421 428
72/70
PAR
75
SSS
6941
YARDS
Hole
Par
Par 2
SI
Yds
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
4 4 4 4 4 5 4 3 4 4 4 5 3 5 4 3 4 4
4 4 4 4 4 5 4 3 4 4 4 4 3 4 4 3 4 4
10 4 14 16 12 2 8 18 6 3 15 9 17 1 7 13 5 11
391 412 316 374 375 500 373 157 420 425 352 462 141 468 442 235 421 428
72/70
PAR
75
SSS
6941
YARDS
Hole
Par
Par 2
SI
Yds
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
4 4 4 4 4 5 4 3 4 4 4 5 3 5 4 3 4 4
4 4 4 4 4 5 4 3 4 4 4 4 3 4 4 3 4 4
10 4 14 16 12 2 8 18 6 3 15 9 17 1 7 13 5 11
391 412 316 374 375 500 373 157 420 425 352 462 141 468 442 235 421 428
72/70
PAR
75
SSS
6941
YARDS
Hole
Par
Par 2
SI
Yds
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
4 4 4 4 4 5 4 3 4 4 4 5 3 5 4 3 4 4
4 4 4 4 4 5 4 3 4 4 4 4 3 4 4 3 4 4
10 4 14 16 12 2 8 18 6 3 15 9 17 1 7 13 5 11
391 412 316 374 375 500 373 157 420 425 352 462 141 468 442 235 421 428
72/70
PAR
75
SSS
6941
YARDS
Hole
Par
Par 2
SI
Yds
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
4 4 4 4 4 5 4 3 4 4 4 5 3 5 4 3 4 4
4 4 4 4 4 5 4 3 4 4 4 4 3 4 4 3 4 4
10 4 14 16 12 2 8 18 6 3 15 9 17 1 7 13 5 11
391 412 316 374 375 500 373 157 420 425 352 462 141 468 442 235 421 428
72/70
PAR
75
SSS
6941
YARDS
Hole
Par
Par 2
SI
Yds
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
4 4 4 4 4 5 4 3 4 4 4 5 3 5 4 3 4 4
4 4 4 4 4 5 4 3 4 4 4 4 3 4 4 3 4 4
10 4 14 16 12 2 8 18 6 3 15 9 17 1 7 13 5 11
391 412 316 374 375 500 373 157 420 425 352 462 141 468 442 235 421 428
72/70
PAR
75
SSS
6941
YARDS
Hole
Par
Par 2
SI
Yds
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
4 4 4 4 4 5 4 3 4 4 4 5 3 5 4 3 4 4
4 4 4 4 4 5 4 3 4 4 4 4 3 4 4 3 4 4
10 4 14 16 12 2 8 18 6 3 15 9 17 1 7 13 5 11
391 412 316 374 375 500 373 157 420 425 352 462 141 468 442 235 421 428
72/70
PAR
75
SSS
6941
YARDS
Hole
Par
Par 2
SI
Yds
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
4 4 4 4 4 5 4 3 4 4 4 5 3 5 4 3 4 4
4 4 4 4 4 5 4 3 4 4 4 4 3 4 4 3 4 4
10 4 14 16 12 2 8 18 6 3 15 9 17 1 7 13 5 11
391 412 316 374 375 500 373 157 420 425 352 462 141 468 442 235 421 428

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