Carnoustie Golf Links (Burnside Course)


3+ (3 gold): one of our top-rated 3-star courses, worthy of 3½ stars.
   Carnoustie Golf Links (Burnside Course) Est. 1892

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Carnoustie Golf Links (Burnside Course): Not quite in the same league as Carnoustie's revered Championship course, but still a thoroughly enjoyable and testing layout in its own right. Played on relatively open and gently undulating links terrain, the Burnside course frequently rubs shoulders with its big brother. Family resemblances between the two layouts are clear to see, with an abundance of heather, gorse bushes (whins) and thick rough also defining the Burnside's holes.

Gently rolling fairways offer good-width landing areas, but on occasions will also feel a little tighter and a more intimidating from the tee. Excellent bunkering plays its full part in the layout's defences, particularly those mischievous steep-faced pot bunkers, all to easy to get into but not so easy to escape from. Carnoustie's most infamous water hazard, the Barry Burn, also makes its presence felt on a few holes. Whether by coincidence or design, the Burn runs amok at the long par-4 17th, as it does on the very testing par-4 17th on the Championship course.

Although only 6,028 yards from the back tees, with a par of 68 and only one par-5, the Burnside is no pushover. As is the case on its more renowned sibling, careful course management will be needed to card a good score. An excellent course and great to play on a combination ticket with "big bro."

Stay & Play at Carnoustie: onsite hotel accommodation available, see Where2Stay section below.

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Making Contact

Carnoustie Golf Links
Links Parade,
Carnoustie, Angus DD7 7JE
Scotland
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Office   +44 (0)1241 853 789
Pro Shop   +44 (0)1241 853 789
Fax

  +44 (0)1241 852 720

Email   golf@carnoustiegolflinks.co.uk
Website   www.carnoustiegolflinks.co.uk
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Golf Pro
 
Colin Sinclair (Head Golf Professional).
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Seaside links.
Gently undulating terrain - no effort to walk.
 
Surroundings: Coastal duneland.
 
Designer: Unknown
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 6028 5530 5400
Par 68 68 71
SSS or Slope 70 71
 
At the Same Location:
The three 18-hole courses at Carnoustie Links are: Championship course (par-72, 6941 yds from the back tees); Burnside course (par-68, 6028 yds); Buddon course (par-68, 5921 yds). They are complemented by the six-hole Junior course (opened in 2014).
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How2Get There?

12 miles E of Dundee
From the east side of Dundee, follow the A92 direction Abroath. After approx 7.5 miles, take exit Carnoustie / Barry Mill and follow direction Carnoustie. After approx 1.1 miles, at roundabout, turn left direction Town Centre. After o.8 miles, immediately after primary school, turn right into Links Avenue. After o.2 miles at T-junction turn right. After o.2 miles Burnside clubhouse is on your left.

Essential information

Green Fees:
Visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (May thru' Oct) (all days): £75. Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, day tickets, combination tickets, etc. [Last updated: 2019].
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Who can play and When?
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.  Must book in advance (can be done via Carnoustie's website). Handicap required.
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Other Information
Players generally walk this course. Caddies available.
Caddies available.
Practice facilities
Good
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Did you know?

The Burnside has a unique place in golfing history. It is the course on which Ben Hogan qualified to play in the 1953 Open Championship, the only time he ever competed for the Claret Jug. The Open venue was Carnoustie's Championship course, the winner - Ben Hogan by four strokes.

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Published Ranking
2018 Golf World rating: among the second 100 best courses in Britain & Ireland.
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Location

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Latitude: (56.497126)
Longitude: (-2.721074)
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Where2Stay including nearby courses also detailed in where2golf.com

Carnoustie Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa 4-star
The Links, Carnoustie, Angus DD7 7JE
+44 (0)1241 411 999
www.carnoustie-hotel.com

Located just a short putt beyond the 18th green of Carnoustie's Championship course, and close to the unspoilt beaches lining the North Sea. Many rooms have wonderful views onto the Carnoustie golf courses.

Golf at this hotel Carnoustie (Championship, Burnside and Buddon courses)
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Golf within 5 miles Panmure; Monifieth
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Golf within 20 miles Downfield; Letham Grange; Scotscraig
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Panmure Hotel 3-star
Tay Street, Monifieth, Angus DD5 4AX
+44 (0)1382 532 911
www.panmurehotel.co.uk



Golf at this hotel No
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Golf within 5 miles Monifieth; Panmure; Carnoustie (Championship, Burnside & Buddon courses).
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Golf within 20 miles Scotscraig, Downfield, Letham Grange
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