Carnoustie Golf Links Blogs

  • Boathy’s Blog – The Beast from the East

    As I write this we are in the eye of the storm, the wind is howling, the snow/hail is beating down and the waves are crashing off the sea defence wall. Angus has faced amber and red weather warnings over the past… Read More

  • Boathy’s Blog – Working off the turkey

    Happy new year folks and I hope Santa was good to you all. We’re back into the swing of things now that the festive season is over and prep continues ahead of this summer’s main event. Since my last blog we’ve had… Read More

  • Boathy’s Blog – Revetting news

    Since my last blog went live, I’m pleased to report that work on the course is progressing really well, especially after the rain (just under 40mm) that has fallen in recent weeks. We’ve got no room for complaints, however, because I’m well… Read More

  • Boathy’s Blog – What could be finer?

    Numb fingers, chapped skin, three layers of clothing, two hats, solid ground, temporary greens and playing off a small square of astro turf mat. Welcome to winter golf at not only Carnoustie Golf Links, but golf courses up and down the country,… Read More

  • Our GM at the Dunhill

    With the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship getting underway tomorrow, Carnoustie Golf Links’ General Manager, Graeme Duncan, discusses his experience of playing in last year’s Championship.  You don’t realise the effort that goes into the week of a golf tournament as a player… Read More

  • Boathy’s Blog – STRI Performance Testing

    Recently we have had an R&A Agronomy visit from the STRI (Sports Turf Research Institute) to review the summer conditioning of the Championship Course and to take objective measurements of green performance. Our Agronomist, Richard Windows, along with his deputy, Adam Newton,… Read More

  • Craw’s Nest Tassie – A Winner’s View

    It’s September 2016. The stage is set. One of the highlights of the year is well underway. It’s the…Craw’s Nest Tassie. After two days of strokeplay over the Championship and Buddon Links courses, the players with the top 64 scratch scores over… Read More

  • Pointers from our Pros – Posture

    Colin is our Head Professional and has been at Carnoustie Golf Links since 1999. As is the case with anything you do in any sport, you must get the basics right and golf is no different. First thing’s first, to hit the… Read More

  • Boathy’s Blog – The 146th Open

    As part of our on-going preparation for The 147th Open, Sandy Reid (Links Superintendent) and myself spent a few days down at The 146th Open at Royal Birkdale during the practice days and the Thursday of the tournament. We met up with… Read More