Carnoustie Golf Links Blogs

  • Boathy’s Blog – Cast not a clout till May is oot

    Words by Craig Boath, Links Superintendent Or so the saying goes. The last couple of weeks have seen the temperatures rise which is a good thing for every greenkeeper up and down the country. The warmer weather provides the perfect opportunity to… Read More

  • Boathy’s Blog – It’s Back!

    I am back! You didn’t think that was the end of Boathy’s Blog, did you? I would like to start off by saying a big thank you for all the text messages, emails, phone calls etc I have received since being announced… Read More

  • 2018 in Pictures

    As 2018 draws to a close, it’s about time we reflect on what has been an outstanding and certainly eventful year for Carnoustie Golf Links; from the Beast of the East reeking havoc on the course early in the year to the… Read More

  • Learning From The Best

    Words by Keir McNicoll, Senior Assistant PGA Professional There is a saying that goes something like this: ‘When you are the smartest person in the room, you’re in the wrong room’. Although, we can’t really define ‘smart’, I still like the concept… Read More

  • 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