The Carnoustie Championship course has developed over time to become one of the world’s finest tests of golf. Carnoustie has hosted the Open Championship a remarkable 7 times, however it seems that a certain Frenchman’s performance at the Open in 1999 is what makes this course so memorable. French professional, Jean Van de Velde, needed just a double bogey 6 to win but fell apart making a 7. He then went on to lose in a playoff against Justin Leonard and Paul Lawrie, the eventual champion. As Tiger Woods truthfully admitted; “The golf course is hard, but it’s fair. I think it’s a fantastic test.”

Founded: 1850
Designer(s): Alan Robertson, Old Tom Morris, James Braid, James Wright
Yardage: 6,941
Par: 72
Tournaments Hosted: The Open Championship, Women’s British Open, Senior Open Championship, The Amateur Championship, British Ladies Amateur, European Tour’s Dunhill Links Championship,

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