Review & Betting Guide For The 147th Open Championship

Tommy Fleetwood 22/1 © Asian Tour

Tommy Fleetwood 22/1 © Asian Tour

Carnoustie or more commonly known by its nickname of Carnasty, should give you an idea of how tough the locals think this course is, Carnoustie was recently rated by Top 100 website viewers as the toughest golf course in Britain & Ireland. Much has been written about Carnoustie over the years. The finishing holes are brutal and many consider that it has one of the greatest back nines in championship golf.

The first record of golf being played at Carnoustie dates back to 1527, a 10-hole course was laid out in 1842, then Fifteen years later in 1857 Old Tom Morris designed an 18-hole layout, which was extended in 1926 by James Braid. The course stayed relatively untouched until 2017 when architects Mackenzie & Ebert made changes to the 3rd hole creating a fairway to the right of the reconfigured central bunkers to tempt golfers into being more aggressive from the tee.

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ABOUT: James Mason

James Mason is a contributing writer for Golf Monthly magazine, producing destination reviews, technical and equipment reviews and blogs. He was also part of the judging panel for the 2010 Top 100 courses in Great Britain and Ireland. James has written equipment reviews and technical features for Greenside magazine, destination features for Golf World and Going for Golf magazines and interviews for Middle East Golfer.

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