No 9 – Carnoustie Golf Links

A respected venue of The Open and host to the AIG Women’s Open as recently as 2021, Carnoustie is a Championship test to rival the very best – and is often regarded as the toughest test. Golf is at the heart of the Angus town, much like St Andrews, and has been played there for almost 500 years. In 1842, Allan Robertson laid out a 10-hole course with the help of Old Tom, before Tom returned to Carnoustie in 1867 to extend the layout to 18 holes and maintain a legacy to this day. In 1926, James Braid introduced substantial changes to the course, one that continues to challenge yet also enthuse the world’s greatest players.