Mini guide to Carnoustie
Carnoustie is known for its famous golf courses and has been a popular seaside
holiday destination for around 200 years. Situated just to the northeast of Dundee,
Carnoustie was founded in the late 18th century and is now one of the world's
great golfing locations, largely due to the British Open which was first held
here in the 1930s.
Carnoustie has featured as a venue for the Open Championship on a number of
occasions and has courses that will appeal to golfers of all standards. The
other draw is its wonderful stretch of coastline boasting golden sands, an array
of amenities and superb views over the Tay Estuary.
Other activities in Carnoustie, besides the excellent golf courses, include
water sports, namely windsurfing and sailing, as well as fishing and horseback
riding. On rainy days, a variety of sports are available at the town's leisure
centre and some great traditional pubs and restaurants provide fine dining.
The summertime in Carnoustie sees a number of fêtes that offer fun for
the whole family.
Near Carnoustie, Crombie Country Park is a haven for wildlife, with over 100
hectares of scenic woodlands and the Crombie Loch, while Monikie Country Park
boasts a huge reservoir. Farther afield, Dundee has an array of museums and
galleries as well as a rich maritime history, while St Andrew's, the home of
golf, lies across the Firth of Tay and boasts numerous additional sights.
Carnoustie is accessible by the Dundee-Stonehaven A92 road and has two railway
stations that receive high-speed trains on the Dundee-Aberdeen line. Trains
leave London every hour for the 7 hour, 30 minute-journey to Carnoustie, while
National Express coaches run as far as Dundee, from where local services can
connect you to Carnoustie. Dundee Airport receives domestic traffic, but Edinburgh
International Airport is the main air gateway.
Selection of hotels in this region:
Carnoustie Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa
Click below for a
full list of hotels and online booking