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A very special offer from Carnoustie

2.15am 16th December 2004 - Travel

Carnoustie Golf Links Management Committee has introduced a brand new Combination Ticket that will enable golfers to play all three of the town’s courses for just £113. This outstanding offer – which runs from 1st April to 31st October 2005 – means that golfers can play the Championship, the Burnside and the Buddon Links courses for a mere £15 more than the standard cost of a green fee on Championship course.
The only stipulation is that all three rounds have to be played in three days or less. “We have introduced the new combination ticket in an effort to get visitors to stay in Carnoustie for a little bit longer and the initial response suggests that it could well work,” said Colin McLeod, golf services manager.
“Since we introduced the concept several people have bought combination tickets as Christmas presents for their relatives and a number of others have bought two course combination tickets which they plan to use over five or six consecutive days.”
The new combination ticket entitles the purchaser to 18 holes on each of Carnoustie’s three courses. Since 1931 the Carnoustie Championship course has hosted a total of six Open Championships and the world’s oldest championship is set to return for a seventh time in 2007.
The Burnside course has been used as an Open qualifying venue on a number of occasions. At 6,028 yards it is not long by modern standards but it is still a fine test for amateur golfers of all levels. The Buddon Links is Carnoustie’s newest course. It was designed by Peter Alliss and Dave Thomas in the 1980s and has since been extensively upgraded. It measures 5,420 yards and has a par of 66.
“It would be fair to say that in the past the reputation of the Championship course has tended to mask the fact that we have three fine courses here in Carnoustie,” said McLeod. “We like to think the introduction of the new combination ticket will help us to overcome this hurdle and will do a great deal to enhance the reputation of the other two.”
More information about the offer is available direct from Colin McLeod, golf services manager on 01241 417015
Carnoustie Golf Links

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