Carnoustie has become the first Open Championship venue to offer visitors a free online booking service. The new service went on stream yesterday and will enable golfers to use their credit card to book tee times up to six months in advance.
Visitors can access the service by logging on to Carnoustie’s website at www.carnoustiegolflinks.co.uk. They will then be able to check what tee times are available on any particular day before securing a starting time through a simple and secure credit card transaction. No booking fee will be charged.
“We are delighted to announce that as of the beginning of this week visitors can book tee times on our Championship course by accessing our website,” said Graeme Duncan, general manager of the Carnoustie Golf Links Management Committee. “We have spent a great deal of time refining the system and are confident that potential visitors will find it simple to use. It takes only a matter of minutes to make a booking and we will confirm it by return.”
Carnoustie was recently announced as the venue for the 2007 Open Championship. The famous Angus links has previously staged six Opens, most recently in 1999 when Scotland’s Paul Lawrie defeated Frenchman, Jean Van de Velde, and American, Justin Leonard, in a play-off after one of the most dramatic finales the Championship has ever witnessed.
Further information about the new booking service is available from Colin McLeod, Carnoustie’s golf services manager firstname.lastname@example.org