The Carnoustie Golf Links Management Committee has announced that its popular Combination Ticket will cost just £150 during the 2009 season.
That means a visitor can play a round on each of Carnoustie’s Championship, Burnside and Buddon Links courses for just £20 more than the standard cost of a green fee on its Championship course where Ireland’s Padraig Harrington won the memorable Open Championship in 2007.
It also represents a remarkable saving of 30% on the cost of individual green fees for Carnoustie’s three courses.
“We believe that in the current financial climate golfers everywhere are still looking to play great golf courses but they also want to get the best possible deal” said Colin McLeod, Carnoustie’s golf services manager.
“The Combination Tickets is ideal for golfers who want to play three excellent links courses, one of which is considered amongst the best in the world. The only stipulation is that all three rounds have to be played over three days or less.”
Carnoustie’s Championship course elicited rave reviews from many of the world’s best players during the 2007 Open Championship. World No. 1, Tiger Woods, described it as a fantastic test and his words were echoed by Phil Mickelson, Ernie Els, Colin Montgomerie and others.
“It’s got length. It’s got great bunkering,” said Els. “You’ve really got to have your wits about you when you play this course. It’s probably the best bunkered course that you’ll ever find in the world.”
Carnoustie’s Burnside course is not long at 6,028- yards but it is an excellent test and has been used as an Open Qualifying venue on a number of occasions including 1953 when Ben Hogan won the title on his first and only attempt.
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.
More information about Carnoustie’s 2009 green fees is available on www.carnoustiegolflinks.co.uk or from the Carnoustie Golf Links Management Committee offices on 01241 802270. Tee times for all three courses can be booked on-line.