I've played Carnoustie a number of times, and it can be an absolute brute. Great opener, beastly second and it goes from there right through to the famously exacting final three holes.
Some houses border the course at the far end, but otherwise it's a surprisingly natural Links for such a famous course. Walk back to the Championship 18th tee and thank God you'll never need to thread a drive between the OOB and the Barry Burn with the World watching !
Visiting tips - If you get your dates right you can play the full course without mats at the Winter rate, and excellent packages are available with Montrose, Monifieth and Panmure staying at the course hotel.
Date: September 27, 2019