The game of golf has been played in Carnoustie for well over four centuries. The first indication that the game was being played in the Angus town can be found in the Parish Records of 1560 when the game of ‘gowff’ was mentioned and there is every indication that the game has played an important part in the town’s life ever since.
Carnoustie’s Championship Course is recognised as one of Britain’s finest, and is considered to be golf’s greatest test. The Championship Course has hosted seven Open Championships, one Women’s British Open and two Senior Open Championships, making it one of the very few to have done so. It is one of the three courses used for the annual Alfred Dunhill Links Championships.