Course Design and alterations: Alan Robertson, Tom Morris, James Braid
Although the course itself is not in St Andrews it is often played as part of a visit to the St Andrews area and can be reached within an hour from the town. Carnoustie is a truly classic links course and has hosted seven Open Championships since 1931. As one of the oldest courses in the world, it has been played by all the great names of golf, but Ben Hogan’s memorable 1953 performance has led to a close association with the course. In 2003 the sixth hole was officially named ‘Hogan’s Alley’ to commemorate the outstanding way in which he negotiated the perilous par 5, during his famous victory. With a daunting cocktail of gales, thick rough and devilish bunkers, it has earned its reputation as the most challenging course in Britain.