Classic Links Courses featuring on The Open Qualifying Series
Play golf on three classic links courses and experience Scottish links golf at its finest.
Panmure Golf Club is a stunning links course that has hosted many national and regional championships. It offers a host of challenges to even the most seasoned golfer and like many great courses, demands thought and consideration off the tee.Established in 1845, it is one of the oldest golf clubs in the world. Although Panmure is a links course, it has some unusual features. The course is a mile or more from the sea, and many holes have beautiful trees which rarely come into play but create an unusual backdrop to the rolling links holes. The first and last three holes are fairly flat although still interesting, but the middle twelve holes are classic links holes.Ben Hogan used Panmure to practice ahead of his only only Open appearance in 1953 at nearby Carnoustie. On the 6th hole he suggested that a bunker at the front right of the green would improve the hole, and one was subsequently created, known to this day as ‘Hogan’s Bunker’.A perennial favourite, Panmure offers a memorable experience for any golfer visiting Carnoustie Country.
Established in 1643, Monifieth’s Medal course has a special place in the history books of golf. It was on this ancient turf that the legendary Tom Watson first experienced playing links golf in Scotland. His links initiation was clearly a success as he established himself as one of the world’s best golfers on the links, going on to win The Open a staggering five times.A unique combination of parkland and links with undulating ground that is often flanked by rows of pine trees, Monifieth has a distinctive blend and its own distinguished feel. Deep revetted bunkers provide ample challenge, while the meandering burns will require your attention.It is a golf course that certainly provides a stern test and lasting memories, and is clearly not to be missed by fanatics of the links game.
The 1562 Course at Montrose has all the key ingredients for one of the most intriguing challenges in golf – springy undulating turf, deep bunkers, bountiful gorse and sand dunes aplenty. Add more than 450 years of maturity and a run of holes along the rugged Angus coastline with jaw-dropping views, you can see why the course is consistently included in Golf Monthly’s Top 100 courses.
The 1562 Course is the fifth oldest golf course in the world and is integral to the sport’s history. It is also a unique challenge with the East wind demanding the upmost respect from experienced golfers. The combination of these definitive ingredients has produced a course with all the mouth-watering trimmings of a classic Scottish links. A trip to Carnoustie Country would not be complete without a round on the 1562 Course.
The ticket is bookable from April to October and is great value for money. Prices are per person and all tee times must be pre booked. Accommodation packages are also available.
Price is as follows:
£185.00 – 01 to 30 April and 15 to 31 October
£275.00 – 01 May to 14 October