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Golf Australia Express : GA Express 253
CARNOUSTIE GOLF LINKS ANGUS, SCOTLAND GOLF has been played at Carnoustie for more than four centuries but it wasn’t until the 1830s that a formal course was first laid out. The course consisted of 10 holes, laid out by Allan Robertson – the greatest golfer of his time and the man generally acknowledged to be the first golf professional. Later, in 1867, Old Tom Morris extended the course to 18 holes but it was not until 1926, when the great James Braid was commissioned to oversee sweeping changes in time for its first Open Championship. Since then, the Claret Jug has been contested at Carnoustie seven times and will be the centre of attention again in 2018, much to the delight of Padraig Harrington, who won the 2007 Open on the famous links. “There isn’t a player who didn’t find this course a test and enjoyed that test. Credit to Carnoustie, it’s one of the best in the world,” a victorious Harrington said after his '07 win. E thedream FLY OVER THIS DREAM COURSE IN THIS VIDEO. WORDS: BRENDAN JAMES PHOTOGRAPHY: GETTY IMAGES
GA Express 252
GA Express 254