The revamped Buddon Links at Carnoustie golf has been officially opened for play. Costing £500,000, the revamp was managed by Mackenzie & Ebert, who have designed courses worldwide and in recent years have been responsible for major overhauls of the four Open Championship courses at Turnberry, Royal St George’s, Royal Lytham & St Annes and Royal Troon.
The overall length of the course has been increased from 5,420-yards to 6,088-yards and the par of the course changed from 65 to 68. The ladies par has gone up from 64 to 67 with the total yardage increasing to 5,035 yards. The Buddon Links was originally designed by Peter Alliss and Dave Thomas and was opened for play in 1979.
Pat Sawers (pictured), who chairs the Carnoustie Golf Links Management Committee, hit the first shot on one of the new holes. She commented, “We are delighted to announce the revamped Buddon Links is now officially opened for play in time for the start of the 2014 season. The changes have proved very popular with both locals and visitors and should help to relieve pressure on our Burnside course. Combined together the changes can only help to reinforce Carnoustie’s reputation as one of the world’s premier golfing centres.”
Further information about Carnoustie courses at: www.carnoustiegolflinks.com