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Venue Info

Venue             Promoter

Old Course, St Andrews,
Carnoustie and Kingsbarns, Scotland


                                   

           

Guy Sanan

Peter German
Tournament Executive Director

Championship Committee
Alfred Dunhill, Richemont
3rd Floor Office, 460 Fulham Road
London, SW6 1BZ
England
Tel: +44 (0) 20 74992539
Fax: +44 (0) 20 7491 0524
Email:golf@alfreddunhill.com
Website: www.dunhilllinks.com
Website: www.standrews.org.uk
Website; www.carnoustiegolflinks.co.uk
Website: Kingsbarns.com

International Management Group
IMG Golf Operations
McCormack House
Hogarth Business Park
Burlington Lane
Chiswick, W4 2TH
England
Tel: +44 (0) 208 233 5300
Fax: +44 (0) 208 233 5001or 5268
Email: peter.german@img.com

Course Info

Kings Barns

GREENS

 

Type of grass

- fescue, bent & poa

Height of cut

- 4.0mm

Speed/stimpmeter reading

- 9’10”

      Any specific comments

- heavily undulating greens, speed needs to be controlled in the event of strong winds.

FAIRWAYS

 

Type of grass

- fescue, bent & poa pratensis

Height of cut

- 10mm

General width and contouring

- wide fairways

      Any specific comments

- None

TEES / COLLARS

 

Type of grass

- fescue, bent & some poa pratensis

Height of cut

- 8mm

      Any specific comments

- None

ROUGH

 

Type of grass

- Sheeps fescue

Height of cut - semi

- intermediate
- rough

- 50mm

- 100mm

- seeding fescue

      Any specific comments

-fairly playable

WEATHER

 

Weather in advance

Mainly dry and mild summer.

       Forecast for tournament

Generally windy, cool/ mild and some rain at times.

COURSE

 

Opened

- 2000

Course designer

-Kyle Phillips

Special features

- large undulating greens

General playability

- enjoyable and scoreable for all types of players

Undulating / flat

- mix of flat & undulating

Tree lined / exposed

- very exposed links course

Many / few water hazards

- very few

      Changes to the course

- new tee on hole 11 adding 10 yards and new tee on hole 4 adding 10 yards. One bunker removed on right of 13 green.

OTHER FEATURES

 

Any other features of the course or the event that may be of interest to web readers

- a lot of bunkers so accuracy from tee will be rewarded. Spectacular coastal views at Holes 3,12,15 &16

 Old Course, St Andrews

GREENS

 

Type of grass

- Fescue / Bent

Height of cut

- 4.5 mm

Speed/stimpmeter reading

- 10”

Any specific comments

- 7 Double greens, all greens large and undulating.

FAIRWAYS

 

Type of grass

- Fescue / Bent

Height of cut

- 8 mm

General width & contouring

- Very wide, double fairways, undulating

Any specific comments

- Excellent cover and condition

TEES / COLLARS

 

Type of grass

- Fescue / Bent

Height of cut

- 7 mm

ROUGH

 

Type of grass

- Fescue

Height of cut - semi

- intermediate
- rough

- 38 mm

-

- Left to grow

Any specific comments

- No rough between many double fairways

WEATHER

 

Weather in advance

- Sunny and dry

Forecast for tournament

- Very windy with the odd shower

COURSE

 

Opened

- Over 650 yrs old

Course designer

- Mother Nature – Old Tom Morris

Special features

- 7 double greens – all add up to 18.  Singles 1, 9, 17 and 18

General playability

- Course runs North to South. Course in excellent condition.

Undulating / flat

- Greens undulating and very large

Tree lined / exposed

- Very exposed

Many / few water hazards

- Very few water hazards

Changes to the course

- New bunker 275 yds down on the right hand side of 3rd fairway. Green side bunker on the 4th hole has been moved 20 yds closer to the green. The approach on the 4th and 7th greens and right hand side of 6th green have been altered. New bunker on the left of 9th fairway. The back of 15th green has been altered.

OTHER FEATURES

 

Any other features of the course or the event that may be of interest to web readers

 

- 110 bunkers on the course

- The Open Championship will be played here in 2015

 

Carnoustie

GREENS

 

Type of grass

- Brown top bent 50%, Red fescue 30%, Annual meadow grass 20%

Height of cut

- 3.9mm

Speed/stimpmeter reading

- 10’2” aiming to 10’6”

      Any specific comments

- Wear tolerant, good density. Average area 700 sq. yds. One double green. (4&14). Fairly flat

FAIRWAYS

 

Type of grass

- Various fescues – brown top bent – some ryegrass annual meadow grass

Height of cut

- 10mm

General width & contouring

- 22-26 yds generally, mostly gently rolling contours.

      Any specific comments

- Good uniformity between high spots & low spots.

TEES / COLLARS

 

Type of grass

-  Bent, fescue – meadow grass – some ryegrass

Height of cut

-  6mm

      Any specific comments

- Good cover

ROUGH

 

Type of grass

-   Various fescues, bent grasses, wavy hair grass, sweet vernal, marram, sea lyme.

Height of cut - semi

- intermediate
- rough

- 50mm

- 100mm

- Natural un-mown 9” – 2ft

      Any specific comments

- Keep out!

WEATHER

 

Weather in advance

-  Dry warm summer.

       Forecast for tournament

- Thursday: Dry & breezy. Friday: Dry and very windy. Saturday: Rain likely and also breezy.

COURSE

 

Opened

- Course started in 1840s by Alan Robertson (10 holes) and completed in 1872  by Tom Morris  

Course designer

- Tom Morris, Alan Robertson, James Braid

Special features

- “Classic links”, undulating fairways, thick rough and a winding Barry Burn.

General playability

-  Excellent

Undulating / flat

-  Gently undulating

Tree lined / exposed

-  Exposed near seaboard – some tree plantations.

Many / few water hazards

-  Several ditches plus the Barry Burn.

      Changes to the course

- No recent changes

OTHER FEATURES

 

Any other features of the course or the event that may be of interest to web readers

There is a Barry Burn M.O.D. training area adjacent to the 6th and 7th holes. Added hazard: Beware regular firing exercises in progress.

The only Open venue to be played by the legendary Ben Hogan in 1953; there is a special plaque installed at the 6th hole and the hole is named after him – Hogan’s Alley. The Championship Course has hosted The Open Championship on seven occasions and also the Senior Open Championship in 2010.

This is the 14th time the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship has been played at Carnoustie Links.

Card of Course

Old Course St. Andrews


HoleParYardsMetres HoleParYardsMetres
14376344 104380347
24453414 113174159
34397363 124348318
44480439 134465425
55568519 145618565
64412377 154456417
74390357 164423387
83175160 174455416
94352322 184357326
Out3636033295 In3636763360
7272796655


Kingsbarns Golf Links


HoleParYardsMetres HoleParYardsMetres
14414379 104387354
23200183 114471431
35516472 125606554
44415379 133148135
54426390 144366335
64337308 153200183
74455416 165565517
83168154 174474433
95558510 184444406
Out3634893191 In3636613348
7271506539


Carnoustie


HoleParYardsMetres HoleParYardsMetres
14406371 104466426
24463423 114383350
34358327 125504461
44412377 133176161
54415379 145514470
65578529 154472432
74410375 163248227
83183167 174461422
94478437 184485443
Out3637033385 In3637093392
7274126777


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Pos Player nameNatHolePar
1WILSON, OliverENG18-17
T2RAMSAY, RichieSCO18-16
T2MCILROY, RoryNIR18-16
T2FLEETWOOD, TommyENG18-16
5DOAK, ChrisSCO18-15
T6STERNE, RichardRSA18-14

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