Published on : Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Located in the heart of the golfers’ paradise which is the east coast of Scotland, Carnoustie Country has 34 fabulous golf courses, including 2018 Open venue Carnoustie Championship, a superb choice of accommodation and excellent transport links, whether you’re travelling by car, train or plane.
In addition, after an appetite-whetting day on the golf course, there are lots of first class eating and drinking places to choose from, which take great pride in making the very most of fresh local produce washed down with a whisky, gin, vodka or fruit drink made locally.
For those golfers who like to do more than play golf on a golfing break, Carnoustie Country has lots of opportunities for other outdoor activities, such as mountain biking, horse riding, hillwalking and angling. There are also bustling market towns with good shops, live music events, theatres and cinemas, while the lively city of Dundee is on Carnoustie Country’s doorstep. The Carnoustie Country website offers a range of stay and play packages, with prices varying from budget to top of the range.
Carnoustie Golf Hotel, which overlooks the 1st tee and 18th green of Carnoustie Championship, has just undergone a major refurbishment. This four-star hotel is currently offering a two-night stay on a B&B basis with a round of golf on Carnoustie Championship and a second round on either the Burnside or Buddon courses from £206 per person.
Alternatively, the Hidden Gems package includes three nights at a three-star hotel and four rounds of golf on the historic courses of Scotscraig, Forfar, Downfield and Edzell from £359 per person.
The Glenesk Hotel, which is on the edge of the breathtaking Angus Glens and has Edzell golf course as its neighbour, is a traditional grand hotel which has been lovingly restored by its new owners. As well as a restaurant which is fast gaining an excellent reputation amongst local foodies, the Glenesk Hotel has an exclusive leisure club, with an indoor swimming pool, as well as a games room with a full-size snooker table and a bar stocked with over 700 malts! The Glenesk Hotel currently has a special offer of £75 per person per night for a double room, with preferential rates available for Edzell Golf Course, as well as, by prior arrangement, transport to the courses at Carnoustie and nearby St Andrews.
Carnoustie Country’s golf courses are mainly in the county of Angus, with a few in Dundee, Perthshire and Fife, such as Drumoig Hotel and Golf Course. Drumoig has 29 en-suite bedrooms, with 24 of these bedrooms located in lodges in the hotel’s spectacular grounds and several having balconies looking across the golf course. Located near St Andrews, Drumoig is an excellent base for playing the Carnoustie Country golf courses in Dundee, Fife and Angus and exploring the surrounding area.
There are also several highly-sought after exclusive-use properties in Carnoustie Country, including House of Turin, a 12-bedroom country mansion, a wealth of B&Bs and a range of self-catering cottages, as well as camping and caravanning sites. And with 34 golf courses to choose from, wherever you stay in Carnoustie Country, you won’t have to go far to find somewhere to play!