Monifieth – The Medal Course
The Medal Course is a regular host of final qualifying when the Open Championship is played at nearby Carnoustie.
The undulating fairways offer an early lesson in one of the most important factors in links golf – watch out for the bounce of the ball. In summer conditions, when the landing areas are baked dry, shotmaking from the tee rather than pure length becomes key. We are following in famous footsteps by starting our tour at Monifieth. Tom Watson played his first ever round of links golf here in the week before the 1975 Open at Carnoustie. Forty-one years, and five Open wins later, he returned to the club to accept an honorary membership.