Carnoustie Golf Links to Open Redesigned Fourth CourseNeil Hardie
Carnoustie Golf Links, home to Golf’s Greatest Test and host to last year’s The 147th Open is set to re-open its redesigned fourth course, The Nestie.
The course’s grand re-opening will take place on Friday 26th April 2019 as part of the Carnoustie Craws Junior Golf Academy’s new season launch night at Links House from 6.30-8.00pm. It is expected that the event will be attended by over 100 junior golfers and their families from the local area.
The Nestie, a short free-to-play, five-hole course was closed last year ahead of The Open Championship and was the site of part of the Spectators Village.
The greenkeeping team spent the winter months converting the previous six-hole course, into a more exciting and diverse course with five holes of varying lengths. Work carried out includes the re-building of the tees and greens and the addition of two bunkers to the course.
The Nestie is free to play and is open to everyone including kids, families and golf beginners. One of the many facilities that Carnoustie has on offer, playing an active role in breaking down barriers into the sport.
The Carnoustie Craws launch night marks the beginning of another landmark season for the junior programme at the Links with almost 200 juniors, more than a third of which are girls, between the ages of 5 and 14 signed up to take part in weekly coaching and playing sessions.
The evening combining the launch of the new Carnoustie Craws season and the re-opening of The Nestie will be a milestone event for the Links. Providing the opportunity to show juniors and their families around the new facilities in an informal and fun way. The Links will be hosting games and competitions for juniors and adults alike with superb prizes on offer. Food will be provided by The Rookery with live music from 7.00pm.