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Anticipation Grows for The 147th Open at Carnoustie

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Anticipation grows for The 147th Open at Carnoustie as preparations are underway for the world’s oldest major tournament. Carnoustie Country also intends to underpin its reputation as a world-class golfing destination boasting a golfing legacy stretching back over 450 years.

The Carnoustie Country website provides insider knowledge about playing golf on the region’s 34 outstanding golf courses. And also about staying in the east of Scotland as well as detailing the very latest offers.

The website has been written and designed with the visiting golfer in mind. I.e. featuring a chronological history of The Open at Carnoustie along with dedicated sections on links and inland courses in Angus, Perthshire and Fife. Many of which were designed by legendary architects such as Old Tom Morris, Willie Park Jr and James Braid.

Commenting on the website before the 2018 Open July 19-22, Councillor Ron Sturrock, spokesperson for economic development for Angus Council, said The 147th Open represented a huge opportunity for tourism in Scotland:

“This year’s Open Championship will put Carnoustie Country in the spotlight with 600 million households watching events unfold on TV alone. The new website has been designed to ensure those viewers and the thousands of tourists who will visit Scotland this year have the information they need to help make the most out of their trip to Carnoustie Country. With details about our links, heathland and parkland courses as well as suggestions about where to stay, the new website is a fantastic resource for golf fans around the world.”

The eight Open held in Carnoustie Country

Carnoustie Country has hosted The Open on seven previous occasions. The Claret Jug was last decided in Angus eleven years ago when Padraig Harrington edged out Sergio Garcia during an extraordinary play-off. As ever, Scotland’s enigmatic east coast provided a stern test and drama aplenty.

With golf being played in the region for over 450 years, Carnoustie Country aim to consolidate its reputation as a world-class golfing destination.

“One of the aims of the new website was to further secure Carnoustie Country’s growing reputation as a must-visit golfing destination. “To do this we needed to establish the right tone for the website and introduce eye-catching imagery to support our world-class offering. Our new online presence achieves this by combining an intuitive layout with compelling information in an easy-to-use resource.”

Following The Open the region hope to capitalize on its championship links and some of Scotland’s finest in-land courses. Revolving around outstanding golf experiences, the region’s legendary status, cosy pubs and prized restaurants as well as the impressive variety of accommodation on offer.

In what will be an important year of golf for Scotland, the launch of a new Carnoustie Country website couldn’t have come at a better time according to Councillor Sturrock:

“This year’s Open is in the middle of a run of major golf tournaments in Scotland starting with the Scottish Open and concluding with the Senior Open Championship in St Andrews. The launch of a new website has been perfectly timed to help Carnoustie Country members maximise this exceptional opportunity.”

Located 45 minutes from St Andrews, Carnoustie Country is easily accessed from Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen airports via excellent road and rail networks. Even closer still is the city of Dundee, which was named by The Wall Street Journal last year as one of the world’s ten must-see destinations.

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