Carnoustie making major renovations ahead of 2018 Open

The 2018 Open venue will renovate club building, to boast new panoramic views over course

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Thu, 18 Aug 2016

Carnoustie making major renovations ahead of 2018 Open

The 2018 Open venue Carnoustie has been given the green light for a major redevelopment of its golf centre.

The work, which should be finished in time for its staging of golf’s oldest major, will see a complete renovation to the current club building.

“The planning permission has come through at an exciting time for us as we’ll be able to showcase the completed developments to a global audience during The Open Championship in 2018,” commented Pat Sawers, Chairman of the Carnoustie Golf Links Management Committee.

“The new facilities will offer 21st century style and convenience to all of our visitors throughout the year, whether they’re world class professionals from across the globe, or locals looking for a place to relax and enjoy the stunning scenery.”

The star feature of the project will be the full length windows that will be installed throughout the upper floor of the building. This viewing gallery will reveal never-before-seen panoramas of the notoriously challenging closing holes of the links course, and will be accessible to all who visit the golf centre.

As well as extensive renovations to the club building, cutting-edge golf simulator bays will be installed at the driving range to provide players with the latest technology to use during their warm-up and practice routines.

Head to Carnoustie’s website for more information.