Open Championship venue falls to victim to HUGE FLOOD

Carnoustie, the host of the 2018 Open Championship, was the subject of a huge flood on Friday as water streamed into the course's famous grounds.

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Sat, 19 Nov 2022
Open Championship venue falls to victim to HUGE FLOOD

Carnoustie Golf Club fell victim to a huge flood on Friday as staggering footage and imagery emerged of water streaming into the grounds of the famous course.

One clip was posted by @Gillian61572206 on Twitter which showed the magnitude of the flood. As you can see in the footage below, a fire engine arrived on the scene outside of the club.

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Another picture posted by @Rumacdonald showed how much water had reached the main body of the course. With the clubhouse in the background, just look at how much of the hallowed fairways had been covered by rainwater.

The venue, which was established in 1842, has hosted The Open Championship eight times and for the first time in 1931. Francesco Molinari won his maiden major title on the popular links in 2018.

The course was also used at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship in October which was won by Ryan Fox. Carnoustie is regarded as one of the more brutal tests on The Open Championship rota.

Carnoustie was not the only area in Scotland that was impacted by heavy rain on Friday. Sky News reported that a woman had been swept into the River Don in Aberdeenshire.

Areas including Stonehaven and Inverurie experienced power cuts and rest centres have been opened in Aberdeenshire too after flood warnings increased in severity.

Huge increases in river levels across the east of Scotland are due at the weekend. Further rest centres are due to open in Ballater, Aboyne, Inverurie and Kemnay.