The birth of a 10-hole tournament in Carnoustie Golf Links

By: September 20, 2021

I’m always happy when a golf club invents a new game format that can bring new excitement to our game. Who remembers SPRINT6GOLF or Speedgolf? Now Carnoustie Golf Links tried to come up with something new.

Hopefully, we will experience the 10-hole golf tournament as a positive experience next month. On 9th October, Carnoustie Golf Links will host a first-of-its-kind 10-Hole Championship on The Carnoustie Championship Course – open to all of their Season Ticket Holders with no restrictions on age, gender, or handicap.

Carnoustie Golf Links 10 hole championship players-resized

This brand-new 10-Hole event is the brainchild of the executive team at Carnoustie Golf Links, with Keir McNicoll, Head PGA Professional in charge of the tournament, which this year is being hosted in association with The Double A Trading Company who are Carnoustie Golf Links John Deere turf equipment partners.

Read here about the cooperation between John Deere and Carnoustie Golf Links.

The brand-new tournament will see players tee it up on a unique 9-hole routing of The Carnoustie Championship Course, with the top four ranking players going on to a 10th hole play-off on the infamous 18th hole to battle it out to become the very first winner of the Carnoustie Golf Links 10-Hole Championship.

The prize will include a round of golf with the legendary Paul Lawrie.

Carnoustie Golf Links Paul Lawrie brand ambassador

Keir McNicoll said

“This tournament means so much to us all at Carnoustie Golf Links, we have always been an inclusive venue and this tournament epitomises the value that we place on growing the game of golf, not only in terms of participation, but also in attitude and acceptance.

We believe that the game of golf, which has so many health and wellbeing benefits, should be open to everyone who wants to play.”

The tournament was inspired by the course’s original architect, Allan Robertson, who laid out the first 10 holes in 1842 (although the first record of golf played on this links land dates all the way back to 1527).

The unique routing of the course will see competitors play the 1st, 2nd, 6th, 7th, 14th, 15th, 16th, 17th, and 18th holes, with the final 10th hole play-off taking place on the 18th hole.

Carnoustie Golf Links 10 hole championship golf course