Carnousite is described as “ A Monster” – universally known as the most difficult course on Scotland. It is universally knows as one of the most famous golf courses in golf today.
Later Open winners at Carnoustie include Henry Cotton of England in 1937, Ben Hogan of the USA in 1953, Gary Player of South Africa in 1968, Tom Watson of the USA in 1975, Paul Lawrie of Scotland in 1999 and Pádraig Harrington of Ireland in 2007. The last three championships were all won in playoffs.
The Open Championship will return to Carnoustie in 2018.