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Carnoustie Golf Links is set to re-open its redesigned fourth course, ‘The Nestie’.

The course’s grand re-opening is set to take place on Friday, April 26, as part of the Carnoustie Craws Junior Golf Academy’s new season launch night at the Links House.

It is expected that the event will be attended by over 100 junior golfers and their families from the local area.

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The Nestie, a short free-to-play, five-hole course was closed last year ahead of the Open Championship and was the site of part of the Spectators Village.

Carnoustie Craws

The greenkeeping team spent the winter converting the previous six-hole course, into a more exciting and diverse course with five holes of varying lengths. The work carried out includes the re-build of the tees and greens and the addition of two bunkers.

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The Carnoustie Craws launch night marks the beginning of another landmark season for the junior programme at the links. Almost 200 juniors between the ages of 5 and 14, more than a third of whom are girls, are signed up to take part in weekly coaching and playing sessions.

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Michael McEwan is the Deputy Editor of bunkered and has been part of the team since 2004. In that time, he has interviewed almost every major figure within the sport, from Jack Nicklaus, to Rory McIlroy, to Donald Trump. The host of the multi award-winning bunkered Podcast and a member of Balfron Golfing Society, Michael is the author of three books and is the 2023 PPA Scotland 'Writer of the Year' and 'Columnist of the Year'. Dislikes white belts, yellow balls and iron headcovers. Likes being drawn out of the media ballot to play Augusta National.

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