A warm, Scottish welcome to the
website of the historic Dalhousie Golf Club of Carnoustie.
Carnoustie and its world-famous links have
produced champion golfers, budding professionals who emigrated to spread golfing
skills to many parts of the world (notably the United States) and Scottish internationalists whose performances have lit up the amateur golfing scene over the
As The Dalhousie Golf Club looks forward to celebrating its 150th anniversary in 2018, the principal
reasons for pride in its history are its role as a founder sponsor of
The Amateur Championship and in the vital parts which a succession of its
members have played in the development of the courses in Carnoustie, since Old
Tom Morris was invited to upgrade the links in 1872.
It was Dalhousie captain James Wright, for
example, who engineered the visit of the legendary James Braid in 1926 so that
he might inspect the Championship course and recommend further improvements. The
golfing world now knows that, between Braid and Wright, arguably the greatest
links course in the world was created and seven Open Championships have amply
testified to their brilliance. Happily, 2018 will see the world's finest players return to Carnoustie as the links hosts its eighth Open.
Similarly, the unbridled enthusiasm and
perseverance of another irrepressible Dalhousie captain, Jock Calder, were the
characteristics required to restore Carnoustie’s greatness in the 1980s and
1990s after its temporary fall from grace following the Tom Watson Open of
Members now enjoy their golf over the three
superbly presented Carnoustie courses. The competitions, inter-club fixtures and
friendly encounters with sister clubs in the town, in Angus and nearby
Fife bring continuing pleasures every year, while
the social side has also been carefully nurtured by a vigilant Council and a
succession of enthusiastic captains.
The Dalhousie Golf Club’s past has revealed
effort, enthusiasm and determination to make golf at Carnoustie a joyous
experience. The present members strive to ensure that will continue for many
years to come – and are keen to welcome new members from at home and overseas - to
a club both immensely proud of its past and confident of its future.