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Carnoustie Golf Links has hosted five previous British Opens, each time producing a world-class champion, the last one being Tom Watson in 1975. Linda Hartough, official artist of both the U.S. and British Opens, admiringly describes the 72-par course as "the wild essence of Scottish golf." Here, she faithfully details its unrestrained beauty.
The Congressional Country Club will always be known for its finish which presents a panorama as lovely and distinctive as any in the game. From the 17th tee, the eye follows a long swath of fairway downhill to a pair of distant greens rising out the blueness of a graceful sky. The first is the wide putting surface of the 17th green, set on a peninsula that makes for one of the most demanding approaches in golf. Behind it and on a high plateau is the green to the par-3 18th hole, backed by a majestic white stucco and red tiled Mediterranean-style clubhouse. Nowhere else in championship golf does the beauty and challenge of the final two holes so explicitly lie before the golfer.