I spent two nights at the Carnoustie Golf Hotel as part of a large golf tour group and found it perfectly functional for what we were using it for. I would say, however, that unless you're here to play golf, I can't imagine what you'd be doing here. Carnoustie is not exactly the happening place to be (unless they happen to be playing the Open Championship). It is all about the golf and in that respect it is indeed exceptional.
The rooms were somewhat spartan, especially in comparison to the Old Course Hotel and Turnberry Resort, but they were clean and functional. The television sets were ancient, however, and allowed viewing of only a few channels with no other entertainment features. Best we could tell, there was no business center and no internet access available at the hotel. That seems unusual.
All else pales, however, when the subject comes to golf. The championship course at Carnoustie is perhaps the finest course I've ever played. While we had a slight breeze (10-15 mph), conditions were perfect. I can only imagine playing the course in an Open setup in gale force winds.
As opposed to several other reviewers, we experienced good service throughout our stay. If I ever have the good fortune to return to Scotland, I'll certainly try to squeeze 18 holes at Carnoustie into the itinerary, though perhaps from lodging in nearby St. Andrews.More
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking