Tag Archive: Carnoustie

Not interested in the narratives of our trip? Looking for an easier way to watch our adventures? Here’s a list of quick links to just the videos.

Travel Day – Seattle to London to Manchester

Manchester Day 1

Bus Ride to Southport

Our UK Kickoff Dinner – We all got together for a big dinner at The Forge in Southport

Royal Lytham and St. Annes

Royal Liverpool

Royal Birkdale (my favorite course)

Birthday Air Show – Yes, the Southport locals threw an air show just for my birthday complete with the Red Arrows. I’m sure it was for me.

Travel Day to Turnberry

Royal Troon


The Turnberry Short Course – In front of the hotel is a 12 hole pitch and putt. Perfect for a bunch of friends from Fairwood.

Turnberry Ailsa

Travel to St. Andrews

St. Andrews Old Course 

Carnoustie Golf Links

Kingsbarns (my second favorite course)

St. Andrews – New Course

Wow! A total of 18 videos. Each video is only a couple of minutes in length. If you haven’t seen any of them, it’s not a huge time commitment. If you’ve seen a few, here’s your chance to catch the ones you’ve missed.



Carnoustie Golf Club

I think we were all a little apprehensive about playing Carnoustie. It has a reputation of having strong winds and rain. Last year during the Dunhill they suspended play as it lived up to its nickname Car”nastie”.

Our first stop of the day was for a private tour of the small boutique distillery, Tullibardine. It was Sunday so no one was working and we got to go through the entire facility, even peeking into the fermenting tanks. The tour ended with scotch… what else. I wish I could remember our guides name. He did a great job of explaining the various processes. It is amazing that all scotch has only three ingredients… barley, water and yeast. It is the malting process of the barley that makes them all so different.

Sandi, Liann and Mary decided to take the day off from golf (mostly due to the reputation of Carnoustie being the most difficult course in the UK!) which gave us a chance to put together another “guys” foursome. This time it was Rick and Larry taking on Arne and me… and at the end it was Arne and me paying out 13 pounds. Oh well, at least in Fairwood style, the winners bought our beer.

Even though you can see Carnoustie from St. Andrews, it is nearly an hour away by road. The bartender was kind enough to sell us 12 beers to hold us over until we got back to The Jigger Inn.

Here’s your video link: Carnoustie


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