There is a theory that Carnoustie’s name derives from Craws’ Nestie – a reference to the large number of crows that nest in the area.
We suspect it more likely that any birdie references in the name would have come about as a result of the town’s strong golfing associations.
Home to the Carnoustie Golf Links Championship Course, the Angus town has seen more than its fair share of eagles and albatrosses.
If you can’t get enough golf, today’s Big Deal with Carnoustie Golf Club should suit you down to a tee.
The four star Carnoustie Golf Hotel is situated next to the first tee and the 18th green of the famous Carnoustie Golf Links Championship Course.
Many of the hotel’s 85 rooms have views over the course while others look over the charming seaside town of Carnoustie.
Factor in the adjacent Burnside Course plus the nearby Buddon Links and this Big Deal adds up to a golfer’s dream mini-break.
Guests at the hotel can benefit from preferential tee times on all three courses.
Late check out
Available seven days a week, option one is for two people to enjoy a one night stay in a standard twin or double in the Carnoustie Golf Hotel.
The offer includes a full Scottish breakfast plus a delicious three course set dinner in the hotel’s Dalhousie Restaurant.
Option two is for a two consecutive night stay with a three course set dinner on the first night only.
Late check out, up to noon, on your departure day means that you won’t have to rush your breakfast when leaving.
Upgrade your room
On arrival, subject to availability, guests may be able to upgrade to a golf view room for £15 per night and a sea view room for £10 per night – a 50% saving on standard upgrade prices.
Extensive spa facilities
The golfing here is fantastic but it’s not the only reason to visit. The hotel’s extensive spa facilities are also a big attraction.
Pamper yourself with treatments from the wide range of spa treatments (not included) or simply enjoy the large heated swimming pool, sauna, whirlpool, steam room and, for the more energetic, a fully equipped gymnasium
Out with the hotel, Angus offers miles of idyllic beaches, untouched glens, rugged mountains and breath-taking scenery to explore.
There are lots of positive comments left by guests on TripAdvisor. Here’s a recent one from a very happy guest:
‘This hotel is outstanding. The rooms were light and airy, with fab bathrooms and comfy beds. We had two treatments at the hotel spa which were fab. The girls in the spa are all lovely and happy to help… The pool, sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi were great too… The dinner menu was excellent with great choices. The steak is highly recommended as is the house rosé wine. Overall our stay was so good that we plan to rebook soon. The staff can’t do enough for you and are friendly and polite.’
With vouchers for this offer valid until the end of February 2015, this Big Deal with Carnoustie Golf Hotel would be a delightful present for a golf lover’s Christmas stocking.
Of course, you could also use it to spoil yourself with a pre or post-Christmas break.
Just don’t crow about it.