When the British Open was contested at Carnoustie in 1999, the world’s top players muttered and clutched their heads like traumatized veterans. They don’t call it “Carnasty” for nothing. There are other terms for it too: in his book about 21st century warfare, Scottish military historian Gordon Lang coined the phrase Carnoustie effect to describe the “psychic shock experienced on collision with reality by those whose expectations are founded on false assumptions.” Laid out on the weather-beaten shore of the North Sea, the course is so brutal that it forced local golfers at the turn of the 20th century to come up with a new, more powerful way of swinging the golf club. The “Carnoustie swing” spread around the world and is now widely considered the embryo of modern professional technique.
Over 8000 yards is so amazing and unreal! I would love to go golfing in those massive areas. I think it would be a load of fun to also be able to also see the amazing sites the china has to offer on their course. http://www.willoughbygolfclub.com/club/scripts/library/view_document.asp?GRP=15014&NS=M&APP=80&DN=NONRESIDENT
I couldn't even imagine how awesome it would be to play on that Chinese course 10,000 feet up. I love golf and am always looking for new courses. How much is a round of golf at these world's longest courses? I sure hope they rent golf carts as well.
That beach golf course looks like a place I'd like to hang out. I love the ocean and I would love to golf on a course where I could hear the water. I don't think it would matter how hard it is. I'd just enjoy walking around that course. I wonder if there are any courses like that near me. <a href='http://www.golfgilroy.com' >http://www.golfgilroy.com</a>