Hole 12 Go to 11


479 Yards
Par 4

Mackie: The safe left side of the fairway not only avoids the bunkers on the right but also gives a view of the green that lies 30 yards beyond a heavily bunkered ridge. It takes a perfectly struck second shot to hold a green that is wide but only 20 paces deep, dropping from a high right side down to a lower level on the left. Only 13 birdies were scored on this hole in 1999.

Keith MackieKeith Mackie is an acclaimed international golf writer based in St. Andrews, Scotland. Carnoustie will mark the 44th consecutive Open Championship he has covered.

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