Carnoustie sits on a 110 acre parcel of land that was once the site of a dairy farm. Known in its early days as the PoCo Valley Golf Club, the course has retained its pastoral heritage through the years and remains a very pleasant setting for a round of golf. Its 6369 yards of playing surface is graced with many beautiful trees and some picturesque views of the mountains to the north and east. The terrain here is level, but the course is anything but straight ahead. In fact, the most notable feature of this course is its some-what twisting layout, and no less than 12 of its fairways possess doglegs. Of these, the 11th is considered the most difficult - partly due to the 45 degree bend in the fairway, but mostly due to heavy bunkering around the green.