PHOTOS: 'Beast from the East' hits St. Andrews, Carnoustie

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PHOTOS: 'Beast from the East' hits St. Andrews, Carnoustie

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PHOTOS: 'Beast from the East' hits St. Andrews, Carnoustie

A Siberian winter storm called the “Beast from the East” has hit the Home of Golf and the venue for this year’s Open Championship, Carnoustie.

The Old Course at St. Andrews’ Twitter account tweeted photos Wednesday of the iconic golf course under a heavy blanket of snow. The course stated that the Road Hole Bunker and the Swilcan Burn were completely filled with snow.

And how about this image of Carnoustie’s 14th hole? We can bet it won’t look like this in July.

The storm has brought freezing temperatures, winds and heavy snow to much of Great Britain. Some areas of northeastern Scotland could receive as much as 15 inches of snowfall on Wednesday, per the Met Office.

Scottish airports in Glasgow and Aberdeen both closed their runways.

While there won’t be any golf being played Wednesday at St. Andrews or Carnoustie, those pictures are breathtaking.

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