Panmure Golf Club is a stunning links course that has hosted many national and regional championships. It offers a host of challenges to even the most seasoned golfer and like many great courses, demands thought and consideration off the tee.
Established in 1845, it is one of the oldest golf clubs in the world. Although Panmure is a links course, it has some unusual features. The course is a mile or more from the sea, and many holes have beautiful trees which rarely come into play but create an unusual backdrop to the rolling links holes. The first and last three holes are fairly flat although still interesting, but the middle twelve holes are classic links holes.
Ben Hogan used Panmure to practice ahead of his only only Open appearance in 1953 at nearby Carnoustie. On the 6th hole he suggested that a bunker at the front right of the green would improve the hole, and one was subsequently created, known to this day as ‘Hogan’s Bunker’.
A perennial favourite, Panmure offers a memorable experience for any golfer visiting Carnoustie Country.
In general, the greens are small and the bunkers are deep. Accuracy is often more important than length and each hole should be played strategically with forethought given to the approach shot. Whins and thick rough bound the course and can be penal if strayed into.
Panmure’s tight fairways lined with gorse demand good placement off the tee and accurate approach shots are a prerequisite. For links fans, it is a must!