Panmure was used by Ben Hogan to practice ahead of the 1953 Open Championship at nearby Carnoustie. It worked; he won the tournament by four shots and later included the 6th hole in his top 18 holes of all time.
It’s not surprising. Panmure 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 features a set of gentle opening holes before tightening up noticeably at the 3rd. 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!