96 Panmure

Architect: Braid
Stats: 6,360 yds, par 70, SSS 70
GF: £25-£75
Visitor information: Visitors welcome on any day except on Tuesday mornings and on Saturdays before 3.30 pm
W: panmuregolfclub.co.uk
2008 Ranking: 98 (Up 2)
Improvements since 2008 Rankings:
Course: Changes to 16 holes to be finished this winter for 2013 Open
Clubhouse: New visitors locker room and refurb to washrooms 

Panmure blends links and heathland characteristics, with dunes, gorse and Scots Pines providing protection. Ben Hogan qualified for the 1953 Open here, and the par-4 6th hole that bears his name fittingly demands the utmost accuracy off both tee and fairway. Bail out right onto the adjacent 7th and you’ll pay the price with an infinitely tougher second.

Panellists’ comments: “Splendid clubhouse with great views from the top balcony””Well worth a visit, a real hidden gem”

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