No 47 - Burnham & Berrow - Championship

Burnham & Berrow possesses some really tough finishing holes, and combined with the great variety, it represents fantastic value

Burnham & Berrow

47 BURNHAM & BERROW – Championship

Architect: Fowler 2006 position: 49 Stats: 6,793 yds; par 71; SSS 72 GF: £60-£80 T: 01278 785760 W:

With its tight fairways, impressive sand hills and thick, thick rough, a round at Burnham & Berrow is always a daunting prospect.

Standing on the 1st tee straining your eyes to try and make out the fairway, you realise pretty quickly this is a course where accuracy from the tee is paramount.

Founded in 1891, JH Taylor was the first professional at Burnham & Berrow, and that’s indicative of the rich history that abounds at this Somerset club.

Over the last 115 years it has played host to over 40 significant amateur competitions. All in all it’s a very welcoming and hospitable club. FB

+ Good variety for an out-and-back links; tough finishing holes; great value - Odd approach route through a housing estate; locker rooms need upgrading Enter your review of Burnham & Berrow Championship below

Fergus Bisset
Contributing Editor

Fergus is Golf Monthly's resident expert on the history of the game and has written extensively on that subject. He is a golf obsessive and 1-handicapper. Growing up in the North East of Scotland, golf runs through his veins and his passion for the sport was bolstered during his time at St Andrews university studying history. He went on to earn a post graduate diploma from the London School of Journalism. Fergus has worked for Golf Monthly since 2004 and has written two books on the game; "Great Golf Debates" together with Jezz Ellwood of Golf Monthly and the history section of "The Ultimate Golf Book" together with Neil Tappin , also of Golf Monthly. 

Fergus once shanked a ball from just over Granny Clark's Wynd on the 18th of the Old Course that struck the St Andrews Golf Club and rebounded into the Valley of Sin, from where he saved par. Who says there's no golfing god?