No 98 - Panmure

Panmure is a classic links with sand dunes and gorse, pot bunkers, run-offs and swales. Ben Hogan prepared for the 1953 Open at Panmure, and you'll appreciate why



Architect: Braid 2006 position: New entry Stats: 6,501 yds; par 70; SSS 72 GF: £25-£88 T. 01241 855120 W:

Visitors to the Angus coast often overlook Panmure in favour of its more famous neighbour Carnoustie.

This is a shame because Panmure is a fabulous course with many memorable holes. It’s a classic links with sand dunes and gorse, pot bunkers, run-offs and swales.

There’s even the obligatory railway line skirting the edge of the course.

The clubhouse has an old-world charm and feels as all golf clubs should – packed with history and character while offering a warm welcome to visitors.

Ben Hogan prepared for the 1953 Open at Panmure – a fact the club is rightly proud of. FB

+ Great links layout; wonderful clubhouse; superb greens - Not the most inspiring of surrounding views on offer

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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?