Panmure Golf Club
Games of golf have been won and lost over the links at Panmure for a very long time. In 1527 it was reported in the Registrum de Panmure that Sir Robert Maule “exercise the golf, and of times past to Barry lynkes, quan the wadsie was for drink’’
Panmure is the sixteenth oldest golf club in the world dating back to 1845 and is one of the 26 clubs that originally helped purchase the Amateur championship trophy first played for in 1885.
The famous Old Tom Morris and James Braid influenced links requires both strategy and skill whilst offering an enjoyable test for all levels. The course combines the best elements of links and heathland, with tight fairways, challenging carries, undulating greens and sand-hills forged by nature. The touches of heather add a wonderful texture to the course and the moderately undulating hillocks add visual appeal as well as imparting their strategic influence.
When Ben Hogan came to Carnoustie in the summer of 1953 he was already the holder of The Masters and The U.S. Open. For this, his only Open Championship appearance, arrangements were made for him to practice at Panmure Golf Club, just two miles to the west, but well away from the busy practice ground at Carnoustie.
Hogan’s favourite hole at Panmure was the sixth and he suggested the cleverly-placed hidden pot bunker to the front right of the green. Over sixty-five years on, the members still refer to it as “Hogan’s Bunker”.