Panmure - 2016 venue
Paled somewhat by Carnoustie ?
Although it has paled somewhat in the shadow of neighbouring Carnoustie, Panmure does not fall far short from featuring in the same class. Anywhere else it would be very highly rated, so take advantage of your stay in the region to play it.
In a rather hilly landscape, sometimes even dotted with oddly-shaped dunes. You’ll have to be hot with your bump and run shots, regardless of wind direction, in order to control your flight of shots even though from first reading the card you might think that the course has nothing over difficult to offer.
The greens are extremely well protected and the putting surface is always tricky but never impossible.
A classic and forthright links. It’s also the course where Ben Hogan came to get accustomed to the grass of links courses, and the” small ball” used at Britain at the time, before playing the British Open.
The pot bunker on the 6th hole is a part of his heritage.
Taken from the Peugeot Golf Guide.