Panmure Golf Course
Panmure near Carnoustie has hosted many national and regional championships in its time. Perhaps less conspicuous than its neighbours, it is one of the true gems of the Angus coast.
The original Panmure Golf Club shared the links of Monifieth – nine holes originally laid out by Allan Robertson and Alexander Pirie in 1845 – but congestion on the course forced the Panmure men to move to their present location at Barry close to the championship links of Carnoustie on the Angus coast. Huge sand dunes and rolling links land were there in abundance.
The hand of Old Tom Morris from St Andrews was much involved in the first layout but over the years changes were made until James Braid travelled north from Walton Heath to create a much longer and stiffer test. It was here on the Barry links that Ben Hogan practised assiduously before his one and only appearance and victory in the Open Championship at Carnoustie in 1953.