Burnham & Berrow

Anticipated Links Experience: 
The first five holes are perhaps one of the best opening stretches you will find. An exemplary links course that is unusually difficult at the beginning. Don’t be put off just enjoy the experience. It even includes a number of holes in classic marshland. Well worth a detour.

Best holes:
par3: 9th hole
par4: 2nd hole
par5: 13th hole

Worthy of Note:
An incredibly difficult opening hole, perhaps one of the most difficult. Many of these links holes may give an impression of being familiar as both Alistair MacKenzie and Harry S Colt have left their mark on the course.

History:
Burnham Golf Club was formed in 1891, and was designed by members from Royal North Devon. In 1896 the name was changed to Burnham & Berrow Golf Club. A number of course architects have been involved over the years. Herbert Fowler is responsible for the well-renowned “Church Hole” and today’s 18th hole. Harry Colt was involved in the main changes that took place in 1913. Colt even invited Alistair Mackenzie to make contributions to the 9th and 10th holes. Following the completion of Colt’s efforts the course became the challenge it is today.
Burnham & Berrow was J.H.Taylor’s first job as club pro. he stayed for 16 months before going on to win the British Open 5 times.
Burnham & Berrow arranges regularly important amateur tournaments, such as the English Amateur and the Brabazon Trophy.

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Website: www.burnhamandberrowgolfclub.co.uk

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