Great winter course, even better in the summer. As everyone agrees, the greens are always in the best possible condition, whatever the time of year. Is it possible for somebody on the Golf World Top 100 panel to explain why Burnham is so low in the rankings, it's on a par with Saunton and Royal Porthcawl, but is always so much lower. Surely for the golf lover it is more enjoyable to play here than a lot of the higher rated inland courses, not that I'm knocking them in anyway, who doesn't love a day at the best heathland courses, but Links is the best, and Burnham is definately that, surely it is a Top 30 British course, and only gets beat by Open Championship courses and the likes of Ganton, Woodhall, Sunningdale, The Berkshire and Walton Heath in the inland stakes, and this is open to debate. On a plus side, where as all the other courses are charging well in excess of £100 (bar Saunton) Burnham is still only £65ish, which represents the best value golf on the golfing planet. If you haven't played Burnham, there is a big hole in your golfing diary. This course is good enough to hold an Open, even if the space doesn't allow it.
Date: May 11, 2010