I played Panmure on a windless, cloudless day in September 2006, the day after I played Carnoustie. The first few holes were a bit bland, but then the course suddenly turned into a fantastic links experience. The 6th hole (on which Hogan famously practiced before his open win in 1953) is a gem, the 8th a classic links hole with a blind tee shot and blind approach, the 9th one of the most beautiful par 3's you will find, and 13, 14 and 17 just pure links joy. An interesting aspect of this course is that it does have a very parkland look to it, due to hundreds of beautiful trees around the course, but except for on the 3rd hole they are not really in play at all. Make sure to have lunch in the amazing clubhouse that just oozes class and history!
Date: September 26, 2006