Somerset links Burnham & Berrow comes under the spotlight.
Burnham and Berrow proudly sits on the Somerset coast and the classic links is widely regarded as one of England’s finest seaside courses. and a bright star within the south-west region’s starstudded Atlantic Links golf network. It has been challenging golfers from all over the world since being founded in 1890 with the club’s first professional, the legendary JH Taylor, describing it as “one of the most sporting courses conceivable.”
The course has evolved over the decades with the recent significant changes resulting in spectacular new raised tees at the 6th, 9th and 11th holes although today’s layout is chiefly the handiwork of Harry Colt.
Since 1906 it has hosted 40-plus major amateur championships including the Brabazon Trophy, Ladies’ British Open Amateur, Home Internationals and English Amateur Championships (men’s and ladies).
It’s a traditional nine holes out-and-back layout with the front nine skirting the sand dunes and coastline northwards, turning inland and southwards and then following the coast road through Berrow, past the church and back to Burnham-on-sea. So did our fourball find it well worth stopping off the nearby M5 for?