Burnham & Berrow Golf Club

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About the Club

Burnham Golf Club was opened in 1891. It was a nine hole course laid out amongst the sand dunes of the Berrow Warren close to the Burnham lighthouse. It had been designed by the golf professional at Royal North Devon, Charles Gibson, using the design principles of the day; if there was a large sand dune you hit the ball over it and if there was a deep hollow then there would be a green. By 1896 the members wanted to extend the course to Berrow Church and the Lords of the Manor agreed only if the name of the club was changed to Burnham and Berrow Golf Club.

A further extension beyond the church followed in 1901, and in 1910 the first ‘professional’ course designer, Herbert Fowler, a member of the Club, extended the course to over 6000 yards. It was in this phase that Fowler designed the famous Church Hole and the current 18th hole. In 1913 Harry Colt produced a blueprint to turn the course into the challenge it is today. It was the single most significant action in the development of the course. He removed all the blind shots and the weaker holes and introduced new 1st, 2nd, 4th, 5th, 9th, 10th, 16th and 17th holes. The war interrupted the construction of the new holes which were not completed until 1923. Colt’s close partner Hugh Alison was, again fortuitously, a member of the Club and so able to keep a close eye on progress. Colt also invited Dr Alistair Mackenzie, who was later to design Augusta National, to give his views on the new 9th and 10th holes. It was this course that saw Burnham and Berrow through the Club’s boom years in the 1920s and 1930s when it built the reputation that it still holds today.

Directions

Exit M5 at Junction 22.

Follow B3140 for 2.5 miles.

Turn right at Esso Garage following road to Berrow and Brean.

After 1.5 miles turn left into St Christoper's Way, just before the Texaco garage on the right.

Follow the road through the houses until you get to the BBGC barrier and the car park.

The Professional's shop is at the far end of the carpark and the Secretary's office is on the right as you enter the car park .

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Courses & Scorecards

Burnham & Berrow Championship Course

The original course was formed as a nine hole course in 1890 on a strip of land called the Warren between the town of Burnham and the village of Berrow. The development of this course to the championship course it is today continued over the next 30 years with many of the leading course designers of the period having an input into the course architecture. Herbert Fowler and Hugh Alison were members of Burnham and both had an important part to play in improving the links. So to a lesser extent did Harold Hilton and Dr Alistair Mackenzie but the shape of todays course is due mainly to Harry Colt.

The course is laid out in the traditional manner of nine holes out and nine back. The first nine skirt the sand dunes and coastline northwards, turning inland and southwards and then following the coast road through Berrow, past the Church and back into Burnham.

As with all links golf the challenging factor is the wind and its unpredictability, which means that the course can play differently almost every day. The greens are renowned as true and quick and the course is guaranteed to be in good condition all year. Excellent drainage due to the sandy subsoil ensures that the course is rarely if ever closed. The course demands that you use almost every club in the bag and the experience is memorable and always a challenge. This is why Burnham and Berrow is chosen so frequently as hosts for many championship tournaments.

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71/74
PAR
71
SSS
6436
YARDS
Hole
Par
Par 2
SI
Yds
1
4
5
7
369
2
4
4
3
386
3
4
4
9
350
4
5
5
11
485
5
3
3
15
146
6
4
4
5
390
7
4
5
1
444
8
5
5
13
465
9
3
3
17
155
Hole
Par
Par 2
SI
Yds
10
4
4
16
362
11
4
4
2
410
12
4
4
6
385
13
5
5
10
530
14
3
3
14
168
15
4
4
4
436
16
4
4
18
335
17
3
3
12
179
18
4
5
8
441

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Club facilities

Club HouseHas a Club House
Club Hire offers Club Hire
Putting GreenHas a Putting Green
Pro ShopHas a Pro Shop
Practice AreaHas a Practice Area
Club BarHas a Club Bar
Driving RangeHas a Driving Range
RestaurantHas a Restaurant
Trolley Hire offers Trolley Hire
Changing has Changing Rooms
Buggy Hire offers Buggy Hire
Lessons can provide Lessons

Green fees

1 July - 31st June 2009

Weekdays £27 per round £34 per day Weekends £32 per round £39 per day

Juniors Weekdays £11 per round £17 per day

The Oaks Course Weekdays (no reduction for Juniors) £7 per round Weekends £9 per round

£27.00 (Jnr £11.00)

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