1- A personal-view by Peter Fjallman (Past President of European Institute of Golf Course Architects)

 

2 – Hello Andrew,

I just wanted to let you know I was just speaking with Vince Donahue of the Colorado Golf Club Group and he said his 3 favourite experiences in Scotland – Playing The Old Course, Playing Muirfield and The time with the members playing Panmure.  HE said not one was better than the others – all 3 were tied as the best experiences in Scotland.   Graham Cliff (Pro) said he would make a return visit on every trip.

Thanks for always delivering such a terrific experience!

Cheers,

Julie Welage, Expedition Planning Manager

Haversham & Baker Golfing Expeditions

 

3- I played golf on this links course today and can only say, and this is without any reservations, if you haven’t played here you must. This course is beautifully presented; the fairways, the greens and the bunkers were in perfect condition for March.
The greeting I received from the professional and his young assistant was polite, helpful and friendly having popped in on the off chance of getting a game around this historical links. On finishing my round they couldn’t wait to ask for feedback about their course and my opinion on the presentation and layout.

You often see it written in reviews about golf courses in magazines that this and that golf course is both accessible by higher handicappers and a challenge to the better players. As a good golfer currently playing off 1 I found this statement to be true for the first time in my life. This course is most definitely challenging but is so at a modest 6500 yards, so it is not overly daunting to the shorter hitter. You are punished for errant shots but rewarded for good shots. I always try to rank my golf courses by how I would change the course if I were the owner and like Royal Dornoch and very few others, at Panmure I would change nothing.

Go play this course.

Nicholas Johnston (Kingston-Upon-Hull)

 

4- My father and I went on a golfing trip to Scotland last year and unfortunately this is the first time I have been able to contact your club since the trip because I recently stumbled across your business card while going through some things.

We played some magnificent golf courses while there ranging from Carnoustie to Cruden Bay to Elie and Dunbar, but yours and I mean this in all sincerity was the BEST manicured and presented of all.

Your course (as you know) was right down the street from where we were staying in Carnoustie and we really enjoyed your course. We played it shortly after the Women held their qualifying matches there for the British Open (I believe) in July and really enjoyed it. I’m not sure you guys get these kinds of emails all that often so I wanted to express my sentiment personally.

My father and I are looking to go back over there probably next year and I would like to to play your course again and I thought I would touch base ahead of time.

Thanks once more for the hospitality and keep up the fantastic work.

Mike Alessandrini (USA)

 

5- Dear Andrew,

My name is Kepa Santisteban.  I had the opportunity to play your course at the end of May 2016, along with my friends.

I got an email from you yesterday.  It reminded me that I had not given you any feedback of our game.

Just a quick email to let you know that we were totally amazed by the course.  Thrilled from holes 4 to 15th.  We have been years travelling around Scotland, England and Ireland, playing exclusively links golf.  Already played 12 out ot 14 courses that ever hosted an open… (only County Down and Muirfield left, we plan to play them in 2017 and 2018).

All this to tell you that over the 30+ great links we have played, Panmure ranks fifth on our list, very close to Royal Troon, Royal Saint Georges, Royal Liverpool and Turnberry.  Obviously, and by far, the best of the courses that never held an Open.  Besides the design (hole #6 is unforgetable), the mantainance was marvelous.  Good job.

We will visit Pamnure again in a few years time… For sure!