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Burnham & Berrow Golf Club

St.Christopher's Way,

Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset TA8 2PE

  • Office

    +44 (0)1278 785 760
  • Pro shop

    +44 (0)1278 785 760
  • Fax

    +44 (0)1278 795 440
  • Golf pro

    David Haines (Head Professional)

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Seaside links. Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.

  • Surroundings:

    Coastal duneland.

  • Designer:

    Original design by Charles Gibson (1890); later modifications by Herbert Fowler (1890) and substantial changes by Harry Colt (1913).

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Yards
6759
6393
5744
Par
71
71
74
SSS or slope
73
71
74

At the same location:

9-hole Channel Course (2,793 yards).

Location

Latitude:

51.251810

Longitude:

-3.002258

How to get there:

30 miles SW of Bristol

Leave the M4 motorway at exit 22 then follow signs for Burnham and then Berrow.

Burnham & Berrow Golf Club

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.

Est. 1890

Burnham & Berrow Golf Club: Located on the Somerset coast some 30 miles south-west of Bristol, you'll find the classic and much respected seaside links of Burnham & Berrow. On the 18-hole Championship course (versus the 9-hole Channel course), the front-nine runs northward from the town of Burnham-on-Sea, up to and just beyond the village of Berrow. The 'turn' is marked by the well-bunkered par-3 9th, after which nine inward holes lead you continually south back to the clubhouse.

Here at Burnham & Berrow you'll find plenty of sand dunes through which a wonderfully challenging set of golf holes weave their way out and back from the clubhouse. Although the sea is mainly (though not entirely) hidden from view, the natural duneland environment, abundant birdlife and many golfing challenges will keep you fully absorbed.

How trouble-free or taxing your round becomes will depend to a large extent on the accuracy of your ball-striking from the tee. Some tightish drives and precision approach shots are required if you are to hit the usually excellent greens in regulation. Anything struck too far offline will likely be accounted for by a combination of deep grassy rough on the dunes, or thick bushes that are frequently in play on the leftside of several back-nine holes.

Bunkers are not too numerous on this layout, but what is lacking in quantity is more than made up for in depth! For lovers of links golf, Burnham & Berrow is not one to miss - a seaside golf course with a rich history and an excellent reputation.

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Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends. 3 and 4 ball restrictions may apply (check when booking).

Must book in advance. Maximum handicap permitted: men 22; women 30. Proof of handicap required.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (March thru' Oct): weekdays & Sundays £85; Saturdays £95.

Cash or UK cheque only. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2019].

Other information

Players generally walk this course. Golf carts available for hire for medical reasons only.

Practice facilities

Good

Did you know?

Burnham & Berrow has hosted many top level national championships, including the English Amateur, British Ladies Amateur, British Boys and PGA Senior Championships, as well as the Tillman Trophy (a prestigious 72-hole amateur event, whose previous winners include Ernie Els, Ross Fisher, Phil Parkin and Peter Baker). The course is also the regular home of the West of England Open Amateur Championship.

Published ranking

2019 Golf World rating: 51st best course in Britain & Ireland; 21st best in England.

Where2Stay

  • The Dormy House at Burnham & Berrow GC

    St Christopher's Way, Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset TA8 2PE

    +44 (0)1278 785 760

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    Located adjacent to the clubhouse, The Dormy House comprises four twin bedded rooms with en-suite facilities, large lounge with colour television and tea and coffee making facilities

    • Golf at this hotel:

      Burnham & Berrow

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      No

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      Weston-Super-Mare

  • Beachlands Hotel3-star

    17 Uphill Road North, Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset BS23 4NG

    +44 (0)1934 621 401

    Visit website

    Located in one of Weston's finest and quietest residential areas, the Beachlands Hotel overlooks the sand-dunes and 18 hole links golf course and is only 300 yards stroll from a sandy beach.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      Weston-Super-Mare; Burnham & Berrow

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      No

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