The Burnside oozes character and from the back tees is a splendid test of golf.

Many of the short holes could grace the top links courses around with the 5th and 14th in particular providing dramatic challenges for the player who strives to gain their par 3.

The finish is also strong with the 17th proving to be one of the hardest par 4’s that can be found anywhere in golf and many a score has been ruined by the out of bounds fence at the 18th.

It was on this course in 1953 where the great Ben Hogan shot 70 in order to qualify for the Open Championship which he subsequently won.