Par 3, 201 Yards, S1 14
Named after the most famous sand hill at Burnham “Majuba” which is now used for the tees of the 17th and 3rd holes on today’s course. It derives its name from the battle of Majuba Hill near Volkrust, South Africa on 27th February 1881. It was the main and decisive battle of the first Boer War and the battle is considered one of the most humiliating defeats of British Arms in history. Some notable historians (not all) regard this defeat marked the beginning of the decline of The British Empire.
In 1891 it was twenty feet higher than today and had a steep conical shape. In 1891 the 6th hole although only 160 yards in length was played directly over the top in an east-west direction to a green approximately 30 yards the other side of the sand hill (in the area between todays 2nd green and 3rd tee). When the course was extended to 18 holes in 1897 this became the 14th hole with a run of short holes between there and the 18th into land to the east (to the left).
“A great par 3. Quite often a wood will be required into the wind for most players to reach the elevated green. Only a good shot will find the green which is guarded by bunkers right and front left and a steep bank in front of the green. A good match play hole but tough with a card and pencil when a good score is on the cards!”