Par 4, 434 Yards, SI 5
Named after the 450 foot high hill that dominates the flat Somerset levels that surround it making it visible from many miles around. Made of Blue Lias Rock from the Jurassic period and capped with Midford Sands. Site of an Iron Age hill fort. Also has an annual foursomes knockout Tournament (The Brent Knoll Bowl) named after it. The tournament was started in 1952 by long standing member Freddie Love with the desire to maintain good quality golf at Burnham.
Originally designed by Fred Hawtree and opened for play in December 1976 following a major course alteration diverting the routing of the course to the West of the church and the construction of the Channel Course.
The previous 6th hole which was formerly the 7th was built in 1910 by Herbert Fowler who had designed The Berkshire and Walton Heath and was a member at Burnham. It was a tough hole and remained in play for over 60 years. This hole is now occupied by the 13th fairway the green was in a position almost opposite the Berrow church between the existing ladies 13th tee and the 7th tees.
“The best line off the tee is to aim straight at the green avoiding the fairway bunker on the left. There is a little more room on the right than you can see provided you hit it long enough but if you do not carry the steep bank that runs along the right-hand side of the fairway you will be unlikely to reach the green in two shots. The second shot requires an accurate one to a green that is guarded by a bunker on the left and a runoff on the right.”