Top Rated: Birmingham Courses
A major city in England’s West Midlands, Birmingham can boast an array of unique festivals, amazing attractions, outstanding shopping and delicious dining. ‘Brum’ the city’s nickname originates from the city’s old name of ‘Brummagem’ and is a city with a rich and proud history. A history that includes a multitude of sporting achievements. The city’s strong sporting heritage can be felt worldwide, with the concept of the Football League and lawn tennis both originating from the city. Forget all that though, you’ve come to tee it up and tee it up you shall! Check out our guide to some of our top-rated Birmingham golf destinations.
We’re kicking things off in style with a visit to the legendary Belfry. Yes, we may not be teeing up in the city centre of Birmingham (you’ll need to make a 12mile trip north west) but goodness me, it’s worth the trip! The Belfry, or as we like to call it, ‘Four-time Ryder cup host, The Belfry, is home to 3 phenomenal golf courses; The Brabazon, The Derby and the youngest of the three, the PGA National course. As a four time host the Belfry provided the backdrop to some of the Ryder Cup’s great moments; Faldo’s Ace, Christy O’Connor Jr’s 2-iron, McGinley’s Putt and the tie of ’89. Tee it up here for a rare opportunity to follow the footsteps of legends.
Aston Wood Golf Club
A beautiful golfing challenge. The track at Aston Wood was designed by the impressive duo of former tour pros, Clive Clarke and Peter Alliss. A household name to all UK golfing families, Alliss has been dubbed by many as the ‘Voice of Golf’ in recognition to his incredible commentary on the BBC’s golf coverage. When taking in the 18-hole championship course at AW, a new tag may come to mind. The design is genius and we applaud both on their work here. We enjoyed scouring through our golfer reviews and thought, why should we tell you why to play when your fellow golfers can? ‘first class’, ‘favourite course’, ‘wish I played here years ago’, ‘a must play course’ – you get the idea! In other words, Go Play!
Moseley Golf Club
The village of Moseley may be ringing a few bells with you and for good reason too, home of the famed Birmingham ‘Balti Triangle’! Post-round, the triangle will play a perfect host. So that’s the food covered, now for the golf! Founded in 1892, this mature parkland course was designed by the world renowned designer, Harry Colt. Take a browse at Colt’s back catalogue and you’ll quickly realize that Moseley is in great company! Manage your way through the front nine in good shape and you’ll present yourself with some super scoring opportunities on the way home. This is a fine test for all levels of golfer.
Bromsgrove Golf Centre
Not only is Bromsgrove one of the most reviewed Birmingham golf courses but also one of the top reviewed on golfnow.co.uk. Our golfers LOVE this parkland test. Sample the superb views of the Worcestershire countryside, while meandering your way through the tree lined fairways. Built in 1992 by Hawtree Ltd., 99.32% of golfers claim they would recommend to other golfers. So on their behalf, a recommendation…tee it up at Bromsgrove.
Handsworth Golf Club
Just 3miles out from Birmingham city centre you’ll find this mature parkland beauty. The club was founded in 1895 and proudly positions itself as one of the top Birmingham golf clubs. With hazards a plenty, accuracy is key. With tree-lined fairways, water on 14 and no less than 70 bunkers in play, you’ll thank us for that tip! Speaking of 14, the hardest hole on the course, a sharp dogleg left. Big hitters will take on the stream, you best be hitting it well though, it plays as a true risk & reward. The second shot will play uphill to a very well protected dancefloor. Take your 4 and get out of there! In short, tee it up a Handsworth, you could have a frustrating time in the sand but, trust us, it’s worth it!
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