From the Ryder Cup to a round with friends, Birmingham offers easy access to some outstanding golf courses.
Why not follow in the footsteps of the masters? Having hosted The Ryder Cup an unprecedented four times, The Belfry resort is synonymous with truly special golfing moments and steeped in tournament history.
The Belfry's two stunning Championship courses The Brabazon and the PGA National, sculpted from 550 acres of lush North Warwickshire countryside have provoked some of the most dramatic moments in the history of the sport.
You can sign up for world-class golf tuition at England’s only PGA branded Academy, a centre of excellence for golf. Resources include custom fitting suites, a 34 bay floodlit driving range, a short game area, state-of-the-art video analysis, practice facilities and launch monitor technology. Training options include group lessons, junior tuition, ladies tuition and non-residential courses, all carried out by 20 PGA Qualified Professionals.
They have recently opened a unique Ryder Cup themed Mini Golf Course, featuring some of the most iconic holes from courses to have hosted the world-famous biennial matches across Europe and the USA.
The twelve hole ‘Ryder Legends’ layout, features nine famous holes from Ryder Cup history, along with three bonus holes, to bring even more fun to the experience. The course even includes a replica of the legendary risk-and-reward 10th hole from The Brabazon at The Belfry, challenging players to go for glory.
A round on the Ryder Legends Mini Golf Course costs £7 per adult and £5 per child. The course is open from 10am-6pm daily, and no booking is required. It can also be hired exclusively for £250.
For residential visits there is a 319 bedroom hotel with a selection of bars and restaurants, extensive Health and Welness club and indulgent spa and 22 well equipped conference and meeting rooms.
To complete the experience The Belfry boasts Europe's largest on-site golf, leisure and lifestyle store. The Shop at The Belfry stocks an extensive range of world famous brands and cutting edge golfing equipment from industry leaders.
To find out more information visit www.TheBelfry.com or call 0300 500 0405
The Cromwell course at Nailcote Hall in Berkswell, close to The NEC offers a golfing challenge to test the skills of players of all ages and ability, in a beautiful parkland setting.
Nailcote Hall also plays host to The British Par 3 Championship, hosted by Tony Jacklin CBE and sponsored by FARMFOODS. The British Par 3 Championship is a unique golfing experience giving amateurs the chance to play 18 holes of golf on the challenging Cromwell Course, alongside a top celebrity, in a televised competition.
The event attracts a huge array of big names from the world of golf in addition to well known celebrities from the world of television, sport and the media.
Harborne Golf Club
Harborne is a delightful parkland course that was founded in 1893. It is just 3 miles south west of Birmingham City Centre and less than 5 miles from either junction 2 or junction 3 of the M5.
Harborne is a 6210 yard course, par 70, whose landscape offers a challenge to both high and low handicap golfers. Visitors, members and prospective members are all welcome.
Having a membership of less than 600 means that, in the main, the course is readily accessible from Monday to Friday.
With conference and banqueting facilities their tastefully decorated main Function Room can seat up to 100 guests for large seminars and conferences, and for smaller events a private room with sliding screens can be set up for groups of around 16. Board rooms tables, flip charts and projector can be provided.
West Midlands Golf Club
One of several high specification courses around the region, the West Midlands Golf Club is located between Meriden and Balsall Common in Solihull just 5 minutes from The NEC. USGA tees and greens and an extensive drainage system allow all year round play without the need for temporary tees and greens.
The Golf Course is of a modern English design with American influence, over rolling parkland with mature and newly planted trees and subtle contouring, it also has several holes demanding tee shots and approach shots over water including the signature hole, the 18th a Par 3 with an island green.
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