The Belfry Golf Club

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The Belfry Golf ClubThe Belfry, North Warks is a 54 hole club with the par 72 (7235 yard) Brabazon, par 72 (7053 yard) PGA & par 70 (6099 yard) Derby. A resort parkland golf course designed by Dave Thomas & Peter Alliss  Price Guide: £££££
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Contact Information

Lichfield Road, Wishaw, Sutton Coldfield, Warwickshire, B76 9PR United Kingdom

Tel: 0844 980 0555 | Fax: 01675 470178

Website: http://www.thebelfry.co.uk

Golf Pro: Ian Knox | Tel: 0844 980 0555

Contact/Secretary: Ian Knox

Tee Time Information

Price Guide: £££££
  • Midweek Guide: Brabazon: £160.00 per round; PGA: £80.00; Derby: £45.00 *
  • Weekend Guide: Brabazon: £160.00 per round; PGA: £80.00; Derby: £45.00 *
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* Any prices shown are guide prices, please confirm with the course prior to booking.

Facilities & Visitor Information

Course Information: 54 holes | Par Brabazon 72, PGA 72, Derby 70 | Brabazon 7235, PGA 7053, Derby 6099 yards | Resort | Parkland

Facilities: Driving range, Golf clubs for hire, Golf buggies for hire, Golf pro shop, Changing rooms, Golf clubhouse, Bar, Food available, Available for functions, Accommodation available, golf course.

  • Societies Accepted to Play
  • Society Deals Available
  • 7 Day Membership Available
  • 5 Day Membership Available

Restrictions: Maximum Handicap 24

Location: http://www.thebelfry.co.uk/index.cfm/section/info/display/15/location.htm

Designed by: Brabazon; Dave Thomas and Peter Alliss,

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Score Cards

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Course Tee Par SSS Yds
The DerbyYellow72716449
The DerbyYellow70706099
The DerbyRed71715573
BrabazonBlue72747160
Brabazonwhite72736729
BrabazonYellow72716451
BrabazonRed73735796
PGA NationalBlue72747053
PGA Nationalwhite71726639
PGA Nationalyellow70706153
PGA NationalRed73745735

The Belfry Golf Club Reviews & Information

Golfshake Rating

  4.69

Golfshake Golf Course Rating from 926
Breakdown Averages

4.36 ... Overall Rating
4.39 ... The Course
4.62 ... Facilities/Serv.
3.98 ... VFM
Reviews

Recent Reviews

926 ratings from Golfshake members - Ranked 62 out of 1792.

HIGHLY RATED - 96% would play again or recommend

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What the club says: The Brabazon at 7235 yards, par 72 is the spiritual home home of the Ryder Cup. Dave Thomas, the international golf architect and PGA Captain for 2001/2003, built the original course in the 1970s and its legend has grown from there.

The PGA National opened in 1997 and features extensive mounding and a number of water hazards which come into play on eight holes.

The Derby, at 6099 yards, par 70 complements the two Championship courses perfectly, providing challenging golf to all standards of players.
18 holes. Par 70. 6099 yards. Inland Links.

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Dean B rated 3 out of 5 - Mar 24 2017
Played this in winter and on a very wet day, perhaps shouldn't of been open but happy they allowed us to play. The course is obviously the lesser of the three courses but I think gets overlooked unfairly because of the quality of the PGA and Barbazon. For the cost of a round this will hold up against many of your local courses.
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Ian W rated 2 out of 5 - Mar 22 2017
The Belfry complex is amazing. However got to say that i didn't really enjoy the PGA national. It's probably just due to a bad round, but a number of our group did comment on the vast number of divots. The courses are all heavily played so i guess it's to be expected.

(Round played: Mar 2017 - Score: 90 Handicap: 12)
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Richard J rated 5 out of 5 - Mar 20 2017
Excellent course but very slow pace of play. A real treat to play this famous course

(Round played: Mar 2017 - Score: 97 Handicap: 18)
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Ian D rated 5 out of 5 - Mar 19 2017
Great winter deal, fast fairways and greens, some great holes with harder oar 3s

(Round played: Mar 2017 - Score: 88 Handicap: 17.4)
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Ainsley S rated 2 out of 5 - Mar 11 2017
This review is for the PGA National.

I have to admit, I was very looking forward to playing the PGA National. With a course the PGA put it's name to and somewhere as grand a location as the Belfry, with all it's Ryder Cup pedigree, expectations were high.

Arriving at the Belfry it doesn't do anything to dampen those expectations, the complex is very impressive and the golf shop is well worth 10 minutes. The history is well displayed and there is a comfortable bar area for a pre-game coffee. The coffee is very expensive though at £3.95 a cup. Although of decent quality.

We headed off to the range, which it describes as "World Class" It's a decent range and the golf balls are generally better quality than your average range. But there was no real targets to aim for. No flags, no chipping baskets etc.

The PGA National itself was very disappointing. The course was very wet and bar the first two holes and the last three, the course is very dull. I can see what they have tried to do with the inland links. But the grass is poor quality and reminiscent of a sheep field that's mown well.

The Greens are good, they are fast and plenty of borrow. But you have to hit the middle or they will definitely horse shoe out.

My biggest issue with the round was the speed of play, over 25 minutes per hole wait. There was no evidence of The Belfry marshalling slow play. They even let a four ball out with two people sharing a bag.

In my view the whole experience is ruined by corporate traffic. Golfers who don't play regularly but want to take part in team/ business days who don't stand a chance on a course like this. They then wait for golfers to clear the green 200 yards away and can only reach 120 at best.

The course itself needs some maintenance, the ball cleaners do not have water in, the tee boxes covered in broken tee pegs. Cans of stella laying on the fairway.

It's not what you expect and if I had paid £80 for this round instead of the £45 winter fee I would have been very upset.

In summary, the course is trading on it's name, if you get a deal then go for it. if not, stick to your local club. it's probably better.

N.B There was a trolly ban when we played, which was completely understandable with how wet the course was. If it's been raining, pack a small carry bag as well just in case. There was a lot of people lugging around heavy trolly bags which also slowed down play.
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Graham T rated 4 out of 5 - Mar 10 2017
Great condition after all the rain, the greens were lovely to putt on. The organisation is A1, a great day , best score so far this season.

(Round played: Mar 2017 - Score: 94 Handicap: 21.5)
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Akira M rated 4 out of 5 - Mar 6 2017

Very wet ground, but nice course. Not so difficult. It is scoring course I guess. Would love to play in summer
(Round played: Mar 2017 - Score: 84 Handicap: 10.7)
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Andrew M rated 4 out of 5 - Feb 11 2017
For the time of year, the course is in excellent condition. All full greens and mostly proper tees. Obviously a bit muddy walking to some tees but can be forgiven for this given this time of year. Would certainly recommend anyone to play here at this time of year.

(Round played: Feb 2017 - Score: 88 Handicap: 13.8)
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Stephen P rated 5 out of 5 - Feb 6 2017
Excellent course in great condition really enjoyable course 5*

(Round played: Feb 2017 - Score: 88 Handicap: 23.1)
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Andy F rated 3 out of 5 - Jan 16 2017
We had a deal to play The Derby and The National. The Derby was having work done on some bunkers which were not ready to be played in but no GUR signs. The National was in very good condition and despite the bad weather was a very good course. The food and drink in the hotel was far too expensive (?3.95 for a cup of coffee).
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Paul M rated 4 out of 5 - Jan 9 2017
Excellent course. Not as intimidating as others I have played as it is quite open. In fact aside from an issue on the 12th (wet sand in a bunker) this would have been one of the best rounds I've played. Greens were lovely.
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Matthew B rated 5 out of 5 - Jan 2 2017
Considering we played on a day of constant winter rain the course remained in excellent condition, greens particularly ran really nicely, and course itself has a good variety of holes with some well protected by bunkers.
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David M rated 4 out of 5 - Dec 6 2016
the course was well looked after and a good service all round

(Round played: Dec 2016 - Score: 101 Handicap: 24.9)
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Graham T rated 5 out of 5 - Dec 5 2016
Course was in A one condition in November after heavy rain. Greens were fast but true, a real pleasure to play on a cold and sunny day.

(Round played: Nov 2016 - Score: 93 Handicap: 20.6)
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James D rated 4 out of 5 - Nov 23 2016

Very good course, overall facilities fantastic,
(Round played: Nov 2016 - Score: 100 Handicap: 26.4)
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Michael B rated 5 out of 5 - Nov 19 2016
Great views , hilly and challenging but in all excellent . The greens were perfect most certainly worth a game and from the club house to the hotel brilliant.
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Jamie W rated 3 out of 5 - Nov 15 2016
Played this just after weeks of consistent rain, so was boggy in places. Still on all tees and greens though, but the boggyness of the fairways was disappointing. Would love to play in the summer
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Steve H rated 5 out of 5 - Nov 14 2016
Greens at this time of year are immaculate!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(Round played: Nov 2016 - Score: 91 Handicap: 13.3)
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Richard B rated 3 out of 5 - Nov 11 2016
Considering the time of year, course was in great shape, greens were lovely but the course lacked excitement for me with average surroundings, it's no substitute for the Brabazon, wait until you can get a tee there instead.

(Round played: Nov 2016 - Score: 83 Handicap: 11.1)
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Giles F rated 3 out of 5 - Nov 9 2016
Course was fine. Good condition for the time of year. Would only play again with another discount package as not worth more than that.

(Round played: Nov 2016 - Score: 85 Handicap: 5.7)
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