The Belfry Golf Club
Independently rated: 926 golf course ratings.
Lichfield Road, Wishaw, Sutton Coldfield, Warwickshire, B76 9PR United KingdomTel: 0844 980 0555 | Fax: 01675 470178
Golf Pro: Ian Knox | Tel: 0844 980 0555
Contact/Secretary: Ian Knox
Tee Time InformationPrice 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 *
* 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
Designed by: Brabazon; Dave Thomas and Peter Alliss,
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News & Events
- Stay Sharp During the Off-Season with the Winter Series at the Belfry
- The Belfry opens it's Academy doors to public in May
- Feature: The Belfry Resort
- Feature Review: Brabazon
- Feature Review: PGA National
- Golfshake Review - PGA National at the Belfry
- The Belfry Review
- The Belfry Brabazon Challenge is Back
- The Brabazon Course review
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The Belfry Golf Club Reviews & Information
4.36 ... Overall Rating
4.39 ... The Course
4.62 ... Facilities/Serv.
3.98 ... VFM
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.
(Round played: Mar 2017 - Score: 90 Handicap: 12)
(Round played: Mar 2017 - Score: 97 Handicap: 18)
(Round played: Mar 2017 - Score: 88 Handicap: 17.4)
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.
(Round played: Mar 2017 - Score: 94 Handicap: 21.5)
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)
(Round played: Feb 2017 - Score: 88 Handicap: 13.8)
(Round played: Feb 2017 - Score: 88 Handicap: 23.1)
(Round played: Dec 2016 - Score: 101 Handicap: 24.9)
(Round played: Nov 2016 - Score: 93 Handicap: 20.6)
Very good course, overall facilities fantastic,
(Round played: Nov 2016 - Score: 100 Handicap: 26.4)
(Round played: Nov 2016 - Score: 91 Handicap: 13.3)
(Round played: Nov 2016 - Score: 83 Handicap: 11.1)
(Round played: Nov 2016 - Score: 85 Handicap: 5.7)
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