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Golf Courses to Play in The Midlands This Summer

By: Liam Moore | Wed 16 Jun 2021 | Comments


After emerging from a troubling winter period that saw the suspension of golf, golfers across the country will welcome the summer season. If you’re looking to try a new course this summer, then there aren’t many better options than those that reside within the Midlands area.

From short courses to long, parkland courses to heathland courses and some of the most picturesque golf clubs in the country, the Midlands area not only offers quality but a variety of challenging settings.

Thanks to the reliable Golfshake Community and their reviews of summertime rounds, we have listed venues within the district that offer a fantastic experience. Below, we present 20 of the best courses to play in the Midlands this summer.

Northamptonshire County Golf Club

Northamptonshire County

Location: Northamptonshire

Golfshake Rating: 4.60

Value For Money Rating: 3.81

2020 Summer Golf Rating: 5.00

Review Comment: “A really nice course with a mixture of wide fairways and tight risk-and-reward holes. The greens run quick and true and there are virtually no flat putts. Presentation of the course was spot on, too.”

Rushcliffe Golf Club

Location: Nottinghamshire

Golfshake Rating: 4.54

Value For Money Rating: 4.19

2020 Summer Golf Rating: 5.00

Review Comment: "Brilliant layout at Rushcliffe and a great variety of holes. As always the course was in great condition and at a great price too.”

Redditch Golf Club

Location: Worcestershire

Golfshake Rating: 4.33

Value For Money Rating: 3.91

2020 Summer Golf Rating: 5.00

Review Comment: “First time here and I was pleasantly surprised. Played around this area before but I didn’t realise what a brilliant course we had so close by. Some testing holes with good variety, the greens were also excellent and quick. I look forward to coming back for more.”

Enville Golf Club

Enville

Location: Staffordshire

Golfshake Rating: 4.90

Value For Money Rating: 4.59

2020 Summer Golf Rating: 4.93

Review Comment: “The course was in great condition and the greens were quick and true. The course is wonderfully designed, in particular the back nine as all the holes were stunning.”

The Nottinghamshire Golf & Country Club

The Nottinghamshire

Location: Nottinghamshire

Golfshake Rating: 4.26

Value For Money Rating: 4.05

2020 Summer Golf Rating: 4.88

Review Comment: “The Nottinghamshire is a really great golfing venue that has really matured nicely over the last few years – a lot of great holes.”

Worksop Golf Club

Location: Nottinghamshire

Golfshake Rating: 4.49

Value For Money Rating: 4.09

2020 Summer Golf Rating: 4.86

Review Comment: “First time I have played this course and I enjoyed it; the course was in great condition. Looking forward to playing again.”

Churchill and Blakedown Golf Club

Location: Worcestershire

Golfshake Rating: 4.62

Value For Money Rating: 4.40

2020 Summer Golf Rating: 4.83

Review Comment: As always, the course was in great condition. Fairways looking lovely with some nice definition. The bunkers are some of the best you will come across and the greens are running nicely.”

Ladbrook Park Golf Club

Location: Warwickshire

Golfshake Rating: 4.53

Value For Money Rating: 4.16

2020 Summer Golf Rating: 4.83

Review Comment: “Even though it has been very dry, the course was in great shape. Greens were cut fast and they were a test. Playing on a Wednesday, the course was very open with no hold up on pace of play – I will definitely play again.”

Blackwell Golf Club

Location: Worcestershire

Golfshake Rating: 4.81

Value For Money Rating: 3.94

2020 Summer Golf Rating: 4.80

Review Comment: “A hidden gem within the UK, if you ever get a chance to play I highly recommend it. The greens are some of the best I’ve played on and the staff were nice and welcoming. I will definitely return to Blackwell Golf Club in the near future.”

Forest Hills Golf Club

Location: Gloucestershire

Golfshake Rating: 4.38

Value For Money Rating: 4.08

2020 Summer Golf Rating: 4.80

Review Comment: “Absolutely fantastic and all aspects of the course are in great condition. The club pro is always friendly and even though we were unable to use the club bar due to COVID-19, we still had a great day.”

Sapey Golf & Country Club

Location: Worcestershire

Golfshake Rating: 4.58

Value For Money Rating: 4.32

2020 Summer Golf Rating: 4.74

Review Comment: “Our fourball had a fantastic round at Sapey and we were all taken back by the facilities and lodges. We will be returning soon.”

The Shropshire

The Shropshire

Location: Shropshire

Golfshake Rating: 4.81

Value For Money Rating: 4.41

2020 Summer Golf Rating: 4.73

Review Comment: “Good course and the choice of three different 9 hole courses is ideal. Greens and tees in great conditions, open in places so you can be wayward at times but if you are straight and hit greens, it’s quite easy to rack up a good score.”

Ledene Golf Centre

Location: Wolverhampton, West Midlands

Golfshake Rating: 4.67

Value For Money Rating: 4.52

2020 Summer Golf Rating: 4.67

Review Comment: "Love this par-3 course, it’s in excellent condition. Some challenging holes - including the brilliant 11thA peaceful, hidden gem."

Coventry Golf Club

Location: Warwickshire

Golfshake Rating: 4.76

Value For Money Rating: 4.13

2020 Summer Golf Rating: 4.64

Review Comment: “This is one of the best courses in Coventry. If you manage the course well you will do fine. I love the trees and bunkers, having found a few. Staff were friendly and very helpful – highly recommended.”

Beeston Fields Golf Club

Location: Nottinghamshire

Golfshake Rating: 4.58

Value For Money Rating: 3.85

2020 Summer Golf Rating: 4.62

Review Comment: “Wonderful track that is in great condition, with plenty of variety and challenge. Greens were running quick and smooth and the clubhouse had nice beer after we finished.”

Cotswold Edge Golf Club

Location: Gloucester

Golfshake Rating: 4.42

Value For Money Rating: 4.09

2020 Summer Golf Rating: 4.62

Review Comment: “I played during the hottest day of the year so far and the course has been very well maintained over the lockdown. Fairways well cut and the greens were true but also pretty quick.”

Evesham Golf Club

Evesham

Location: Worcestershire

Golfshake Rating: 4.54

Value For Money Rating: 4.36

2020 Summer Golf Rating: 4.57

Review Comment: “The course condition, tee boxes and greens were excellent – with the latter being a good test as they were quick and hilly.”

Stoke Rochford Golf Club

Stoke Rochford

Location: Lincolnshire

Golfshake Rating: 4.75

Value For Money Rating: 4.21

2020 Summer Golf Rating: 4.55

Review Comment: “A proper course with fast immaculate greens and long tricky par-4s. Great value for money and I cannot believe it is not more expensive.”

Horsley Lodge Golf Club

Location: Derbyshire

Golfshake Rating: 4.53

Value For Money Rating: 4.22

2020 Summer Golf Rating: 4.54

Review Comment: “Horsley Lodge is a great course with plenty of challenging holes and it’s the type of course that draws you back time and time again – cannot wait to play it again.”

Ashbourne Golf Club

Ashbourne

Location: Derbyshire

Golfshake Rating: 4.24

Value For Money Rating: 3.99

2020 Summer Golf Rating: 4.50

Review Comment: "Ashbourne is a lovely golf course with spectacular views of the surrounding Peak District. The course is hilly but a fair test of golf for all levels."


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