Top ten golf courses in Birmingham

Golf courses can be hard to find in the city, so we have done the hard work for you. Here is a list of the ten best golf courses to play in the Birmingham area

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Fri, 24 May 2013
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1. Edgbaston Golf Club

Although not the longest, Edgbaston should test most golfers. It is a par-69 course that was designed by the legendary Harry Colt, who also worked on the likes of St Andrews, Muirfield, Sunningdale and Royal St Georges. At a minumum of £35 per round though, it is not cheap.

Postcode: B15 3TB
Closest station: Five Ways
Cost of round: £35-65
Playing requirements: Handicap certificate required (Max. 24 for men, 36 for ladies)
Website: Edgbaston Golf Club

2. Harborne Golf club

Harborne is another course that will set you back a few quid. It is three miles from the city centre and five from the M5, meaning it is central enough to be easily accessible, but far enough out not to feel cramped, playing 6,210 yards. It is a parkland course, also designed by Colt.

Postcode: B32 2JE
Closest station: University (Birmingham)
Cost of round: £50
Playing requirements: Weekdays only
Website: Harborne Golf Club

3. Gay Hill Golf Club

Gay Hill is celebrating its centenery year in 2013. It is a parkland course set in a valley with a stream running through it, which comes into play on several holes. It is 6,406 yards long, with narrow fairways and fast greens.

Postcode: B47 5PP
Closest station: Shirley
Cost of round: £35-40
Playing requirements: Handicap certificate required
Website: Gay Hill Golf Club

4. Kings Norton Golf Club

Kings Norton is located in South Birmingham, just north of the M42. It plays 6,748 yards and is a par 72. There are 27 holes on the championship course, allowing visitors to pick and choose which of the three sets of nine they play.

Postcode: B48 7ED
Closest station: Wythall
Cost of round: £22-35
Playing requirements: Weekdays only from November-March
Website: Kings Norton Golf Club

5. Forest of Arden Country Club

Forest of Arden Country Club is set in 10,000 acres of Warwickshire parkland. There are two 18-hole courses, and the championship course has hosted events of the European Tour, such as the British Masters and England Open. Darren Clarke and Colin Montgomerie have both won here in the past.

Postcode: CV7 7HR
Closest station: Birmingham International
Cost of round: £15-55
Playing requirements: None
Website: Forest of Arden Golf

6. Sutton Coldfield Golf Club

This course is laid out in the 2,400 acres of sutton Park, meaning you wouldn't even know Birmingham city centre is only a couple of miles away. The heathland course is designed by Augusta National mastermind, Alister MacKenzie. Par 72, 6,548 yards.

Postcode: B74 3ER
Closest station: Four Oaks
Cost of round: £35-50
Playing requirements: None
Website: Sutton Coldfield Golf Club

7. Sandwell Park Golf Club

Yet another Harry Colt-designed course, Sandwell Park is a heathland course characterised by its undulating fairways and tricky greens. It is a par-71, playing 6,468 yards off the white tees.

Postcode: B71 4JJ
Closest station: Smethwick Galton Bridge
Cost of round: £30-35
Playing requirements: None
Website: Sandwell Park Golf Club

 

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