The Belfry Golf Club

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Rating

About the Club

One of the legends of world golf, The Belfry offers three superb parkland golf courses, including the Brabazon Course, the PGA National Course and the Derby Course. It is the Brabazon layout however, that is of world renown in terms of playing host to the Ryder Cup, the latest being in 2002. And while The Belfry has undoubtedly been made famous by its golf courses, the venue also offers a luxury hotel, which offers leisure facilities second to none.

All three courses at The Belfry are well worth playing. The Derby Course is a par 70 layout measuring just over 6,000 yards and is suited to all standards of player; the PGA National Course presents more of a challenge and measures over 7,000 yards from the championship tees; while the Brabazon Course is quite simply one of the finest inland tests of golf in the United Kingdom. And while the Brabazon Course offers countless fine holes, it is probably the par four 10th that is regarded as the signature hole. According to former Ryder Cup player, Ken Brown, "- it is one of the great holes of golf in a match play situation-the green nestles between the lake and mature trees to provide a memorable and picturesque setting-it provides the possibility of birdies, eagles or disasters".

Host to the Ryder Cup in 1985, 1989, 1993 and 2002, The Belfry is also significant as it is where the European players finally came of age and proved they could compete with and beat the best players in the world. Since the event in 1993, the Brabazon Course has undergone many layout changes, made with the spectator in mind and also to increase the challenge presented by an already formidable test.

Some of the finest holes on the Brabazon Course include the 3rd, 10th and fittingly the 18th. Having safely negotiated the fairway bunkers from the tee on the par five, 3rd hole, the golfer is presented with a tantalizing approach, needing to carry a pond on its way to an elevated green. The short 10th is a real classic and while Seve Ballesteros proved it could be driven, do not underestimate the inherent difficulty of this hole. A well-placed drive and wedge is advised. As with all great courses, the finishing hole at the Brabazon Course is superb. Having negotiated the water from the tee, you then need to produce an approach across a stretch of the same water to the green.


Directions

Leave M42 at Junction 9 and follow signs for Lichfield the Belfry is on A446
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Latest Player Rounds

John's image
PGA National Course
SCORE: 98 SP: 20
Tony's image
Derby Course
SCORE: 100 SP: 35
Paul's image
The Belfry - Brabazon Golf Course
SCORE: 108 SP: 0
Chris's image
PGA National Course
SCORE: 90 SP: 30
Kevin's image
Derby Course
SCORE: 85 SP: 34
Gordon's image
PGA National Course
SCORE: 110 SP: 17

Courses & Scorecards

PGA National Course

71/70
PAR
71
SSS
7053
YARDS
Hole
Par
Par 2
SI
Yds
1
4
4
17
331
2
5
5
7
487
3
3
3
15
158
4
4
4
13
360
5
4
4
1
384
6
4
4
9
411
7
4
4
5
412
8
3
3
11
187
9
4
4
3
380
Hole
Par
Par 2
SI
Yds
10
5
4
8
428
11
3
3
12
159
12
5
5
2
521
13
4
4
6
401
14
4
4
4
385
15
3
3
16
148
16
4
4
18
320
17
4
4
10
320
18
4
4
14
361

The Belfry - Brabazon Golf Course

The Brabazon at 7,118 yards, par 72 is the adopted home to the Ryder Cup and conjures up images of the dramatic approach over the lake on to the 18th green - O'Connor's 2 iron, or those winning putts - Torrance and McGinley. 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.

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72/72
PAR
72
SSS
7118
YARDS
Hole
Par
Par 2
SI
Yds
1
4
4
11
368
2
4
4
15
321
3
5
5
13
501
4
4
4
1
389
5
4
4
9
359
6
4
4
7
364
7
3
3
17
156
8
4
4
5
383
9
4
4
3
374
Hole
Par
Par 2
SI
Yds
10
4
4
16
284
11
4
4
6
372
12
3
3
14
179
13
4
4
12
350
14
3
3
18
166
15
5
5
10
488
16
4
4
4
388
17
5
5
2
530
18
4
4
8
418

Derby Course

The PGA National opened in 1997 and features extensive mounding and a number of water hazards which come into play on eight holes. However, it is the cunningly placed bunkers which are the courses' main defence. All in all, a challenging, yet thoroughly enjoyable test of golf.

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70/71
PAR
70
SSS
6099
YARDS
Hole
Par
Par 2
SI
Yds
1
4
4
7
294
2
4
4
5
370
3
3
3
17
151
4
4
4
3
367
5
4
4
1
398
6
4
4
11
334
7
3
3
13
192
8
4
4
9
352
9
4
4
15
307
Hole
Par
Par 2
SI
Yds
10
4
4
8
382
11
3
3
18
201
12
4
4
6
403
13
5
5
14
499
14
5
5
2
480
15
4
4
12
372
16
3
3
16
180
17
4
4
10
402
18
4
5
4
415

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