The West Midlands region in golfing terms extends to Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, Worcestershire and West Midlands County itself, which covers some big cities, from Wolverhampton in the North West of the region, through to Coventry in the South East, with Birmingham the beating heart in the centre.
Despite the big cities, there are golf courses aplenty across the wider region, some of particular note. Prior to 1985, we hadn’t been able to pry the Ryder Cup from American hands since a Great Britain team won at Lindrick Golf Club in 1957. That all changed at the wonderful Brabazon course of The Belfry, Warwickshire, and those of a certain age will remember the raised arms of Sam Torrance as Europe claimed victory at a course that would host four Ryder Cups in total.
If emulating those yesteryear heroes isn’t enough, there are plenty of other great courses in the region – Little Aston is a popular choice in Staffordshire, while Shropshire boasts three courses at the impressive Hawkstone Park Golf Club.
With transport links from almost anywhere, and such a wide range of quality courses, the West Midlands is a perfect choice to placate the frustrated Ryder Cup wannabee in you!