The West Midlands region in golfing terms extends to Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, Worcestershire.
The region 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. In total there are nearly 200 golf courses to choose from in the region.
The West Midlands also has a place in the history of golf. Prior to 1985, GB & Ireland or Europe 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 in Warwickshire.
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 – more than any other course in the world!
There’s other courses in the region too where you can walk in some of the footsteps of the golfing greats. The Forest of Arden Golf Club (also in Warwickshire) has played host to numerous European Tour events over the years.
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.
There are also more golf courses that rank in UK & Ireland and England top 100 lists that are scattered throughout the West Midlands such as Beau Desert, Kington Golf Club and Blackwell 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!
You can check out all the golf courses in the West Midlands below.