Warwickshire is a landlocked county in the West Midlands. The county, in particular Stratford-upon-Avon, is probably most famous for being the birthplace of William Shakespeare. Thousands of people visit the town each year to understand a little more about his plays.
Other historical towns in the area such as Rugby, Leamington Spa, Bedworth and Atherstone are also popular with tourists. That means there’s plenty of accommodation on offer in the West Midland county.
Warwickshire also has some history in the game of golf. The Belfry in particular is synonymous with The Ryder Cup having been the battle ground for the bi-annual match between Europe and the USA on four occasions – more than any other course!
The Brabazon Course at The Belfry has also played a big role in the European Tour, having held nearly 20 tournaments for the tour.
An England top 100 course, it’s a must visit if you’re in the area. It offers the chance to walk in the footsteps of some of the game’s greats. You can even try to replicate some of the great shots captured on camera on this course.
Outside of The Belfry, there are plenty of good options in Warwickshire. In total there are 27 golf courses in the region.
Sutton Coldfield is an interesting layout designed by renowned golf architect Alistair MackKenzie. A fairly short course, it places a premium on accuracy, with gorse lurking to catch you out on most holes. The course is considered a hidden gem, ranking in England’s top 100 under £60.
Another gem in the county is the Forest of Arden Golf Club. Although it doesn’t quite reach the official rankings, it’s another course in the area with a European Tour history, having held the British Masters and English Open.
It’s a spectacular venue, set in an impressive 10,000 acre estate with a number of lakes, majestic mature oak trees and wildlife. The layout is of Championship quality, stretching to over 7,100 yards from the back tees.
You can check out all of the golf courses in Warwickshire below.