The South Staffordshire Club is always a special visit. Nestled in the leafy suburbs of Wolverhampton, a traditional members club with a much admired parkland course that never fails to impress. Messrs Vardon, Colt, Braid and more recently Donald Steel have all played their parts in creating a layout that charms, teases and yields a low score very reluctantly.
“ Some of the best greens I've played, anywhere in the world. I wouldn't think Augusta's are quicker than these, and that's no exaggeration.”The words of European Tour event winner Van Phillips following his appearance at the TP Tour event at Solihull's Robin Hood Golf Club in 2015.
Snowdonia Golf - 5 amazingly good reasons to travel just that little bit further off the beaten path of North Wales golf. Five great golf clubs who have joined forces to offer a superb variety of golf to visitors this year. Plus, they're offering all visiting golfers a wonderful opportunity to sample it for yourselves this spring with a very special offer indeed.
It's been a long winter for all Midlands golf but one Staffordshire club in particular can't wait for the spring to start. With a new club professional Phil Cary starting at the back end of summer 2016 and a new greenkeeping regime out there on the golf course
MG are pleased to introduce a new young professional to our ranks. We met up with him at Four Ashes Golf Centre near Solihull earlier this month, Mandy chatted to him while we watched him take a few swings, take a look below.
This is a modern golf and leisure complex that doesn’t like to sit still and the steady growth in popularity of the club since its opening in 1995 has enabled the family ownership to put investment back into the course and facilities.
A major East Midlands player, Morley Hayes truly has it all, you can play, learn, socialise and get your head down. All ages and abilities of golfer are welcomed and share the off course charms with many non-golfing visitors, diners, hotel guests and businesses. A hive of activity, in this special feature we introduce you to it all, and new for 2017 the complex is now introducing membership packages for the very first time.
Fortunes are continuing on an upward curve at Redditch Golf Club. This popular members club situated on the outskirts of the Worcestershire town is a current European Challenge Tour qualifying host, when the Bridgestone Challenge comes to town annually. The course was also voted No1 in Worcestershire in the 2016 Midlands Golfer course rankings, and no13 in the full region as a whole.
Founded in 1923, a warm Black Country welcome awaits at this peaceful and very accessible South Staffordshire location. A mature, undulating, parkland course of distinctive character, Bloxwich makes full use of its natural hazards to provide a testing round of golf and a real sense of achievement for players of all levels.
A secluded stretch of delightful parkland to discover on the Staffordshire/West Midlands border, Druids Heath is a traditional members club offering a very friendly welcome to all visitors and a peaceful ‘away from it all’ playing experience.
The fortunes of Nuneaton Golf Club are doing rather nicely of late, a rate of progress to compare favourably with their famous son. Locally born Andy Sullivan played his golf here from picking up a club at the age of ten. He still lives in the area and during his downtime away from the European Tour is often to be found on the fairways of Nuneaton, still playing money games with old mates.
Leamington and County GC has the experience of over 100 years of golfing tradition combined with a healthy modern attitude to bringing new golfers into the game.Leamington have undertaken some course developments this year too, a slightly altered layout now exists with a re-route and two changed holes which include a new 18th. A joint editor's visit was required to check it all out, Mandy and myself chose the hottest day of the year to do it!