Formed in 1905 Wrekin Golf Club in Wellington near Telford is situated just off the M54 J7.
The course nestles under the famous Shropshire landmark, The Wrekin and as you drive to the Clubhouse adjacent to the Ercall Woods look out for deer in close proximity.
To master the course your drives need to be accurate and a good short game helps when playing the six varied par threes
The par 66, SSS 68, is a good test for the average golfer and as you cross the drive to complete the final four holes the challenge to keep a good round going is a test for most.
There’s a popular mis-conception in golf that it’s got to be big to be worthwhile. Wrekin Golf Club disputes that theory and makes a forcible argument that yardage doesn’t make any less a test or more importantly, any less enjoyable.
The course takes golfers on a winding, wonderful path under the shadow of the famous Shropshire hill, The Wrekin, and never too severely, just a very beautiful scenic walk.
Plus it’s not like you need to leave the big dog at home either, realistically a good ten of the 12 par fours are driver suitable, and a pair of them are realistically reachable too, increasing the excitement factor.
You also get some inspiring tee shot views, the 10th and the 13th are the best examples of that, who doesn’t enjoy opening their shoulders a little to a fairway running downbank with a glorious backdrop? Plus the views from the latter tee are quite spectacular across to Telford and the countryside beyond on a clear day.
Half a dozen short holes too, the best is known as ‘The Pulpit’ a plunging par three 7th , only a little gap to aim through to a distant green over 50 metres below your feet. The woodland on the left threatens out of bounds, favour the right for safety and a tough up and down awaits.
‘Long Valley’ a tremendous sideways sloping par four comes along next, stroke index 1 and rightfully so. It might need a solid up and down to grab a par here.
Wrekin is beautifully conditioned; the greens were smooth in texture and teasing in examination. Full greens all year round now, a feather in the cap of Head Greenkeeper Harry Jones, they think very highly of Harry and his team here.
But our abiding memory of Wrekin is the sheer friendliness of the place, they have a warm welcome in store to all visitors here, the first floor Clubhouse is spacious with panoramic views towards the Wrekin & the Cheshire plain. Officials here including new teaching professional Richard Hampton have reformed the operation and are introducing new ideas and promotions to safeguard a bright & long term future for the club.
Shropshire is proud of producing champion golfers; Sandy Lyle, Ian Woosnam and Peter Baker, and now Wrekin Golf Club have high hopes for the future in Will Enefer who having enjoyed a great amateur career is now embarking on the EuroPro Tour.
Visitors & Societies are very welcome so why not book now to enjoy the finest course & the friendliest club around.
For all enquiries please contact
Richard Gallier or Tanya May – email@example.com