Kidderminster Golf Club, established in 1909 is a friendly, modern club owned and operated by its members. An equally warm welcome is extended for society and golf day bookings in 2024.

MG editors Phil and Mandy played Kidderminster on July 21st this year. The golf course, a traditional tree-lined parkland layout offers a mature look and feel about it. Sometimes, courses of this type can appear to be a little formulaic but that feeling doesn’t really exist here.

Uniqueness comes in the way of two quirky challenges that book end the course. The twisting downhill dog leg first at just 280 yards, then right at the end there’s an 18th hole, the kind of which you don’t find on too many other layouts.

In between, 16 holes that held our interest effortlessly, challenged us firmly and gave us that serenity in our surroundings that is always so attractive about golf, especially courses such as this that are situated largely around a built-up area.

Recent investment has led to course improvements and work is ongoing to enhance every bunker on the course slowly but surely. It’s not difficult to notice in terms of sand colour which are done and which aren’t, but the completed traps are a mouthwatering indication of what is to come in the years ahead, a different level.

One thing they do all have in common is a fair bit of menace, alongside the many trees which tighten things up, the bunkers compliment the steely challenge further, in the majority of cases they are all there to test your course management skills. The trickiest times come around on the three short holes which are all expertly protected, the 10th was the most eye-catching, flanked by a pair of tall oaks with the two green fronting traps ready to catch anything underhit.

The 15th is a good par three as well, adding aesthetic charm with a water hazard to contend with on the left-hand side. Another hole that sits around a good-sized putting surface which are all in superb condition right now, silky smooth.

MG Pick – 18th hole 247 yards par 4

A very enjoyable tester to finish with, the length makes it appear drivable but given a look at what’s ahead, over the hedge off the tee then a steep climb to a target only visible by it’s fluttering flagstick, is probably deterrent enough to play it conservatively. Nevertheless, there’s still a tricky approach in store up the bank, advantageous to know in advance where the pin is positioned.

*Take a look at how we got on at the 18th on the Signature Challenge video below.*

19th hole/societies

Large clubhouse with private room space for society gatherings. Nice spill out outdoor area too for sunny afternoons. Societies offered bespoke packages for five days of the week in 2024, weekend times potentially available on request.