Roman Rd, Streetly,
Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands B74 3AN
18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Gently undulating terrain - easy to walk.
Woodland and rural countryside.
Laid out by Harry Vardon (1908), with subsequent bunkering improvements by Harry Colt shortly afterwards.
10 miles N of Birmingham
Leave the M6 motorway at exit 5. Follow the A452 (direction Brownhills) for 7 m, then turn right onto B4151 (Foley Rd East). After 0.6 mi turn left at T-junction into Thornhill Rd. At roundabout take second exit (Rosemary Hill Rd). After 0.3 mi turn left into Endwood Drive. At end of Endwood Drive turn right, golf is immediately on your left.
Little Aston Golf Club: Laid out in Little Aston Park, and located close to the Royal Town of Sutton Coldfield, you'll find one of the best and most quintessential of English parkland layouts. The course occupies a beautiful woodland setting, and sits on a stretch of fine old park turf, with an easy-draining subsoil of sand and gravel.
Once played, you'll be unlikely to forget the quality of the upkeep and the excellence of Little Aston's bold and impressive bunkering. Threatening alongside and across the fairways, and around the top-quality greens, the large and impressive sand hazards present a constant threat to carding a good score.
Apart from a gentle slope that leads you down and away from the clubhouse at the par-4 1st, and eventually back up again at the par-4 18th, the terrain here is relatively flat. In addition to the threat posed by the bunkering, there's also some water to contend with on the approaches to the 12th and 17th holes. The tree-line that defines most of the holes is generally not too dense, so an automatic reload after a wayward shot may not be necessary.
Visitors welcome on weekdays (except Thurs) and Sundays.
Must book in advance. Handicap required.
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2023].
Players generally walk this course.
Just to the north of the golf club is a Grade II listed 18th century stately manor house, Little Aston Hall. The house is now divided into luxury apartments, while the grounds around the house are occupied by a variety of apartment buildings and other assorted homes. The original stately house was constructed around 1730 by Richard Scott of nearby Great Barr Hall. It was later restyled by architect James Wyatt for William Tennant in the early 1800s.
England: 54th best course in England (Golf World, 2023).
Walmley Road, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands B76 1QX
+44 (0)1213 782 442Visit website
New Hall Hotel, Sutton Coldfield, the oldest part of which dates back 800 years, has a long history of offering exceptional hospitality to discerning guests. This 60-bedroom, four-star hotel is one of the most desirable venues in the Birmingham area. With crenelated towers, mullioned windows and a drawbridge to complete the picture, do not however expect medieval draughtiness. New Hall is replete with contemporary comforts, whether in its luxury guest rooms, spa, health club or award wining restaurant.
The Belfry; Forest of Arden; Beau Desert
Lichfield Rd, Wishaw, North Warwickshire B76 9PR
+44 (0)1675 238 600Visit website
The 4-star Belfry Resort, located just outside Birmingham, is home to world class golf facilities, including the renowned Brabazon course, of Ryder Cup fame. The resort offers a wide range of excellent leisure, spa and conference facilities.
The Belfry (Brabazon, PGA National and Derby courses).
Forest of Arden; Whittington Heath; Beau Desert; Little Aston; Sutton Coldfield; Walsall; Handsworth; Sandwell Park; Harborne; Moseley; Copt Heath; Edgbaston.
Ryder Cup: Rome plays host to the first ever Ryder Cup to be staged in Italy, with the USA defending golf’s greatest team trophy at Marco Simone Golf & Country Club (Sept 29-Oct 1).
Solheim Cup: also in September, also in southern Europe, the 18th Solheim Cup will be contested at Finca Cortesin on the Costa del Sol, with Europe defending after their surprise win in Toledo, Inverness Club (Ohio) in 2021 (Sept 22-24).
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Céline Boutier: with many successes as both an amateur and professional golfer, Boutier added a major championship title to her impressive résumé at this year’s Evian Championship.
Alex Cejka: buffeted by rain and high winds, especially on the high-scoring final day, Čejka prevailed over Pádraig Harrington in a playoff at Royal Porthcawl, to scoop the Senior Open Championship title.
Marco Simone Golf & Country Club: With a clubhouse that might befit a Roman Emperor, and a golf course to match, you can be sure of a memorable outing at Rome's most talked about golf facility.
Jim Fazio's original layout was much changed to create a modern Ryder Cup course ... now one of the Eternal City's (and Italy's) most revered.
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