The Belfry Hotel & Resort (PGA National course)


3+ (3 gold): one of our top-rated 3-star courses, worthy of 3½ stars.
   The Belfry Hotel & Resort (PGA National course) Est. 1997

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The Belfry (PGA National course): Although not quite living up to the star-billing of the Belfry's more famous Brabazon (Ryder Cup) course, the PGA National course is nonetheless a good-quality and enjoyable open parkland layout. It is certainly a course that will thoroughly test your overall game.

Prodigious bunkering is one of the distinctive hallmarks of this relatively open layout, where a considerable amount of earthmoundng creates good definition to the holes. Much of the original tree-planting is still to reach full maturity, but in time it will restore a parkland balance to the layout's predominantly open linksy character.

The PGA National's greens are typically large, and home to plenty of slopes and borrows. Getting down in two is never guaranteed. Water comes into play on less than half the holes, but it seriously threatens on those occasions when it does. The par-5 2nd, par-3 3rd and par-4 4th are a testing trio of water-protected holes, quite capable of derailing your score at an early stage in the round. You'll need to carefully pick your way through these early holes.

The PGA National provides a fine golfing experience in a pleasant rural setting. One or two large electricity pylons straddle parts of the course, but not to its detriment.

Stay & Play at The Belfry: onsite accommodation available, see Where2Stay section below.

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Making Contact

The Belfry Hotel & Resort
Lichfield Rd, Wishaw,
nr Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands B76 9PR
England
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Office   +44 (0)844 980 0600
Pro Shop   +44 (0)844 980 0555
Fax

  +44 (0)1675 470 178

Email   enquiries@thebelfry.com
Website   www.thebelfry.com
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Open parkland.
Gently undulating terrain - no effort to walk.
 
Surroundings: Rural countryside.
 
Designer: Dave Thomas
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 7053 6153 5735
Par 72 70 73
SSS or Slope 74 70 74
 
At the Same Location:
The three 18-hole courses at The Belfry are: Brabazon course (par-72, 7196 yds from back tees); PGA National course (par-72, 7053 yds from back tees); Derby course (par-70, 6057 yds).
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How2Get There?

10 miles NE of Birmingham
Leave the M6 (toll) motorway at exit T2 (Lichfield A446) and follow direction Lichfield on the A446. After 1.2 miles The Belfry is on your right.

Essential information

Green Fees:
Visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (April thru' Oct): £80 (all days); although discounts often apply. Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, Stay&Play packages, etc. [Last updated: 2019].
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Who can play and When?
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.  Must book in advance. Maximum handicap: men 24; women 32. Proof of handicap required. (No handicap limit on the Derby course).
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Other Information
Soft spikes preferred. Players generally walk this course. Golf carts fitted with GPS available for hire.

Practice facilities
Excellent
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Did you know?

The Belfry's Brabazon golf course, a regular European Tour venue, gained wide acclaim as host venue for several unforgettable Ryder Cup matches. The PGA National course has hosted the European Senior Tour on a number of occasions. For details see: Top Golf Tournaments at The Belfry.

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Published Ranking
2018 Golf World rating: 10th best Stay&Play golf resort in Britain & Ireland.
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Location

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Latitude: (52.554581)
Longitude: (-1.732106)
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The Belfry Hotel & Resort 4-star
Lichfield Rd, Wishaw, North Warwickshire B76 9PR
+44 (0)1675 238 600
www.thebelfry.com

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.

Golf at this hotel The Belfry (Brabazon, PGA National and Derby courses).
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