Best golf courses: Birmingham

Birmingham: the table below provides brief details about the top golf courses in and around this city. Each golf club has been visited and/or researched by Where2Golf. Click on the course name below to discover more. The course ratings below range from 5 highest, to 2 lowest. They attempt to provide an indication of the golfing experience you might expect at the course (based on its design, condition and surroundings). Hover your cursor above the Rating Key below for the rating definitions.
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Birmingham
Downing, K.K.

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Birmingham

Designer

Kenneth "K.K." Downing Jr (owner and designer).
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Wkends restrictd
Birmingham
Fowler, Herbert

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Nearest city

Birmingham

Designer

Herbert Fowler

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Birmingham
Alliss & Thomas

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Birmingham

Designer

Peter Alliss & Dave Thomas

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Birmingham
Thomas, Dave

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Birmingham

Designer

Dave Thomas

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Birmingham
Fowler & Simpson

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Birmingham

Designer

Current layout designed by Herbert Fowler & Tom Simpson (1923).

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
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Birmingham
Vardon and Colt

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Nearest city

Birmingham

Designer

Original 18-hole course laid out by Harry Vardon (1907). Improvements made by Harry Colt (1912).
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Weekdays only
Birmingham
Vardon, Tom

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Weekdays only

Nearest city

Birmingham

Designer

Tom Vardon designed the current layout (1911), with bunkers marked out by his brother Harry Vardon.
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Birmingham
Colt, Harry

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Birmingham

Designer

Harry Colt designed the present layout in 1935 at the age of 76.
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Birmingham
Unknown

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Birmingham

Designer

Designers unknown. Original 9-hole course (1935), extended to 18-holes (1938). Third nine added (1973) and a fourth (1983), at which time the 36-holes were organised into two 18-hole layouts, the Highgate and the Lodge courses.
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Birmingham
Steel, Donald

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Birmingham

Designer

Donald Steel

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Birmingham
Braid, James

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Birmingham

Designer

James Braid

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Not Saturdays
Birmingham
Colt, Harry

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Not Saturdays

Nearest city

Birmingham

Designer

Harry Colt
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Weekdays only
Birmingham
Colt, Harry

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Weekdays only

Nearest city

Birmingham

Designer

Current course designed by English course architect Harry Colt (1924).
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Birmingham
Hutchison, Cecil K.

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Birmingham

Designer

Major Cecil K. Hutchison.

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Not Saturdays
Birmingham
Vardon, Harry

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Not Saturdays

Nearest city

Birmingham

Designer

Laid out by Harry Vardon (1908), with subsequent bunkering improvements by Harry Colt shortly afterwards.

3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.
Visitors welcome
Birmingham
Colt, Harry

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Birmingham

Designer

Current course designed by English architect Harry Colt (1920s).
3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.
Weekdays only
Birmingham
Colt, Harry

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Weekdays only

Nearest city

Birmingham

Designer

Harry Colt
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Weekdays only
Birmingham
Taylor & Hawtree

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Weekdays only

Nearest city

Birmingham

Designer

Course designed by J.H. Taylor and Fred Hawtree (1924), coincident with Club's move to this location.

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Birmingham
MacKenzie, Dr Alister

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Birmingham

Designer

Dr Alister MacKenzie

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Not Saturdays
Birmingham
Colt, Harry

Visitors?

Not Saturdays

Nearest city

Birmingham

Designer

Current design by English course architect Harry Colt.
3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.
Weekdays only
Birmingham
MacKenzie, Dr Alister

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Weekdays only

Nearest city

Birmingham

Designer

Current course designed by Dr Alister MacKenzie (1930).
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Birmingham
Litten, Karl

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Birmingham

Designer

Karl Litten designed both the Earls and Kings courses at The Warwickshire.
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Birmingham
McAuley, Tom

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Birmingham

Designer

Tom McAuley
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Weekdays only
Birmingham
Colt, Harry

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Weekdays only

Nearest city

Birmingham

Designer

Current design by English course architect Harry Colt (1927).
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Birmingham
MacKenzie & Hawtree

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Birmingham

Designer

Original design at this location by Dr Alister MacKenzie (1927); nine additional holes, making up for nine holes lost to housing, designed by Fred Hawtree of Hawtree & Co. (1970s).

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