Belfry Golf Club - The Brabazon Course

4.6960823529 4.7 stars from 5 (29)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7253 yards
  • Layout

  • Wishaw, Sutton, West Midlands, B76 9PR, United Kingdom
  • +44 (0) 1675 238600
  • +44 (0) 1675 470256
  • www.thebelfry.com
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Year built: 1977
Architect(s): Dave Thomas (1977), Peter Alliss (1977)
Type: Resort
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
GPS: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Dress code: Appropriate golf attire.

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 7253 yards N/A N/A
White 72 6869 yards N/A N/A
Yellow 72 6466 yards N/A N/A
Red (W) 73 5755 yards N/A N/A

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.7 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.7 stars from 5
Value: 4.6 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.6 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.9 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 29 Reviews
5 stars:
19
4 stars:
8
3 stars:
2
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

27 out of 29 reviews


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"Brabazon"


u929961318's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/16/2019
First time playing Walked Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Considering the weather the course was in good condition. great experience to play a previous Ryder Cup course


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Beyond excellent"


u543413776's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/31/2019
Previously played Walked Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Do not have time to list all the superlatives in relation to our round of golf and overnight stay at the hotel.

Was lucky enough to attend a couple of the Ryder Cup matches here in the 80's... so this course holds some extremely fond memories.

Course in absolutely tip-top manicured condition. Starter and course marshal did a great job of introducing the course, its history and how best to play it for what was a very mixed handicap group.

Pace of play was perfect... no hold-ups as they adopt a 10-minute gap between tee times... unlike some other money-grabbing courses who go for 8 minutes to cram as many people on as possible and leave you standing for 5 minutes on every tee.

The standard of service in the hotel was equivalent to a top US hotel... nothing was too much trouble and the staff were extremely attentive and genuine in their desire to make your stay something you would remember positively.

The Brabazon Course still lives up to the iconic status it enjoys as the course that has hosted more Ryder Cups than any other.

We will be back next year.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Exceptional signature holes with much more"


Powelldog's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/18/2019
Previously played Walked Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

An exceptional course with challenging signature holes. The Brabazon is definitely a course you have to play at least once.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"History of the course is matched by the layout"


Powelldog's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/17/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A wonderful experience to play a course with several excellent holes and obvious signature holes that make the difference.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



t1855274886's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/27/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Wow"


t389883252's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/07/2019
First time playing

Reviewed on

It's pretty amazing and for the £60 fee isn't such an expensive day when you factor in you won't play a better course all year, loved it, awesome experience and the Belfry itself is a classy place.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"The brab"


Evosimo75's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/26/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in amazing condition , even after the heavy rain we had,,,was well impressed,, and definitely coming back


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Piece of history"


u795670370's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/03/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Brilliant golf course and considering the recent rain was in superb nick. Greens were very good all round even though they were fairly soft again due to the rain.

Friendly staff and a club shop which is more like a golf superstore.

An absolute must for any golfer and a chance to play a piece of golfing history.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Speaks for its self"


t721459297's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/16/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great day and course was in great shape for the time of year. It was a shotgun start which allowed them to blow off all the leaves on each hole. Some great holes with lots of water around. Stunning looking holes and water featuring on most. Alround hreat day.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Wow wow wow"


DuncanParry's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/01/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Thank you so much to the belfry. The brabazon was in immaculate condition. We played as a family, myself, my parents and my son. It was a present for my dad’s birthday and the staff were great, making him feel good. The course was superb and a place every golfer should play. Day topped off with my lad driving the green on 10, making a two! Great day, great place, great people. Thank you!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Grate course"


u377733489's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/10/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

What a day of golf for dads birthday really good fun


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Shotgun Bargain"


ahitchm's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/03/2018
Previously played Walked Wet weather

Reviewed on

Played this under a great deal the Belfry were doing this winter, a shotgun start at 10:30am that was 25% of the usual green fee. February is cold & its going to be wet but wear the right clothes & you can still enjoy the challenges this course throws at you. We all know the 10th & 18th & if you don't enjoy those, I suggest you give up the game. However the Brab is more than just those two holes, yes there are a few mundane ones but the 3rd, 6th, 9th, 12th & 16th are very good in their own right. It had been very wet before we played & the walk from tee to fairway was a bit of a bog at times but the fairways themselves & the greens were still in good order (many of them had been hollow tined but they still ran true). We went round in bang on 4hrs, so i hope the Belfry do more of this type of offer in the winter months, recommended at this price!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Don’t play until the greens are playable!!"


t1134134891's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/19/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was saturated and the greens had been spiked, we were really looking forward to playing a top 100 course for £42.

The whole day was a let down, if we had been informed of the conditions before we booked we would have gone elsewhere.

Don’t waste your money until the greens recover.

Gavin Symington


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Needs Marshalls....."


cderrick9's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/29/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We arrived to discover that our tee time via Teeofftimes had not been confirmed on the golf clubs booking system. However the pro shop team found a way around that to allow us to tee off at roughly the allocated time. The only problem with the golf course was the varying conditions of the greens (some recently holotyned, others top dressed) which at this time of the year is totally acceptable given the price we paid. However 5 hours 40 mins for a 3 ball with just a 4 ball in front was not. Granted the golf club cannot be held entirely responsible for the behavior and lack of etiquette of a few if its customers however on a bitterley cold day the experience was ruined by a lack of authority on the course and spoilt by a group who clearly felt they were entitled to the course exclusively. I have played here previously without issue under similar circumstances so I wouldn't be put off returning with the fresh proviso that it could then turn out to be a very long day (including two extensive drives to the venue itself). A shame on this occasion but I'll look forward to writing a more positive review following my next visit.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Belfry Brabazon"


t709389279's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/20/2017
First time playing Walked Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Some memorable holes but overall the course is very overrated. Fairways and bunkers were poor. Greens were ok.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"the brabazon belfry"


gblount's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/10/2017
First time playing Walked Windy weather

Reviewed on

well looked after course ,would recommend to any one very challenging


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"The belfry"


None's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/28/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was fantastic

Very busy so little slow play

Defenetly will play here again


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



u5303627's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/25/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Amazing Course in great condition"


t1645495877's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/31/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Always wanted to play the Brabazon and it fully met all my expectations.The Course was in Great condition and I feel privileged to have now played on the same course as some of my golfing heroes.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



u132075834's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/31/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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