Belfry Golf Club - The Derby Course

4.0260470588 4.0 stars from 5 (32)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 70
  • Length: 6099 yards
  • Layout

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
Yellow 70 6099 yards N/A N/A
Red 71 5573 yards N/A N/A

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.0 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.3 stars from 5
Value: 4.2 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.5 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.0 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 32 Reviews
5 stars:
9
4 stars:
17
3 stars:
4
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
2

recommend this course

26 out of 32 reviews


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"Value for money"


t2044109302's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/26/2019
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course in good condition although greens had some brown spots. Virus?


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"Good value for money"


u882288521's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/18/2019
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

After playing the PGA national I was kean to try the Derby. The Derby Plays shorter and gives good opportunities for plenty of pars If finding the fairways. I play off 14 and found it a lot more enjoyable than that PGA as more of a realistic test for my ability. Only down side weren’t the Greens whixh worse than you’d expect, quite bobbly and looked abit battered in places.

Caught behind a VERY slow 4 ball (held up around 3 groups) but that happens at every course so can’t penalise to much for that. Overall, excellent value for money though.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"The Belfry Derby course"


t531835988's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/15/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Always a real pleasure to play at the Belfry, the course was good for the time of the year and the staff are always very polite and friendly


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



t1564017647's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/29/2018
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Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



t37596322's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/15/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Belfry"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/27/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Excellent course,, very enjoyable, friendly staff and other golfers...great afternoon


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



t316776104's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/21/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Belfry Derby course"


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

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/20/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

All I can say is corporate greed

Booked for 1.48 pm they changed tee time to 2.12 pm and too many people on the course

The staff at the Belfry didn’t care much for the golf experience only interested in making money

poor staff relations


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


"Below Par"


t1686931671's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/04/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice parkland course nothing special thought considering it was the belfry it would be better than it was even though it was their 3rd course.

Played better courses for less money Walsall and wishaw are prime examples


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I don't recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/05/2018
Previously played Walked Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Underrated"


u417708437's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/26/2018
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Reviewed on

A very flat & forgiving golf course especially when compared with the Brabazon which I have played three times now. The front nine feels very municipal course where the back nine is more scenic. Highly recommended. Definitely underrated.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Lovely place"


grumpysaurus's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/16/2018
Previously played Walked Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

What you would expect from a premier golf complex,

Well organised, well run, lovely course in good condition considering time of year.

Shame the bar is so expensive, 2 coffees £11


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Derby course"


Melsgonegolf's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/01/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It might be overlooked in favour of its more illustrious sister courses but don’t be out of playing this little gem at 6000 yards it’s no pitch and putt course and it will test all your clubs and know how

There’s something for everyone what ever your standards of Golf very enjoyable and in great condition for the time of year


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Delayed Tee time"


t350443656's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/31/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was great, but this is the 3rd time Tee Off Time incorrectly confirm a tee time that was not available. Had to wait a further 40-mins for a time


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Winter Deal with Wife"


Topov1309's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/20/2017
Previously played Walked Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Having been to Belfry on other occasions thought it only decent to take the wife so she could have a day out at short notice. Found a deal on the internet and booked it up for single golfer - she walks courses with me, so I am lucky. Weather was changeable - NEVER BELIEVE BBC WEATHER - it said mild!!.

Didn't spoil the fun and she kept the score, even though we were getting wet - good thing she wore my spare waterproof trousers.

The greeting was good on arrival

All staff very friendly and wife was impressed.

Only issue was that Sam's Bar was only place on site you could get food at 3pm on Monday....missing a trick here...

Wife said she would like to go back when we can see it during the warmer climate...keeping my eyes peeled for deals....


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Too busy for an enjoyable round."


t507253519's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/23/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The group in front were only just teeing off by out tee time. They had a 4 ball in front of them causing a delay. Had to wait before taking every shot. The roaming marshal only seemed interested in getting us right up the of the group in front and kept saying the gap in front of the 4 ball was a 'natural gap' At one point we had the 3 groups behind us all waiting as we teed off. I saw the 4 ball having a good 5 minute discussion before teeing off with no one in front of them. If the marshalls aren't going to make groups like this pick up and skip a hole after fair warning, they need to leave longer between tee times. I was fed up after 9, and losing the will to live after 15. Group in front said their round was ruined, group behind were angry. Think this venue will always get custom because of their fame so cram golfers on the courses like cattle and charge the earth for pretty umipressive food.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course



t238369446's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/23/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Exceptional value"


u937295435's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/04/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We have played the Derby on a number of occasions however this was the first time on doing so via GolfNow. Value-wise, it literally can't be beaten. The only complaints were that the group in front were a little slow and a couple of greens were not in the best condition, although this was an exception as they were generally lightning quick and healthy. Would definitely play again at the price we played.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Worst golfing experience ever"


striketeam's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/15/2017
First time playing Walked Perfect weather

Reviewed on

I have been playing golf for about 8 years and this was the worst golf experinence ever, bar none. I understand the Derby course is the 3rd course at the Belfry, but the experience was so bad I won't be returining.

So where do I begin, I booked a round for 2 and on arrivial was told that we would have to play with another pair, no prior warning but fair enough. We make our way to the first tee and there are 3 other 4 balls hovering around the first! My group makes it four.

Slow would be an understament, I think it took us just over 6 hours to get round. At one point the course marshall tells us to speed up, this only darkens my mood. Besides from getting a hole in one on every hole I not sure how I could achieve this. Maybe if the belfry had not over booked this would not have been a problem.

Other things, the bunkers were full of stones, my friend nearly getting hit by a ball, nobody bothered to warm him, fairways were in average condition.

Do your self a favour and save your money, there are plenty of council courses nearby which are better value for money. Avoid.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/08/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Thoroughly enjoyable round of golf at an excellent friendly course, will be returning soon!


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



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