Pype Hayes Golf Club

3.7786176471 3.8 stars from 5 (21)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6024 yards
  • Layout

  • Eachelhurst Road, Pype Hayes, Birmingham, West Midlands, B76 1EP, United Kingdom
  • +44 (0) 121 3511014
  • +44 (0) 121 3130206
  • mytimeactive.co.uk/pypehayes

Year built: 1933
Architect(s): Fred G. Hawtree (1933), John Henry Taylor (1933)
Type: Public
Style: Parkland

Rentals/Services

Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
White 71 6024 yards N/A N/A
Yellow 71 5662 yards N/A N/A
Red (W) 72 5332 yards N/A N/A

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.8 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.1 stars from 5
Value: 3.9 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.7 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.8 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.8 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 21 Reviews
5 stars:
1
4 stars:
15
3 stars:
4
2 stars:
1
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

19 out of 21 reviews


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"Forgiving Course"


u978257362's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/31/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

So the new club house and ammenties are a big Improvement. Staff are polite and helpful.

The course itself is fairly short and open. There are plenty of relatively short par fours which for long hitters driveable. The fairways and greens are good and have improved over the last few years. If you go badly wrong off the tees the heavy rough is long in the summer. But really you shouldn't be hitting it as the fairways are v open with few obstacles. The bunkers are well filled and in good order.

If you want a course to give you confidence play here. My handicap is around 15 but I can play this course just into single figures which gives you an idea of the difficulty level.

Overall a very decent public course to make you feel better than you actually are.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



t977252920's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/21/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



t332786194's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/26/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course in reasonable condition considering the wet weather, staff working hard to rid course of the leaves everywhere, and seemed to be installing new winter tees.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



t332786194's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/24/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



t332786194's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/31/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in fantastic condition shame the pace of play was appalling.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Shame no marshalls"


t1464203809's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/25/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course in itself was good, but had play ruined by a lot of anti socials located around the course. Firstly on the first hole, locals let out Alsatians to run round the course, followed further up by another local letting out 3 staffs. Meant to be a golf course not a local park for dogs.

Secondly on the 11th, local kids entered the course to mess about, moving flags and putting off other golfers, and lastly another local used the 9th near end of day to practise with his drone, again putting off the golf players.

The course in itself is great, with greens to a good standard, and good longer back nines to test your longer game.

Shame no marshalls around to monitor the course, as this is letting down the standard of the club.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Good value"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/25/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Probably one of the better courses in the area

Some fun slopes and gradients which make you think about club selection


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Pype Hayes on a cold & windy day"


Garthy65's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

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

Reviewed on

Weather better than forecast although still cold & windy. Earlier bouts of rain resulted in a few patches of standing water on the fairways. Quite a few temporary greens on the first nine holes but only one on the back nine, the 18th. Course overall in good condition despite all the bad weather. Really what you would expect this time of year. Quite muddy in places. Staff very friendly and helpful. Bar serves good choice of food & a selection of beers eg Guinness, John Smiths, Strongbow & lager.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Pype Hayes"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/28/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Pretty decent course, played better venues played worse. . . . Interesting course layout lacks a water feature and a driving range would be nice.

Excellent value for money and rate of play was excellent but it was a cold ( but dry ) Sunday so may have helped.

Would definitely play there again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"midday tee time"


Johnrichmond11's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/26/2017
Previously played Walked Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

After a small mix up paying as the previous pro said it was cheaper to book direct rather than with golfnow - which doesnt seem to be the case now there was a slight wait on the 1st tee but in fairness by the time we started the 2nd there was no hold up at all. I thought the course was in great nick for a 'municipal' at this time of year and suprisingly dry. Greens in good condition too. Couple of temporary tees/ playing off ladies tees which is a shame as shortens some holes but will only be to protect main tees


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"OK"


t88871129's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/26/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First 9 is short and a lot of par 4’s are drives then chips. 2nd 9 is a better test. Tee boxes not in great condition. A bit like putting a tee down in your local park. When not off grass the winter mats are tiny and difficult to get a tee into.

Greens OK for time of year.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Ground staff"


t1616356319's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month

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

Reviewed on

Had to play off the red tees a couple of times due to the ground staff deciding to tidy up the yellow tees as we came to the tee and mowing around us whilst we were teeing off. Had people jumping on to holes in front of us from nowhere and slowing out game.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Nice to see this classic public course looking so good."


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/02/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I played Pype Hayes many, many times as a lad. A visit several years ago was very disappointing but happy to say that the new regime is excellent. New clubhouse inc. café, bar and function room etc is wonderful. Staff were helpful and friendly.

The greens are back to near their very best and the fairways are lush. The SSS of 67 for a par of 71 is about right as the course has more shorter 4s than most, but it is still a good test of golf and there are some great holes - 4,8,11,12,13, 17 &18 are my favourites. Shame about the change to the original bunker on the 5th and they have altered the 9th green which was a classic, but on the whole very enjoyable.

The slow play issue will rumble on until someone with clout is out on the course regularly. I would appeal to ALL golfers to keep up with the game in front or let others through - its called etiquette - or courtesy/good manners. Please don't be an ignorant golfer.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



t830437594's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/18/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"very average"


t1167063665's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/17/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

it was good value for the money we paid, but it was very very busy and painfully slow


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Decent course but far too slow"


u000002032926's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/11/2017
Previously played Walked Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Have played Pype Hayes a few times as I live close by, but was disappointed this time. Not sure if the people who jumped in front of us on the first were members or not, but they took our 2pm tee time and didn't go in to the shop to register. Saw a few people doing this and it overloads the course, leading to slow play.

The condition wasn't as good as on previous visits. The first tee was essentially 50% dust through wear and tear and the bunkers were in a very poor state. The rough was also too high - given this course attracts a lot of casual players who aren't accurate, deep rough not far from the fairway means a lot of time searching for balls, thus making the pace of play even slower.

Got round to the 5th and saw three groups waiting on the 8th tee, two more on the 11th tee and others waiting on every other tee box we could see. This hadn't improved once we got to the 9th, so we decided to end our game there than spend another 2.5 hours or more playing the back nine.

It's a shame. Pype Hayes is a good, mature golf course and a decent test for all abilities. The greens were pretty good (although a touch slow), but the place just isn't being managed very well. The slowness of play due to overloading the course and the rough being too deep may well have me looking for another venue when I fancy a change of scenery from the club at which I'm a member.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Nice Course"


t1799068196's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/10/2017
Previously played Walked Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

As often happens Teeofftimes says course free for most of the day. Not the case at all as very busy so slow at times.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"prepare for a slow round"


Baggiesdave's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/06/2017
First time playing Walked Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

people turn up and play this course without paying creating slow play, checked before setting off what times were available six times before and 10 times after our time were still available. Had to wait on the first tee as someone just walked from the car park to the first tee and someone then followed us neither of them had scorecards, but as no-one does any spot checks on the course this will continue to happen, if you are happy to wait around on every tee then play this course


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


"an excellent days golf"


u000002502373's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/26/2017
Previously played Walked Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

a welcome quiet course and in very good condition considering its early in the season. Greens and bunkers good and hardly any lying water considering it has been wet lately. Nice patio on the 19th to enjoy a welcome drink in lovely weather.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"good course"


u523087960's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/31/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

excellent day ,wonderful weather no wind only coment I could make was semi rough was just a little deep


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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