West Midlands Golf Club
Located in Barston, Solihull, five minutes from Meriden, in the centre of England, is West Midlands Golf Club. The course was opened in 2003 and the greens and tees have been built to USGA specification, this means they have a sand base with undersoil drainage system which allows them to be played all year round, so there are no temporary tees nor greens (except on frosty mornings).
The course is set in a parkland setting with mature trees and contoured landscapes, extending over 234 acres including the 21 acre Barston Lake, which is the setting for the final hole, the 18th, a Par 3 of around 120 to 140 yards, the green of which is set on an island, reminiscent of the 17th at the Stadium course at Sawgrass, one of the most famous holes in golf!
UKs Longest hole!
Home to the UK’s longest hole, the site offers a Par 6 hole, which measures 666 yards from the yellow tees (hence the name ‘The Devil’) and 725 yards from the blue tees. Recently introduced by CONGU, this is the third 6 Par hole in the UK.
Find your way around the site on our fleet of 45 golf buggies that are available for hire during your visit. These offer the latest Visage GPS technology to help give users and overview of the hole before playing, with precise measurements showing the distance to any hazards and to the hole itself.
On our site, you will find out everything you need to know about the club, from green fees and how to book, to memberships and tuition. For conferences, meetings, weddings and other dining options please visit our other website thelakeatbarston.co.uk.
Current course conditions
All greens, tees and fairways are ope and buggies are allowed on the grass (subject to change if we have a lot of rain). We do not use temporary greens except in the case of frosty mornings, in which case you can play on our winter greens, in this instance you will gain a free return game credit. If you get rained off the course, you can also ask for a voucher from the shop, enabling you to return within a month for another game on the house.
We have PGA Pro's at each club, and can help you to improve your game, from the long game on the practice ground or your short game around the putting green.
We are offering free tuition for beginners during April 2019, see the Special offers page for more info.
West Midlands GC - Alan Roach 07966 261647.
Widney Manor GC Tim Atkinson 0121 704 0704.