West Midlands Golf Club
Located in Solihull, five minutes from the centre of England, is the West Midlands Golf Club and Lake at Barston Restaurant. The golf course was opened in 2003 and the greens and tees have been built to USGA specification, built on a sand base with undersoil drainage system they can be played on all year round, so there are no temporary greens (except on frosty mornings) and we never use temporary tees.
The course is in a parkland setting with mature trees and contoured landscaping, 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 140 yards, the green of which is on an island, reminiscent of the 17th at Sawgrass, one of the most famous holes in golf!
Book a game of Golf online
Book via the green button for the best price, (£5 off all bookings). We do not currently subscribe to any tee time booking website! No code required, all times have the discount included.
Please note, all 1 or 2 ball bookings will be paired up into 4 balls at busy times.
Great Britains Longest hole!
Home to the country's longest hole, "The Devil" hole no 8 is a Par 6, 666 yards from the yellow tees (hence the name ‘The Devil’) and 725 yards from the blue tees. Recently introduced by CONGU, this is only the third 6 Par hole in Great Britain.
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 an overview of the hole before playing, with precise measurements showing the distance to any hazards and to the hole itself.
Current course conditions
August 2021 - The course is in great shape right now and the greens are the best they have ever been. Tees and fairways are good too, and you will see lots of run on the ball due to the dry conditions.
We have recently had drainage contractors on site installing a new drainage system, which will help to keep the course playable in the winter. All works are now complete.
During winter, buggies are still allowed but must be kept to buggy paths (and sometimes trolleys) when the ground is very wet or soft. We do not use temporary greens except in the case of frosty mornings, in which case you can play on our winter greens. If at any time you play on more than one temporary green, we will give you 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 free of charge.
We have PGA Pro's here and at our sister course Widney Manor, and they can help you to improve your game, from the long game on the practice ground or your short game around the putting green. See the lessons page.
Here at the golf club is also The Lake at Barston Restaurant, where we have a Bar & Restaurant and we can host lunches, conferences, meetings, weddings and Tribute shows. All information regarding these events can be found on our other website thelakeatbarston.co.uk.
We are also home to Barston Lakes, a selection of four lakes and a strech of the river Blythe, and we offer match, pleasure or carp fishing. For information on the lakes please see barstonlakes.co.uk