West Midlands Golf Club in Barston, Solihull, is just 5 minutes from Meriden the centre of England, and the National Exhibition Centre. It has been built using USGA tees and greens which allow all year round play, and is designed within the 234 acre site which includes the 21 acre Barston Lake, and complements the undulating parkland landscape, and is a modern English design with an American influence. Mature trees and subtle contouring combined with tee shots and approach shots over water, including the signature 18th hole, 140 yards to an island green, similar to the 17th hole at TPC Sawgrass in Florida.
UKs Longest hole!
We have a new Par 6 hole now open (1st June), which has replaced the Par 4 8th hole. "The Devil" measures 666 yards from the Yellow tees and a huge 725 yards from the Blue tees. Par 6 holes have only recently been introduced by CONGU and this will be only the third in the UK, and from the White and Blue tees is longer than any other hole in the country.
We have a fleet of 45 golf buggies available to hire, all of which are equipped with the latest Visage GPS, giving players an overview of the hole prior to playing, and yardages to hazards and to the hole. You can book a buggy at the same time as booking a tee time on our booking system.
On this 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, the link is below.
Current course conditions
We have had very dry and mild conditions up to the end of November, and the course has been playing as normal, buggies and trolleys on the fairways, but during wetter conditions, the buggies may be restricted to paths, and trolleys must have hedgehog tyres to go on the fairways.
All tees and greens are still in play, and are playing well, they are dry and playable, and although have a some winter disease present, will be back to normal condition in the spring when the disease has died off.
If it is frosty start to the day, we will have winter greens in play but in this case if you play on more than one temporary green, we will give you a free return game credit. Also if you don't finish your round due to the weather, please come into the shop and ask for a rain off voucher, and you can come back within a month for another game.
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.
West Midlands GC - Alan Roach 07966 261647.
Widney Manor GC Tim Atkinson 0121 704 0704.