West Midlands Golf Club
CORONAVIRUS update 01.03.21 (applies to West Mids & Widney Manor GC)
According with the Government road map Step 3 extension (to 19th July), the Golf courses and driving ranges are now open and bookings can be made on this website. Food & drink can be purchased indoors (up to 6) or outside (groups of up to 30).
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, due to the current shortage of tee times, all bookings will be paired up into 4 balls. PLEASE BE AWARE OF DRAINAGE WORKS BEFORE BOOKING, SEE COURSE CONDITIONS BELOW.
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.
June 21 - The course is in great shape right now and the greens are the best they have ever been, comparable to the best greens anywhere! Tees and fairways are good too, and you will see lots of run on the ball due to the dry conditions.
We do have drainage contractors coming to start work very soon, and this will mean that they will have one hole closed (midweek days only) whilst they are here, which we expect to be approximately 24th June to 24th July. To compensate for the closed hole we will split the Par 5 third hole into 2 holes, a Par 3 and a Par 4, so you will still play 18 holes, with just one temporary green. Any drainage works in progress affecting your ball position, will give the the option of a free drop away from the affected area.
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.
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