West Midlands Golf Club
Located in Barston, Solihull, five minutes from Meriden, in the centre of England, is the 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 greens (except on frosty mornings) and we never use temporary tees.
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!
Great Britains Longest hole!
Home to GB’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
All greens & tees are open and in excellent condition.
The general area is very wet and players must be aware that it is muddy in places and be very carefull when walking on slippery slopes. We recommend using hard metal spikes in your golf shoes at the moment. (27th November 2019)
Trolleys are allowed if they have hedgehog type tyres or winter wheels. Buggies are still allowed but must be kept to buggy paths (We will get them back on the grass if it is dry).
All paying guests will be given a free return 18 hole credit (to be used any midweek day before end April 2020)
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.
We are offering free tuition for beginners, see the Special offers page for more info.
West Midlands GC - Alan Roach 07966 261647.
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