West Midlands Golf Club
The West Midlands Golf Club in Solihull, is a Par 74 course featuring five Par 5's and Great Britains longest hole, "The Devil". Hole 8 is a Par 6, 666 yards from the yellow tees (hence the name ‘The Devil’) and 725 yards from the back tees. West Mids also has an island green, the final hole (no 18) is a par 3 of around 140 yards, totally surrounded by water, accesible by a bridge and is reminiscent of the 17th at Sawgrass, one of the most famous holes in golf!
The course is approaching 20 years old 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, and has recently received a new fairway drainage system to improve winter conditions and has the benefit of the Lake at Barston Restaurant on site, which can cater for all types of events, including weddings. We also have regular tribute nights on and further information can be found on our Restaurant site the Lake at Barston.
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.
Members book in here
Find your way around the golf course with 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 1st March 2022
The course is holding up well, we have had a lot of rain in the last few weeks but last years drainage installation is working really well and the drains are running well. We are playing on all tees and greens, and are allowing pick & place on the fairways. The greens have been micro tined and will be scarified in the new few weeks but there will be no hollowtining until August.
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.
When you do visit the club, please note that we do not accept cash so please be prepared and bring a contactless payment method.
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 stretch of the river Blythe, and we offer match, pleasure or carp fishing. For information on the lakes please see barstonlakes.co.uk