Top 10 Golf Courses - Worcester
This top 10 was chosen by County champion: Oliver Farrell (Evesham). Handicap: +2
Picturesque parkland course designed by Harry Colt. This layout has many hidden challenges which definitely includes its slick greens. A must play.
Green fees: £32-£35. Tel: 0121 444 4957.
Traditional mature parkland with excellent bunkering and testing greens. No wonder it's ranked in England's Top 100 courses. It's a stern but fair test of golf.
Green fees: From £50. Tel: 0121 445 1994.
This course has two contrasting halves: the front nine is reasonably at while the back nine is hilly and features the 557-yard par-5 15th, known locally as the 'monster.'
Green fees: From £32. Tel: 01562 883701.
This Alister MacKenzie course will test the accuracy of most aspects of your game, especially with the narrow approaches to the greens. A great test.
Green fees: £40 weekday, £45 weekends. Tel: 01684 564428.
A well established course with something for everyone. It features a diverse mix of long and short par 4s, expansive par 5s and testing par 3s.
Green fees: £40. Tel: 01562 822303.
The oldest club in Worcestershire is nestled in the Malvern Hills which provides a breathtaking backdrop. Overall, another serious test where good shots will be rewarded, and the putting surfaces are generally very good.
Green fees: From £30 weekday, £35 weekends. Tel: 01684 575992.
Variety is the name of the game at this gently undulating parkland venue. The three loops of nine holes all provide a different test and make for an enjoyable and versatile test of golf. Green fees: £50. Tel: 01564 826789.
The USGA-spec greens here are some of the best in the Midlands while the last six holes are tough tree-lined holes demanding accurate play from both tee and fairway if you're to keep your scorecard intact.
Green fees: From £22- £45. Tel: 01527 543079.
My home course is a nine-holer which sits beside the river Avon and has many tough par 4s all over 400yds. It provides a stern test for all golfers and is always in great condition, as well as being welcoming and well priced.
Green fees: £25 weekday, £30 weekends. Tel: 01386 860395.
Part parkland and part heathland layout which provides a variety of interesting holes with a particularly tasty selection of par 3s.
Green fees: £40 midweek. Members & members' guests only at weekends. Tel: 01384 395566.