Top 10 Golf Courses – Staffordshire
1. Little Aston
Little Aston is a gem of a parkland course and is always in tip-top condition. But, be warned, it's pretty tight so you had better turn up with your A game.
2. Beau Desert
Heathland golf at its glorious best and we're convinced if it was located in the Home Counties you'd be paying double the money. Provides a memorable golfing experience - from the short par-4 opener to the thrilling par-5 finale.
It's been around since 1935 but it is still something of a hidden gem. Enville's Highgate layout is an Open qualifying course and a quality heathland-woodland combination, plotted next to the par-71 Lodge course. Make a day of it and play both!
4. Sandwell Park
Based in West Bromwich, you will find a part-wooded heathland course of truly immense quality, challenge and scenic surroundings. Be warned, you will need to be firing accurately with each shot....there are plenty of unforgiving hazards dotted around.
The course is set on part of the former Duke of Sutherland's Estate, with beautifully wooded areas and lakes. Driving is a real challenge on any hole and at over 6,600 yards the course is a true test and has been used for Open Regional Qualifying since 2002.
6. Whittington Heath
The course is laid out on heathland in the middle of beautiful, scenic Staffordshire countryside. It meanders through some extremely mature woodland in places so you can't afford to spray it around too much!
7. South Staffordshire (South Staffs)
An excellent parkland test for all abilities. Originally designed by Harry Vardon, South Staffs has evolved and adapted to the modern gam with tree-lined fairways and small greens making pinpoint accuracy a must.
8. Brocton Hall
Has plenty of testing hazards and stunning scenery and that combination creates an awe-inspiring setting for golfers to enjoy. The rolling fairways mean accuracy will be rewarded as will precise approach work to the well-guarded greens.
9. Trentham Park
Laid out in beautiful part wooded parkland with plenty of hazards littering the course, and ready to gobble up anything too loose. Good course management and club selection are key to a good score.
10. The Welcombe
Boasts a charming 1866 Jacobean-style hotel with excellent amenities including a well established undulating parkland course with a terrific mix of holes so you're guaranteed a great time on and off the course. And it's a short drive from Stratford-upon-Avon too.