Surrounded by seven different counties, Staffordshire in the West Midlands is sub divided into nine districts with Stoke-on-Trent as its main city. Famed worldwide for its pottery manufacturing since the 17th century, the conurbation of Stoke sits half way between Manchester and Birmingham in what was once the engine room of industrial England.

On the sporting front, eight clubs formed the Staffordshire Union of Golf Clubs back in 1923. Seven of those clubs remain part of the present day Union, which has an office in the clubhouse of Brocton Hall Golf Club to oversee the activities of some fifty clubs.

Female golfers in the county were even quicker at organising themselves, with Staffordshire Ladies County Golf Association founded in 1907. Geoffrey Marks – one of several Walker Cup golfers to have played county golf with Staffordshire – was captain of the first GB & Ireland team of amateur golfers to win on American soil (at the 16th attempt) when his team defeated the hosts at Peachtree in 1989 by the narrow margin of twelve and a half points to eleven and a half points.

Our Staffordshire Best in County golf course rankings were updated in 2015. Click here to read the story.

Top 100 Golf Courses - Staffordshire

Little Aston

1st Staffordshire - Best in Area

Little Aston Golf Club is hidden away on the edge of exclusive suburbia in acres of tranquil, mature parkland. The former grounds of Little Aston Hall.


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Beau Desert

2nd Staffordshire - Best in Area

One of the many treats at Beau Desert Golf Club is that you play most holes in splendid isolation; you can lose yourself in the trees here. Additionally, the holes are varied and memorable.


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Enville (Highgate)

3rd Staffordshire - Best in Area

Founded in 1935, Enville Golf Club added a second layout in the mid 1980s – with the original 18 holes renamed as the Highgate course. This heathland cum woodland layout hosted Open Championship Regional Qualifying from 2007 to 2011.

Whittington Heath

4th Staffordshire - Best in Area

Whittington Heath Golf Club is tucked away on an elevated heathland plateau in middle England where there are delightful views across to nearby Lichfield Cathedral.


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5th Staffordshire - Best in Area

Founded in 1894, Trentham is one of Staffordshire's oldest golf clubs, which is set on part of the Duke of Sutherland’s estate. An Open Championship Regional Qualifying course from 2002-2007, it's an exacting test.


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Sandwell Park

6th Staffordshire - Best in Area

Harry Vardon and J.H. Taylor played an exhibition match in 1898 to mark the opening of the original 9-hole course at Sandwell Park Golf Club. Harry Colt then modified the layout in 1911, forming the 18-hole course that remains in play today.

Enville (Lodge)

7th Staffordshire - Best in Area

Nine holes were added to the 27-hole complex at Enville Golf Club in 1983 to form the Lodge course and this part heathland, part woodland layout is blessed with two wonderfully contrasting nines that combine to form a fine test of golf.

South Staffordshire

8th Staffordshire - Best in Area

Originally designed by Harry Vardon, and remodelled by Harry Colt, James Braid and then by Donald Steel, South Staffordshire Golf Club is a quintessential gem.


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Brocton Hall

9th Staffordshire - Best in Area

Designed by Harry Vardon, the parkland course at Brocton Hall Golf Club sits close to Cannock Chase. With fairways winding past stands of mature trees and attractive water features, golfers are always assured of an engaging game when they tee it up here.

Trentham Park

10th Staffordshire - Best in Area

This woodland course lies within the Trentham Park Estate and the golf club has produced a number of top players down the years, such as David Gilford and Simon Wakefield. Architect Steve Marnoch recently revamped several greens, bunkers and green sites.