The Moor Hall estate was developed in the early 1930s by a local businessman who set aside around 100 acres for development of a golf course. Designed and constructed by the turnkey partnership of J.H. Taylor and F.G. Hawtree, the 18-hole layout was officially opened for play on 23rd April 1932.
In 2016, a full historic research study and course audit by Mackenzie & Ebert resulted in the club engaging Tom Mackenzie and contractor John Greasley Ltd to rebuild all of the bunkers on the course and this half a million pound infrastructure investment was completed in April 2020.
The course extends to 6,293 yards from the back tees, playing to a par of 70; out in 37 then back in 33, with the outward half playing more than 300 yards longer than the inward half. There’s only one short hole on the front nine (at the 175-yard 2nd) and no par fives on the back nine.
Highlight holes include short par fours at the 3rd and 7th, the tough par four 14th (with a stream crossing the fairway as it heads to a bunkerless green), and the last of the par threes at the 184-yard 17th, where the same meandering watercourse slashes across the front of a heavily sand-protected green.
Played Moor Hall in the summer of 2017. Course starts pleasantly enough and with par 5's at the 1st and 5th there is a chance of getting off to a good start. The early promise didn't really develop and the result was a series of nice enough treelined holes in reasonable condition. Holes 9-11 seemed to be in a separate section of their own and I did quite like the short tight dog-leg par 4's at 9 and 10. From hole 14 to the finish seemed to be the toughest part of the course with a few long par 4's. Pleasant enough parkland for a game and I was pleased to tick off another course, but Little Aston and Sutton Coldfield are nearby and these are the ones to make a trip for.