Stourbridge Golf Club was formed in 1892 and a course was laid out on the former Stourbridge racecourse. Today’s layout stretches to 6,231 yards and the 203-yard 10th is a cracking one-shotter.
Played Stourbridge in April 2019 and fairways and rough were still struggling to recover from last years dry weather. Greens were very good though. The course is quite tight with tree lined fairways and I thought there was good variety of enjoyable holes with the pick being the 4th (nice looking downhill drive), 5th (a sweeping par 5), 6th (dog-leg par 4), 13th (a very straight tight par 4 of 385 yards), 15th (dog-leg par 4 with steep uphill shot to green) and 16th (short par 4 with good bunkering). Biggest negative was the confined nature of the site with close incidence of tees and greens and many crossing fairways which in places made potentially it a bit dangerous and also made for a fairly slow round. To summarise, I liked the course and would play again but ideally with no-one else on it !