The Worcestershire Golf Club – established in 1879 – is the oldest in the county, but nine holes of its elegant 1920s Alister MacKenzie-designed 18-hole parkland course at Wood Farm were requisitioned during WWII, so F.W. Hawtree reinstated nine new holes in the early 1960s.
The Worcestershire is pleasantly located below the Malvern Hills and comes complete with a very nice modern clubhouse. Sometimes the course can be wet, but the last time I played here in May 2019 the course was in excellent condition, the best I have seen it. Generally the course provides mature parkland golf, although there are two par 5's (holes 16 and 17 in what seems like an adjoining field) which I believe are newer additions. There's a few holes I don't care for such as the 8th which is a bit of an infill par 3 and the long par 4's at 10 and 14, but apart from that there is variety and interest. The 15th is a nice downhill par 3, but my favourite holes would probably be the par 4's at 6, 7, 9, 11 and 13. Personally I find the 12th a particularly hard hole; although only about 350 yards it is a particularly tight doglegged hole with a cambered fairway making it very difficult (especially with a draw and into the wind) to hit the fairway in the right place to leave yourself with an approach to the green to avoid the trees. Worth a visit if in the area