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.
As my home course I rate it very highly and recommend The Worcestershire to anyone
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