Map of Warwickshire

The landlocked county of Warwickshire is situated in the West Midlands of England and it’s sometimes referred to as Shakespeare’s county, due to the Bard’s association with Stratford-upon-Avon. The county emblem is rather unusual, dating back to the 14th century, and it depicts a muzzled and chained bear standing on its hind legs as it supports a ragged staff.

The Warwickshire Union of Golf Clubs was formed in 1906 so it’s been looking after the interests of golfers in the region for over a century. There are currently 51 clubs affiliated to the Union which itself is one of ten Unions in membership of the Midland Golf Union. The Warwickshire team has a good record in Midland Qualifying for the EGU County Championships, winning 18 of the 57 annual tournaments that have taken place since 1955.

Warwickshire Ladies’ County Golf Association was established in 1900, with eight clubs represented on the inaugural committee. The following year, there were fifteen regions participating in county golf throughout England and Wales and Warwickshire ladies played matches against Gloucestershire, Kent, Lincolnshire, Middlesex, Surrey and Yorkshire. Nowadays, there are 24 clubs within the county affiliated to the association.

The 18 holes that stand head and shoulders above all others in the county are the Brabazon at The Belfry, scene of four Ryder Cup matches between 1985 and 2002. Often ranked within the Top 100 courses in Great Britain & Ireland, the layout is one of three courses that are set out within the 550-acre grounds of a 324-bedroom hotel.

Our Warwickshire Best in County golf course rankings were updated in 2017. Click here to read the story.

Top 100 Golf Courses - Warwickshire

Belfry (Brabazon)

1st Warwickshire - Best in Area

The Brabazon course at The Belfry doesn’t need introducing. This course has played host to more Ryder Cups than any other course on the planet – four in total.


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Sutton Coldfield

2nd Warwickshire - Best in Area

Sutton Coldfield Golf Club co-hosted the English Amateur Championships in 2010 and this free draining heathland layout is unusually configured with consecutive par fives at the 5th, 6th and 7th holes.


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3rd Warwickshire - Best in Area

Members of Edgbaston Golf Club first played at Warley Woods then Harborne before finally settling at Edgbaston Park in 1936, where Harry Colt laid out the 18-hole course that’s still in play today.


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Forest of Arden (Arden)

4th Warwickshire - Best in Area

Despite the fact that the Arden is a modern golf course, Steel has blended the layout nicely into the natural landscape here at the Forest of Arden


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Copt Heath

5th Warwickshire - Best in Area

Founded in 1907, Copt Heath Golf Club is a mixture of park and heathland with holes lined by mature and grand trees waiting to catch the wayward drive.


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6th Warwickshire - Best in Area

The result of a tree planting program in the 1960s means Fir, Silver Birch, Chestnut and Beech trees now border all 18 fairways at the modern day Coventry Golf Club, an Open Championship Regional Qualifying course.

Ladbrook Park

7th Warwickshire - Best in Area

The 144-acre undulating parkland course at Ladbrook Park Golf Club was designed by Harry Colt and features a canny brook which for the unwary golfer comes into play on 11 holes.

Robin Hood

8th Warwickshire - Best in Area

Founded in 1893, Robin Hood Golf Club moved to its present location in 1913 allowing its members to enjoy a course fashioned by Harry Colt. Recent bunkering improvements have elevated this mature parkland layout to a new level.


9th Warwickshire - Best in Area

Founded in 1895, Handsworth Golf Club moved to its present location the following year. “Skilfully remodelled by Mr. Colt in 1920,” wrote Darwin. “Since the soil is good and light, Handsworth makes a capital winter course.”


10th Warwickshire - Best in Area

A decade after the golf club was founded in Olton in 1893, the club moved to Solihull but retained its original name. Routed on a compact 95-acre site, this 6,258-yard parkland course was shaped by J.H. Taylor, Harry Colt and F.W. Hawtree.