Worcestershire

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About

The rural county of Worcestershire is located in the West Midlands of England with a population of just over half a million people. Many’s the Welsh rarebit, Caesar salad or Bloody Mary cocktail that’s been flavoured by a few drops from a Lea & Perrins Worcestershire sauce bottle – and the condiment has been made in Worcester since 1837.

The Worcestershire Union of Golf Clubs was founded in 1905 – two years after the ladies had formed their own county association – to look after the interests of male golfers. Nine clubs attended the inaugural meeting of the County Union and today there are 34 affiliated clubs.

Worcestershire & Herefordshire Ladies’ County Golf Association continues to promote the game to female golfers in the region, regardless of their age or ability, and events that the association organise are intended to bring lady golfers together in a social environment, with competitions conducted in the best spirit of the game.

Worcestershire is one of ten Unions in membership of the Midland Golf Union and its representative team has an indifferent record in Midland Qualifying for the EGU County Championships, winning only 6 of the 60 events contested since 1955.

Our Worcestershire Best in County golf course rankings were updated in 2019. Click here to read the story.

Top 100 Golf Courses - Worcestershire

Blackwell

1st Worcestershire - Best in Area

Six times an Open Championship Regional Qualifying course, Blackwell Golf Club is the quintessential English gem and has a proud history dating back to 1893.

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Moseley

2nd Worcestershire - Best in Area

The rolling fairways at Moseley Golf Club were remodelled by Harry Colt in 1918 and the course is configured with a couple of par threes and a closing par five on both the outward and inward half.

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The Worcestershire

3rd Worcestershire - Best in Area

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.

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Worcester Golf & Country Club

4th Worcestershire - Best in Area

Worcester Golf & Country Club was founded in 1898, but the course in play today at Boughton Park is an Alister MacKenzie design from 1927 and much of the Dr’s original layout is evident.

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Fulford Heath

5th Worcestershire - Best in Area

Fulford Heath Golf Club is a delightful James Braid-designed parkland course. The River Cole, three lakes and plenty of mature trees present their own challenges.

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Kidderminster

6th Worcestershire - Best in Area

The tree-lined fairways at Kidderminster Golf Club have been in play ever since the 1920s, a decade after the club was founded.

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Redditch

7th Worcestershire - Best in Area

Redditch Golf Club relocated to its present Callow Hill site in 1972 when architect Frank Pennink routed the 18 holes around a property that’s part parkland and part woodland in character.

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Kings Norton (Weatheroak)

8th Worcestershire - Best in Area

Kings Norton Golf Club members have the option of playing on three different 9-hole loops, which are each colour-coded – Blue, Red & Yellow. The three loops confusingly pair up to create the Weatheroak, Brockhill and Wythall courses, each of which ends with a par five.

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Stourbridge

9th Worcestershire - Best in Area

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.

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The Vale (International)

10th Worcestershire - Best in Area

The International course at The Vale Golf & Country Club is a 1991 Bob Sandow creation that is mature beyond its years. The par 74 layout measures an eye-watering 7,555 yards from the tips and it’s even a testy 6,648 yards from the yellow tees.

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Leaderboard

Rank Name Courses reviewed
1 David Baxter Courses Reviewed 7
2 Gary Ray Courses Reviewed 2
3 Nick Courses Reviewed 1
4 Patrick Slamin Courses Reviewed 1
5 Sean Arble Courses Reviewed 1
6 Ed Battye Courses Reviewed 1
7 Michael Wharton-Palmer Courses Reviewed 1
8 Ryan Courses Reviewed 1
9 Andy Courses Reviewed 1
10 Matthew Eckersley Courses Reviewed 1