Sutton Coldfield Golf Club
Sutton Coldfield Golf Club overview
Sutton Coldfield Golf Club is one of England’s finest true heathland courses, established in 1889 and created by legendary course designer Dr Alister MacKenzie, most famous for Augusta National. Situated within the old hunting grounds of Henry VIII, in Sutton Park, the beautiful scenery reflects the changing seasons and makes Sutton one of the most picturesque courses in the Midlands, perfect for your Birmingham golf tour.
Golf Course at Sutton Coldfield Golf Club
Sutton Coldfield Golf Club is well renowned for having magnificent playing conditions all year round due to the terrain and sub-soil on which the course is based making it playable even in the harshest of wintry conditions. True to a typical MacKenzie concept the fairways are undulating without steep hills for the golfer to climb, the course never too arduous for veterans to enjoy.
It doesn’t take too long to discover why the course is rated inside the UK’s top 100. The ability to shape the ball around the gentle undulations and dog legs to avoid the heather and gorse and position the ball to attack the extremely quick greens is a useful one. The classic MacKenzie 11th hole often takes the plaudits as signature hole but the 15th, a brilliant par three, belongs on any of the country’s finest inland courses. The tee shot view on the 7th hole is magnificent, a reachable par 5 in two in fiery summer conditions, beware though of the network of punishing pot hole bunkers carved into the greenside banking.