Enjoy our ranking of the best golf courses in the West Midlands – how many have you played and which is next on your bucket list?
NCG TOP 100s
Beau Desert may indeed be a beautiful wilderness, but not when attempting to find your ball from within its darkest heathland recesses.
England, GB & Ireland, GB & Ireland Fun, West Midlands and Value
Arguably the finest parkland course in England and long regarded among the very best layouts in the Midlands. Little Aston was designed by Harry Vardon originally, before Harry Colt arrived in the 1920s to work his magic.
England, GB & Ireland, Value and West Midlands
Herbert Fowler and Tom Simpson worked wonders with just over 100 acres at this Worcestershire classic, a course that probes and tests at every level.
England, GB & Ireland and West Midlands
This is a course that all of us feel we have played without so much as setting foot on the property. Host to some of European golf's great moments, this course will never disappoint.
The outstanding greens are fenced off to keep grazing cattle away. It's a magnificent piece of land, and a site of real scale and grandeur.
England, GB & Ireland, West Midlands and Value
Set amidst beautiful terrain and long known for its conditioning, this Midlands masterpiece doesn't have a blade of grass out of place.
Enville's presentation is a real strength and greets you with the most appealing sight – a pristine 1st tee with a heathland par 5 stretching away into the distance.
A hidden Staffordshire gem with a run of nine holes not only equal to any in the Surrey belt, but worthy of mention as one of the very best stretches of inland holes in England.
GB & Ireland and West Midlands
With naturally undulating fairways that create difficult and testing approach shots to the greens, Sandwell is undoubtedly one of the Midlands finest courses.
There are some subtle changes of elevation here that add intrigue without being dramatic. In keeping with its reputation, Whittington goes quietly about its business.