The Belfry

The Belfry

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The Belfry

The Belfry | NCG Top 100s: GB&I Golf Resorts

The Belfry needs no introduction. It is one of the most famous venues in British golf, thanks to hosting the Ryder Cup on multiple occasions. The Brabazon is one of the most famous courses in England, there is certainly no arguing that fact. It is not all the Belfry has to offer though... 
 
The Brabazon is, of course, one of the main selling points of The Belfry. Having last hosted the Ryder Cup in 2002, it could have fallen away from the public perception. However, the Brabazon remains in the hearts and minds of most golfing fans. The resort also plays host to two other 18-hole courses – the PGA National and the Derby. Both provide a different challenge to the Brabazon, with the PGA National being an inland links-style layout. 
 
The Belfry Hotel offers a glorious array of rooms and suites. From Signature Twin and Double Rooms to Woodland Family Rooms, along with a stunning range of Signature, Manor House and Presidential Suites, there is something for everyone in the hotel. It also plays host to a wide variety of eateries, including the Ryder Grill, Rocco’s Pizza Pasta and Sam’s Club House.  
 
For guests that want to relax and unwind, the Luxury Spa is the perfect place. The facility has a swimming pool, sauna, steam room and whirlpools, while there are also plenty of messages and treatments that can be enjoyed. The Leisure Club provides a state-of-the-art gym and fitness centre for guests that want to work out and to train as well. 
 
 
  
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Three Great Courses

The Belfry plays host to three 18-hole courses. The Brabazon is the most well-known golf course at the resort, thanks to it hosting the Ryder Cup on four occasions. The Belfry is also home to the PGA National Course and the Derby Course, both of which have strategically placed bunkers and water hazards but can be scorable if you put your ball in the right spots.  
 
The Brabazon 
Could the Brabazon be the most famous course in England? It is certainly right up there after hosting the Ryder Cup four times, most recently in 2002. It is also the current host of the Betfred British Masters, with the DP World Tour returning to the Midlands each year. 
 
The Par 72 course plays at more than 7,250 yards from the back tees, and there are plenty of water hazards to keep you concentrating throughout the round. Get through the front nine and you get to the famous 10th hole, where Seve Ballesteros drove the green. Are you trying to emulate the great Spaniard? Or are you laying up and playing safe? 
 
The closing hole is also very well-known. From Sam Torrance’s putt to THAT Christy O’Connor 2-iron across the water. It is a tough driving hole, with the fairway almost perpendicular to the tee box. The bunker on the right side of the fairway is a safe place compared to the water on the left. From there, your approach must cross the water again to a three-tiered green, where finding the right portion is key to not three-putting. 
 
The PGA National 
The PGA National Course is the secondary layout at The Belfry and provides more of an inland links course for the resort. Also playing as a Par 72, the course runs at just under 7,000 from the tips, but there are plenty of teeing options for players to enjoy. With it being more of a links-style course, there are run-offs, cavernous bunkers, and plenty more hazards in the way of a good score.  
 
The Derby 
The third and final piece of the golfing puzzle at The Belfry is the Derby Course. Peter Alliss and Dave Thomas were the men behind the design of the Derby, which is a shorter layout at only 6,100 yards from the tips. It is a parkland course and provides a challenge for all golfers who take it on. 

The Belfry Hotel

Situated in the centre of the resort, The Belfry Hotel provides luxury accommodation for those enjoying a golf break, spa break, or even some family time in the Midlands of England. The Signature Rooms are the standard offering at The Belfry Hotel, with a double bed, ESPA toiletries and more. They come in Twin, Double and even Double Double options.  
 
The Superior Rooms (also Twin and Double) are another step up from that, and there are also both Woodlands and Hotel Family Rooms, all of which sleep four. The Belfry also gives families the option of Interconnecting Family Rooms, allowing for that touch of privacy while keeping the clan together. 
 
The Belfry Hotel offers three types of suites – the Signature Suite, the Manor House Suite, and the Presidential Suite. Both the Signature and the Manor House Suites sleep two people, while the Presidential Suites, which is the best of the best at the hotel, can sleep two adults and two children.  
 
When it comes to gastronomy, The Belfry Hotel has you covered. The Ryder Grill, named after the venue’s links to the Ryder Cup, focuses on steaks and fish, while Sam’s Club House is the best place for a burger and to watch some sporting action. Rocca’s Pizza Pasta is the Italian offering for food, while the Brabazon Bar – winner of Hotel Bar of the Year – provides a great place to relax and have a drink. 

Wellness & Leisure

The Belfry has plenty to offer for guests that want to unwind. The Luxury Spa has a swimming pool, steam room, sauna and whirlpools, along with a relaxation room, while guests can also enjoy a range of massages and treatments, including facial treatments, deep tissue massages and couples massages.  
 
The facility also has a state-of-the-art fitness centre – the Leisure Club. There is a gym on site with free weights, cardio machines and elliptical machines. The Leisure Club also offers personal training and fitness classes. 

FAQs about The Belfry

Where is The Belfry?  
The Belfry is the premier golfing venue in the English Midlands and is no more than a mile from the M6 Toll Road. Wishaw is the nearest town, while England’s second city – Birmingham – is just over ten miles to the southwest. 

What is the nearest airport and station to The Belfry?
 
For international visitors who want to play at a Ryder Cup venue, there are many airports within driving distance of The Belfry. Birmingham Airport is ten miles to the south, while East Midlands Airport is 30 miles to the northeast. Manchester Airport is also within a 90-minute drive from the resort. Manchester is the biggest and busiest of the three, but all three airports operate daily flights to most European countries.  
 
Water Orton and Coleshill Parkway, which are both stations on the train line between Birmingham New Street Station and Leicester Station, are around a three-mile drive from The Belfry.  

What golf facilities does The Belfry offer?
 
As if three 18-hole golf courses were not enough... The Belfry Driving Range and PGA Golf Academy provide perfect practice facilities for guests and members. There is a 34-bay floodlit driving range, all with TopTracer technology to allow golfers to practice their skills as well as play games and real-life courses. 
 
The PGA National Academy can also offer club fitting thanks to four custom fitting suites, while there is a short game area and a putting green to allow players to hone their short game skills.  
 
The Belfry is also the home to a large pro shop that has kit from the likes of Callaway, Titleist and TaylorMade, among others. In terms of apparel, Glenmuir, Under Armour, Peter Millar and Galvin Green are just some of the brands on offer.  

Does The Belfry offer golf lessons?
 
There is a group of PGA qualified professionals on hand to aid your game at the PGA National Academy at The Belfry. A range of individual lessons, as well as group coaching, are available. There is also the Belfry Eagles Junior Programme, aimed at getting youngsters into golf and to help them improve.  

What are the green fees at The Belfry?
 
The price of a green fee at The Belfry changes throughout the year, depending on the season. It is also different depending on whether it is a weekday or weekend. There are also stay & play packages available at the resort.  
 
For more information on current green fees at The Belfry, visit their website here

What accommodation is on offer at The Belfry?
 
There is something for everyone when it comes to accommodation at The Belfry. There are an abundance of rooms and suites available in The Belfry Hotel, with rooms ranging from Signature Twin and Double Rooms up to the Woodlands and Interconnecting Family Rooms. There are also the Signature Suites, Manor House Suites, and Presidential Suites, for that added luxury. 

What other resorts are nearby?
 
The Belfry is not the only venue in the Midlands that has a place on the NCG Top 100s: GB&I Golf Resorts list. Forest of Arden, Hellidon Lakes, Staverton Park, Telford Hotel, and Breadsall Priory are all within an hour’s drive from the Ryder Cup venue.  
 
 
  
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