Formed in 1907, The Walsall Golf Club is the hidden gem in the heart of the West Midlands located a short distance from the Midlands motorways link, the ideal venue for your society or Captain’s away day.
The 18 hole course has an abundance of sand traps, with each and every green requiring a precise second shot. The layout is little changed from Dr MacKenzie’s original design but a careful programme of tree planting over the last fifty years means that every fairway is tree lined calling for greater accuracy from the tee than most courses.
Designed by Alister MacKenzie Walsall still retains some of the characteristic two-tiered greens and irregular shaped bunkers with an abundance of well established oak, silver birch, larch and other deciduous trees.
The front nine stars with a gentle par four and runs clockwise around the outskirts of the course. After the second gentle par four to ease the players into their round the pressure of a dogleg third hole and par three fourth start to test golfers of all abilities.
The momentum starts to build on the back nine when the holes turn inwards, zigzagging their way through the centre of the parkland course. Only one of the par fours in this second half measures less than 410 yards from the white tees and the closing three holes give a great crescendo to the round of golf.
WALSALL GOLF CLUB
Broadway, Walsall, West Midlands WS1 3EY
Tel: 01922 613512