England, United Kingdom
The Belfry boasts three legendary golf courses, including the world-famous Brabazon which has played host to the Ryder Cup a record four times, the last in 2002 when Europe beat the United States 15½ to 12½. The majestic fairways and carpet-smooth greens of The Brabazon form a world-famous stage on which some of golf’s most exhilarating dramas have played out. Its meticulous design involves tight fairways, perilous bunkers, lakes and fast undulating greens that have challenged some of golf’s greatest players.
As you’d expect, it’s a challenging golf course, but a must-play for anyone who’s serious about the sport. Walk in the footsteps of golfing legends – Seve’s historic drive onto the 10th green; Sam Torrance’s famous putt that won the 1985 Ryder Cup match for the European Team or Christie O’Connor Jr’s belligerent 2 iron across the lake at the 18th. More recent changes have seen the 6th hole become one of the most demanding, rated highly by modern-day great Lee Westwood.
The Belfry also features the PGA National with its inland links appearance, which presents a unique challenge with fast running fairways, undulating greens, severe run-offs and 70 strategically placed cavernous bunkers. Hosting two European Tour golf events, the PGA National is fast becoming one of the top golf courses in the United Kingdom.
The Derby is a parkland golf course with far-reaching views across the Warwickshire countryside, strategically placed bunkers, water hazards and well-designed risk and reward holes. It offers a gentle challenge and is perfect for players of all levels.