The Belfry

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This week we’re headed to the Belfry, a golf resort in Wishaw, Warwickshire, England. This private club has hosted the Ryder Cup on four occasions, and been home to many European Tour events. The resort features designs from Dave Thomas and Peter Alliss.

  • The Belfry is a private golf resort, with three 18-hole courses.
    1. The Brabazon Course, designed by Dave Thomas and Peter Alliss
    2. PGA National Course, designed by Dave Thomas
    3. Derby Course, designed by Dave Thomas and Peter Alliss
  • The Belfry has hosted the Ryder Cup four times –
    1. 2002 – Europe
    2. 1993 – United States
    3. 1989 – Europe
    4. 1985 – Europe
  • The PGA National Course has hosted numerous European Tour events, including Quinn Insurance British Masters and Benson & Hedges International Open.
    • Past Winners Include:
      1. Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano
      2. Lee Westwood
      3. Johan Edfors
      4. Paul Casey
      5. Angel Cabrera
      6. Henrik Stenson
  • The PGA National course is known for being uniquely challenging; it is known for hard and fast running fairways, undulating greens, severe run-offs, and 70 strategically placed bunkers. It is recognized as one of the top courses in the country. (http://www.thebelfry.co.uk/golf/our-courses.htm)
  • The Belfry Brabazon Course is consistently ranked as one of the best courses in England – that must be why it holds the record for most Ryder Cups held at one location.(http://www.top100golfcourses.co.uk/htmlsite/productdetails.asp?id=106)
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