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Value
4.1
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4.7
Friendliness
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Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.6
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 72
Length 7253 yards
Slope 0
Rating 0.0
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The Belfry - Brabazon Course
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Course Details

Year Built 1977
Golf Season Year round
Architect Dave Thomas (1977) Peter Alliss (1977)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Appropriate golf attire.

Reviews

4.4
34 Reviews (34)
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I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

A bucket list course

Where would like to play as a Birthday Treat , I said to my pal as he approached a landmark birthday, mmm The Belfry , Brabazon. Great facilities , good shop with courteous helpful staff. Plenty of choices of bars etc to have lunch, which was served promptly and was well presented if a trifle overpriced . Course tough but in good condition , plenty of long carries over water. Starter was very helpful , friendly and courtesy. All in all a good venue

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Superb greens fairways

Had a awesome day the course is excellent. Will be definitely going back again thx golfnow for the cheap green fee

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Brabazon review

Brabazon fairly tough although not much wind so that helped. Course in good condition, greens pretty true although not as fast as they were when I ad played previously.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Walked

Brabazon @ The Belfrey

Really helpful and pleasant staff. Starter friendly and extremely helpful.
Course set up excellent, and in very good condition considering the volume of rain which had fallen in previous week!
Pace of play was extremely slow, I appreciate that they state 18 holes could take 41/2 hours.
However when there are 2 ball games holding up 4 ball games I find this unacceptable.
There were no on course marshalls to help improve the speed of play which is of concern at a venue such as this.

Conditions Excellent
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Walked

Brabazon

Considering the weather the course was in good condition. great experience to play a previous Ryder Cup course

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Walked

Beyond excellent

Do not have time to list all the superlatives in relation to our round of golf and overnight stay at the hotel.

Was lucky enough to attend a couple of the Ryder Cup matches here in the 80's... so this course holds some extremely fond memories.

Course in absolutely tip-top manicured condition. Starter and course marshal did a great job of introducing the course, its history and how best to play it for what was a very mixed handicap group.

Pace of play was perfect... no hold-ups as they adopt a 10-minute gap between tee times... unlike some other money-grabbing courses who go for 8 minutes to cram as many people on as possible and leave you standing for 5 minutes on every tee.

The standard of service in the hotel was equivalent to a top US hotel... nothing was too much trouble and the staff were extremely attentive and genuine in their desire to make your stay something you would remember positively.

The Brabazon Course still lives up to the iconic status it enjoys as the course that has hosted more Ryder Cups than any other.

We will be back next year.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Exceptional signature holes with much more

An exceptional course with challenging signature holes. The Brabazon is definitely a course you have to play at least once.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

History of the course is matched by the layout

A wonderful experience to play a course with several excellent holes and obvious signature holes that make the difference.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played

Infested with flies

Unable to play as there are clouds of flies everywhere , the semi is that long and yes I said semi that you have to be standing over your ball to see it! Which then as you can imagine produces slow and frustrating play. So unless you can play only fairways and greens and don’t mind flies in your eyes and mouths don’t bother and play somewhere else cheaper and more enjoyable.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Wow

It's pretty amazing and for the £60 fee isn't such an expensive day when you factor in you won't play a better course all year, loved it, awesome experience and the Belfry itself is a classy place.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

The brab

The course was in amazing condition , even after the heavy rain we had,,,was well impressed,, and definitely coming back

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Piece of history

Brilliant golf course and considering the recent rain was in superb nick. Greens were very good all round even though they were fairly soft again due to the rain.
Friendly staff and a club shop which is more like a golf superstore.
An absolute must for any golfer and a chance to play a piece of golfing history.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Speaks for its self

Great day and course was in great shape for the time of year. It was a shotgun start which allowed them to blow off all the leaves on each hole. Some great holes with lots of water around. Stunning looking holes and water featuring on most. Alround hreat day.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Wow wow wow

Thank you so much to the belfry. The brabazon was in immaculate condition. We played as a family, myself, my parents and my son. It was a present for my dad’s birthday and the staff were great, making him feel good. The course was superb and a place every golfer should play. Day topped off with my lad driving the green on 10, making a two! Great day, great place, great people. Thank you!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Grate course

What a day of golf for dads birthday really good fun

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Wet weather
Walked

Shotgun Bargain

Played this under a great deal the Belfry were doing this winter, a shotgun start at 10:30am that was 25% of the usual green fee. February is cold & its going to be wet but wear the right clothes & you can still enjoy the challenges this course throws at you. We all know the 10th & 18th & if you don't enjoy those, I suggest you give up the game. However the Brab is more than just those two holes, yes there are a few mundane ones but the 3rd, 6th, 9th, 12th & 16th are very good in their own right. It had been very wet before we played & the walk from tee to fairway was a bit of a bog at times but the fairways themselves & the greens were still in good order (many of them had been hollow tined but they still ran true). We went round in bang on 4hrs, so i hope the Belfry do more of this type of offer in the winter months, recommended at this price!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Don’t play until the greens are playable!!

The course was saturated and the greens had been spiked, we were really looking forward to playing a top 100 course for £42.
The whole day was a let down, if we had been informed of the conditions before we booked we would have gone elsewhere.

Don’t waste your money until the greens recover.

Gavin Symington

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Needs Marshalls.....

We arrived to discover that our tee time via Teeofftimes had not been confirmed on the golf clubs booking system. However the pro shop team found a way around that to allow us to tee off at roughly the allocated time. The only problem with the golf course was the varying conditions of the greens (some recently holotyned, others top dressed) which at this time of the year is totally acceptable given the price we paid. However 5 hours 40 mins for a 3 ball with just a 4 ball in front was not. Granted the golf club cannot be held entirely responsible for the behavior and lack of etiquette of a few if its customers however on a bitterley cold day the experience was ruined by a lack of authority on the course and spoilt by a group who clearly felt they were entitled to the course exclusively. I have played here previously without issue under similar circumstances so I wouldn't be put off returning with the fresh proviso that it could then turn out to be a very long day (including two extensive drives to the venue itself). A shame on this occasion but I'll look forward to writing a more positive review following my next visit.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Walked

Belfry Brabazon

Some memorable holes but overall the course is very overrated. Fairways and bunkers were poor. Greens were ok.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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