England's ‘second city' and its environs are a hot bed of golf, boasting many of the country's most avid players. The building blocks for this are some superb golf courses, and visitors to the city have some tremendous options. In addition, the city centre is well known for both its lively nightlife and excellent shopping, making it a fantastic city for a golf tour.
Surrounding Birmingham are some awe-inspiring courses, some of which have featured heavily in the upper echelons of professional tournament play. The undisputed heavyweight champion is The Belfry, the United Kingdom's favourite golf resort. The complex's Brabazon course is a multiple Ryder Cup venue, and is an essential experience for any keen player. In support are the likes of the Forest of Arden, which has hosted the English Open among others, as well as the Welcombe.