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The Belfry is rated 4.4 out of 5 based on 358 verified reviews from YGT customers.

Nestled within 550 acres of beautiful North Warwickshire countryside, The Belfry is renowned as one of the most prestigious destinations having hosted the Ryder Cup on four occasions and after a £26 million refurbishment the rest of the resort has been bought up to speed to match the world-famous golf on offer. But it's not just the Brabazon that attracts golfers from far and wide. The Belfry is also home to a further 36 holes of golf, one of the most comprehensive academies in England, as well as superb leisure facilities which are sure to appeal to golfers and non golfers alike.  

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The Brabazon course

The Brabazon course is without the main attraction at The Belfry. As a four-time host of The Ryder Cup, more than any other course, this famous layout is steeped in Ryder Cup history. Who could forget Christy O’Connor’s famous 2 iron to the final green in 1985? Or Sam Torrance's 18th hole heroics just four years earlier; or the jubilant Paul McGinley sinking the winning putt in 2002?

As you might expect, the course itself is a fine test of golf too, where the excitement comes from playing iconic and familiar holes. The par 5 3rd is a cracker thanks to the work of Dave Thomas, who carried out renovations in the late 90s, and of course there are iconic holes such as the par 4 10th. Seve drove the green back in 1985 and ever since, that’s been the play for many a player with enough firepower to carry the water short and left of the green. Even if you lay up with your original ball, tee up another and have a crack; it would be rude not to!

Just like the 10th, the closing hole on The Brabazon is a thriller, totally defined by the almost overwhelming presence of water short and left of the green. This is a classic risk vs. reward par 4 where players can choose to be brave, hugging the left and cutting off some of the water from the tee, leaving a shorter approach shot into the green, which must carry the lake to find the long, slender green.

The iconic moments on these famous holes are what make a round on The Brabazon Course so special, and should inspire every golfer to visit and experience that legacy.

STATS

Par: 72

Designed by: Peter Alliss & Dave Thomas

Opened for play: 1977

Previously hosted: The Ryder Cup (1985, 1989, 1993 & 2002)

TEES

Blue: 7,160 yards, SSS 74

White: 6,729 yards, SSS 73

Yellow: 6,391 yards, SSS 71

Red: 5,796 yards, SSS 73

Signature Hole – No. 10: Par 4, 311 yards (Blue Tees)

It’s a bit of a tossup between the iconic 10th and 18th holes on The Brabazon but we all love a great risk vs. reward short par 4. The choice is simple: either hit a long iron or fairway wood into position or, if you have the required length, go for driver and try to carry the water short and left of the green in order to set up a good chance for birdie. With so many classic Ryder Cup moments having taken place here, there’s a real sense of excitement when you step onto the tee. The 10th is one of the most picturesque holes on the course too so regardless of how you choose to play it, you’ll be sure to enjoy the challenge.

The PGA National course

The PGA National course opened for play in 1997 to strengthen The Belfry as a golfing resort and ease the traffic over the world famous Brabazon Course. Since then the PGA National has established a superb reputation of its own, hosting the Seniors European Open tournament, and was the 1st course in Europe to carry PGA branding.

The main feature of the course is the tremendous bunkering, designed to protect the large, undulating greens and when you add it all up, the course presents a stern challenge very much in an American Stadium style. A number of newly constructed lakes – water comes into play on no less than 8 holes so pack plenty of balls! – and manmade mounds provide definition to the holes and while the PGA National Course has clearly been built with tournament golf in mind, it offers an entertaining test from start to finish.

From the championship markers, the PGA National stretches to over 7,000 yards but fear not; multiple sets of tees on each hole allow all golfers to find their comfort zone. Still a relatively young course, The Belfry’s second championship course is sure to continue maturing in the years to come. 

STATS

Par: 72 (Blues), 71 (Whites), 70 (Yellows) & 73 (Reds)

Designed by: Dave Thomas

Opened for play: 1997

Previously hosted: 2x European Tour events & The Belfry Seniors Championship (2000)

TEES

Blue: 7,053 yards, SSS 74

White: 6,639 yards, SSS 72

Yellow: 6,153 yards, SSS 71

Red: 5,735 yards, SSS 74

Signature Hole – No. 12: Par 4, 405 yards (Blue Tees)

The 4th on the PGA National Course offers drama and demands good accuracy and course management from tee to green. You can choose to play safe from the tee, hugging the right hand side of the fairway but this leaves a long and difficult approach shot into the raised green which is well protected by 4 bunkers which aren’t visible from the fairway, and are ready to catch anything coming up short.

Braver players can take on a forced carry of about 220 yards to the left portion of the fairway which leaves a much more manageable approach but with water all around, there is risk a plenty. There are no places to hide on this hole and there won’t be many undeserved pars being handed out either.

The Derby course

The Dave Thomas designed Derby Course at The Belfry was opened alongside the Brabazon in 1977, and while it might not rank alongside the two championship courses at the resort, it’s an excellent alternative for higher handicappers, or for those looking for a more relaxing experience than a round on a long championship course.

With a par of 69 and a more manageable total yardage of 6,099 yards, the Derby can be enjoyed by any standard of golfer, with fewer hazards in play than on the PGA National and Brabazon Courses.  

STATS

Par: 69 (Yellow Tees), 71 (Red Tees)

Designed by: Peter Alliss & Dave Thomas

Opened for play: 1977

Did You Know? The Derby Course at The Belfry was named after the Earl of Derby. In a similar vein, the more famous Brabazon Course was named after Lord Brabazon of Tara.

TEES

Yellow: 6,057 yards, SSS 71

Red: 5,573 yards, SSS 71

Signature Hole – No. 16: Par 3, 180 yards (Yellow Tees)

The 16th on the Derby Course is a picturesque par 3 which demands a solid tee shot thanks in large part to the water hazard that guards the left hand side of the green, as well as the bunker that guards the right. The kidney shaped green offers many pin positions, some of which can be really treacherous if you have designs on taking on the pin. Playing safely for the centre of the green is the prudent play here and par is always a good score.  

Practice Facilities

The Belfry is home to some of the finest practice facilities in the country and visiting golfers can benefit from world-class tuition at England’s only PGA branded Golf Academy. Practice / teaching facilities at The Belfry include a 34 bay floodlit driving range, a superb putting green and dedicated short game practice area, as well as 5 individual custom fitting suites where golfers can make use of video analysis and launch monitor technology to better understand their games.

At The Clubhouse

Named after Sam Torrance, who of course holed the winning putt at The Belfry in 1985, as well as winning as a Captain here in 2002, Sam’s Bar at The Belfry is a great place to enjoy a bite to eat or a well deserved drink after your round. With an elevated seating area, golfers can also relax while gazing out over the courses and during the summer months, a cold beer al fresco style on the terrace is hard to beat as you watch golfers coming up the 18th, as well as taking on the exciting tee shot from the iconic 10th hole on the Brabazon. A fire pit ensures you can enjoy al fresco dining even after the sun has started to go down.

NB - Reservations cannot be made for Sam's Club House but with ample space, it is very likely you will be accommodated.   

Other Information

The Belfry recently undertook an extensive £26 million refurbishment programme which has restored the hotel and the resort facilities so that they match the quality found out on the courses.

Despite being set in 500 acres of tranquil countryside, The Belfry is just a short drive from the centre of Birmingham and can be easily accessed from the M6 and M42, not to mention being just 20 minutes from New Street Station and 10 minutes from Birmingham International Airport. If you’re leading a life of luxury, the resort even has its own Helicopter Pad.  

While the courses are relatively flat and easy to walk, those who want buggies should book well in advance and check on buggy restrictions in relation to course conditions.

Accommodation

The Belfry boasts 319 guest bedrooms, ranging from the superior twins and doubles through to their Signature rooms. For a particularly memorable occasion, there are 11 spacious suites and signature Belfry Suite.

The guestrooms are tastefully decorated and well-furnished, while many offer excellent views over the manicured gardens or the golf courses. The 550 acres of Warwickshire countryside make for a sublime backdrop, while spending time in the hotel will evoke memories of the superb Ryder Cup matches to have been staged at The Belfry, particularly when you pass the European and American team rooms, where so many rousing speeches have been delivered.

This special atmosphere pervades the whole resort, and only serves to improve the experience of your golf break at The Belfry.

What's more, The luxurious Belfry Club offers a range of facilities that includes a swimming pool, sauna, steam room and spa pools. In addition there’s a state-of-the-art gym with a range of TECA equipment from Italy, fitness studio, tennis and squash court.

Guests can enjoy a 90 minute journey through the Fire & Ice spa experience which includes a series of 12 zones. Experience hot and cold sensations with cleansing steam, piercing ice showers, aromatherapy mood lighting and a multi-featured hydrotherapy pool.

The Ryder Grill makes use of  locally-sourced ingredients prepared with a splash of culinary flair to deliver outstanding dishes that can be enjoyed in a relaxing atmosphere. 

Furthermore, you can take a seat in the showcase grill and watch the talented chefs prepare your chosen cut to perfection.

Following a round of golf, Sam's clubhouse is perfect for the hungry golfer. Alternatively head to the Brabazon Bar for a drink before moving on to the legendary Bel Air Club & Lounge for a lively evening’s entertainment.

Features

  • Driving Range
  • Golf Buggies
  • Putting Greens
  • Tuition
  • Practice Area
  • Squash
  • Tennis
  • Gymnasium
  • Sauna
  • Steam Room
  • Spa
  • Indoor Swimming Pool
  • Pool Table
  • Creche
  • Conference Facilities
  • Private Dining

Golfer reviews

The golf courses were in great condition...

The weekend was fantastic, The Belfry is perfect for those sorts of events, everything on your doorstep and a City fairly nearby! The golf courses were in great condition, especially the Brabazon Course and it all worked like clockwork. You’re organisation was exceptional and made me look good!

We had a great two rounds of golf...

Everything went well. We had a great two rounds of golf. Food lovely, room nice. It was the first time I have booked anything online so I'm glad it went well, thank you very much for your all your work.

Everything was perfect...

Just a short note to thank you for organising our golf break to the Belfry yesterday. Everything was perfect, even the weather!!

The ten guys had a fantastic time...

I just wanted to drop you a quick email to say that the ten guys had a fantastic time at the Belfry. So thank you very much for all you help with the booking and your patience with the ever growing/shrinking party numbers. If I’m ever mad enough to organize another golf trip for my other half, you’ll be the first person I call!

Really appreciate the personal service...

Thanks very much for the booking. Everyone enjoyed themselves and really appreciate the professional service you provided. The value for money was superb.

The meal was out of this world...

Hello, firstly can i say what a fantastic weekend my husband and I had visiting The Belfry. The weather was perfect for late October, great golfing weather. The weekend ran smoothly, whilst I took advantage of the spa facilities, my husband played 2 rounds of golf on the PGA and Derby courses and even though he went on his own, the kind members of staff teamed him up with other people to complete the courses.

The accommodation was excellent and the meal was out of this world. So much choice and so tasty, especially the pork. Breakfast was equally as good and top marks go to the chefs and indeed all the members of staff. My husband definitely wants to play the Brabazon next year as the course looks fantastic, he was very impressed with the other two courses as well. Thank you so much, your golf travel for an excellent weekend golf break.

Weekend was amazing...

Weekend was amazing! You have got to get in that Bel Air night club!!!

The deal was outstanding...

Thanks for arranging everything at the Belfry this weekend we all throughly enjoyed it, venue was excellent and the deal was outstanding.

We had a fantastic couple of days...

On behalf of my husband and myself I want to thank you a million times for booking the Belfry for us, not only that but asking them if they could give us a room over looking the course when we paid for the upgrade as it was our Anniversary. They went one better and gave us the Wentworth room, which when we entered we found it to be a suite. It was wonderful, massive and they even gave us a lovely anniversary card. Thank you so much, we had a fantastic couple of days.

Everyone had a great time...

Thanks for sorting The Belfry booking with the minimum of fuss. Everybody had a great time, in particular and most importantly the Stag.

The greens were some of the best we have putted on...

My son and I had a brilliant time on our golf break at the Belfry. We had been wanting to play the Brabazon Course since we watched the Ryder Cup there in 2002. Before we had spoken with Your Golf Travel we didn’t even know there were other golf courses on the resort and we found everything about The Belfry to be top class.

Our first round of golf was on the Derby Course and we thought it was excellent. The greens were slick and true and the layout was very enjoyable. The par of 69 was quite challenging and my son gave me a lesson in how to play golf! Sometimes I wish I had never introduced him to it!!

The Hotel was brilliant. The bedrooms were clean, tidy and well equipped and the facilities in the hotel were great. Relaxing in the spa was a good way to relax after the golf and get ready for a night on the beers! The food was great at dinner and at breakfast and lunch the following day it was of a very high standard.

Then came our round in the Brabazon which didn’t fail to live up to expectations. The 10th and 18th holes are the obvious highlights but we thought the rest of the course was equally as good. The greens were some of the best we have putted on in a long time and of course the golf course itself was very challenging. My son is quite a long hitter so went for the green on the 10th. The term school boy came to mind as I made birdie from the fairway and he had to scramble just to scrape a bogey!

All in all a great golf trip and we would recommend Your Golf Travel to any other golfers going on a golf holiday as we thought the service was great and our golf break was comparatively cheap.

Most stress free golf break we have ever been on...

A big thanks to Your Golf Travel for arranging our golf break to the Belfry. It all ran like clockwork and was the most stress free golf break we have ever been on. From the minute we arrived at the Belfry it was easy going. All of the tee times, rooms and venue were in place as promised so we could just relax and enjoy the surroundings.

The Belfry is so easy to find as it is well signposted. The golf courses were in tip top condition and we were lucky enough to play all three; the Brabazon, PGA National and the Derby. They all were great.

The hotel staff were very helpful, the food was excellent and the rooms in the Trevino Wing were clean comfortable and well kept. The sports bar had a great atmosphere and the price of a pint wasn’t totally over the top at about £4.

The Belfry is steeped in the history of the Ryder Cup and the starters swapped tales about the golf legends they had met before we teed off and gave us some tips on the courses we were to play...great service!

Our Belfry golf break lived up to our expectations; in fact it’s the best golf break we have been on so thanks again to Your Golf Travel.

The Belfry was great all across the board...

My wife and I have now completed our 4th golf break organised by Your Golf Travel and have enjoyed every single one of them. We have recommended YGT to a number of people at our local golf club and will continue to return to book future golf breaks with you.

Our most recent golf break was a one night break at the Belfry. The Belfry was great all across the board. The hotel was luxurious and comfortable and the staff were friendly and welcoming. Dinner was included in our golf break package and there was a really good selection at the buffet and it was all delicious.

Our room was superb with views over the putting green and a grand four poster bed.

We played the PGA National and Derby golf courses both of which were extremely enjoyable. The PGA National was in fantastic condition and we found it to be very challenging compared to the shorter Derby Course.

Simply top class...

I would just like to congratulate Your Golf Travel on a fantastic golf weekend at the Belfry; great golf, great service, great food, and great accommodation. All in all simply top class!

We arrived on Sunday the 2nd of October and were greeted at reception with a warming smile. The staff pointed out where we should go and what time we could check in and the golf break was underway!

We proceeded down to the golf centre to arrange our tee times and were again welcomed by a well spoken gentleman who explained to us fully what time we had to be on tees and what the overall procedure was...if only we had a starter like this guy at my home course! 

Golf was under way at precisely 10.50am with no hiccups. The overall experience of playing the P.G.A Course was fantastic and with the odd refreshment buggy on the course made it a great day out. Regrettably there were only 18 holes on the course as we were all hungry for more!

The 19th hole was great and to be honest we were surprised to learn it was only a 4 star resort. Again service was great and the food was sensational; all credit to the staff at the Belfry. We finished the day off in style, sampling the beers that the Belfry had to offer without cause to complain. We are pleased to report the hotel was every bit as good as the golf courses and we all enjoyed a decent night’s sleep.

We were on the tee the next day at 10.20am on the Derby Course which, once again, was a brilliant golf course. The weather had been superb throughout the weekend making our stay at the Belfry all the more enjoyable.

Overall scoring for the Belfry golf break:

Food 10/10

Entertainment 9/10

Golf 10/10

Value for money 9/10

Location 10/10

Staff 9/10

Service 10/10

19th Hole 9/10

Overall Verdict 10/10

We would highly recommend Your Golf Travel to everyone and once again we would like to thank you for a wonderful experience and will be back next year hopefully to test ourselves the Brabazon.

The golf courses are all great...

Thanks for helping arrange a great weekend golf break at The Belfry. All the lads had a fantastic time & we all enjoyed the golf. Both the PGA National and the Derby courses were great. If we were to pick a favourite we would probably go for the PGA (got a birdie on the first but downhill from there!).

We would all recommend The Belfry for a weekend golf break. The golf courses are all great, the food is really good and the facilities on the resort are fantastic. Unfortunately we all felt that the prices were on the steep side for drinks and other extras. As always I would recommend Your Golf Travel for golf holidays & will be booking our next golf trip soon.

Both golf courses were exceptional...

Your Golf Travel organised a great golf break for us at The Belfry. This is a fantastic location for a weekend golf break! We played the PGA National and The Derby and both golf courses were exceptional. All the golf club and hotel staff were very efficient and friendly as well.

The rooms in the hotel were very comfortable and food was tasty and plentiful. Not a cheap place to spend the weekend but well worth paying that little extra for the luxurious surroundings and the golf history attached to the place. Both The Belfry and Your Golf Travel are highly recommended for any serious golfer looking for a weekend golf break near the Midlands.

I am already looking forward to my next golf break with YGT!

It really is unbelievable value...

From the moment the 8 of us were greeted by the very helpful and friendly staff at The Belfry, we knew we were in for a great golf trip. We arrived very early so decided to browse the Golf Shop, which is the biggest in Europe, and could have spent a fortune had I not been sensible and left my bank card at home. Once we had finished marvelling at the array of clothing, clubs and The Belfry branded gear we relaxed in Sam´s Bar for a coffee and breakfast roll. A few pairs were able to get their room early so some got changed in their rooms while I decided to sample the Changing Rooms and facilities. They had everything you would need such as large lockers and comfortable showers. Once changed, I booked in at the desk and was informed that we would get a shuttle bus to the first tee of the Derby course. It was quite remarkable, nothing seemed too much trouble for any of the staff and the friendly, often humorous nature of the pro's just added to theenjoyment. The Derby course was in great condition, a good test for all abilities. The food in The Atrium Restaurant that evening was a buffet and everyone couldn't believe the variety on offer and it's quality, a true feast was enjoyed and would be recommended to anyone staying there, even if not part of an offer.

The following morning was breakfast in The Atrium and yet again the lads were very impressed although still suffering from the amount eaten the night before. The rooms were comfortable and we were all lucky enough to have a large balcony where the end overlooked the 18th of the PGA National...a great view with coffee in hand first thing in the morning. The PGA National had everyone excited and nervous in anticipation and itdidn't disappoint. Its inland links feel, with plenty of deep bunkers, mounds and the odd water hazard and the way the fairways snake around all adds up to a great golfing experience. We were all in agreement that the PGA National is a must play, certainly my highlight of the trip, especially as I played my best golf on the course. At £99 for 1 night/2 rounds, Dinner, Bed & Breakfast it really is unbelievable value!

The course was in great condition...

We had a great golf break at The Belfry the course was in great condition, made even better by me nailing my drive on the 10th on the brabazon to 8 foot only to miss the eagle putt by an inch!! I wonder if I would have sunk the putt if I haven't drunk too much wine the night before!

Exceptional service by Your Golf Travel, I will definitely book through them next time I go on a golf holiday.

A stunning 18 holes of golf...

We got there 3 hours early maybe a bit too keen and we thought that we would be twiddling our thumbs for a while as check in wasn't until 3pm, but The Belfry staff were extremely welcoming and helpful and even got us checked in to our rooms at 9.30am which I was surprised of. As a result of this we took advantage and dived into the pool and saunas for an hour or more before tee off. When we got to the golf centre they were once again very helpful and friendly with information and where to go and what to do. We played the Brabazon which was a stunning 18 holes of golf and would recommend to anyone.

The food was delicious and as usual our eyes were too big for our bellys but well worth it. Breakfast was the same which then set us up for the Derby course which was a very enjoyable round as well. The PGA course looks like it will be on the cards for next time when we come back. I would highly recommend this to any golfer. Once again a big thanks to Your Golf Travel.

The courses were great...

Just returned from a 1 night 2 round packages at the Belfry with my wife and daughter. Thanks to Your Golf Travel for making everything so enjoyable. The courses were great, (despite awful weather on the first day) with the sun shining as we tackled the Brabazon. They helped greatly in changing tee times at the last minute and allowing us to enjoy the history of the Brabazon at a more leisurely pace without the snow!!

We really enjoyed our meal in Sam’s bar whilst watching the Masters par 3 tournament. Food was great and the service from Sally our waitress, excellent. So easy to access from the motorway meant we were home in plenty of time for the Masters first round that evening. Looking forward now to our next trip with Your Golf Travel.

The course was immaculate...

All in all it was a fantastic golf break to The Belfry where we enjoyed not one but two rounds on the Brabazon! We also had the bonus of being upgraded to a suite overlooking the first tee was the icing on the cake. The course was immaculate; the service in the club house and bar was second to none although £4.00 for a coffee was a little bit steep!!!! I would just like to thank you Your Golf Travel for the quick efficient way they organised the trip and I will certainly recommend them and use Your Golf Travel again.

What a course; an amazing experience...

The Belfry, dinner, bed and breakfast and 2 rounds, INCLUDING The Brabazon, irresistible!

As on our previous visit to The Belfry, the golf desk was only too happy to agree to move our tee time back 2 hrs so as to avoid the worst of the weather. We retreated to the bar before tackling the Derby course. The Derby is nothing special, but serves as a good warm-up for the challenge to come. It was in first class condition, though the greens had been well sanded recently.

Our hotel rooms were somewhat smaller than last time and our window only opened about 3 inches so it was pretty hot. I dare say the current refurbishment will address this. Dinner was very good, and our breakfast was excellent.

The Brabazon was everything everyone had said it would be. It was big, tough and not for the faint-hearted, or those with aquaphobia! We'd been warned to take plenty of balls and it was good advice. One of our number put 3 into the lake at the 18th alone! What a course, an amazing experience. I'm going to book again.

Bar prices were, as expected, on the high side, particularly the coffee. Sitting on the terrace overlooking the 18th, sipping from our jug of Pimms, we calculated that by the glass Pimms is cheaper than coffee…. Hmmmm!

 I have to say that, as on our last visit, all the staff at The Belfry were superb. They were helpful, willing and cheerful without exception. The battery on one of our hire trolleys packed up at the furthest point on the Derby, but it was replaced immediately and no charge was made for our 2 trolleys the next day, good P.R!

Oh, and I got my first ever EAGLE!! (at The Belfry, no less!) A 319yd par 4 demolished with a driver and a 7 wood. WOW!

Bring on St Omer next week!




The Brabazon was in superb condition...
Our trip to the Belfry was a great success! The hotel is undergoing refurbishment but this didn’t affect our enjoyment. The staff were all very friendly and helpful. We had both breakfast and dinner in the Atrium restaurant, the food was excellent. The rooms were good, perhaps a little dated, hence the hotel’s refurbishment. The Brabazon was in superb condition! The greens ran at 11.5 on the stimpmeter. The Derby was also in great condition. All in all, a great break. Thank you for organising it for us.


A world of fabulous golf...

Head for J9 of the M42, follow the typical brown golf signs, and, in no time, you enter a world of fabulous golf. There are three courses, the world famous Brabazon, The Derby (which is a pleasant knock but still comes in >6,000 yards off the yellows), and the PGA (which fits somewhere between the two). Both courses we played were in immaculate condition. The staff throughout the whole complex were the best I have seen at any golf/hotel environment.

In my view, any package should include the Brabazon.  After two fairly benign holes it shows its teeth. The 3rd hole is breath taking, the second shot [3rd shot for us mortals] is over a lake to a raised green, what a beautiful hole!  You then proceed to argue with water all the way to the iconic 10th hole.  I wimped out, took an iron, gap wedge, and walked off very happy with a par, munching on a sausage roll at the half way house.

The 18th hole is the scene of so many European triumphs and it can't help but stir you.  Do you play safe and drive towards the right hand side of the bunker, or do you risk trying to cut off the corner?  Having cut the corner and left myself in prime position I proceeded to put my second in the lake.  Never mind, I was granted a Mulligan, my shot soared to the middle tier of the green where the flag was and............... I missed the put.  What a great day, thank you Your Golf Travel!




What a magnificent course...

I was very impressed with the efficient and courteous way my initial enquiry was dealt with by Your Golf Travel. I was offered the tee times and courses I required with no fuss. The whole package including dinner, bed and breakfast, and two rounds of golf was amazing value

The thunderstorms prior to us arriving did mean that there was water in the bunkers of the Derby course but the greens and fairways were in excellent condition. The course is short but has many challenging features. Played sensibly it is suitable for golfers of most abilities. The following day we played The Brabazon, and what a magnificent course it is. It was in beautiful condition from tee to green. Each hole had it's challenges and there seemed to be water wherever you looked. There is certainly a need to be well stocked in golf balls. Standing on the tee at the 10th and 18th it was easy to recall the famous Ryder Cup golfers that had played their part in winning for GB and Europe. I cannot recommend this course highly enough for all golfer's everywhere, The Brabazon is a must! 

The golf centre is easy to find and there is plenty of parking. The welcome from the hotel staff was excellent, and we were checked in quickly with no fuss. Even though we were early we were immediately booked in to our room. The room was very comfortable and had all the amenities we needed. However we were surprised that there was a charge for Wi-Fi. Breakfast and evening meals were very good; you will not be left feeling hungry.

If I was to rate The Belfry golf Centre it would be 9 out of 10. I have deducted a mark due to the slowness of getting our food at lunchtime. We specifically asked if they could make us a sandwich in the time we had before teeing off and ended up walking back for our clubs whilst eating our sandwich. 

Your Golf Travel gets 10 out of 10. I cannot fault their service. 

 I would strongly recommend the offers made by Your Golf Travel and to endorse this I will be taking advantage of these offers again very soon. 


The greens were especially impressive...
We had a great trip to The Belfry last month, the course was in great nick and the greens were especially impressive.

The Brabazon is a good test in places but there are plenty of opportunities to get a good score.

Hotel had recently been refurbished and was much better than when I'd stayed here before.

The golf courses were in great condition...

I would like to thank YGT for organising my golf break to The Belfry for my friends and I. We had a great time at this iconic golf setting and were welcomed by a friendly service in the golf shop and the hotel reception. The golf courses were in great condition considering the amount of rain we have had this year! The PGA and Brabazon courses were a great test of golf, especially with strong winds and The Derby was a nice finish to our tour.

The hotel food was fantastic and we all enjoyed the food and drink. The hotel was easy to find and would we would rate the complex including golf a 7/10.

The level of service I received from Your Golf Travel and staff was yet again world class and would give them a 10/10 and will be in contact very soon in regards to booking our next trip.



The Belfry was the most amazing experience...

Our three days at The Belfry was the most amazing experience and I would recommend it to anybody, golfer or not. We played all three courses and all three presented different challenges while still allowing a number of pars and birdies.

The Brabazon Course was actually the best course we’ve ever played on and would recommend this anyone who plays golf.

The organization at the hotel was also exceptional and we were made to feel at home wherever we went. Guestrooms were first class and the Ryder Grill where we ate our evening meal was wonderful.

Believe it or not Tony Jacklin and his family ate there on one of the nights...unreal!

I would have to give it, as well as Your Golf Travel, ten out of ten!

Many thanks for such an amazing experience.



Thanks very much for arranging our golf weekend at The Belfry.

We were very impressed with the Hotel and the staff and we all found The Brabazon and the PGA National Courses real tests of golf. The Derby wasn’t quite so challenging but served as an enjoyable warm up course.

We will certainly be using Your Golf Travel again for our 2015 tour.


The golf courses were second to none...

After returning from our stay at The Belfry we are pleased to confirm that it was indeed a very enjoyable experience. The club was
easy to find and we were made to feel very welcome from the moment we arrived.

Accomodation was also excellent and the hotel offered everything you could imagine to make our stay relaxing. The food and drinks were served in a relaxed manner and prices were reasonable considering the prestigious reputation of The Belfry.

The golf courses were second to none and we were impressed by the way we were looked after on every one of them.

We would recommend Your Golf Travel to anyone and our overall verdict of The Belfry is so high that we have already booked to go back next year!

The facilities were second to none...

I am writing to thank you for the exceptional golfing break you organised for me and 3 friends. We have been away golfing for the last 3 years but this year was the first time booking with YGT and can I say I was extremely impressed with the service from start to finish.

The golf courses at the Belfry were some of the best I have played and the facilities were second to none. However I was most impressed with the friendliness of the staff at the resort.

We are all high handicap golfers who enjoy playing quality courses and everyone, from the staff in the pro shop to the marshals on the courses made us feel welcome and at ease, ensuring we thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

My only negative was the price of the drinks in the bar which I thought was a too high. However we all expected this prior to arrival and given the high profile nature of the venue and the quality of the surroundings we did not let this minor issue spoil an excellent trip.

I will definitely be booking with you again for next year’s trip and would recommend The Belfry for golfers of all abilities.

I would recommend The Belfry without hesitation...

We have just returned for a 3 day break at The Belfry organised for us by Your Golf Travel who I have to say have been extremely helpful and accommodating during the booking process.

As to The Belfry itself, we had a great 3 days playing great courses and found the staff throughout the whole complex as helpful as they could be in accommodating our every need.

I would without a doubt book through Your Golf Travel again when we organise our next golf break and I would recommend The Belfry without hesitation for anyone looking to go on a weekend golf break.

A brilliant two days...

A brilliant two days! The golf courses were in good condition. It was a bit windy on the second day but everyone wanted to play the course again and we think it was well suited our range of handicaps which went from 8 – 24. 

The staff throughout the resort were very friendly and helpful, the hotel rooms and restaurant were faultless and definitely of a 5 star standard. Bar prices, as we expected, were a little steep but to be honest, after a day’s golf, once you had eaten, you just need your bed!

We’d suggest a 10 out of 10 rating for The Belfry and definitely a 10 out 10 rating for YGT.

The hotel and rooms are very well appointed...

Anticipation was high for the playing of the 'Durran Bowl' (a competition considered as a 5th Major among the 3 of us vying for glory) at The Belfry.

Upon arrival at the entrance and driving down a well signposted route to the golf centre, you are immediately struck by the size of the resort and that you have arrived at a serious golf facility and a 4 time Ryder Cup host.

I had hardly got out of the car before I was greeted by a member of staff welcoming me and immediately pointing out where I needed to go and a general overview. Upon walking through an extensive pro shop with an array of attire and equipment to please any golf addict, I exited through the other side and entered a very nicely appointed bar and restaurant facility with wonderful views over the PGA National’s 1st tee and 18th green.

We decided to have an arrival pint in the bar area in order to discuss checking in for our 1 night stay, confirming our tee off time, arranging buggys and generally settling in.

The hotel and rooms are very well appointed, reflecting I imagine a full refurbishment of the facility. A warm feel pervades through the resort and the very efficient, friendly members of staff certainly didn't go unnoticed among my group. 

We played the PGA National which is a challenging golf course and our only disappointment was the greens which weren’t in the best shape. The following day we played the Derby Course which is a delightful course. Well laid out and interesting throughout with greens that were far better than those on the PGA. The Brabazon Course looked amazing but will have to wait until another day. We will be back!

Would recommend it to anyone who loves golf...

We have just arrived back from our trip to The Belfry and I have to say the 16 of us had a great couple of days.

The Brabazon was fantastic and the enjoyment was written on the faces of us all when we had walked off the 18th green. To stand on that 10th tee box and see where Seve had hit that famous tee shot from and hit the green was awesome. Needless to say we loved the experience and would recommend it to anyone who loves golf. 

We thought the hotel was very good too. We used Sam’s Bar in the evening and were looked after very well by the staff, who were very attentive and sociable. They couldn't do enough for us and the food was excellent, even though the prices are not what we are used to paying. No one complained though. After all, we were away for a couple of days to enjoy ourselves and every one of our party totally 100% enjoyed the break.

When I first decided to book the trip I scanned the internet looking for a good deal and decided to use Yourgolftravel and I’m glad I did because you made the whole booking process so easy and your help throughout was invaluable.

The Brabazon course was fantastic...

We all had a really good time at The Belfry and were incredibly lucky with the weather; it didn't rain on either day, which was excellent.

The PGA National was a challenging course; very open and very links-like. It was in good condition, although the greens had just been hollow-tined so were a little inconsistent. I’d say it’s a good course for golfers of all abilities, with little prohibitive water or length.

The Brabazon course was fantastic, with some truly awesome holes, in particular the 10th and 18th of course. The greens were in excellent condition, with a lovely roll and pace and I couldn't fault it at all. I would say that it is a much more challenging course, and golfers playing off 18+ may have a hard time with it. 

After the golf we all got stuck in at the club house where the service was good and there were plenty of screens showing the rugby and football throughout the evening. The beer was cold and tasty and there was a good mix of bitter and lager. The prices were reasonable (compared to London).

In the evening we ate at the Ryder Grill, which was lovely. The food was excellent and the service was attentive. The wine list was great too, with good options at all price levels.

After dinner we hit the cocktail bar, which is a cool lounge style bar, and had some cocktails, which were great. Again the service was faultless and the prices reasonable.

Bel-Air nightclub exceeded expectations too! It was not just full of middle-aged golfers as we'd expected, which was nice. It’s actually a good club and again the bar was decent and the music was great. 

None of our party had any trouble finding the Belfry, as it is well signposted and not far off the motorway.

The service from Hannah at Your Golf Travel was timely and efficient, I would certainly recommend them to a friend and use them again in future.

The Derby Course was great...

Having stayed at The Belfry on an overnight golf and spa break for my 50th birthday, we were made very welcome throughout our stay. We were greeted at the door by a lovely, very polite gentleman and checked in only to find that they had upgraded us to a signature room as it was my birthday; a very nice touch!

The room was very clean, spacious and the facilities were excellent. We used room service too which was excellent. Sam's Bar is amazing and very welcoming too. We ate at the buffet with friends and were well looked after. The food was delicious with plenty of choice and excellent value for money too.

The Derby Course was great to play, with the course well looked after. The golf shop is the best I have seen and the choice is exquisite.

We could not fault our stay and even indulged in a fire and ice treatment which was excellent. Thank you very much for the help in organising our golf break.

Lots of interesting holes...

The Brabazon is a much better golf course than I remember with lots of interesting holes – not just the famous 10th & 18th. It’s really good now that the hotel has been refurbished throughout...much more like a 4* establishment. Service in the hotel wasn’t great but the food was good.

A must do

Hotel accomodation and Food was very impressive, we played the PGA and The Brabazon, make sure the Brabazon is a part of any packages deals and we had to pay extra when we got there, £40.00 per man but any good negotiater can break a deal for £30.00pp

My Caddy Tip - "Club up one on most holes"

Stableford Score - 29 points

Handicap - 18

Amazing Venue, Great Courses in great condition.

2 night break at the belfry, playing The Brabazon and The Derby. The Brabazon wow...what a course, stunning. The Derby the second day, you can tell its the 3rd course however still in great condition and would happily play there most weeks if one of my local courses.

The Belfry venue is very good aswell, food, bedroom and just generally brilliant. All staff very helpful and polite.

We only had one issue with reserved buggies. This was imediatly rectified and a reduction was also given albeit now warranted.

We are going to make t

his a regular part of our Swindle.

My Caddy Tip - "Learn how to putt!"

Stableford Score - 28 points

Handicap - 18

My overview is go back

Brabazon 10th & 18th, great memories, no surprise there!

My Caddy Tip - "Be positive"

Stableford Score - 38 points

Handicap - Scratch

We will book again

Great facilities, great food, good courses. Everything well managed and staff friendly.

My Caddy Tip - "Keep it on the fairway"

Stableford Score - 33 points

Handicap - 8

Yes we would go back, the only thing is the hotel / bar is a bit "corporate"

10, 17,18, are memorable, its a great matchplay course, but the front nine can be a little uninspiring

My Caddy Tip - "Have mulligans on the 10th!"

Stableford Score - 33 points

Handicap - 19

Need to play the Brabazon now

Worth buying a Stroke Saver (Course Guide) it is a big help. Some yardages are deceptive

Stableford Score - 39 points

Handicap - 20

Central location

Good although we were unimpressed with the canteen food arrangements

My Caddy Tip - "Take care teeing off on the 6th hole"

Stableford Score - 32 points

Handicap - 8

Tough course

We found The Brabazon a very difficult course for our level

My Caddy Tip - "Would recommend for a single figure handicapper"

Stableford Score - 28 points

Handicap - 14

Great overall venue, but course condition disappointing

Hotel setup and off-course facilities were great. We played in October and the Brabazon was in really poor condition for such a famous course. The PGA National was in better condition, and we actually preferred it.

My Caddy Tip - "Enjoy the occasion, and have a go on 10"

Stableford Score - 33 points

Handicap - 12

Good facilities, course in good condition but nothing special

Hotel and facilities were great. Course was in very good condition and enjoyable but no really memorable holes. Good value and would go again but doesn't compare to other big name courses.

My Caddy Tip - "Greens are fast"

Stableford Score - 32 points

Handicap - 18

Bit of a conveyor belt

Testing course. Good facilities but not the personal treatment you get elsewhere.

Stableford Score - 30 points

Handicap - 20

I'd go back any day

All of the holes are good.

My Caddy Tip - "Just enjoy it"

Stableford Score - 30 points

Handicap - 24

I'd go back

Everything was superb, our best place yet and we have be going on golf trips for 14 years!

My Caddy Tip - "The greens are tricky"

Stableford Score - 28 points

Handicap - 20

Superb all round experience

Just soak up playing in beautiful surroundings on fantastic courses. First hotel and rooms. Would definitely go back.

Stableford Score - 38 points

Handicap - 9

Sprawling venue with everything you could wish for on site

Relentless par 4's, ensure you have your A-game off the tee! The greens on the Brabazon are super slick, but run true. The Derby isn't up to the standard of the Brabazon, but ideal for a bit of Texas scramble.

My Caddy Tip - "Practice your putting on a snooker table!"

Stableford Score - 29 points

Handicap - 13

The Brabazon is the best

The best part of the Belfry is the Brabazon course. It is the best and my favourite holes would be 2, 3, 5, 6,8,9,10, 12, 17 and definitely 18! The hotel is average with average rooms + food.

My Caddy Tip - "Don't try and hit hard. The course will work for you if you keep straight."

Stableford Score - 37 points

Handicap - 13

The Brabazon Is My Favorite Course In The UK

The Brabazon and PGA Courses are enjoyable to play on and were in great condition. As for the hotel I was disappointed as I booked dinner for both nights and nobody had knowledge of our reservations. So we ate in the bar the first night which was no problem but there was a table for six left empty all night so when I asked the manager who was the table booked for they said it was for a Mr Martin (ME!). I think theres a bit of a communication problem at The Belfry. There were a couple of other issues I.E only 1 bath towel for 2 men in a room. But on the whole we would probably go back again as we love the golf courses.

Stableford Score - 30 points

Handicap - 18

Very good, beer dear

My tip, do not have a night on the beer before playing The Brabazon.

Stableford Score - less than 28 points

Handicap - 15

Great break with a small group

Good course, although the Derby course is not that good. Hotel good, food good and not too pricey.

Stableford Score - 28 points

Handicap - 21

Would go back nice course

Really nice couple of days. I would suggest skipping the Derby Course if you're under 16 handicap. Bit of a Mickey Mouse course to be honest. I'd recommend the main two courses, being the PGA and Brabazon.

My Caddy Tip - "Have a practice putt as the greens can be fast."

Handicap - 9

Course, hotel and food all very good. Would definitely re-visit

Brabazon course is well worth the visit. The tenth hole is steeped in history and you can see why. Greens were excellent. Hotel is also very good. Staff accommodating and food spot on. Excellent value all round.

My Caddy Tip - "Tee shots crucial. Accuracy over power. "

Stableford Score - 33 points

Handicap - 6

Great venue & course

10th a great challenge.

Stableford Score - 32 points

Handicap - 23

Plan to go again

2 courses magnificent. Worth the "upgrade" in cost.

My Caddy Tip - "Lay up at 10."

Stableford Score - 35 points

Handicap - 20

Good for all abilities

All holes are great. Relax and enjoy. Hotels are very good but it's a bit of a walk to the course.

My Caddy Tip - "Read the course planners. "

Stableford Score - 32 points

Handicap - 12

I'd go back

Lovely course. The on site nightclub was interesting.

Stableford Score - 22 points

Handicap - 30

I would go back

I found the PGA and Brabazon courses were fantastic. The Derby was a bit boring to play but in good condition. The food and drinks were very expensive, but I would love to go back again.

My Caddy Tip - "Keep your head down."

Stableford Score - 34 points

Handicap - 24

I'd go back

Hotel was terrific. I would recommend arranging dinner before you go. We played in a shotgun start on the Brabazon on the second day and teed off the 18th at 7.45am having had a late night, which was slightly daunting! Great fun playing all the holes that we are so familiar with from the Ryder Cups in the 80's and early 90's. One negative was the sat-nav yardage on the buggy wasn't working properly, and no discount was offered when I pointed it out at the end of the round. Very enjoyable and a great trip for a group.

My Caddy Tip - "Don't hit your ball off the fairway, especially on the PGA national and watch out for the electricity pylons on the Derby."

Stableford Score - 39 or more points

Handicap - 11

Venue has everything you need for a short break

My favourite hole is the 4th on the PGA National Course. Although, the Brabazon is my favourite course on the complex. The advise I would give anyone playing for the first time, is to play your normal game, take your time and don't try anything too spectacular. It is very easy with the reputation of the course to let it get the better of you, as I did my first time. The whole complex/hotel and staff are amazingly very friendly and helpful considering the amount of people they have to deal will. The complex is very popular because it caters for your every need. With it's bars and night club, there is no need to leave the complex once your there.

My Caddy Tip - "Play your normal game and if you can get there early enough, have a good practice before you go out."

Stableford Score - 35 points

Handicap - 26

Will go back again

Hotel and PGA were stunning. Brabazon was in poor condition. Although it's early in the season, I expected better.

My Caddy Tip - "Club up, fairways are soft."

Stableford Score - 35 points

Handicap - 7

I would love to go back

Great overnight stay in the hotel and the course was in great shape. All members of staff were friendly and would do anything for the guests. Highly recommended.

Stableford Score - 34 points

Handicap - 16

Great experience

The hotel was about 4 star.

My Caddy Tip - "Play it as you see it."

Stableford Score - 28 or less points

Handicap - 6

Course not in great condition

Hotel overpriced the food and drink on the back of the Ryder cup. A couple of signature holes. However, the standards on the course are slipping and paying more for the privilege.

My Caddy Tip - "Keep the ball below the hole on 18."

Stableford Score - 38 points

Handicap - 14

Evening meal was poor and there was little choice

Courses were great. The room was superb, but the rest of the hotel was a little shabby.

Stableford Score - 38 points

Handicap - 7

Great hotel with great courses

The hotel and food was superb. The PGA course is a good test for the average club golfer and the facilities were excellent.

Stableford Score - 30 points

Handicap - 15

Id go back

Brabazon and PGA courses were very good, but Derby was very poor. The food and hotel facilities were very good.

My Caddy Tip - "If I were to play again, I would play in the summer."

Stableford Score - 37 points

Handicap - Scratch or better

Fantastic

Friendly staff. Courses in great condition. yourgolftravel sorted everything out perfectly and that's why I've already booked again.

My Caddy Tip - "Keep on the fairways."

Stableford Score - 37 points

Handicap - 11

Great place

If the offer ever comes available and you love golf, don't miss this opportunity.

My Caddy Tip - "Play it as you see it."

Stableford Score - 34 points

Handicap - 7

Tough course

The main draw back with the Belfry would be the layout of the hotel. I know it's a big place, but it's like a maze to get from your room to the golf pro shop and the restaurant. I would leave plenty of time to check in at the pro shop and get to your tee on time. Overall, I would recommend going there, especially on a deal which includes the Brabazon course.

My Caddy Tip - "Beware, the greens are fast."

Stableford Score - 30 points

Handicap - 12

Best ever

The hotel was fab and the course was in great condition. The staff were very helpful. The Belfry is the 6th championship course I have played and I think it was the best.

My Caddy Tip - "The Greens are true and fast."

Stableford Score - 37 points

Handicap - 17

Simply a great venue

The Brabazon is such a wonderfully kept course. From tee to green it's really not that tough, but if you get the ball on the wrong side of the green it will test anyone's putting! The hotel is a little dated; The bar and staff have lost their friendly appeal from a few years ago.

My Caddy Tip - "Greens are quick and true."

Stableford Score - 33 points

Handicap - 9

Good venue

PGA is a tough course. The derby is more like a municipal course, not very well maintained.

My Caddy Tip - "Keep on the fairways."

Stableford Score - 32 points

Handicap - 20

Good all round venue

Very enjoyable venue in all aspects, with three varied courses. Staff, food, etc. were all good.

My Caddy Tip - "Greens are very fast, so have your putting game with you."

Stableford Score - 28 or less points

Handicap - 20

I'd go back

The hotel was a bit tired.

My Caddy Tip - "Keep it in play."

Stableford Score - 32 points

Handicap - 18

Lovely trip

The Brabazon course was all it was expected to be. The Derby course was okay but very dry. The hotel was lovely. Although, I think the food and drinks are overpriced, but that is to be expected at such a resort. Overall, I am very happy and would definitely return.

Stableford Score - 34 points

Handicap - 4

Good Courses

The courses were good, albeit quite busy whilst we were there.

Handicap - 18

Everything catered for

I've been to The Belfry twice now, mostly recently in August 2015. They have done a big refurbishment and the hotel is now looking as fantastic as the courses. The PGA is a great course. It's long so tougher for those, such as myself, on higher handicaps but it's still a pleasure to play. The greens are always in superb condition.

My Caddy Tip - "I would lay up on the 10th if your not too confident."

Stableford Score - 28 or less points

Handicap - 23

Awesome trip

Awesome trip, fantastic facility, good food, good wine and quality courses! The Brabazon is out of this world! Highly recommended to others.

My Caddy Tip - "Take time to read the large greens, some unforgiving speedy slopes."

Handicap - 5

I would love to go back and see how the refurb has gone.

The Belfry is a fantastic venue which was going through an extensive refurbishment when we visited. If the upgrade of Sams bar/clubhouse has gone as well as I hope then you are in for a treat. As usual, the Brabazon was in fantastic condition and in my opinion, it is underrated. However, I have struggled both times that I have played it.

My Caddy Tip - "Be prepared, it is a punishing course."

Stableford Score - 28 or less

Handicap - 15

Beautiful Course

The Brabazon was a lovely course, with some iconic holes. A real treat. The Derby course was very plain and no better than what many club golfers would play at home.

Handicap - 13

A return visit is planned

The 10th hole, two rounds of golf and DBB was a great deal, and would have me going back for sure

My Caddy Tip - "If you're here for a memorable round, then try and make it truly memorable and drive the 10th green"

Stableford Score - 35 points

Handicap - 8

I wouldn't go back

The courses were in great condition but the hotel's bar prices were too high. I would recommend staying down the road.

My Caddy Tip - "Take plenty of balls."

Stableford Score - 32 points

Handicap - 20

Fantastic, but the hotel prices were ridiculous

The Brabazon was a beautiful course and the Derby was okay. The hotel was superb, only the food and drink were very expensive. The buggies were also expensive, but well worth it, particularly for 1st time players. They have gps computers which are fantastic.

Stableford Score - 29 points

Handicap - 28

I'd go back under this deal, but not the revised one

The course and hotel were excellent. This deal, which includes dinner, is great value. I would not go back without the dinner being included though.

My Caddy Tip - "Just enjoy it."

Stableford Score - 33 points

Handicap - 12

Having hosted the Ryder Cup, you've got to play the Brabazon

Playing the 10th was amazing, because of its history with the Ryder Cup, especially with Seve Ballesteros.

My Caddy Tip - " Keep it to the fairway, don't try to drive too far. "

Stableford Score - 33 points

Handicap - 11

Top Venue

Superb accommodation with even better courses.

Stableford Score - 33 points

Handicap - 10

Would not go back

On the first day of our stay we played the PGA course, where we were joined on the tee by two nice men who had never played golf before. We spent most of our time looking for balls and trying to explain the rules of golf. The food was good, the room very dated.

Stableford Score - 33 points

Handicap - 14

Great day out

I am the highest handicap player in our group but felt quite at home on all 3 course's. Great value, considering the evening buffet meal was included in the price. We will certainly be back in the near future.

My Caddy Tip - "Just play within your capability."

Stableford Score - 34 points

Handicap - 14

Excellent venue

All 3 courses are worth playing. Each has a different challenge.

Stableford Score - 38 points

Handicap - 4

Over-crowded and has lost some of its original ambiance

The Brabazon does have an ambiance of its own with memories of past Ryder Cup matches. However, if you are not as old as me I don't think you would feel the same way. Holes 10 and 18 remain two of the most iconic holes in golf and is a reason for playing the course alone. On the negative side, the course was too crowded when we played it. It took over 5 hours for the round and the venue was pricey.

My Caddy Tip - "Take your medicine and manage yourself round this course"

Stableford Score - 34 points

Handicap - 11

Will go back again

The Brabazon and PGA are great courses and the facilities at the Belfry are excellent. In terms of the quality of the courses, bars and facilities, the venue is set up well for a weekend away with the boys, 

Stableford Score - 30 points

Handicap - 30

The Brabazon was excellent

The hotel, having been refurbished was smart, comfortable and enjoyable.

Handicap - 12

Will return to The Brabazon again

The Brabazon was exceptional and the PGA National was first class. The hotel rooms very good, although a little hot. Ryder Grill is a little disappointing. It felt a little like an average buffet.

My Caddy Tip - "Make sure you have your "A" game for the Brabazon."

Stableford Score - 39 or more points

Handicap - 6

Enjoyable, but slow at times, I think marshals would help pace of play and check for handicaps

Hotel and food were fine, drinks a bit expense though. I have played all 3 courses and enjoyed them all, they have different characteristics.

My Caddy Tip - "Long holes, so good length is required. Also, club selection is important with the approach shots into greens as they are very large."

Stableford Score - 29 points

Handicap - 10

It was a great venue and a great price

Tough course but well worth a visit- we played the Brabazon and the Derby and enjoyed both.

My Caddy Tip - "Hit up the middle!"

Stableford Score - 30 points

Handicap - 12

The Brabazon was ok, although the greens were pitted with pitch-marks & bumps. The course was busy

The hotel & food were ok but very expensive, particularly drinks and coffees. None of our party really enjoyed the trip. The other course was very poor.

My Caddy Tip - "Keep it simple."

Stableford Score - 28 or less points

Handicap - 17

Wanting to go back as soon as possible.

The tenth is a fantastic hole on the Brabazon. Enjoy the course, some great player's have played here. The hotel, staff, and everyone involved with the belfry were spot on and we enjoyed every minute.

My Caddy Tip - "Go for the green on the tenth."

Stableford Score - 38 points

Handicap - 14

Tempted to go back this weekend

Just go out and enjoy it.

My Caddy Tip - "Go for the 10th green."

Stableford Score - 34 points

Handicap - 5

Golfers ideal venue

Do not be overawed. Treat the course with respect. Do not complicate your playing of the course, keep it simple. Down the middle and center of the green will get you round. Play within your ability. The hotel was fine, breakfast was very good, with very helpful staff. Preferred to drink and eat in the Sports Bar next to the Pro shop. I found the benefit of using a Buggy on the Brabazon, outweighed what I considered to be the expensive cost.

My Caddy Tip - "Keep it simple."

Stableford Score - 32 points

Handicap - 9

Living on its reputation

Actually quite an average course. Over sold to people who just want to tick that they have played there. Our round took over 5 hours, playing behind 8 ladies who held up the entire course. We had no assistance from the marshals who refused to hurry them along.

Stableford Score - 33 points

Handicap - 12

Definitely go back

Favourite hole has to be the 10th & 18th on the Brabazon, memorable holes! Great hotel and fantastic facilities. I will definitely look to return as soon as I can.

Stableford Score - 34 points

Handicap - 13

Probably wouldn't go back

The hotel was tired and needs updating. Spacious room. Paired up to play both the PGA National and The Derby Course, but didn't play the Brabazon. The Belfry is like a golfing conveyor belt with 4-balls going out on the courses like clockwork every 8-10 minutes.

My Caddy Tip - "Keep on the fairway."

Stableford Score - 28 or less points

Handicap - 12

Brilliant. Our group thoroughly enjoyed it & are looking to return next year to play Brabazon

Played the Derby 'to ease us in'. Then the PGA on day two!! Now ready for the Brabazon... Accommodation also first class.

My Caddy Tip - "Don't panic."

Stableford Score - 35points

Handicap - 20

Been there now a few times so won't be back for a while

Brabazon and PGA National were ok courses. Marshall's were over helpful on the first tee, considering we've played before. Challenged too much just to play off white tees as the majority of us our single handicappers and and there are two pros in our group. Hotel facilities generally good but we ate in the bar because we were watching sport. The nightclub was ok. Breakfast pretty good too. Generally happy with the resort.

My Caddy Tip - "Don't use a driver in a number of holes if you are long off the tee."

Stableford Score - 33 points

Handicap - 9

Nice course and the staff were great

I enjoyed all 18 holes. It was a very hard course

My Caddy Tip - "Try to stay on the fairways."

Stableford Score - 31 points

Handicap - 21

Hard, but thats what you play championship courses for.

Great venue.

Stableford Score - 28 or less points

Handicap - 22

One of the best

The Brabazon should be on your list of courses to play. It is hard but really worth the effort to get round it. As an old member said as we came off the 18th of the derby course the day before, 'take plenty of balls and you'll really enjoy it'. In the end I was 3 balls down but having birdied to 10th I will be back again some day soon. The food is excellent, and the accommodation was certainly better than most. There has been construction works during my 2 trips to the belfry but at no point did it affect our stay or play.

My Caddy Tip - "Lay up for the big water."

Stableford Score - 28 or less points

Handicap - 19

Great place for a golf break

Everything about the Belfry is fantastic. If you love golf the Belfry is the place to go. The history of the tenth hole on the Brabazon means you got to have a crack at the green from the tee.

My Caddy Tip - "Don't leave the ball above the hole on any green."

Stableford Score - 12 points

Handicap - 31

Well set up

I like the Brabazon but the PGA is a great course too. The hotel is good with the only downside being that the food is not included. However, there are plenty of other options- we had bar food.

My Caddy Tip - "Enjoy it."

Stableford Score - 28 or less points

Handicap - 12

Fast greens

Visited before renovations. Hotel was a bit tired. Brabazon was good to play for the history but there are better courses out there.

Stableford Score - 30 points

Handicap - 14

Hotel was good

Played behind a corporate party which took 6 hours and it rained all day.

Stableford Score - 35 points

Handicap - 16

Excellent venue

The Belfry is an excellent venue with good accommodation, food and golf. However, the prices on site are extortionate. Otherwise it would be 5/5.

My Caddy Tip - "Course management a must."

Stableford Score - 32 points

Handicap - 4

I'd go back

Best golf trip I've been on, everything was brilliant.

My Caddy Tip - "Avoid the bunker on the left of 11."

Stableford Score - 34 points

Handicap - 13

I'd go back

Classic course in great condition, plays long but fair. The greens were very slick! Hotel and food were good but the drinks were expensive.

My Caddy Tip - "Just rip it."

Stableford Score - 33 points

Handicap - 5

I'd go back again

Didn't really have a favourite hole as every one was a challenge. I was so impressed by the condition of the course- the fairways, greens and water hazards. Although, being a high handicapper I didn't think I would.

My Caddy Tip - "Just enjoy it."

Stableford Score - 30 points

Handicap - 22

I'd go back

My visit was over 2 years ago so a review would not be relevant to the venue at this time.

My Caddy Tip - "Study the course and stroke savers before you play "

Stableford Score - 30 points

Handicap - 19

Brilliant as always

Obviously 10 and 18 stand out in the memory on The Brabazon even if you have only ever watched them from the Ryder Cup. The quality of the greens and bunkers are immaculate, not to mention feeling guilty whenever you take divots from the fairway. Played it 3 times now and can't wait to go back again, especially now they have refurbished the hotel it's even easier to talk the wife into going!

My Caddy Tip - "If you think you can reach, you have to give it a go on the 10th!"

Stableford Score - 32 points

Handicap - 8

I will go back in due course

Number 10 was the stand out hole.

Stableford Score - 34 points

Handicap - 12

The Belfry is efficient and well run in all respects.

Not enough trees and too many bunkers.

Handicap - 15

Not as good as I imagined

If you have a choice play the holes 1 through to 18. Don't start on the 10 but when you get there go for the green.

My Caddy Tip - "Use a driver on 10."

Stableford Score - 28 or less points

Handicap - 14

Great couple of days of golf with my son. Will certainly be going back.

Great facilities and a wonderful place to play golf. Will certainly be coming back.

Stableford Score - 38 points

Handicap - 22

Great venue

I liked the 3rd hole and the 10th - hotel fine but thought rooms could have been a little larger

My Caddy Tip - "Hit one club more than you think."

Stableford Score - 28 or less points

Handicap - 18

We'll be back

Great venue.

Stableford Score - 28 or less points

Handicap - 21

All 3 excellent courses

10 and 18 on the Brabazon were great holes. Play the PGA or the Derby first. Save the best til last. Hit a driver on the 10th-it has to be done.

My Caddy Tip - "Hit straight and putt confidently."

Stableford Score - 28 or less points

Handicap - 17

Well worth a visit

I played the Derby course, which was fine and stayed in the Jacklin rooms, which were basic but ok.

Stableford Score - 34 points

Handicap - 15

I've been back twice

On the 1st, 10th, 13th and 18th keep your ball on the fairway and have plenty of practice on the putting green beforehand.

My Caddy Tip - "Keep your game to your level"

Stableford Score - 28 or less points

Handicap - 18

Great golf break

The Belfry is a fantastic course, the PGA was a good 2nd best and the hotel had everything you could want on a weekend break- swimming pool, jacuzzi, etc. I was a bit disappointed in the lack of choice with the whiskeys, but that might be me being fussy.

Stableford Score - 33 points

Handicap - 16

Always treated so nicely

All the staff treat you so nicely, including the green staff. Came home feeling we were special. The Brabazon a real challenge, but great to go and play. Very enjoyable short break away.

Stableford Score - 28 or less points

Handicap - 17

I'd go back

The hotel was undergoing extensive refurbishment at the time which we were not told about. This time we played the Brabazon and the Derby. It was a better package when it was the Brabazon and the PGA. Dinner seems to have been removed from the packages which is a shame because the process remained the same. Nevertheless, great fun playing the Brabazon and recalling the Ryder Cups. The 10th hole is iconic but my favourite hole is the last where you have to decide how much corner to cut off the tee and then over another daunting lake to fly onto a 3 tier green. If in doubt play safe off the tee and lay up with your second. We played a 4BBB on both days which is a fun way to play the courses, especially the Brabazon.

My Caddy Tip - "There are some long carries over water to watch out for."

Handicap - 10

Unfortunately, I can't play any more due to health but a great course

The Brabazon and PGA were great courses, while some holes were very tough, others were much easier. The hotel, rooms and food were all great. Staff first class.

My Caddy Tip - "Don't go for the green on 10, good chance of a birdie if your 2nd shot is good"

Stableford Score - 28 or less points

Handicap - 19

Bad weather when I've played

Have been there three times and despite it being summer, is has rained or snowed (yes, snowed on!!!) on each time. Hotel is OK though it has since been refurbished. The food is fresh, plentiful and with good variety. Bar prices are high but not London levels. The changing facilities were small but well appointed. 

 I don't rate the Derby Course - unimaginative and no better than many a municipal. PGA is as at least as good as the much vaunted Brabazon. My party thought the Brabazon is a bit over-hyped and a bit of a slog. Perhaps getting soaked coloured our perceptions! We did in fact get snowed off in July and got vouchers to return and play again. The shop staff were somewhat dour.

My Caddy Tip - "Make sure to pack waterproofs and a stout brolly."

Stableford Score - 32 points

Handicap - 14

Everything about the belfry is set up for a great golfing experience

All of the holes had a great quality about them.

Stableford Score - 36 points

Handicap - 13

Going back this weekend

The room was very hot and needed air con. Both the PGA and Brabazon were great courses.

My Caddy Tip - "Stay on the short stuff."

Stableford Score - 34 points

Handicap - 11

Play the Brabazon

The Belfry was £99 for a B&B and 2 rounds of golf. Lunch and dinner with drinks added was £85 for 2 people. The biggest pro shop with the latest gear was impressive & we were served efficiently and politely. 

The Derby, the easiest of the 3 courses was flattering to my game. The back nine are more interesting than the front and the course is good for all abilities. The tee boxes, fairways and greens were in ok condition. The PGA national: great condition, challenging and had character with water/ditches and some lovely vistas of great English countryside. No pin positions on either courses. 

Pull trolleys were expensive at £7.50. The range was excellent with automatic ball tees, great large mirrors and £5.50 for 50 balls which was ok. We ate in Sam's clubhouse which was reasonable for food (pizza £10), but pricey for drinks. A large Cappucinno was £4.95 and a pint was about the same. Staff were very helpful.

My Caddy Tip - "Get a course planner."

Stableford Score - 39 or more points

Handicap - 18

Very welcoming, and a great venue. Our group were well looked after

Couldn't pick a favorite hole. The course was in great shape and our group are planning a return in the near future. Hotel of a very high standard staff and they very friendly and helpful. The staff were also great in the pro shop and on the course they were very courteous.

My Caddy Tip - "Think before you play any shot as its all about course management."

Stableford Score - 28 or less points

Handicap - 21

Greens covered with debris

Overall a good venue with great facilities, but it was Autumn and the greens hadn't been cleared of debris that day. Putting was impossible on some holes.

Stableford Score - 28 or less points

Handicap - 23

I would definitely return

PGA course was a good challenge with very fast greens. Good hotel and service. Thoroughly enjoyed the stay and the golf.

Handicap - 20

I'd go back

Hotel looking a bit dated. Could do with a refurb.

My Caddy Tip - "Play course to your own handicap."

Stableford Score - 32 points

Handicap - 14

I would go back

Preferred the Brabazon course, the food and accommodation was great. I look forward to going back again.

My Caddy Tip - "Greens were tough."

Stableford Score - 34 points

Handicap - 5

Will go back

The Belfry is only a few miles from where we live, we chose it as a venue to take our friends to play. We enjoyed two smashing days there- the hotel staff were first class, the refurbished hotel is wonderful and the choice of food excellent. The golf courses are very well kept and always a real challenge. My friend is very critical of golf courses and he has played at most of the top ones in the world while servicing on the Royal Brittania, but he loved the whole experience and I'm sure we will be playing there again. Thank you

My Caddy Tip - "On the Brabazon, read the course card and follow it to the letter."

Stableford Score - 35 points

Handicap - 10

I would go back

Hotel was very good and I enjoyed all 3 courses.

My Caddy Tip - "PGA needs good course management."

Stableford Score - 33 points

Handicap - 6

Would go back

Loved the whole weekend, the only thing I would say is that the food hall was far too big which meant there were about a couple of hundred of people, so it was very noisy. However, it was some of the best food I've had on a golf break.

Stableford Score - 29 points

Handicap - 20

Good, but not impressed with the Derby course

The hotel was brilliant and the food also great. The Brabazon course was mint. I would advise to play the PGA instead of the Derby course.

My Caddy Tip - "Super fast greens. Need putting practice before the Brabazon."

Stableford Score - 30 points

Handicap - 17

Great all round offering

Brabazon and PGA were in very good nick. Perfect set up for a group getaway over the Masters weekend.

Stableford Score - 36 points

Handicap - 12

Brabazon a must play

The Brabazon is a fantastic course, and certainly met expectations. On day two, we played the PGA National. It absolutely poured with rain, and there were high winds, and it was absolutely no fun whatsoever! I doubt I broke 150. My advice- if it rains, go to the bar. I remember the tees were at the back and looking at a 180 yard par 3 over water, thinking I may as well just throw this ball into the water. The 12th was a real low. Straight into the gale, it was around 550. It should have been a par 8. We all took at least 6 to reach the green. The hotel wasn't in great condition, however I believe it has been renovated recently. Overall, I'd recommend.

My Caddy Tip - "Take an old ball to play on 10. Very, very, very few of you will reach the green."

Stableford Score - 28 or less points

Handicap - 26

Brabazon great, PGA good

10th and 18th on Brabazon were brilliant. Tip- pretend the water isn't there.

My Caddy Tip - "Relax and enjoy."

Stableford Score - 32 points

Handicap - 16

Difficult courses for an 18 handicap club golfer

The problem with The Belfry for me is the impersonal nature of the hotel complex. It is far too big and busy for a quiet golfing weekend. I hate to say this (and I am not naturally snobbish) but there were a large number of rather oikish people staying at the hotel on this occasion. There were also some rather badly behaved golfers on the course. An example: being practically knocked for six when walking through some swing doors by a rough type who didn't even apologise, then holding open a door for a guy carrying a tray of drinks who didn't even look at me let alone thank me. On the course we were pressured from behind in a rude way when there was a group in front of us within range. So don't go there unless you can avoid these types. I would love to play The Brabazon again on a quiet day with no pressure.

My Caddy Tip - "If you have a high handicap don't attempt to get pars. Play the par 4s as 5s etc."

Stableford Score - 28 or less points

Handicap - 18

I'd play but not stay

Courses were fine but accommodation was less than satisfactory. Hot rooms with a tiny fan for air conditioning. In a room over the large generator that makes noise all night so you can't have the windows open.

Stableford Score - 33 points

Handicap - 6

Very good

Everything was very good.

Stableford Score - 29 points

Handicap - 20

Different world

Despite being crowded the weekend was great. A little impersonal at times but well worth doing if you love your golf.

My Caddy Tip - "Play to your handicap."

Stableford Score - 32 points

Handicap - 18

Your golf travel is fine. The Belfry is overrated.

My Caddy Tip - "Don't give up"

Handicap - 17

I'd go back

Really like the whole set up of the courses and also the hotel itself, along with the food.

My Caddy Tip - "Go for the green on the 10th."

Stableford Score - 30 points

Handicap - 18

Looking forward to going back

The upgrade on the accommodation is generally good, but probably designed by a tall man. As a 5ft 3in woman I found the mirrors and some furniture was too high. Derby and Brabazon courses were in good condition. Fun to play if somewhat slow. Staff welcoming and helpful. Interesting companions from St Helens RLFC.

My Caddy Tip - "Take more club than you think."

Stableford Score - 18 points

Handicap - 30

Great venue

Great courses. Lodge accommodation (by PGA) just right for our group. DBB package ideal.

My Caddy Tip - "Putt well."

Stableford Score - 32 points

Handicap - 13

Great golf course but have played it in better condition, think it is probably over played now

Hotel was very good food- a bit pricey, but drink was priced ok. It had a very nice refurb. My favourite hole has to be the 10th.

My Caddy Tip - "Don't try hitting a 60 year old 2 iron for your 2nd shot on 18."

Stableford Score - 35 points

Handicap - 9

I'll go back any day! It was great

Awesome course. It was an honour to play the Brabazon. 10th looks easy but it isn't!

My Caddy Tip - "Greens are quick. Practice beforehand"

Stableford Score - 30 points

Handicap - 20

Must play The Brabazon course

The Brabazon course is a great test of golf. The 10th and 18th holes are particularly memorable from Ryder Cup days. There are no weak holes. If you score more than 30 points you know you've played well. It is a must play course. The PGA course is also a great course. I played the Derby course on a previous occasion but I would recommend upgrading to either of the other 2 courses. The Hotel is excellent. We ate in the restaurant and the food was very good.

My Caddy Tip - "Good course management is a must"

Stableford Score - 28 or less points

Handicap - 9

Great venue

Good fun trying to win a free round on the tough par 4. The hotel was fantastic but the drinks and food were expensive. Overall a fantastic venue.

My Caddy Tip - "Stay out of the water."

Stableford Score - 32 points

Handicap - 10

Would not go back

We thought the hotel was fine, but having played the Brabazon before, we thought the course was in no way near in as good a condition, which was a great disappointment.

Handicap - 18

The courses are testing

Very frosty so had to carry clubs. Found the Derby a little disappointing compared to the PGA, but will return depending on the costs.

Handicap - 22

Derby course dissappointing

PGA course and hotel were excellent but I would not recommend the Derby course.

Stableford Score - 30 points

Handicap - 26

Good courses. The greens particularly need careful thought

Good hotel accommodation but very expensive coffees in the bar. Good courses and all the better for getting a par on the signature 10th. Would go back, but only after visiting the other courses, as your golf travel has recommended many good alternatives.

Handicap - 12

Great venue

All the holes are good on the Brabazon, and I also enjoyed the PGA. Hotel was good and enjoyed the food.

My Caddy Tip - "Be conservative and watch out for the small water hazards across the fairways."

Stableford Score - 32 points

Handicap - 19

Great for a golf break

The 10th on the Brabazon is my favourite, Start on Derby, and then the PGA National. Leave the best and hardest to the last- Brabazon.

My Caddy Tip - "Lay up on the 10."

Stableford Score - 37 points

Handicap - 18

Definitely go back

I loved every hole on the course. I would find it very hard to choose a single hole over another, but at a push it would be the 18th on the Brabazon. Tip: hire a buggy and if you play the PGA course try to stay out of the bunkers. I thought the hotel was great but the golf shop was very pricey and that was the only down side.

My Caddy Tip - "Stay out of the bunkers."

Stableford Score - 28 or less points

Handicap - 16

Go back if I could play Brabazon course as part of a similar priced deal. Derby course disappointing

Brabazon course was fantastic. Derby course was very poor in comparison. Hotel had just been refurbed and was very impressive.

Stableford Score - 30 points

Handicap - 9

Nice courses of differing degrees of difficulty. I'd go back

10 on Brabazon the highlight, particularly if you go for the green. 17 and 18 on Brabazon are really good finishing holes.

Stableford Score - 30 points

Handicap - 12

PGA course was a challenge

Derby Course- easy to shoot your handicap on this one, wide fairways, kind bunkers & no water as I recall. Greens were excellent. 

PGA- more of a test, like playing a links course, reminded me of Littlestone or North Foreland. Had to think your way round and play safe with mid irons rather than just going for it with the big dog! I shot the lowest score in my 4 ball so I was beaming as I par'd the last hole home. 

Rooms were lovely and my T-bone steak in The Ryder Cafe was stunning.

My Caddy Tip - "Don't forget your credit card, the pro shop has a mountain of goodies."

Stableford Score - 34 points

Handicap - 20

I'd go back

Favourite hole was the 18th. Just enjoy it. The hotel and staff were very good.

My Caddy Tip - "Play it the way you read it."

Stableford Score - 36 points

Handicap - 20

I will be going back. It was a great weekend

Very friendly staff and the courses are great.

My Caddy Tip - "Practice your putting"

Stableford Score - 32 points

Handicap - 15

Will definitely be going back again

10 and 18 were my favourite holes.

Handicap - 14

Great break, but the Derby course was average

Every hole was a challenge but a great challenge. It was amazing to play the 10th. A fantastic experience which everyone thoroughly enjoyed.

My Caddy Tip - "Stay focused and trust the yardage."

Stableford Score - 29 points

Handicap - 14

We're going back if the deal is good

PGA course was almost like a links course, with some really fast greens. We loved every minute of the time spent at the Belfry so much that we are looking to re-book as soon as possible for next year. The night club on site was great, especially with the additional security on the front door, made you feel really safe. The hotel was fabulous, the food was amazing. A great weekend.

My Caddy Tip - "Pitch up short of the green, it'll roll on."

Stableford Score - 28 or less points

Handicap - 17

I'd go back

Favourite hole would be the 10th. I would go back midweek, as a bit noisy at the weekend.

My Caddy Tip - "Practice putt."

Stableford Score - 36 points

Handicap - 6

Tough course

Hotel and venue excellent for an overnight stay for a special occasion. Wives used the spa facilities while we played golf. Good to play the Brabazon course and the famous holes from the Ryder Cup, but for the amateur golfer I thought a previous visit to play the PGA national was better value for money.

Stableford Score - 28 or less points

Handicap - 22

I'd go back

Brabazon 10th was my favourite hole.

My Caddy Tip - "Go for it on 10th."

Stableford Score - 36 points

Handicap - 15

I'd go back

The 10th was a great hole.

My Caddy Tip - "Take your time and try not to play the course the way the pros play the course."

Stableford Score - 28 or less points

Handicap - 14

Great courses, but the hotel and rooms are tired and need a refurb

Brabazon is a great course. Derby is okay.

My Caddy Tip - "Enjoy your game and go for everything."

Stableford Score - 30 points

Handicap - 22

Great golfing venue, all 3 courses are excellent. Friendly atmosphere with very helpful staff.

First time at the Belfry and what a excellent venue for a short golf break. The courses are all in great condition and challenging in their own way. Great hotel, good food amd will be back year on year.

Stableford Score - 31 points

Handicap - 18

Excellent course and brilliant club house and food

1st, 3rd, 10th, 12th, 14th, 15th, 16th, 17th, 18th brilliant holes.Played there four times years ago. I played the back nine to par and played a four iron from Christy O'Connor's marker to four feet from the pin on 18th. If you like food, you'll love the food here. Some brilliant rooms and the staff can't do enough for you. Tip: use your handicap, practice your putting before you play and don't use your driver.

My Caddy Tip - "Greens are tricky but true. Play most greens to the front for up hill putts."

Stableford Score - 29 points

Handicap - 12

I'd go back

The courses were in great condition and the food and company were excellent. All for £99- great value!

My Caddy Tip - "The greens were superb."

Stableford Score - 33 points

Handicap - 19

Course not in great condition

Hotel overpriced the food and drink. Lives on the back of the Ryder cup and there were a couple of signature holes standards on the course slipping. Paying more for the privilege.

My Caddy Tip - "Keep the ball below the hole on 18."

Stableford Score - 38 points

Handicap - 14

Great trip

Excellent trip all round. Great value in hotel. Very good staff, food and accommodation. Golf courses in great condition. Will go back again.

Stableford Score - 36 points

Handicap - 16

Excellent

Enjoyable courses. Hotel and food excellent.

Stableford Score - 35 points

Handicap - 16

I will go back sometime

We enjoyed our stay. The food was good. Great breakfasts. Rooms ok. Staff in pro shop very helpful, as were the starters on the courses. We will return at some stage. Brabazon course fab, but hard for 19 handicap lady.

My Caddy Tip - "Enjoy, look around."

Stableford Score - 28 or less points

Handicap - 8

Derby course poor. Evening meal poor and unable to change to main menu. Wouldn't go back.

Hotel updated, very good.

Stableford Score - 35 points

Handicap - 16

Cant fault the set up. Courses, hotel and food all excellent

Don't expect it to be easy.

My Caddy Tip - "Make sure you use enough club on raised greens."

Stableford Score - 31 points

Handicap - 14

Top course, top place

All of the courses well groomed and very well presented- a credit to all of the staff. A very enjoyable stay, with two days of great golf and hotel staff out of this world.

My Caddy Tip - "Stay out of the sand."

Stableford Score - 31 points

Handicap - 14

Great place, great course

10 and 18 on the Brabazon are fantastic holes and although the course is very challenging, it's a joy to play thinking of all the great players that have played there in the Ryder Cup.

My Caddy Tip - "Buy a course planner in the pro shop and be mindful of the water on the front nine. If in doubt lay up."

Stableford Score - 36 points

Handicap - 15

Will not go back

The Hotel accommodation was poor and there was no fine dining which ruined it for my wife as it was her birthday. This venue was only suitable for groups of men. The championship course was great and well monitored. However, the PGA course was ok but not monitored and as a result it took 5.5 hrs, finishing in the dark.

Handicap - 10

Dissorganised

Building work going on so there was slow service. Sent an email to the manager listing all the problems and he never came back to me

Stableford Score - 37 points

Handicap - 16

Great place. Lovely setting fairways like carpets. Greens true

Just take your time and soak it up. Fantastic.

My Caddy Tip - "Don't hold back and wish that you didn't on the way home."

Stableford Score - 33 points

Handicap - 10

Great venue for a golf break

Lovely weekend away.

Stableford Score - 28 or less points

Handicap - 36 or more

Convenient for 3 days golf

Hotel was ok.

Stableford Score - 34 points

Handicap - 24

Brabazon is a beauty

All good.

Stableford Score - 29 points

Handicap - 18

I would go back

Hotel and food good. The only problem was the holy tinning the greens, which was a bit upsetting. We know they have to do it but that is why I rated it 4 instead of 5.

My Caddy Tip - "Concentrate"

Stableford Score - 30 points

Handicap - 16

I'd go back, good trip

Hotel good, food good, beer good.

Stableford Score - 36 points

Handicap - 4

Great venue

Good rooms.

My Caddy Tip - "Play long on par 3's."

Stableford Score - 36 points

Handicap - 16

I'd go back

10th on Brabazon.

My Caddy Tip - "Don't take out the driver on 10th."

Stableford Score - 29 points

Handicap - 20

Too commercial

10th was my favourite hole.

Stableford Score - 35 points

Handicap - 18

Great for a bit of nostalgia playing the Ryder Cup course

I think the PGA national is a better overall course than the Brabazon, apart from the feeling of playing the 10th and 18th of the Brabazon "iconic holes". Overall, a great place to stay and play.

My Caddy Tip - "Practice putt."

Stableford Score - 38 points

Handicap - 7

Challenging course, good value

10th hole was brilliant. The hotel was very good.

My Caddy Tip - "Use the drive."

Stableford Score - 31 points

Handicap - 13

We are going back next week

Playing the Brabazon next weekend so cannot wait for that.

My Caddy Tip - "Play within your means."

Stableford Score - 35 points

Handicap - 28

I'd go back

The par three's were fun to play. The hotel and food were great, but the drinks were too expensive.

Handicap - 16

Will be back anytime

Still not sure if it's better to lay up or go for it on the 10th.

My Caddy Tip - "Keep on the fairway."

Stableford Score - 29 points

Handicap - 13

Fantastic

Tremendous golf trip. Great golf, superb weather and the hotel was fantastic. The food was the best I've had in a hotel. I will definitely go back.

Stableford Score - 28 or less points

Handicap - 18

I'd go back

Great.

Stableford Score - 28 or less points

Handicap - 36 or more

I'd go back

Hotel was great. Enjoyed all the golf. Staff were very friendly.

Stableford Score - 32 points

Handicap - 28

Great value

Stableford Score - 28 or less points

Handicap - 11

Fantastic place

Having played most of the top courses in the UK, I have to say the Belfry is brilliant. I played the PGA & the Brabazon last year & we could not wait to get down again this year. To play the famous 10th hole was a treat. The fairways are perfect and the greens are very fast. Can't wait till next year. Hotel was first class too and the belair night club on the resort is a must.

My Caddy Tip - "Hit one more club than you think."

Stableford Score - 37 points

Handicap - 5

Excellent venue and also good for non golfers.

I don't play golf but my family did and I enjoyed the Spa treatments.

Handicap - 10

I would like to play the Brabazon or PGA

First time playing The Belfry, the Derby was flat and not challenging. Rest of the venue was first class including the room, food and atmosphere. Would go again tomorrow if I could play the "Big Boy" courses.

Stableford Score - 34 points

Handicap - 18

All the guys had a fantastic time. I have never heard any negative comments on any aspect of Belfry

We played the Brabazon which is always in fantastic condition.

Stableford Score - 28 or less points

Handicap - 26

Superb condition

Hotel was great. The food was brilliant- very good breakfast and a 3 course evening meal was even better. The drinks were a little on the expensive side as was the golf shop. Both the Derby and Brabazon was in great condition. Overall, the whole place was clean and tidy and very pretty to look at.

Stableford Score - 29 points

Handicap - 14

Course could have been in better condition

Disappointed with the restaurant. Caddy Masters were lovely.

My Caddy Tip - "Lay up on the 18th and take lots of balls."

Stableford Score - 33 points

Handicap - 17

Would definitely go back

Very much enjoyed our trip to the Belfry. The two night bed and breakfast break in the hotel, with a round of golf on each of the three courses was ideal and great value for money. Particularly enjoyed the PGA National which is a great course and less tough than the famous Brabazon. All courses were good tests of golf and in excellent condition. Staff at the club and in the hotel were very helpful and courteous. Rooms in the hotel were very clean and comfortable. The drive down from Scotland was straightforward, fairly quick via the Toll Road, and the resort easy to find. Would definitely recommend the Belfry for a golf break and hope to return soon. All the arrangements through Yourgolftravel went entirely according to plan, and we had a great trip.

My Caddy Tip - "Don't try to carry the water on Brabazon."

Stableford Score - 30 points

Handicap - 13

Super set up

Played the PGA, although it was a bit tough. I would like to try the Brabazon sometime.

Stableford Score - 28 or less points

Handicap - 22

Good but a bit tired

Love the Brabazon and lots of interesting holes.

My Caddy Tip - "Avoid the bunkers."

Stableford Score - 32 points

Handicap - 7

Great courses and venue

Great for every golfer.

Stableford Score - 37 points

Handicap - 22

Great short stay venue

All 3 courses held different challenges from easy to professional. Restaurants were good value & there was plenty of choice.

My Caddy Tip - "Take distance checks."

Stableford Score - 37 points

Handicap - 21

Will certainly go back

No favourite but I enjoyed the whole course.

Handicap - 22

I'd go back

PGA, and Brabazon were excellent. Hotel was nothing to shout about and you should be able to see more about the Ryder Cup.

My Caddy Tip - "Greens are fast."

Handicap - 13

Brabazon had professional quality all round

PGA-hole 3 was favourite. 

Brabazon- all greens of superior speed and quality. It gave our group of 16 an insight into the type of greens that the pros face week in week out. They beat us up. Our best score was 30 pts stableford for our group of touring Kings Lynn golfers. Glutton for punishment. Can't wait to return to be beaten up again. No weak holes but some are a welcome relief. The obvious gems are the 9th and the 18th. 

For anyone playing for the first time there are potential water hazards all over, so bring plenty of balls. Don't travel far to play the Derby. Hotel was excellent.

Stableford Score - 29 points

Handicap - 13

Great hotel

PGA was a pleasure to play. Derby is a steady course. Just the Brabazon left for me to sample, hope to play it in the not so distant future. Great Hotel and facilities. Having an on site night club, (Bel-Air) is a massive bonus.

My Caddy Tip - "Make sure you hit the fairways."

Stableford Score - 37 points

Handicap - 12

Great courses and hotel

We all enjoyed both course's and the service in the hotel was very good. Good food and the rooms were of a very good standard. Would definitely go back to play both courses.

Stableford Score - 34 points

Handicap - 12

I'd go back

10th and 18th were great.

Stableford Score - 29 points

Handicap - 18

The Derby was ok, Brabazon too tough

If you are playing two courses, play the Brabazon first. The others are easy in comparison.

My Caddy Tip - "Unless you can clear 200 with your driver, use the Ladies Tee on the 18th."

Stableford Score - 28 points

Handicap - 19

Good venue

18 was brilliant.

Stableford Score - 38 points

Handicap - 12

All the golf is great

Can't fault the golf but the venue was a shambles. We were stuffed in some basement area a long way from anything else. Hopefully it was an old wing that has been demolished and rebuilt.

Stableford Score - 36 points

Handicap - 20

Unlikely to go back

The course was fine, although the fairways were not of the standard I was expecting. My main concerns relate to the hotel and service. We were unable to have dinner as it was fully booked (you did warn us) and frankly I felt the whole ambiance of the place was lacking 'soul'. In addition there was nothing else to do at the venue such as pool, table tennis, etc.

Stableford Score - 32 points

Handicap - 8

Great courses, fast greens

The first par 5 saw me walk away with an Eagle. Considering its challenging fairway sloping and bumpy green, I'd call that my best hole.

Handicap - 17

I would go back

I liked the set up with the rooms and the external lounge. Restaurants are nice, but hard to get a table. Night club was a bit empty.

My Caddy Tip - "Course plays longer than you think."

Stableford Score - 30 points

Handicap - 14

I'd go back

Great location and now the hotel has been re-vamped it matches the quality of the courses on offer. Hard to top the 18th if you can play it from the back tee's. There's a very good sports bar if you want to relax after a testing round.

My Caddy Tip - "Be sure you play the Brabazon and PGA courses"

Stableford Score - 30 points

Handicap - 10

Quality

All of the holes were brilliant.

Stableford Score - 33 points

Handicap - 13

I would go back with better deals

The 10th was fantastic.

My Caddy Tip - "Don't use a driver on the 10th."

Handicap - 20

I will go back

The greens were magnificent, the 10th hole and the 18th green are absolutely fantastic.

Handicap - Scratch or better.

Great place but I would have wished for better weather

Hole 10 on the Brabazon is a must play for any golfer.

Stableford Score - 35 points

Handicap - 16

Great venue for a golf break. Played the Brabazon and The Derby, would like to go back to play PGA

They were all outstanding through the history of the Ryder Cup. 10 and 18 were my favourites.

My Caddy Tip - "Be aware the greens are like putting on lino."

Stableford Score - 30 points

Handicap - 14

Great break

Upgraded and played the Brabazon. It was well worth it and I had a great game, the course was in great condition. The hotel and staff were fantastic and very accommodating. The food and rooms were also brilliant.

Handicap - 21

Fantastic all round

Great golf destination, I would recommend upgrading to play the PGA and Brabazon.

Stableford Score - 35 points

Handicap - 10

Decent weekend

Hotel and facilities were fantastic and the courses were in great condition. Although the courses were also challenging, they were not too difficult for a 19 handicapper to enjoy. The problem was that there were too many people on the course, waiting at every shot was not ideal and led to long round times. I'm unsure if I would go back because of this.

Handicap - 19

Walking in the footsteps of the greats

Standing on the first tee the feeling of 'this is it' hit me! All the modern Ryder Cup greats have hit that shot- Seve, Watson, Faldo, Woods and now me. The blood was really pumping as I tried (in vain) to drive the 10th. However, the scrambling par got me a '4 for 3' The new(ish) par 3 12th is a beautiful hole with nothing but water to admire. When we finally arrived at 18 (the 18th, some would say), my partners tell me they've never seen me so intense on a drive (I really wanted a 4). Anyhow, my missed four footer condemned me to a bogey and it was off to Sam's Bar for beers and endless chats of what might have been.

My Caddy Tip - "Greens like glass- leave uphillers."

Stableford Score - 28 or less points

Handicap - 9

Will definitely go back

Great hotel and bar facilities along with some truly iconic holes, the 10th being a stand out. Course condition and lay out superb.

My Caddy Tip - "Sacrifice distance for accuracy. The course isn't short but can punish inaccuracies off the tee"

Stableford Score - 31 points

Handicap - 15

Too tough

The Brabazon course was in excellent condition, although this is the second time I have played it and I find it a tough course. I am not a big hitter, so for a lot of women, getting to the par 4's in regulation can be difficult. The National course is ok, but the Derby is somewhat of a Farmers Field. Hotel and food was good.

Stableford Score - 28 or less points

Handicap - 16

This place is fantastic

Great hotel and surroundings as always. Be prepared for the expensive food and drinks, sadly it goes with the territory. Hotel great, golf course absolutely fantastic. Food lovely, been many times and will return, many iconic holes, just a joy to play, 28 played and had nothing but praise for the whole place.

My Caddy Tip - "2 irons on 10 no brainer."

Stableford Score - 33 points

Handicap - 16

Would definitely go, the golf course and venue was outstanding and had very friendly staff

A 5 star venue.

My Caddy Tip - "Keep the ball on the fairway."

Stableford Score - 32 points

Handicap - 33

Would be happy go back

Best holes are the 9th, 10th and 18th. Make sure you have a yardage book. The hotel was good.

My Caddy Tip - "If you can hit it far enough then why not have a go at the 10th Green."

Stableford Score - 34 points

Handicap - 10

Loved it

10th on the Brabazon was excellent.

My Caddy Tip - "Enjoy it."

Stableford Score - 35 points

Handicap - 12

I'd go back

Great course's. Pace of play can be slow. Bar and food unnecessarily expensive. However, I had a very enjoyable weekend.

My Caddy Tip - "Club up. Large greens mean that one more club is often required."

Stableford Score - 34 points

Handicap - 5

I'd go back

PGA much better than expected. Brabazon was nice but overpriced.

Stableford Score - 30 points

Handicap - 17

Amazing place

Fantastic all round.

Stableford Score - 28 or less points

Handicap - Scratch or better

Great all round venue

Enjoyed all three courses. You need to be on top of your game for the Brabazon, it's a tough track with fantastic layout.

My Caddy Tip - "Don't put pressure on yourself with miracle shots, plot the course to play to your handicap."

Stableford Score - 32 points

Handicap - 17

Great courses

Had a 2 night stay and played each course. The Brabazon and PGA are great courses. They have fast greens and are both in great condition. Derby is fun but nowhere near the standard of the others, beware though buggies are £45 to hire.

My Caddy Tip - "Practice your putting."

Stableford Score - 36 points

Handicap - 4

Out of this world

Great weekend.

Stableford Score - 28 or less points

Handicap - 19

I'd go back

18th was a great closing hole. The hotel needed a make over which it got a couple of months after we visited- not been back since.

My Caddy Tip - "Take plenty of balls."

Stableford Score - 28 or less points

Handicap - 11

Tough course

Hotel great. The greens on the Derby were crazy fast, although tee to green was pretty straight forward.

My Caddy Tip - "Practice putting."

Handicap - 14

Enjoyable venue and a fair test of golf

It was an enjoyable weekend with the family where I was able to play golf and they could use the leisure facilities. It was my first time playing the Brabazon Course and it did not disappoint, though the pace of play was a little slow. The Derby which I played second was a perfectly acceptable and enjoyable course. The Belfry offers a stylish weekend break in very pleasant surroundings. However, it was a little pricey - £680 for 2 nights with my wife and 11 year old son.

My Caddy Tip - "Enjoy."

Handicap - 3

Poor hotel

Course great. Hotel poor. Sports bar closed too early. Evening meal was very poor.

Stableford Score - 35 points

Handicap - 7

Tough course

All of the courses are spectacular.

My Caddy Tip - "Practice putt."

Stableford Score - 28 or less points

Handicap - 18

A great experience

A trip not to be missed. Great courses, accommodation & experience. Already planning a return in 2016.

My Caddy Tip - "Play for position."

Handicap - 12

Great venue, can't wait to go back

Hotel was great, leisure facilities are excellent. The 18th on the Brabazon is steeped in history, the shot over the water for your approach is fabulous (providing you make it!).

My Caddy Tip - "Greens are tricky. The 18th green is a four putt if you don't land it in the right spot."

Stableford Score - 32 points

Handicap - 11

I would go back

3rd and 18th were my favourite holes. Stay away from the water.

My Caddy Tip - "Keep on the fairway."

Stableford Score - 34 points

Handicap - 13

Great time had by all

Rooms were good, plenty of space. Buffet was okay, but we went in late so it was probably our fault. Breakfast was very good. Both courses were excellent and the Derby was better than I expected.

My Caddy Tip - "Be aggressive on every hole."

Stableford Score - 37 points

Handicap - 13

Great organising and great course

10 and 18 will give you a great time. All greens are great to putt on.

My Caddy Tip - "Trust your putting stroke on the greens."

Stableford Score - 33 points

Handicap - 16

Great course

Walk in the steps of the greats.

My Caddy Tip - "Go for the green on 10."

Stableford Score - 32 points

Handicap - 15

Loved playing this historic course

The derby is a bit boring compared to the PGA but it is still a good warm up for the Brabazon. The Brabazon is tough, long and you are punished for missing fairways or greens with plenty of water and long thick grass. The renovations to the bar area are great and the accommodation is fair but not great. An evening meal and breakfast was included on previous trips but on this trip the evening meal was gone and the bar prices were too high which was a shame. I always enjoy the trip though.

My Caddy Tip - "Keep the ball in play by not taking risks."

Stableford Score - 28 or less points

Handicap - 8

Amazing venue

Hotel was fabulous. Take plenty of balls.

My Caddy Tip - "Greens are very fast but true."

Stableford Score - 28 or less points

Handicap - 12

Great venue, great food and a test

The 10th is awesome - Seve hit a 3 wood off the blues! I hit driver off the whites and yes, I hit the green.

Stableford Score - 28 or less points

Handicap - 14

Tough course

Course was brilliant and the hotel class.

My Caddy Tip - "Tricky greens."

Stableford Score - 30 points

Handicap - 12

Great stay

Loved it. But maybe next time I should try to go when the weather isn't quite so frosty.

Stableford Score - 38 points

Handicap - 9

I'd go back

The signature holes on the Brabazon were great, 10th and 18th in particular.

My Caddy Tip - "Greens are tricky, make sure you have a practice putt."

Stableford Score - 29 points

Handicap - 16

I want to go back

Buggies are expensive if you can't walk the course.

Stableford Score - 38 points

Handicap - 19

Great venue for a golf break

Good accommodation and great courses.

Stableford Score - 32 points

Handicap - 9

Need to play when the weather is ok

Don't play out of season to get the best out of the course, as otherwise the weather will beat you and the course will be a bit too tough. In the summer, it will be fantastic with some super holes. Placement of your balls is a must. Most holes are easier than you think if you're careful of the water. Drivers and irons have to be straight. The greens very good.

My Caddy Tip - "Walk the course the first time you play it."

Stableford Score - 37 points

Handicap - 10

Going back to see the refurbishment

Brabazon is the best but I found the PGA course to be the toughest. Derby course is a good warm up to get you ready for the other 2.

My Caddy Tip - "Play it safe if you want to keep your balls."

Stableford Score - 30 points

Handicap - 19

I'd go back

All superb- courses, organisation, night club, breakfast. Would do the same again for the same price.

My Caddy Tip - "Practice your putting."

Stableford Score - 30 points

Handicap - 17

Brilliant two days

A tough couple of courses in the Brabazon and PGA, but what an enjoyable 2 days- the hotel was very comfortable the staff were very helpful and nothing was too much trouble for them.

My Caddy Tip - "Club selection is vital."

Stableford Score - 32 points

Handicap - 26

We will be back

My son and I played both the PGA and Derby courses over 2 days. Initially, we had an hour at the driving range- the auto ball feeders are brilliant. On both courses we were able to stay as a 2 ball, however it was very busy, bad queue at the Derby tee off, and constantly being closely pursued by the following playing group. Both courses and greens are very good. Golf shop and staff/reception staff were very good and welcoming, and the allocated bedrooms are excellent. 

The Belfry restaurant is quite expensive and Sams Club house appeared to be a better option. However, it was under staffed with disgruntle personnel. The food when it appeared, was nothing special. We stayed for lunch on the second day, but shouldn't have bothered. We will go back for the golf next year but probably eat out.

My Caddy Tip - "The greens are extremely fast."

Handicap - 24

Never go, it is completely overrated

Don't go it is completely rubbish. The hotel is abysmal - damp smell full of stag do's, although the food canteen was quality. The Brabazon was average.

Handicap - 11

Great venue, will be back

Just enjoy the day.

Stableford Score - 29 points

Handicap - 24

I loved the Brabazon course

Everything about this trip was fantastic, even Tony Jacklin stopped in for dinner.

Handicap - 21

Great course full of history

The 10th is the most memorable hole for obvious reasons. The 18th is great because of the way it comes back to the Clubhouse. The hotel is superb and the staff were far from snobby, they'll do anything to help your stay memorable. Would recommend The Belfry to anyone.

My Caddy Tip - "Greens are very slick and take some getting used to."

Stableford Score - 28 or less points

Handicap - 14

All golfers should go

Played Brabazon and PGA, both in great shape. Prepare your budget for overpriced food and drink, get used to that and it is a great venue.

Stableford Score - 31 points

Handicap - 11

I will not be going back, poor value for money

Played the Brabazon course- poor condition of the bunkers, with large stones in several of them. One of us damaged his sand wedge playing out of a bunker. Also slow play, with the guide times not being adhered to by the group in front of us. We were approximately 25 minutes outside the guide time after 9 holes. I brought this to the attention of the course marshal at the 10th hole, who took no action. The above split the day that we had looked forward to.

My Caddy Tip - "Good and tricky greens make it essential that you give yourself the best opportunity of placing your ball in good positions on each green."

Stableford Score - 31 points

Handicap - 17

Brabazon is superb

10th Hole at Brabazon was my favourite. Hotel was good and relaxed.

Stableford Score - 36 points

Handicap - 6

I'd go back

The 18th hole is one to savour.

Handicap - 14

Top venue for a golfing jolly

Hotel recently had a major refit. Played the Brabazon and Derby. A good time had by all.

My Caddy Tip - "Know the line off the tee on the Brabazon 18th."

Stableford Score - 39 or more points

Handicap - 10

I will definitely go back

Loved both championship courses and really couldn't pick a favourite hole as they were all very challenging. I played the PGA in 7 over par and was chuffed to bits.

My Caddy Tip - "Just hit all the fairways"

Handicap - 10

Great golf course, atrocious weather

Famous 10th and 18th. Hotel accommodation was excellent.

My Caddy Tip - "Keep it straight."

Stableford Score - 32 points

Handicap - 10

Fabulous courses to suit all abilities

The Brabazon has long carries from a lot of the tees for the ladies, so it is not for the feign hearted. If you are new to golf then The Derby is kinder and as you progress the PGA gives more of a challenge. The golf shop is brilliant with a wide range of ladies clothes, I always pick up a bargain.

Stableford Score - 33 points

Handicap - 20

I've already booked Forest of Warden for 2016

Too many good holes but the 10th and 18th stand out because they are the ones I have always wanted to play and remembered from previous Ryder Cups. Unfortunately I played them like a 26 handicapper but that's the beauty of golf. The hotel accommodation was excellent, although food and drink was slightly expensive.

My Caddy Tip - "Keep the driver in the bag for a lot of the holes."

Stableford Score - 32 points

Handicap - 6

Great venue for a golf break

Great place.

My Caddy Tip - "Keep it on the short grass."

Stableford Score - 37 points

Handicap - 9

Brabazon was awesome. Even the Derby course was decent, but short

The best hole has got to be the 10th. The dream hole for a fader.

My Caddy Tip - "Greens are quick. Lay up on 10 to leave an easy chip over."

Stableford Score - 34 points

Handicap - 18

Great venue with fantastic golf

Overall we had a fantastic break, played the Derby which was a nice easy layout. This prepared us for the test that was the national on the following day, where we had a great time. Safe to say we are returning in 2016. The golf courses were immaculate as was the hotel. Overall, it was all fantastic!

Handicap - 18

Great course and hospitality

Bottled out of trying to drive the infamous 10th hole on The Brabazon, still walked off with an 8. Loved every minute and every shot, no matter how bad. A very enjoyable and difficult challenge.

My Caddy Tip - "Tricky greens so concentration is paramount."

Stableford Score - 28 or less points

Handicap - 9

I will definitely go back. Driving range and food a bit pricey

Great pro shop and facilities well organised. Want to go back to play the Brabazon.

Stableford Score - 39 or more points

Handicap - 7

I'd go back, enjoyed the tough course

All holes were good, some were great. The 10th and 18th stand out, despite the difficulty. Hotel very good, staff very helpful and pleasant.

My Caddy Tip - "Don't need a driver on most holes, and accept your own limitations."

Stableford Score - 30 points

Handicap - 16

I would go back

10 on the Brabazon was brilliant.

My Caddy Tip - "Take your time."

Stableford Score - 38 points

Handicap - 16

Excellent, would play there every week if I could

Would play every week if I could afford it. Fantastic venue and the clubhouse is great. Food is expensive but the Ryder Grill was well worth the money.

My Caddy Tip - "Go for it at 10."

Stableford Score - 30 points

Handicap - 18

Great course and hotel

I love the eighteenth hole of the Brabazon Course. I played all three courses and they all have their different challenges. The hotel is excellent, all the staff are very friendly. This is my second stay of eight days there and I will go again.

My Caddy Tip - "Enjoy the challenge."

Stableford Score - 32 points

Handicap - 16

Factory golf

Great if you want to wait on every hole for players who think they can play golf. I will never play there again. We walked off in disgust even having rung for the caddie master to sort it out.

Handicap - 12

Excellent

Both PGA and Brabazon were fantastic courses, the greens and fairways are in top condition. Best courses I have played. The hotel was fantastic and staff all round were happy and friendly.

Stableford Score - 36 points

Handicap - 24

I'd been every year for the last 5 years and would go back again

Favourite hole is the 10th, which I eagled this year. However, my best shot has got to be on the 2nd hole, where I hit my driver off the tee and pitched on the green and lipped out, as I was told by the group in front.

My Caddy Tip - "Hit a driver every time on 10th."

Stableford Score - 39 or more points

Handicap - 9

Good golf but poor food quality

Accommodation could have been better.

Stableford Score - 33 points

Handicap - 20

Excellent course

The golf arrangements at The Belfry were very efficient, and the course was excellent. The hotel was good and the evening meal and restaurant service was very good. We certainly intend to go again.

My Caddy Tip - "Make certain that you clear the water."

Stableford Score - 37 points

Handicap - 12

I'd love to go back

Had a great weekend of golf but the hotel was being refurbished at the time.

My Caddy Tip - "Take it all in and enjoy."

Stableford Score - 32 points

Handicap - 6

Lovely course, well maintained.

Hotel was adequate, the buffet dinner was good and had a variety of choices.

Stableford Score - 30 points

Handicap - 11

Great

Favourite hole was the 10th.

Stableford Score - 28 or less points

Handicap - 21

Check before you book

Had a wonderful time at the Belfry but with one reservation. The Brabazon course was great (as expected) - only lost one ball in the water (not as long as Seve!). The Derby was a disappointment - we were unfortunate to visit just as the greens were being hollow-cored (if we had known in advance we would have tried the PGA National instead). The building work going on did not disturb us but did mean that the pro-shop was decanted into a small space. The staff both in the hotel (reception and bars) and at/transporting to the first tees were helpful and friendly.

My Caddy Tip - "Be prepared to lose a ball (or two or three) in the lake."

Stableford Score - 30 points

Handicap - 11

Great experience

I did not go, but the chaps that went really enjoyed the experience, despite some of them having been before. This was for my sons 40th birthday.

Handicap - 28

I'd come back

The whole experience was amazing.

My Caddy Tip - "Bring plenty of balls."

Stableford Score - 38 points

Handicap - 21

National is a tough course. I would definitely go back to play that and the Derby

Play the Derby first to warm up to the other courses.

My Caddy Tip - "Avoid the bunkers."

Handicap - 25

Tough course, but great to have a round on such a fantastic course

All of the holes were brilliant, especially the 9th & 18th.

Stableford Score - 37 points

Handicap - 18

I'd go back, it was a lovely venue

The 10th and 3rd were my favourite holes.

Stableford Score - 31 points

Handicap - 12

Not as good as last time

Party of 36 went to the Belfry in 2012, we played the Brabazon and Derby courses. We had a fabulous time so booked to go back in 2013. This time we played the Brabazon and PGA courses and everyone agreed this was the best package. The recession appears to have kicked in because the free bag tag given out first time round was no longer available, there were less staff to organise and the quality of the food was not as good. Booked Celtic manner the following year and I would recommend that before the Belfry.

My Caddy Tip - "If you've got a card going, lay up on 10 and 18."

Stableford Score - 36 points

Handicap - 10

Loved the course, so iconic. Would definitely return

18th was my favourite, as I could imagine the crowd surrounding the green on the approach shot.

Stableford Score - 28 or less points

Handicap - 18

I want to go back

Main course great. Hotel and facilities smashing. Meals superb. If only we can all make a suitable date for a return visit.

Stableford Score - 28 or less points

Handicap - 19

If I went back it would on

Obviously the 10th and 18th on the Brabazon were my favourite.

My Caddy Tip - "Always take plenty of club, it plays its full yardage."

Stableford Score - 33 points

Handicap - 9

First class

This was our 2nd trip to The Belfry organised by YGT. The courses were in superb condition, the accommodation was first class along with the food. The staff were very friendly and looked after us very well. We will be going back again.

My Caddy Tip - "Don't be over ambitious. Keep it safe."

Stableford Score - 29 points

Handicap - 10

Excellent

Played the Brabazon and the PGA National. Both are great courses, but the Brabazon is just very special. A great test of golf on a golf course in great condition. All staff are very friendly and the accommodation is first class. I will definitely be returning in the near future. Highly recommended.

My Caddy Tip - "Play more club for the approach shots. Try and take the hazard out of play."

Handicap - 12

Great break, the Brabazon was tough but a good test

The tenth and eighteen were very good on the Brabazon and the PGA course was very good. The hotel was also great.

My Caddy Tip - "Keep it straight as the rough is very tough."

Stableford Score - 32 points

Handicap - 18

Great venue

Cannot fault anything about the whole experience from booking the trip, the hotel, fantastic service, accommodation and of course, the golf itself. Would recommend it to any golfer regardless of handicap. Will definitely be booking our next trip with your golf travel.

Stableford Score - 30 points

Handicap - 14

I'd go back

Hotel was nice, but a bit noisy around midnight, which was a little disappointing.

My Caddy Tip - "A good idea to have a GPS utility."

Stableford Score - 32 points

Handicap - 18

Not bothered if I don't go back

The course starter on the PGA national course was grumpy and didn't say anything other than "can I have your ticket". The rough on the PGA course was ridiculously high. It was actually above our knees, which caused slow play and made it less enjoyable. The hotel was ok but check in was painfully slow. The drinks prices were also ridiculous, more expensive than Gleneagles, Celtic manor and to all the golf resorts we have been to. The Brabazon was much better. I would play that course again but not stay.

My Caddy Tip - "Take loads of balls if you are playing the PGA national as the rough is stupidly long."

Stableford Score - 28 or less points

Handicap - 8

I would go back again

The course was in great condition and the hotel and room were lovely.

My Caddy Tip - "The greens are very tricky and fast."

Stableford Score - 34 points

Handicap - 14

We are going back

Every hole on the Brabazon was brilliant. Just enjoy it all. Hotel was very relaxing.

My Caddy Tip - "Lay up."

Stableford Score - 39 or more points

Handicap - 19

Iconic Ryder cup venue

The 10th stands out as a challenge to hit the green with your tee shots. Although, 18 is a superb hole, with a really good drive required to enable an easier approach shot over the lake to a tiered green - fabulous.

My Caddy Tip - "Practice green is a good reflection of the actual greens on the Brabazon."

Stableford Score - 34 points

Handicap - 8

Brabazon was a cracker

Fantastic value for only £99. Greens were immaculate for that time of year, even the uphiller's were scary. Great food, great rooms, great location. PGA national was a decent course too. Surprised how 'lived in' the Brabazon seemed.

My Caddy Tip - "Don't leave yourself downhill putts!"

Stableford Score - 31 points

Handicap - Scratch or better

Great golf and a great night out

Golf was really good. Also a great place to have a night out, with two bars and a mini club. We finally left at 4 am, but we weren't even the last group. I would go again for sure

Stableford Score - 36 points

Handicap - 15

Excellent value

Better than expected, good condition. Great service.

Stableford Score - 36 points

Handicap - 5

Great venue for a golf break

Favourite hole was the 3rd and then the 17th, both par 5s. I hit big and par 5s are usually my favourites. I found the 3rd the most challenging hole- take on the water. On both holes, be confident. The hotel is very comfortable and the food was great.

My Caddy Tip - "If you think you can make the 10th in one, go for it! It is a fun part of the game."

Stableford Score - 37 points

Handicap - 11

Great venue for a golf break

Just a great golf course, playing part of history always gives you a buzz. The Brabazon is always in top condition, no matter what time of year you play. We played the PGA course the day before, and it was also a really fantastic course which again, will test your golf. Fairways on both courses are a must off the tee. This has been my 4th visit on the bounce and I look forward to it every year. I also must mention that YGT has everything spot on. I have booked my Captains trip 2016 for 56 members through them, they just cant do enough to make sure you are happy.

My Caddy Tip - "Hit fairways, greens tricky."

Stableford Score - 29 points

Handicap - 11

Great time

Played the Brabazon and PGA, both of which were in fantastic condition bearing in mind it was really cold.

Stableford Score - 30 points

Handicap - 25

Nice golf, accommodation was ok

Lovely course.

My Caddy Tip - "Tricky greens on 10, practice all putts as there is no easy hole."

Stableford Score - 34 points

Handicap - 17

I would go back there, but not play the Derby

Hotel was fine and the food good.

Handicap - 16

I will definitely go back

Really great venue- golf, accommodation, food and service all top notch. Brabazon is a real challenge but you don't always need a driver off the tee, a 3 wood kept me out of trouble on numerous holes. Favourite holes- 10th, the drive-able par 4 over water, and 18th, where you really need a draw.

My Caddy Tip - "3 wood off some tees."

Stableford Score - 34 points

Handicap - 10

Brabazon in great condition

Play the Brabazon and PGA. The Derby is not anywhere as good.

My Caddy Tip - "Look up and enjoy the scenery."

Stableford Score - 35 points

Handicap - 14

I'd go back

I would like to return with my group of ladies in the near future.

Stableford Score - 30 points

Handicap - 27

Hotel great, course staff poor

Hotel revamp impressive. However, we were pushed round an empty course by a marshal on a windy wet day, which really spoilt the experience.

Stableford Score - 38 points

Handicap - 17

I will be back. The courses are great value for your money

The hotel is recommended. All the courses are in great condition and I recommended it.

Stableford Score - 36 points

Handicap - 10

I would play again, lovely courses and nice hotel

Most of the holes were brilliant.

My Caddy Tip - "Don't read much into the greens."

Stableford Score - 28 or less points

Handicap - 17

It's history

I've been there 3 times in the past few years and every time I return it just seems to get better. I am in the process of possibly making a booking for approx 16+ for spring next year through Your Golf Travel. Can't wait, roll on spring.

My Caddy Tip - "Enjoy the experience."

Stableford Score - 33 points

Handicap - 17

Fantastic

The place just oozes golf. Great atmosphere, everyone was very friendly and I just cannot praise the place enough. The 10th hole on the Brabazon was fantastic, I would take plenty of balls. The hotel was also brilliant, with the only negative being the price of the drinks. Otherwise, our stay was great and I will be going back if I have my way.

My Caddy Tip - "Just enjoy your self."

Stableford Score - 28 or less points

Handicap - 18

Great course

Everything about our stay was fantastic, apart from how windy it was. The Brabazon was in top condition for the time of year. Most of the daily tees were being worked on so we played mainly off the medal tees. The room was excellent as was the food in the Ryder Grill. My girlfriend who doesn't play golf had the afternoon in the spa and said the sports massage she received was fantastic.

My Caddy Tip - "Be straight."

Stableford Score - 33 points

Handicap - 14

Can't wait to go again, a great golfing challenge

The 18th hole on Brabazon is the perfect challenge.

Stableford Score - 30 points

Handicap - 18

The Brabazon was immaculate, great value break

Hotel undergoing refurbishment, so a little inconvenient. However, this was balanced by a great golf course- the 9th and 18th are my favourites.

Stableford Score - 31 points

Handicap - 9

I'd go back

The tenth on the Brabazon was my favourite.

Stableford Score - 28 or less points

Handicap - 26

Great course, good food and hotel

On, the 9th and the 18th take half a club more.

My Caddy Tip - "Use a soft ball and a light putter."

Stableford Score - 33 points

Handicap - 10

I would go back

Fantastic venue with 3 different courses. Great facilities and great food. From golf to other leisure activities, a great place to stay and relax.

My Caddy Tip - "Play within yourself, don't be greedy. Plot your way round."

Stableford Score - 28 or less points

Handicap - 9

Excellent condition

A great venue with 3 good courses. Brabazon is a top course and the Derby is an easy walk round, with the PGA somewhere in between. Hotel rooms aren't the best and some can be a little noisy. Staying in the lodges out in the grounds is better option.

My Caddy Tip - "Keep it on the fairway."

Stableford Score - 32 points

Handicap - 5

A dream come true...

We both loved being at The Belfry. The whole atmosphere of the hotel, the excellent facilities, our bedroom and most of all the magnificent golf courses made it a dream come true for us because we are such avid amateur enthusiasts of golf.

The layout of the two courses we played – The Derby and PGA National – were both so different, but so fantastic too...we couldn't fault either and even managed to play fairly well much to our surprise.

We loved the brilliant screens in the buggies too, giving us all the desired information regarding, yardage, warning us about where to place the ball, scoring etc. In fact anything we wished to remind ourselves about the course was there to view on the screens. 

We found The Belfry so attractive and pleasant but also exciting.

Our accommodation was superb, the staff were so helpful in every way and the location of the whole complex so very easy to find, so well signposted for visitors.

We would have no hesitation in recommending the hotel, facilities, golf courses; in fact the whole package which we got from Your Golf Travel. In fact we’ve already have done so to a number of our friends.

We can't thank YGT enough for all your help & speedy information. We can't wait to get back to you for a future golf holiday.

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