The Belfry

The Belfry is a golf resort and hotel in Wishaw, Warwickshire, close to Sutton Coldfield, England, located approximately 8 miles from the centre of Birmingham. It was acquired by KSL Capital Partners in August 2012.

The Belfry
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Club information
LocationWishaw, Warwickshire, England
TypePrivate
Owned byKSL Capital Partners
Total holes54
Tournaments hostedRyder Cup, British Masters, Benson & Hedges International Open, English Open, English Classic, UK Championship
Websitethebelfry.co.uk
Brabazon Course
Designed byDave Thomas,
Peter Alliss
Par72
Length7,253
Course record63, Martin Erlandsson
PGA National Course
Designed byDave Thomas
Par72
Length7,053
Derby Course
Designed byDave Thomas,
Peter Alliss
Par70
Length6,099
The Belfry Hotel and Resort
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General information
LocationWishaw, Warwickshire
Sutton Coldfield, England
B76 9PR
OwnerKSL Capital Partners
Other information
Number of restaurants4
Website
thebelfry.co.uk

The resort has three golf courses. The Brabazon Course is the main tournament course, and the others are the PGA National and The Derby. The headquarters of The Professional Golfers' Association are also located there, along with a 4-star hotel, tennis courts and a leisure spa.

The Belfry has hosted the Ryder Cup on four occasions and has staged numerous European Tour events.

In 2013, The Belfry underwent a comprehensive £26 million renovation of all bedrooms, meeting rooms, public spaces and other amenities. There was also a general uplift on the whole grounds appearance, including a new lobby entrance. The hotel remained open during the renovations and they were successfully completed. Further work has since been undertaken to improve other areas of the resort, including the spa. Sam's Bar, named after Scottish golfer and 2002 Ryder Cup Captain Sam Torrance, was also refurbished and renamed to Sam's Club House.

The Belfry won the World's Best Golf Hotel 2019 at the World Golf Awards, Abu Dhabi [1]

AwardsEdit

The Belfry has won a number of awards[2] including:

  • England's Leading Golf Resort 2015[3]
  • England's Leading Golf Resort 2011[4]
  • England's Leading Golf Resort 2004[5]

Ryder CupEdit

Year Winner Score
2002   Europe 15½ 12½
1993   United States 15 13
1989   Europe
Tie; Europe retains Cup
14 14
1985   Europe 16½ 11½

European TourEdit

Year Tournament Winner
2021 Betfred British Masters 
2020 ISPS Handa UK Championship    Rasmus Højgaard 
2008 Quinn Insurance British Masters    Gonzalo Fernández-Castaño 
2007 Quinn Direct British Masters    Lee Westwood 
2006 Quinn Direct British Masters    Johan Edfors 
2003 Benson & Hedges International Open    Paul Casey 
2002 Benson & Hedges International Open    Ángel Cabrera 
2001 Benson & Hedges International Open    Henrik Stenson 
2000 Benson & Hedges International Open    José María Olazábal 
1992 Murphy's English Open    Vicente Fernández 
1991 NM English Open    David Gilford 
1990 NM English Open    Mark James 
1989 NM English Open    Mark James 
1983 State Express Classic    Hugh Baiocchi 
1982 State Express English Classic    Greg Norman 
1981 State Express Classic    Rodger Davis 
1980 Mazda Cars English Classic    Manuel Piñero 
1979 Lada English Golf Classic    Seve Ballesteros 

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "World Golf Awards » World's Best Golf Hotel 2019". World Golf Awards. Retrieved 2019-12-16.
  2. ^ "The Belfry Hotel & Resort". World Travel Awards. Retrieved 4 August 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "England's Leading Golf Resort 2015". World Travel Awards. Retrieved 4 August 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "England's Leading Golf Resort 2011". World Travel Awards. Retrieved 4 August 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "England's Leading Golf Resort 2004". World Travel Awards. Retrieved 3 August 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 52°33′16″N 1°44′04″W / 52.55434°N 1.73447°W / 52.55434; -1.73447