Brandhall Golf Club
Brandhall Golf Club, Birmingham, West Midlands, England, B68 8AQ
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14 reviews of Brandhall Golf Club
Played here on a Sunday after there were no times available at the course I'm a member of, because they'd booked a society, annoying when you pay extra for 7 days membership, I hope the society paid them well because I wont be renewing my membership next year, but I digress....
The course isn't the easiest to find being situated in a housing estate not far from the M5. There are 2 small carparks. Last played here about 20 years ago, warm welcome in the pro shop, and a good rate for what you get at £15 for a Sunday morning. Fairly short course with only 2-3 par 4's over 350 yards from the yellows, this suits me. Greens were in good condition considering the weather. fairways were a bit wit and boggy in places, have seen worse though. Front 9 which plays around the perimeter of the course is easier than the back 9 which we found much harder.
Biggest problem was slow play. After 5 hours we gave up on the 16th. The 4 ball in front of us were playing ridiculously slow and wouldn't let anyone through, despite there being 2 clear holes ahead of them. The couple playing behind us said they had the same problem with the same four ball the week before. At one point we had three groups backed up on the tee and one of this group spent the full five minutes looking for his ball, only to hit his next ball back into the trees. Each and every shot that each made seemed to necessitate 4-5 practice swings and the regulation Tiger Woods putting routine even when they were 3 foot from the flag..ridiculous when most if not all of them were already scoring stableford points for the hole.
After the round there is small basic club house which you can use.
first full round of golf since i was 16 years old (now 25), only been playing my local pitch and putt in sandwell park (which is in dreadful condition) greens are amazingly well kept and well guarded, fairways not too bad, quite challenging course for a novice, shot a 93, not bad for me, Green fees are 13.80 though weekdays 18 holes, or 8.80 for 9, will definitely go back again.
Iv'e been playing this course on and off since i left school (which is 25 years ago). It's a challenging course with plenty of hills and trees, there are some water features, but to the above average golfer they're not really in play. In general the course is well kept, although some of the bunkers are a bit rough to say the least. The biggest let down is the amount of public that stroll across the course, this can be annoying (for example you dont see a sole at hill top course). Overall though.... i love it, and i'll never get bored of this course.
Good municipal that has plenty of challenges for the high handicapper, but perhaps a bit short for the better player. Having played there numerous times over the last few months, it competes well against the private pay and play courses in the area. With a bit of tidying up and a new club house it could easily pass off as a private club.
played today and the course from tee to green in good condition, shame about the greens, very slow and bumpy. You can see they are trying to sort out but needs a lot of improvments before they can be classed as good.
This is a municipal so you get what you pay for, however the staff are very friendly and some of the holes represent a challenge, others are a little short but overall a decent round of golf
After a ten year break from Golf it was back too my roots which is Brandhall. I have to say it was a pleasure to be back at my old stomping ground!!
The course remains to be ny favorite of all the municiple's in the area. I was disapointed at the state of some of the greens with mud and sand on them but what do you expect for £12.
The first time I revisited some of the bunkers were being revamped and it was more like playing out of a building site than a bunker, this I am glad to say has been retified and as we draw into the summer months it is proving to be a well maintained and enjoyable course.
A visit to Peters Hut is well worth the effort to collect a truely delightful bacon sarnie on crusty!! mmmm. All I would say is give Brandhall a try you wont be disapointed.
EXCELENT COURSE 4 THE MONEY, 1ST AND 15TH HOLES ARE GREAT 4 THE BIG HITTERS OUT THERE. THE GREENS WERE IN FINE CONDITION CONSIDERING THE RAIN WEVE HAD OF LATE. THE STAFF ARE VERY FRIENDLY AND HAVE ENJOYED MY DAY THERE, WILL BE RETURNING SOON. ONLY £12 ON A WEEKDAY, BARGAIN 4 THIS CHALLENGING COURSE
THIS COURSE IS IN PRETTY GOOD SHAPE FOR A MUNICIPAL,BIG LET DOWN IS THE BUNKERS AS ALL MUNICIPAL COURSES IVE PLAYED IN THE AREA ,IF YOU WANT TO MISS THE RUSH AND AVOID SLOW PLAY GO BETWEEN 11:30 AND 12:00 GOT ON NO PROBS AND FLEW ROUND IN 3HRS AND A 3BALL LET ME GO THROUGH WITH NO PROBS AT ALL, JUST HIT A 70 ( 9 H/CAP ) WILL GO AGAIN SOON WELL WORTH A VISIT.
Not a bad layout for a municipal course, the problems being that it is often busy and slow play is caused by occasional golfers, who also do nothing for the upkeep of the course by leaving pitchmarks and divots in their wake.
First and 15th holes the best, some short par 4's making this a relatively easy course to play.
Worth a visit at the price.
Nice course to play, the first hole is a tough one to start off with but it gets much easier after that, but well worth playing.
Considering this is a municipal course, it is a real challenge, a delight to play, and every round is different.
The 1st is a down and up hole, a long drive from the tee leaves an uphill iron to a long narrow green, well protected by bunkers, accuracy is essential.
The short second is bordered by trees on the right, but is relatively straight forwards.
The short third is tricky, trees and rough down the left and rough on the right. Green is pleasant enough.
The 4th is uphill with a sloping green well protected with bunkers. A challenge but an accurate tee shot will make life much more simple.
The 5th is a tough tough hole. The green is hidden behind trees on the right, and trees on the left leave a narrow fairway. Take on the trees with a 5 wood or play safe with an iron.
The 6th is short and straight, easy enough.
The 7th is a monster. A long drive uphill over the brook leaves a long uphill iron shot to a blind green. The green slopes downhill with a brook 2 feet off the back. Hard hole of golf.
The 8th plays across the 7th fairway, uphill with a raised green, banked sharply on all sides. Plenty of backspin is needed to keep the ball. Anything too hard and kiss goodbye to the ball.
The short 9th needs an accurate iron over a lake onto a small green with bunkers left and right...you will probably find most of the golf balls I have lost on this course in the lake.
The 10th is a left/right dogleg, heavy woodland down the right and the green cannot be seen. Green is long and thin, sloping uphill right to left.
The 11th is fairly straight forward, a long tee shot should leave a wedge onto a tight green. Beware the huge bunker front right of the green, you need a ladder to get out!
The short 12th presents no major problems, short with a large green, birdies are infinately possible.
A blind tee shot over a ridge on the 13th, should leave a wedge onto a left right sloping green.
The 14th needs an easy 3 wood, before an iron onto a very small green, surrounded by very big bunkers...enough said.
The long straight 15th is one of the best holes on the course. There is a lake at driving distance. Dropping short of the lake leaves an uphill iron shot to a right to left downhill sloping raised green, which sits about 30 feet above your ball. Very very tough.
The 16th is a right to left dogleg, teeing off onto a steeply sloping fairway, leaving an iron to yet another raised green, made even harder by steep downhill banks on one side, trees and bunkers on the other.
The 17th has a narrow fairway reached by teeing off over a valley filled with thick thick rough. An accurate iron is needed to hit the green which is once again sloped and banked wickedly.
The short 18th in front of the clubhouse, is straight and narrow, needing a nice iron, to finish off the round with a birdie.
The course has been much improved in the last few years and is the best Municipal Course I have ever played. A difficult as many private courses, a round here will not disappoint.
The 1st & 7th are a test for any player beware of the 7th, the drive off the tee is blind and there's a small brook which you don't see until it's to late. And don't over hit the green there's another brook just 2 feet off the back. The course plays longer than the par of 71. The bad points about Brandhall are the Mud and finding your way around the Tee's none of the tee's/holes were marked so be careful you may think you are on the 10th tee and you are really on the 12th.
Excellent, well-landscaped course. The best public course I've ever played on. Drive at the 1st is
quite daunting but its the tee shot at the 16th that put the wind up me. An enjoyable
This is a very pleasant and undulating course with some of the better holes on Birmingham's municiple circuit, it is a very compact and perhaps the worst feature is the overlapping fairways and tee's.
There are a few blind tee shots that I would excersize caution on if you are a long driver for instance the 2nd is 279yds, not knowing the course I used a 3wood only to find my ball on the green! 279yds I don't think so.
The greens and fairways seemed to be well kept although the sand (mud) left a little to be desired on some holes.
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