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Forest of Arden Golf Resort - Arden Course Highlights

  • It has hosted both the English Open and British Masters.
  • Yep, doesn’t get much better than that.
  • Generous fairways make for solid driving.
  • It's a difficult course
  • Great challenge for low handicaps.
  • Grab your clubs and find out who's the group champ!

Course Stats

  • Designed by Donald Steel.
  • Redesigned in 1992.
  • 7,212-yard/6,595-metre length.
  • Par-72 course.

Top hint for this course

Let's give a top tip to boss the course and get ahead . The 2nd hole has a dogleg left, hiding the green. Driving slightly to the left, just avoiding the trees on the left and the bunkers to the right, should put the dancefloor within an approach shot. Driving too far right could see you land in the bunkers or hit the out-of-bounds.

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Full Course Lowdown

Not just your average course. Hosting two international tournaments and being located on one of the top golf resorts in the UK, its reputation is monumental. The wide fairways and straightforward playability for advanced golfers attract people nationwide.

If you think you can cut the mustard and follow in the footsteps of the pros, why not play your own English Open?


The opening hole will have you questioning your abilities. Three bunkers crowd the middle of the fairway, and three bunkers surround the green. It's a test of your accuracy, can you handle it?

The 3rd has a difficult dogleg left with a lake cutting the middle. On the other side, a puddle and six bunkers protect the green (we didn't say it would be easy).

The end of the front nine tees off surrounded by a lake, so avoiding the water hazard and the narrow row of trees makes for a difficult drive onto the fairway. The second half of the hole is straightforward. You can relax a little.

The 13th is a nightmare for lumberjacks. Isolated trees block the fairway, so they won't even need to shank it to hit some bark. Mounds halfway through the fairway, and some bunkers to the right of the dancefloor make this an excellent hole to challenge everybody.


This clubhouse provides everything from your classics to internationally-inspired cuisine that will satisfy everybody. Chase this up with some local ales but save yourself for hitting the town later.

Get comfortable, sip your pint, and mock the friend who kept drowning his ball. While you count off the scorecards, figure out who's due a forfeit for hitting the bunker the most. Was it you? It happens to the best of us.

Course Facilities

  • Clubhouse
  • Driving Range
  • Proshop
  • Trolley Rental
  • Club Rental
  • Buggy Rental
  • Practice Green

More than a Game!

More than a game
Getting lifelong friends together
More than a game
Those hole-in-one moments!
More than a game
Charity events
More than a game
Celebratory nights
More than a game
World class golf experiences
More than a game
Celebrate the wins!
More than a game
Laugh with your friends

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The Location

The Forest of Arden championship loop is located on the outskirts of Birmingham. It's got everything. Hotels, restaurants, activities, and bars. It's only 17km away and it's worth the visit.

Whether you choose top-rate nightclubs, fancy restaurants, or somewhere simpler to eat, your night out in Birmingham is guaranteed to bring some unforgettable memories. It's the country's second-biggest city after all.

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