Midlands

The Midlands has predominantly clay and fertile soils that do not help fine grasses. Parkland courses therefore dominate and Little Aston *(LA) and Blackwell *(Bl) are Fine parkland Clubs on the fringe of Birmingham.

Fine running Golf on heathland can be found at: Tadmarton Heath *(TH) and Frilford Heath (FH) to the south; Beau Desert *(BD),  Whittington Heath (WH) and Enville (E) in Staffs; the quad of Coxmoor (Cox), Sherwood Forest *(SF), Notts(Holinwell) *(N) and Lindrick *(Lin) north of Nottingham, leaving Woodhall Spa *(WS) in Lincs; Northamptonshire County (NC); Luffenham Heath (LH) in Rutland. There is only one Links, Seacroft *(Sc) at Skegness.

It is reported that  Sutton Coldfield (SCf) is a fine heathland course and that Kington (Ki), high on the moors should be included, both of which I have yet to play.

* featured in Frank Pennink’s 1962 Golfers Companion.

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