Beau Desert Golf Club

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  • Holes of Merit:
    3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 12, 14, 15, 18
  • NCG Rank:
    96/100 in GB&I


In 1931, the leasehold for the golf course was up for auction. The club agreed to bid no more than £2500 to acquire the lease. Two members were appointed to bid on behalf of the club and after a hearty lunch and slightly inebriated, they bid each other up to the tune of £4000.

Beau Desert Golf Club Reviews

Sean Arble's tour can be found here

Golf Course Review

Beau Desert Golf Club is located in the Cannock Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). On the outskirts of Cannock between Lichfield and Stafford, it is a stone throw from Birmingham just off the M6. The is known by its members as The Beautiful Wilderness.

Beau Desert GC History

In 1911, Herbert Fowler was commissioned to construct the first 9 holes which would become Beau Desert Golf club. Golf Illustrated, in November 1912, commented that 9 holes then existed and 9 more were planned. By 1914, the complete set of 18 holes had been completed.

One of the highlights of the course are the plateau greens. The sand and gravel for the greens were acquired from the site itself and the cuts can be seen in the grassed pits on holes 1, 3, 8 and 9. Herbert Fowler repeatedly used this design feature on various courses including Yelverton Golf Club.


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