Blackwell Golf Club

One of Fowler and Simpson's 7 collaborations.

Blackwell Golf Club

Worcestershire, England

Overview

A traditional English, mature parkland course welcomes guests and visitors that is known for its excellent condition.

Bobby Jones played here after winning The Open at Hoylake in 1930. Some suggest the 13th at Blackwell was the inspiration the 12th at Augusta. There is no evidence to suggest this conclusion.

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Blackwell Golf Club is a parkland golf course located in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire. The county is not known for its golf but Blackwell is more than capable of putting it on the map. A 9 hole course existed when the club was established in 1893. In 1923, Tom Simpson and Herbert Fowler were commissioned to lay out an 18 hole course on just 102 acres of land.

The par 70 course measures just over 6200 yards in length. There are five par 3's, ten par 4's, and just three par 5's. Frank Pennink describes the highlight of Blackwell Golf Club as the collection of 5 one-shot holes. All five holes point to different points on the compass and range from 160 yards to 222 yards. For the first 13 holes, there are no successive holes with the same par! That changes on 14, where you play 5 two-shot holes in a row home.

In the midst of a remodeling master plan by Frank Pont, the original Herbert Fowler and Tom Simpson design philosophies are being re-established. Widening of the fairways, tree removal and the opening up of aprons and green surrounds to are all a part of the planned works.

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Featured Architect: Harry Colt

Harry Colt felt courses should reside in the land as opposed to upon it. Courses should be a part of the natural landscape. Bunkering on Par 3's is usually odd-numbered. Artificiality and symmetrical hazards were avoided at all costs. Most greens are square or rectangular. Despite this inclination, variety...

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Worcestershire, B60 1PY, England

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Featured Architect: Harry Colt

Harry Colt felt courses should reside in the land as opposed to upon it. Courses should be a part of the natural landscape. Bunkering on Par 3's is usually odd-numbered. Artificiality and symmetrical hazards were avoided at all costs. Most greens are square or rectangular. Despite this inclination, variety...

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The Putter Tailor - Made to Measure Putters and Wedges

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