Harborne Golf Club

A largely untouched Colt parkland, at just over 6000 yards it plays harder than the scorecard makes out.

Harborne Golf Club

West Midlands, England

Overview

The course is a largely untouched Harry Colt parkland.

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Harborne Golf Club is found in England's second city, Birmingham. Perhaps overlooked because of its city centre and West Midlands location, the Harry Colt designed parkland layout remains virtually unchanged.

Harborne Golf Club History

The Harborne Golf Club was established on October 14, 1893. The first competition was played over nine holes on December 26th of the same year at a site called Home Farm.

By 1895, due to a disagreement over what to do with the grass cuttings, the club moved across the road to Church Farm. By 1902, there was a united 18 hole course with 10 holes at Home Farm and 8 at Church Farm.

In October 1924, the revised layout by Harry Colt was opened which has remained largely untouched until today.

Harborne GC Course Synopsis

The course plays to just over 6000 yards and to a par of 70. There are two Par 5's both coming on the front nine on the 4th and 8th holes. There are also two Par 3's split evenly between the two halves. The course has two loops that both run out and back from the clubhouse. The front nine is a compact loop with the back nine routed around it.

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A photo of Harry Colt swinging a golf club.Evalu18

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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West Midlands, B32 2JE, 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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