The Belfry Hotel & Resort
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The Belfry Hotel & Resort has become synonymous with golf, having hosted the Ryder Cup four times, far more than any other sports venue in the world. With courses formed from 550 acres of North Warwickshire’s lovely landscape, the Brabazon and the PGA National golf links near Sutton Coldfield have produced some of the most dramatic events in golf history.
The PGA moved to its new home at The Belfry Hotel in 1977 on a 99-year lease. The Belfry’s first official competition was contested in 1978 between Great Britain and the Continent of Europe for the Hennessy Cup.
Seve Ballesteros helped the course reach new heights in its first official tournament. He reached for his driver and launched the ball into orbit, stunning the crowds and course designers! It was a great stroke since the ball soared through the trees, eventually landing eight feet from home. Ballesteros’s accomplishments that day in Sutton Coldfield became a part of The Belfry Hotel’s history.
For its unrivalled quality and layout, the Brabazon has been named England’s Best Golf Course and obtained the title of Europe’s Best Golf Course in 2021. The Brabazon was also upgraded with the latest technology to make it more competitive before the Betfred British Masters 2021. The modifications added new fourth tees, enhancing the golfing experience while keeping the course at par 72.
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The Belfry Hospitality
Eventmasters are proud to offer golf hospitality packages for the Betfred British Masters in 2024. Please refer to the various hospitality packages listed below for further information.
With our Belfry hospitality available, guests and clients can enjoy a memorable day of golf with some outstanding views of the the iconic Brabazon Course in VIP style. Experience luxury style with the Champions Club, offering access to an elevated viewing platform overlooking the 18th green and contemporary dining, there’s no better way to spend your weekend!
The Belfry Hospitality for the British Masters Packages 2024
Discover more about Belfry Hotel & Resort
The Belfry Hotel and Resort date back to the thirteenth century, known as Moxhull Hall or Manor, and operated as Knights Templar manor until they were expelled from England in 1277. For the PGA, the National golf course is their only course in England recognised as a world-class championship venue. This course offers a competitive challenge with rushing fairways, significant run-offs, and 70 strategically positioned bunkers for those who compete in Sutton Coldfield. In addition, the Belfry Driving Range and PGA Academy provides an opportunity to learn from the best and experience Belfry’s golf coaching facilities. Please note that the range closes at 9 p.m. as the last balls are 45 minutes before the end of the day.
The Betfred British Masters returned to The Belfry in 2022, with the Sutton Coldfield venue hosting the golf tournament for the fifth time. The Belfry has hosted 19 European Tour events since 1979.
The 1967 British Masters event was particularly notable for providing British television with its first live hole in one, as Tony Jacklin aced the 16th hole at Royal St George’s.
Earlier during the British Masters 2021, the Brabazon underwent several stages to update it with new technologies and make it more challenging. The update introduced additional fourth tees to improve the golf experience while remaining a par 72 course. As a result, the course was also awarded England’s Best Golf Course and Europe’s Best Golf Course at the World Golf Awards 2021.
Betfred, the UK-based bookmakers, will be the title sponsor of this golf tournament for a fourth consecutive year.
While the Belfry Hotel & Resort features magnificent courses that will awe visitors, Sutton Coldfield also has a variety of other sights to see. The Royal Town of Sutton Coldfield is best known for being a town filled with manors and other large houses. The Belfry is ideally situated for visiting the Midlands’ many unique attractions, including:
Only 5.24 miles from the Belfry Hotel & Resort, Sutton Park is a 2,400-acre National Nature Reserve that has been recognised as a Site of Special Scientific Interest. It is one of Europe’s largest urban parks. The park offers open woodlands, cattle and wild ponies that can be seen on the land when visiting Sutton Coldfield.
RSPB Middleton Lakes
The Middleton Lakes is a beautiful mosaic of wetlands, meadows, and woodland in the centre of River Tame Valley, well known for its quiet space for those seeking tranquillity in Sutton Coldfield. The Middleton Lakes is only 2.12 miles from the Belfry Hotel & Resort, easier to find for those looking to make the most of the weekend.
Kingsbury Water Park
For those travelling to Sutton Coldfield with children, rest assured that at Kingsbury Water Park there is a lot to see and do. Only 1.53 miles from the Belfry Hotel & Resort, you can explore the hidden corners, spot various birds, and take in the countryside.
The Belfry Hotel & Resort Faciliites
When visiting Sutton Coldfield, the Belfry has many facilities to relax guests during the summer months. The Belfry Hotel & Resort features elegant rooms, restaurants, and bars, including Ryder Gill and The Brabazon Bar. There really is something for everyone at the Belfry Hotel & Resort, with a devoted host of facilities such as mini-golf, adventure zone, and woodland walk.
Travelling to Belfry Hotel & Resort
Please use the map provided by Google for further information.
How do I get to The Belfry by car?
If you are travelling along the M1, you will need to travel to junction 19, and then you should take the M6 exit towards Birmingham and Coventry. Then, continue towards the M6 before moving onto the M42 (North) exit towards the M6 Toll Road/Tamworth/Birmingham before merging onto the M42 motorway.
Then, you will need to follow signs for the A4097/A446/M1/Tamworth and once you get to junction 9 you will need to take the A4097/A446 exit towards Kingsbury/Lichfield. You should then continue on Lichfield Road.
When travelling along Lichfield Road, you should eventually see signs indicating ‘The Belfry’. Turn into The Belfry Road, where you will need to pass Belfry Manor Taxis and you should keep following this road and you will be able to see The Belfry in front of you.
How do I get to The Belfry by train?
There are three train stations located in close proximity to The Belfry, which are Sutton Coldfield Station, Coleshill Parkway Station and Water Orton Station. The closest of them all is Sutton Coldfield Station, which is located just over 4 miles away from The Belfry.
There is a taxi rank located at Sutton Coldfield Station that can take you the rest of the way to the venue. Whilst there is no taxi rank available at either the Water Orton or Coleshill Parkway stations, but there are bus services in operation.
There is a train station at Birmingham International Airport. There will be taxi services to take you to The Belfry.
How do I get to The Belfry by bus?
There are several bus services which you can use to get to and from The Belfry in Sutton Coldfield. These bus services include: 23, 24, 4, 61, 63, the 97 and the X10.
The X13 bus service is available at Water Orton Station to take you to The Belfry. As for Coleshill Parkway Station, there is a bus stop approximately a five minute walk away, with the X4 service able to get you to the venue.
How do I get to The Belfry by plane?
The Belfry is located approximately 15 minutes away from Birmingham International Airport. Taxi services will be available to take you to The Belfry.
Belfry Hotel & Resort FAQs
Is smoking allowed at The Belfry?
No, smoking is not allowed.
Is parking available at The Belfry?
Yes, parking is available at The Belfry and it is free of charge.
Do children need to be accompanied by an adult?
All children under the age of 16 have to be accompanied by an adult at all times when visiting the venue.
Does The Belfry have a dress code?
Yes, The Belfry does have a dress code. No denim or jeans are allowed and tailored shorts or trousers are allowed. All shirts worn must have a collar or a mock neck and will need to be tucked in. Short socks are allowed to be worn with shorts.
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