The Belfry

Coordinates: 52°33′16″N 1°44′04″W / 52.55434°N 1.73447°W / 52.55434; -1.73447
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The Belfry
Club information
LocationWishaw, Warwickshire, England
Owned byCedar Capital Partner, Goldman Sachs
Total holes54
Events hostedRyder Cup, British Masters, Benson & Hedges International Open, English Open, English Classic, UK Championship
Brabazon Course
Designed byDave Thomas,
Peter Alliss
Course record63, Martin Erlandsson
PGA National Course
Designed byDave Thomas
Derby Course
Designed byDave Thomas,
Peter Alliss
The Belfry Hotel and Resort
General information
LocationWishaw, Warwickshire
Sutton Coldfield, England
B76 9PR
OwnerKSL Capital Partners
Other information
Number of restaurants4

The Belfry is a golf resort and hotel in Wishaw, Warwickshire, close to Sutton Coldfield, England, located approximately 8 miles from the centre of Birmingham. It was acquired by KSL Capital Partners in August 2012.

The resort has three golf courses. The Brabazon Course is the main tournament course, and the others are the PGA National and The Derby. The headquarters of The Professional Golfers' Association are also located there, along with a 4-star hotel, tennis courts and a leisure spa.

The Belfry has hosted the Ryder Cup on four occasions and has staged numerous European Tour events.

In 2013, The Belfry underwent a comprehensive £26 million renovation of all bedrooms, meeting rooms, public spaces and other amenities. There was also a general uplift on the whole grounds appearance, including a new lobby entrance. The hotel remained open during the renovations and they were successfully completed. Further work has since been undertaken to improve other areas of the resort, including the spa. Sam's Bar, named after Scottish golfer and 2002 Ryder Cup Captain Sam Torrance, was also refurbished and renamed to Sam's Club House.

The Belfry won the World's Best Golf Hotel 2019 at the World Golf Awards, Abu Dhabi.[1]


The Belfry has won a number of awards[2] including:

  • England's Leading Golf Resort 2015[3]
  • England's Leading Golf Resort 2011[4]
  • England's Leading Golf Resort 2004[5]

Ryder Cup[edit]

Year Winner Score
2002 Europe Europe 15½ 12½
1993 United States United States 15 13
1989 Europe Europe
Tie; Europe retains Cup
14 14
1985 Europe Europe 16½ 11½

European Tour[edit]

Year Tournament Winner
2023 Betfred British Masters New Zealand Daniel Hillier
2022 Betfred British Masters Denmark Thorbjørn Olesen
2021 Betfred British Masters England Richard Bland
2020 ISPS Handa UK Championship  Denmark Rasmus Højgaard 
2008 Quinn Insurance British Masters  Spain Gonzalo Fernández-Castaño 
2007 Quinn Direct British Masters  England Lee Westwood 
2006 Quinn Direct British Masters  Sweden Johan Edfors 
2003 Benson & Hedges International Open  England Paul Casey 
2002 Benson & Hedges International Open  Argentina Ángel Cabrera 
2001 Benson & Hedges International Open  Sweden Henrik Stenson 
2000 Benson & Hedges International Open  Spain José María Olazábal 
1992 Murphy's English Open  Argentina Vicente Fernández 
1991 NM English Open  England David Gilford 
1990 NM English Open  England Mark James 
1989 NM English Open  England Mark James 
1983 State Express Classic  South Africa Hugh Baiocchi 
1982 State Express English Classic  Australia Greg Norman 
1981 State Express Classic  Australia Rodger Davis 
1980 Mazda Cars English Classic  Spain Manuel Piñero 
1979 Lada English Golf Classic  Spain Seve Ballesteros 


  1. ^ "World Golf Awards » World's Best Golf Hotel 2019". World Golf Awards. Retrieved 16 December 2019.
  2. ^ "The Belfry Hotel & Resort". World Travel Awards. Retrieved 4 August 2016.
  3. ^ "England's Leading Golf Resort 2015". World Travel Awards. Retrieved 4 August 2016.
  4. ^ "England's Leading Golf Resort 2011". World Travel Awards. Retrieved 4 August 2016.
  5. ^ "England's Leading Golf Resort 2004". World Travel Awards. Retrieved 3 August 2016.

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