12 reviews of Lickey Hills Golf Course
This is a mature municipal course set in the woodlands of the Lickey Hills country park, offering panoramic views of the city of Birmingham. There are numerous public rights of way running across the course. Good quality fairways and greens, though the tees and bunkers were a bit tatty in places. Some interesting holes, and although fairly short it offers numerous challenges, with the standard scratch being the same as the par off the yellows. Dress code is very casual, tracksuits and tee shirts were in evidence. It is a course that you could visualise as being a real gem if it had a bit more investment in the maintenance. At the moment it has a rough and ready appearance, but still offers an excellent value for money golfing experience.
Played Lickey June 28th 2007. I was at a conference at Rednal just down the road! I agree with all comments about the layout and condition. It is a real shame it is not a private course and maintained to a high standard because thee are some very interesting holes. Even though "jeans and teeshirt" brigade on the course I was let through by 4 groups! Something some private courses could do well to emulate! Steve Owen (Handicap 8)
The place hasn't changed in the two years from previous reports, its still on a lovely bit of turf and really nicely designed. Go mid-week, itll be quieter, and with a passport to leisure card (£4 for Birmingham residents, £15 for others) 18 holes are £7.50!! Not Micky Mouse short at 5500yards for a par 68 of the Yellows either.
A SUPERBURB MUNICPLE COURSE WHICH IS VERY CHALLENGING TO THE HIGH TO MID HANDICAPPER GREAT VIEWS AROUND THE COURSE DOES GET TIRING WHEN YOU GET TO THE 17TH WHICH IS A KILLER OF A HILL TO WALK AFTER A ROUND OF GOLF BUT ALL IN ALL A VERY GOOD GAME CAN BE HAD ON THIS COURSE
by far the best municipal golf course i have ever played. kept in good nick and beautiful layout. if somebody was to buy this course and turn it private, im sure some money could be made. the layout is far more beautiful than some private clubs i know. some of the holes are superb to play, really making you think, presenting genuine risk reward oppurtunities. also, the little cafe serves up a right good bacon sarnie
Played on sat 23 april 2005,can be a very tricky course especially the third hole with a steep left to right fairway.Considering the weather we've had lately it was in pretty good shape,although having played all the municipal courses in birmingham i would recommend boldmere as my favourite
Just played this course and found it to be in a good condition,played HillTop last week and wasn't inpressed.The only thing bad about this course is that it's not private, a bit more care and attention and this would be a fantastic course oh by the way just hit a 72.I will be returning very soon.
I have played this course on several occasions and each and every time i find another hazard to play against the course plays harder than it looks there are a few easier holes but on the whole it is quite a challenging course which should play really well come the summer months ideal for mid handicappers will definately play again
As said below if this cource was private and had enough money and time to get it in good condition it would be a lovely course, the layout is very nice, some great (??) views of birmingham, with some lovely and challenging holes. The condition is not perfect, and the little touches are missing; nice Tee markers, good pins etc...Having said that, its worth a visit, and a great place for a recent golfing convert
played this club 3 times this year and for the price it,s good. 2nd& 3rd holesare evil but once past them it's a lot easier, but? then they're are some long par 3's, a hard par 5 and some long par 4's. they will ruin your card. we played off the winter tee's. shame, would have liked to play ther course proper, but never mind, did'nt spoil it. one thing was they don't have any rakes in their bunkers, probably because the course is a public right of way, so there,s are a few people walking their dogs etc. the place has a cafe' and the prices are very cheap, but no bar for drinkies afterwards, the pub next door was shut. but other than that it,s interesting, make sure you hit your balls onto the greens and don't putt to hard because they will roll right back off
If this was a private course then membership would be full and it would cost a fortune. The greens are fast and testing (once the dew has disappeared) and the fairways are lovely spongey turf. If only some of the morons who play replaced their divots. The condition of the course as a consequence suffers but if you enjoy tighter more mature courses then it's well worth a go. not a long course but it's a good walk !
This is a fantastic course probably the best kept (on the "link" golf card system. The fairways are well kept as were the greens which were modeled with good breaks. There are plenty of testing par 4's, I was a bit dissapointed at the lack of par 5's though, the 15th 470 yds = par 4 whereas the 16th 432 yds = par 5 ??? I can only assume it's because it's uphill ! But all in all a very nice picturesque course.
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