80 The Belfry Brabazon
Architect: Alliss, Thomas
Stats: 7,252 yds, par 72, SSS 74
Visitor information: Unrestricted access seven days per week
2008 Ranking: 88 (Up 8)
Improvements since 2008 Rankings:
Course: Greenside bunkers on 3, new bunker on 6th and all over water to 7th.
10th – water feature enhanced and green enlarged to accept tee shots and three bunkers made
into one with added mounding. New 12th tee. First
tier on 18th green lifted 26 inches so that each tier has same degree of slope
The Brabazon is one of the most recognisable courses in the UK, with iconic holes like the drivable 10th and treacherous 18th all too easy to picture. In recent years The Belfry has worked hard to present the course in tip-top condition and its efforts have been successful. The fairways are lush yet firm, and the greens are among the quickest in the country.
Panellists’ comments: “The course is exceptionally manicured”; “Memorable par 4s, most notably the 6th, 10th and 18th”