Church Stretton Golf Club is “a spectacular golfing experience”. It’s 18 holes sit atop the stunning Shropshire Hills – an area of outstanding natural beauty – and it’s panoramic views are among the finest in England. This gem of a golf course has been here for over 100 years and in that time some of the finest golfers ever to play the game have taken on it’s unique challenges.
Major champions such as Sandy Lyle, Ian Woosnam and Henry Cotton have graced the fairways, and legends, Harry Vardon and James Braid helped design some of its most outstanding holes. When Ian Woosnam played here, he simply labeled the course as “brilliant.” Visitors will know exactly what he meant the moment they arrive.
If you do manage to avert your gaze from the views you will find bracken and heather-lined fairways that snake among hills and cavernous valleys, leading to undulating, tricky greens that will ask tough questions of your putting stroke. Church Stretton doesn’t rely on freakish length or huge carries off the tee to give it teeth – the spectacular natural landscape gives it all the bite it needs.
The sandy soil and excellent year-round drainage means the course is a pleasure to play all year round. Many of the golfing Press have also come along to see what all the fuss is about. Todays Golfer, Golf Monthly and others have heaped praise on this “unique gem” and a recent course review described Church Stretton as “a spectacular golfing experience that anyone who loves the game should play.”
But don’t take our word for it - the only way to truly experience all that this unique course has to offer - is to come and play.
Images by Paul Elton Photography
Church Stretton Golf Club, Trevor Hill, Church Stretton, United Kingdom