Astbury Hall Golf Course is located on 350 acres of rolling, wooded land in the heart of Shropshire west of Birmingham, England. The course opened initially with nine holes and inaugurated the remaining nine in the middle of September 2010, this is the first designed course by the world renowned heavy metal guitarist K.K Downing from Judas Priest. Troon Golf a worldwide management group, whose British portfolio includes Turnberry, Prince’s, Bearwood Lakes and The Grove, has established a partnership with Astbury Hall to manage the golf operations.
Astbury Hall is one of the most refreshing new golf developments in the UK, boasting superb championship conditioning and a spectacular stately home overlooking the golf course. The Georgian building has been transformed into a breathtaking clubhouse, from what was once Downing’s own residence. The ancient history of the original Hall was destroyed by the fire, it is believed that the original building was built in the reign of Henry the third.
Measuring over 6500 Yards this par 71 golf course combines excellent natural features with a tactical mix of strategically placed bunkering and beautifully manicured playing surfaces featuring the latest creeping bent grass greens built to USGA specifications. Stunning views of the rolling hills, synonymous with the English countryside, ensures that a visit to Astbury Hall will be a truly memorable experience. The course’s signature hole is the par-3 18th one of the most exciting finishing holes in the UK, measuring 200 yards from the championship tees, the hole is played across water to a tricky green, with bunkers left and right, testing both nerve and ability. But wait, there’s more