The picturesque, 18 hole parkland golf course, is situated on the edge of Cannock Chase in Staffordshire. The course was designed by Harry Vardon and the layout remaining almost very similar to his original intention. In 1994 the club celebrated its centenary with a publication showcasing the history of ‘100 years of Golf’.
On the course, the club house, a distinguished country house, provides a popular bar as well as renowned dining facilities. The mature trees and attractive water features combine to provide a searching test of golf as they engage in their game.
The heritage of the club goes back over a hundred years, to its creation in the 1890s. Mr Conway Morgan founded the course when he met with the Stafford Common Householders to acquire permission to play on Strafford common, where the club was originally sited.
The club was located at Strafford common until 1922, when the club was relocated to Brocton Hall. The move initiated from a fire the club had in 1919, where after memberships for the club dropped. Brocton Hall and grounds came on the market and it was recognised as the ideal location for the club and Harry Bardon was commissioned to examine the grounds and design an appropriate course. Vardon decided the grounds were suitable for a 18 hole Golf Course.
Brocton Hall Golf club originally opened on 12th July 1923, followed by an exhibition of the work of the course architect Harry Vardon and Ted Ray. The club didn’t take long to regain a local reputation and was soon playing matches against local oppositions.
The course runs across the beautiful grounds of Brocton Hall Estate, where visitors can appreciate the scenery of the site as they play. Despite the age of the course, it still provides a good test of golf.
Brocton Hall, the building that homes the clubhouse for the course, is a Grade 2 listed building, offering its modern facilities within the stunning traditional architecture. As visitors enter the Hall they enter the Round Room, a remarkable circular hall entrance that exists from the original house. The 1894 bar, refurbished in 2019, combining two previous bars to create the existing space.
With the spectacular scenery and the beautiful traditional building of Brocton Hall, the course is a popular grounds for weddings. The formal dining room provides the perfect space for a reception, leading to the impressive private lawn and lake. Brocton Hall Golf Club is located just a couple of minutes’ drive outside of Brocton. The stunning golf course is known by its members and visitors as a delight to play on. Surrounded by beautiful landscape, the course is a tribute to British countryside.