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Visitor Information

We look forward to welcoming our visitors to the club. Our team is very much aware of the needs of organisers and visitors, and will do their utmost to ensure that your day runs smoothly and exceeds your expectations.

Visitors are very welcome throughout the week apart from Tuesday mornings until 1.30pm. There is also some limited availability at weekends, please contact the Club Manager, Mrs Sue LeBeau for details.
 
The South Staffordshire Golf Club offers excellent facilities for groups, societies, companies and corporate hospitality organisations to host golf days, competitions and tournaments.
 
Everything is in place to welcome you our visitors, from attractive green fees and group packages to a spacious restaurant providing fine food and impressive wines. We can also arrange hotel accommodation if required.
 
Visiting parties may wish to make use of our practice facilities which includes a driving range as part of your day. Group and individual coaching or clinics are available with Head Professional, Peter Baker or PGA Professional, Shaun Ball to make your day even more enjoyable.
 
A package tailored to suit your requirements could not be simpler to arrange - it's just a phone call away on 01902 751065 Option 1 and then you too can enjoy the pleasures of one of the most prestigious private members' clubs in the Midlands.
 
We recommend that Visitors consult our Conditions for Visitors Policy at the top of this page.
 

The Association of James Braid Courses
The Association of James Braid Courses is a collection of courses in Ireland, Wales, England and Scotland with one in New York, which were designed, re-designed or re-bunkered by James Braid. South Staffs Golf Club members and members of all of the Clubs in the association can enjoy preferential green fees at these courses. The list is updated each year with new member clubs.

Download the full list of member clubs by clicking the link.
The Association of James Braid Golf Courses 2012.pdf

The procedure for booking tee times at any of the member clubs is quite straightforward.
• All reservations must be made in advance.
• Provide proof of home club on arrival.
• The booking is accepted based on the Club’s tee availability and not with any other offer.
• Not valid for groups/societies.
• Green fee payable is the member’s guest green fee. At South Staffs it’s £20.00

James Braid at South Staffs
Between 1936 and 1938 work was carried out which enabled the course to assume much of its present form. James Braid was invited to draw up the plans for an improved and lengthened course. The first hole was lengthened and the green placed where it is today, the old third hole played across Coppice Lane became the second and major alterations were made to greens, tees and bunkers elsewhere on the course. In 1938 James Braid was invited back to see how his ideas had been put into effect and was very pleased with the results.
James Braid
James Braid became known as one of the "Great Triumvirate" of British golfers alongside Harry Vardon and J.H. Taylor. He retired from competitive golf in 1912, joining Walton Heath as its club professional. He remained at Walton Heath until his death.

Besides his success as a golfer, Braid was an excellent course designer. He used his farming background to ensure that courses were well laid out and well drained.
It is estimated that he designed or re-designed more than 200 courses around Great Britain (fear of flying and motion sickness on boat rides prevented him from ever working in the U.S.). Among the courses he helped remodel are Carnoustie, Troon, Prestwick and Ballybunion.

Many of Braid's best courses were inland parkland tracks (as opposed to seaside links), and some of these courses contain the earliest known uses of the dogleg. In fact, some have suggested that Braid ‘invented’ the dogleg hole.