Barlaston Golf Club has a beautiful parkland course bordered in part by the River Trent. Situated just south of Stoke on Trent in North Staffordshire about a one hour drive from Birmingham and Manchester, the course is described as a “hidden gem”. At 5831 yards it is not the longest of courses. It does, however, demand good course management due to the challenging layout. David Lynn former European Tour Player and former Barlaston Junior Member commented of the Barlaston layout, “it’s a very strategic course and really makes you think. It taught me how to course manage and is a lot of fun”. The development of junior golf is of major importance within the Barlaston golf programme.