H. S. Colt
Oxley Park Golf Club is one of Wolverhampton's hidden gems, nestling behind houses along the Stafford Road just out of the city centre. The course, which recently celebrated its centenary in 2103, was created by Harry Shapland Colt, the famous golf course architect who designed over 300 courses around the world, from Aberdovey to Yarra-Yarra in Australia. In 1912, the Oxley Park Golf Club was formed by a group of local entrepreneurs including the then owner, Judge Henry Staveley Hill K.C., M.P. They employed Harry Shapland Colt, an international course designer to lay down the first eighteen holes. Colt was also responsible for the design and remodelling of many famous courses including the New and Eden courses at St Andrews, Muirfield, Sunningdale as well as courses all over the world from the USA to Japan. The course is played in two loops. The first loop finishing at the eighth, a par four of 443 yards. With out of bounds down the right and a pool at driving distance, it definitely earns its rating of stroke index 1.The second loop finishes at the eighteenth, another par four of 417 yards, a very testing finish with a stroke index of 2. So, avoid the trees, ponds and out of bounds and enjoy some of the best greens the area has to offer.