A rich history - Tolkien, Harry Colt, the Lunts and over 120 years of golf.
Moseley Golf Club was established in 1892, in an area made more famous by J.R.R. Tolkein whose novel, Lord of the Rings, refers to features Sarehole Mill and Moseley Bog which are close to the course. In fact Tolkien’s uncle William was a founder member of the club which was established on rented land from Billesley Farm and the old farmhouse is still an annexe to the club buildings today.
Since its inception, the club has continually evolved and developed with its surrounds.
In 1919 the members bought the freehold to the land, in 1920 the world famous golf architect Harry Colt designed the current layout and the clubhouse was built in 1926. Since this period the course has been a jewel of Midlands courses and the Harry Colt layout is little changed from those early days. Harry Colt laid out over 300 courses in the UK amongst the more famous were Royal Lytham, Muirfield and Portrush with his disciple Alistair Mckenzie responsible for the layout at the home of the Masters, Augusta National.
The standard of the course is obviously a huge draw and the club proudly boasts that some of the best amateur golfers in the country have been members, notably Stanley and Michael Lunt both winners of the English Amateur Championship. Michael also became the British Amateur Champion as well as a Walker Cup player.