Coventry Golf Club was formed in 1887 with a 9 hole course laid out on Whitley Common. The Club moved to its present site at Finham Park 24 years later in 1911. The course was designed by Tom Vardon with his famous brother Harry marking out the bunkers. It was formally opened in 1912 with Harry Vardon and James Braid playing exhibition matches. Over the years the course has undergone many changes and improvements.
In 1994 the Club undertook a reconstruction of all of the course bunkers. The opportunity was also taken to resite the bunkers to combat the greater distances that modern equipment enables the ball to travel through the air and this major project was completed early in 1998.
Today Coventry Golf Club course is 6590 yards in length with a Par of 73 and SSS of 72 (white tees) made up of 5 par 5’s, 9 par 4’s and 4 par 3’s.
The course can boast a unique and varied collection of trees suitable for a parkland golf course. The various plantings have resulted in all 18 holes being tree-lined and very attractive to play. Set in 120 acres of leafy Warwickshire this aesthetically attractive, gently undulating course is a pleasure to play all-year-round. The diversity of colours throughout the year is truly amazing view our course gallery here.
Coventry Golf Club has become one of the most attractive inland courses in the country and provides an exciting challenge to all golfers. It has over the years hosted many Professional and Amateur tournaments.
The quality of the course has been recognised by the R & A who in recent years have chosen Coventry Golf Club to host a Regional Open Qualifier.