Sutton Coldfield, one of the most prestigious private member clubs in the Midlands, was founded in 1889 and two years later moved to the present location within Sutton Park. The Park is one of our country's recognised Historic Parks and Gardens and also has National Nature Reserve status. The land was given to the people of Sutton Coldfield by King Henry VIII in 1528 following a request from Bishop Vesey, who was both a local man and friend of the King. The Park is currently managed by Birmingham City Council following the Royal Town of Sutton Coldfield's annexation in 1974 with the demise of the West Midlands as a unitary authority.
Following the First World War Dr. Alister MacKenzie (pictured right) was invited to re-design the course. MacKenzie went on to design courses all over the UK, Australasia and North and South America, although he is perhaps best known for his work at the Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia in co-operation with Bobby Jones. True to his original vision there is not a weak hole at Sutton.
The course co-hosted the English Amateur Championship in 2010 and has also hosted a number of other important events including the Midland Open and the Second City Tournament. Competitors in these events have progressed to become significant achievers in the professional ranks and include Mark James, Sandy Lyle and Nick Faldo, and the winner of the English Amateur in 2010 Tommy Fleetwood is now making an impact on the European Tour. The Club celebrated its centenary in 1989. Amongst the special events that year a Pro/Am welcomed the eventual winner Vijay Singh, together with Sam Torrance, Laura Davies, and many other notable competitors.