In Volume 1 of The Confidential Guide to Golf Courses, Tom Doak writes that.
“Four times host to the Ryder Cup Matches, this midlands resort course is full of great memories for European golfers. The course itself is almost completely forgettable except for two holes – the short par-4 10th, which Seve Ballesteros turned into the ultimate match play hole by driving over the water to the green and daring his opponents to do the same, and the long par-4 18th, with its drive across the water and a long second shot to a 3-tiered green, the scene of some nervous collapses at the end of big matches. Neither is a great hole, but they are both certainly memorable. It just goes to prove that match play can yield dramatic results regardless of the venue.”
The Belfry received a score of 5 out of 10 from Tom Doak and two of his co-authors.