The Belfry, 18th
|Title||The Belfry, 18th|
|Paper Size (W x H)||24 x 20 ins|
The Belfry, the subject of Peter Munro’s limited edition print, is now one of the best-known courses in the world. It is surprising therefore that the site only opened as recently as 1977, developed as a new home for the British Professional Golfer's Association. The Championship ‘Brabazon’ course was designed by Peter Alliss and Dave Thomas. Their achievement was considerable, given that the original Belfry site was flat and uninspiring, with one small lake, a stream and many acres of potato field! The result, with its small well bunkered greens and narrow rolling fairways winding intermittently through lakes and across streams is one of the greatest courses in the world and the Ryder Cup of 2002 is the fourth year in which the world’s greatest golf tournament has been hosted at The Belfry.
The Brabazon course covers 6,975 yards and is a par 72, rewarding golfers with power and courage and expecting expert players to carry vast stretches of water and other terrors. Perhaps the most notorious hole is the 473 yard, par four 18th, which has earned a reputation as one of the most famous and exhaustive finishing holes in all of golf. Players have to drive long over a narrow tree-lined and unseen section of lake to a small landing area guarded on the right by two fairway bunkers. From there, the ball has a long carry back across the lake's wide expanse to a three-tiered green, often blown by swirling winds. Many a promising round has ended here in disaster!
Each print is hand signed by the artist and hand numbered.
About the Artist
Peter Munro was born in 1954 and he grew up in the Scottish Highlands, where his family ran a timber and forestry company.Find out more