The July heatwave we were promised is finally here and what better way to spend it than by playing a round of golf.

Luckily for the people of Worcestershire, the website Top100GolfCourses has ranked the best the county has to offer.

1. Blackwell Golf Club, Agmore Rd, Bromsgrove B60 1PY

Top of the list is Blackwell Golf Club, and it's easy to understand why.

Perhaps the greatest claim to fame is that golf hall of farmer Bobby Jones used it as a blueprint when he designed the famous 12 hole at Augusta National as he loved it so much.

The Masters link doesn’t end there, Blackwell was previously home to the Midlands Boys Championship, once won by a young Sandy Lyle, who later won the green jacket in 1988.

Mr Lyle said: “The course is always in beautiful condition with excellent greens. It is a real test of golf and requires respect from players at all levels.”

2. The Worcestershire Golf Club, Wood Farm, Malvern Wells, WR14 4PP

The oldest club in the county, The Worcestershire, was established in 1870 and is nestled in the picturesque Malvern Hills which provide a magnificent backdrop to the course.

Worcester’s most famous resident, Edward Elgar, was a member at this private club which probably tells you just how special it is.

The club moved to its current location in 1920, with Dr Alister Mackenzie designing the new course.

Mackenzie, alongside Jones, went on to design the home of the Masters, Augusta National.

Club secretary Ryan Parfett said: “The Worcestershire Golf Club is a quality, mature course, blessed with stunning views of the Malvern Hills and surrounding countryside. A challenging course which is often spoken of as ‘one of the best’ by those who come from far and wide to play it.”

3. Worcester Golf & Country Club, Boughton Park, Worcester, WR2 4EZ

The closest club to the city centre is Worcester Golf & Country Club which was designed by Mackenzie in 1927 and club staff pride themselves on the need for good accuracy with narrow greens featuring on the 6,251-yard course.

The grade II listed clubhouse can be found in Boughton Park, the former home of several mayors of Worcester, which also boasts tennis and racketball clubs so there’s something for those who fancy a more fast-paced activity.

4. The Kidderminster Golf Club, Russell Road, Kidderminster, DY10 3HT

Next on the list is Kidderminster Golf Club, located within walking distance of the train station.

The course is well known for its tree-lined holes which make it all the more challenging as players struggle to predict the wind speeds above.

5. Redditch Golf Club, Lower Grinsty, Green Lane, Callow Hill, Redditch, B97 5PJ

Designed by Frank Pennink, this course has many natural hazards best exemplified by the signature 12 hole, Rushley Bottom, which is as challenging as it is beautiful with a devilish creek guarding the green.

Redditch native and European Tour player John Bickerton said: "Redditch is, without doubt, one of the finest golf courses in the Midlands."