Plans are underway to campaign to bring golf's Ryder Cup back to The Belfry in Sutton Coldfield for 2022.
If successful it would mark the first time in 20 years since golf’s biggest team event was held at its “spiritual home”.
The tournament was last held at the venue in 2002, after it was postponed the year earlier following the terrorist attacks of 9/11.
Now Belfry bosses are aiming to get the biennial blue riband golfing tournament between Europe and America back for the fifth time.
Belfry owners The Quinn Group have quietly pencilled in 2022 as the earliest possible date for its return to the Belfry.
A massive £200 million revamp of the world famous golfing arena is currently on ice after it fell victim to the recession.Related content
But a review of the project will be held by the owners by the end of this year or early next.
Nigel Gray, general manager of the Belfry, said: “We would love to host the Ryder Cup again, that is one of our aspirations.
“We have such a heritage here, we like to call ourselves the spiritual home of the tournament.
“The amount of spectators would be comparable to having the British Open. But probably the earliest date would be 2022. For 2018, it is probably going to mainland Europe.
“We have invested a huge amount of money – around £3.5 million – on the golf course here.”
Mr Gray said a review of the £200 million revamp of the Belfry, which has already received planning permission, was in the pipeline.
The five-year scheme would mark one of the biggest single investments in a leisure project in the Midlands for many years.
It would see the existing Belfry replaced by a new five-star hotel with 500 luxury bedrooms and a new leisure complex, including a swimming pool, gym spa and treatment facilities.
“The owners are very much committed to it,” said Mr Gray. “They have great affection for the Belfry and really want to see a new Belfry.
“We would be looking at a review of the project towards the back end of this year, or early next.”
The Belfry revamp was first unveiled in June 2007, with plans for a new hotel to be built behind the current building and new PGA national headquarters, training academy and clubhouse.