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The Oxfordshire Golf Resort, Hotel & Spa

Rycote Lane, Milton Common,

nr Thame, Oxfordshire OX9 2PU

  • Office

    +44 (0)1844 278 300
  • Pro shop

    +44 (0)1844 278 505
  • Fax

    +44 (0)1844 278 003
  • Golf pro

    Justin Barnes (Director of Golf).
  • Academy

    The Oxfordshire Golf Academy

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Links-style. Gently undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.

  • Surroundings:

    Rural countryside.

  • Designer:

    Rees Jones
Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Yards
7187
6270
5587
Par
72
72
72
SSS or slope
75
71
73

Location

Latitude:

51.732504

Longitude:

-1.020870

How to get there:

10 miles E of Oxford

Heading north on the M40 motorway, about 8 miles south-east of Oxford, take exit 7 and follow the A329 (Rycote Lane) direction Thame/Aylesbury. After approx 1.5 miles golf entrance is on your right. Heading south on the M40, take exit 8A and follow the A418 then A40 (London Rd) to the A329 Rycote Lane (heading south you cannot leave the M40 at exit 7).

The Oxfordshire Golf Resort, Hotel & Spa

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.

Est. 1993

The Oxfordshire Golf Resort, Hotel & Spa: This excellent links-style layout and Stay&Play venue is set in the rolling Chiltern Hills just outside the historic university town of Oxford. The course was the first designed in Britain by the world-renowned American architect Rees Jones.

On this open, undulating and modern links-style course, 135 fairway and greenside bunkers threaten in a variety of shapes and sizes. Four strategically located lakes and plenty of wispy hole-lining rough complement the bunkering to create an always exciting and challenging golf course. When the wind blows you'll get a real sense of seaside links golf, just the sea is missing.

Epitomising the Oxfordshire's challenges is the signature 599-yard par-5 17th. The hole is dangerously wrapped around one of the lakes, bringing water and a profusion of bunkering into play on each shot. With the natural beauty of rural countryside all around, The Oxfordshire clearly deserves the many accolades it has received since its arrival in 1993.
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Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance. Handicap required.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (April thru' Oct): weekdays £100; weekends £120.
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, Stay&Play packages, etc. [Last updated: 2019].

Other information

Players generally walk this course. Golf carts available for hire.

Practice facilities

Good

Did you know?

The Oxfordshire was designed by Rees Jones, whose legendary father Robert Trent Jones Snr was also a prolific course designer, but one who did a surprisingly limited amount of design work in the UK and Ireland. | The Oxfordshire has hosted several top-quality tournaments, not least the European Tour's Benson & Hedges International Open (see our Encyclopaedia of Golf >Tournaments >by Venue >Oxfordshire). | A member of the Leaderboard Golf group of courses, which includes: Chart Hills (Kent), Dale Hill (East Sussex), The Oxfordshire (Oxon), Sandford Springs (Hants) and Leaderboard Golf Centre (Reading, Berks).

Published ranking

2019 Golf World rating: 75th best Stay&Play golf resort in Britain & Ireland.

Where2Stay

  • The Oxfordshire Golf Resort, Hotel & Spa

    Rycote Lane, Milton Common, Thame, Oxfordshire OX9 2PU.

    +44 (0)1844 278 300

    Visit website
    Beautiful views. Superb leisure facilities. A championship golf course. Easy striking range of the stunning city of Oxford. With all these attributes, it is unsurprising that the Oxfordshire golf resort, hotel and spa is considered to be a gem in the heart of England.
    • Golf at this hotel:

      The Oxfordshire

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      No

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      Frilford Heath

  • Le Manoir Aux Quat' Saisons5-star

    Great Milton, Oxfordshire OX44 7PD

    +44 (0)1844 278 881

    Visit website
    With parts dating back to the 13th century, the fabulous Manoir Aux Quat' Saisons is best described in the words of its owner : "Le Manoir aux Quat' Saisons is the fulfilment of a personal vision, a dream that one day I would create a hotel and restaurant where my guests would find perfection in food, comfort, service and welcome", Raymond Blanc (acknowledged as one of the world's finest chef's). For several years the restaurant has been awarded two Michelin stars.
    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      The Oxfordshire

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      Frilford Heath

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