Rycote Lane, Milton Common,
nr Thame, Oxfordshire OX9 2PU
18 holes. Links-style. Gently undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.
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: 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.
With the natural beauty of rural countryside all around, The Oxfordshire clearly deserves the many accolades it has received since its arrival in 1993. When the wind blows you'll get a real sense of seaside links golf, just the sea is missing.
Pick of the holes: 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.
Stay & Play at The Oxfordshire: onsite accommodation available, see Where2Stay section below.
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.
Must book in advance. Handicap required.
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, Stay&Play packages, etc. [Last updated: 2021].
Players generally walk this course. Golf carts available for hire.
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: Dale Hill (East Sussex), The Oxfordshire (Oxon), Sandford Springs (Hants) and Leaderboard Golf Centre (Reading, Berks).
Rycote Lane, Milton Common, Thame, Oxfordshire OX9 2PU.
+44 (0)1844 278 300Visit 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.
Great Milton, Oxfordshire OX44 7PD
+44 (0)1844 278 881Visit website
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