We are able to offer a superb 36 hole ‘Pay and Play’ golf facility on 300 acres of beautiful and diverse South Oxfordshire countryside Meandering throughout the historic Chilterns ‘an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty‘
We offer 3 totally different challenges for either newcomers to the game, families or the established player. We have something for everyone.
9 Hole Par 3 Course-Par 27- Length 1537 Yards
The White Course is deemed as the perfect setting to get your golfing career underway, hone those mid to long iron golfing skills or to treat your family and friends to an inexpensive enjoyable few hours out in the fresh air and countryside. All holes are designed to make your round challenging but stress free as misdirected shots can be easily found and replayed keeping your course time to a minimum of you wish. Holes range in length from 146 to 199 yards, definitely making your experience greater fun than any simple pitch’n'putt course.
9 Hole Intermediate Course
Par 35- Length 2859 Yards
Aptly named the intermediate course provides the perfect progression from the par 3′s for the golfer wanting to experience a greater challenge or for that person simply wishing to spread their wings and try something new. As you would expect, the Blue Course with its forgivingly wide fairways and well manicured semi rough still provides plenty of room for that misguided shot. Par 3′s4′s and 5′s await you and your golfing buddies on this picturesque and lightly undulating 9 hole course.
18 Hole Challenging Course – Par 71 – Length 5933 yards
Hole 1 – Par 4, 402 yards, SI 5 – ‘Apples Core’
A right-hand dogleg that always plays longer than its yardage due to the gradual incline from the tee area which catches many a stray golfer attempting to hit their ball too close to the alluring hazards down the right hand side. Be studious when hitting that first shot of the day…..there is plenty of acreage to the left of the yardage marker which is visible from the tee. This will leave you a slightly longer second shot, but at least you will have one….!!!
‘An excellent opening hole that would grace many a golf course’..!!
Hole 2 – Par 3, 162 yards, SI 11 – ‘Summer Bliss’
A straight forward Par 3 hole you may think….play for the front edge of the green as any overzealous strike will find the mature woodland at the back. Club selection may be a little tricky due to the strategically positioned flora at the front of the tee…so choose one less rather than one more..!!
‘On a summer’s day, you will not find a more beautiful Par 3 hole anywhere’.
Hole 3 – Par 4, 384 yards, SI 2 – ‘Zanders Lair’
Look for the yardage marker in the distance, calculate how far to go to the hedge and ensure you lay up. Too many golfers have succumbed to attempting to clear the hedge only to find their ball nestled at the bottom. With only 150 yards to go choose your club wisely, a par is always possible.
Hole 4 – Par 4, 293 yards, SI 17
An easy short par 4 you may think…..how mistaken you will be..!!. Lay up or go for the green the choice is yours but as always on this unique golf course, trouble awaits you. Don’t go to the left or trees, broom, gorse, lions and tigers await you. Once again my advice is to play short of the hazards and then play a short second to the tiny green giving you every chance of securing a well-earned par.
‘A difficult par 4 doesn’t have to be a long par 4’
Hole 5 – Par 4, 387 yards, SI 9
This long par 4 requires a good long straight drive over the ever growing hedge 10 yards from the teeing area, bail out to the right rather than to the left or the tree’s and long grass will get you. The snaking fairway is plenty wide enough, but errant shots will leave you a difficult 2nd/3rd shot to the adequately sized green that slopes from front to back. It’s always good to be on this green in 3 and walk off with a 1 over par.
Hole 6 – Par 4, 320 yards, SI 14 – ‘Fallen Oak’
Once again a strategically positioned tee shot is paramount….Are you brave enough to take on the challenge of clearing the hedge in one mighty blow or as I would advise ‘layup’ and hit the green in 3, two putts and walk to the next hole with a well-earned 5.
Hole 7 – Par 4, 299 yards, SI 18 – ‘Ye Old Crooked Oak’
Another superb short dogleg left par 4 hole….How much of the corner dare you ‘cut off’. Playing your tee shot from a raised tee area clearly shows the task ahead of you…Be brave keep well to the left and have a far shorter and easier shot to the green, bail out go to the right and it’s a little trickier. The hogs-back green adds a great finale to a wonderful golf hole.
‘Stand on the tee and just take in the stunning view’
Hole 8 – Par 3, 157 yards, SI 15 – ‘Always Short’
A straight short upwardly but tricky par 3 requires a little more oomph’ than you think….think of a club and take at least one more especially when that breeze blows. Again…any errant shot will be swallowed up by the unforgiving long grass.
Hole 9 – Par 5, 476 yards – SI 6 – ‘Refreshments Beckon’
Easy…you may think a par 5 that’s less than 500 yards…is an easy Birdie…Think Again..!!. Hit the fairway from the tee is a must, miss it at your peril. What do you do next….can you clear the long grass that dissects the hole, this will leave you an easier 3rd, or do you lay up. My advice is to play short leaving around 150 yards to the pin. Your 3rd will be a little tougher as the ground falls away to the green making it hard to judge the distance but many a high score has come from ‘going for the green in two’….very soon your birdie can turn into a bogey or even worse if you lose your focus….!!!
Red Course Back 9
‘Some of the nicest and most picturesque golf holes you will ever wish to play’
Hole 10 – Par 4, 353 yards, SI 10
Can only be described as a stunning golf hole….This dogleg left hole will wreck many a card, position your ball well off the tee as anything left of centre will be caught up in the trees. Right is good but makes your next shot twice as difficult. A severe left to right and falling away from you slope makes your second extremely hard to judge. Take a couple of clubs less than you normally would for the distance, aim left of the green and hope your ball takes the slopes well to nestle you on the green.
Hole 11 – Par 4, 424 yards, SI 3
A good testing par 4 hole drifting uphill and dog legging slightly to the right. Find this ample fairway at your peril. Hit your tee shot over a small valley but don’t be tempted to cut the corner, keep your ball on the left side of the fairway, there’s plenty of room. Play to hit short of the big green that awaits you as your ball will tend to bound on a little. A one over is a good score here..!!
Hole 12 – Par 3, 160 yards, SI 16
Downhill all the way….This medium length par3 sits perfectly in a bowl shaped landscape. Teeing from higher ground you can easily see the test that lies before you. Choose shorter club the usual for the distance required and either hit the perfect straight shot or be a little wild. The natural contours should spring your ball and nestle it neatly on the very contoured green. A lovely picturesque hole where you can sit and ponder you’re earlier scores a while.
Hole 13 – Par 4, 402 yards, SI 1
A long difficult Par 4, Stroke Index 1, easily the hardest hole on the Red Course. A good long tee shot positioned to the right side of the fairway is a must if you wish to reach the green in two shots on this torturous uphill severally sloping Par 4. All land falls to the left when playing the hole making your approach shot to the green almost impossible, hit too straight and your ball will slide down the slope giving a tricky pitch/chip back, hit too far right and your ball will remain above the hole leaving a treacherous downhill shot….only one thing for it….hit the perfect shot…!!
Hole 14 – Par 4, 353 yards, SI 13 – ‘The Pit’
‘The Pit’ awaits you…A 220 yard slightly left side tee shot is perfect, if you don’t the old chalk pit/bomb crater (no one exactly knows what created it) will swallow your ball. Once your tee shot is successfully negotiated a high lofted approach is require to clear a number of large trees and incredibly mature hedgerow in front of the putting surface. It’s a bonus if your ball lands and remains on the green as distance control is very hard to gauge on this medium length par 4.
Hole 15 – Par 3, 214 yards, SI 4 – ‘Deer’s Retreat’
The Red Courses longest par 3 hole by far. Trouble is everywhere, trees, gorse, broom, long grass all around so the correct club selection is vitally important. Do you go for the green or play safe and reach in two…..only you can decide, but this hole is easily a card wrecker.
Hole 16 – Par 4, 346 yards, SI 12
Sit and ponder a while and admire the view…..Perched on the top of the hillside see this superb dogleg right hole unfold before you. The big hitters try to cut the corner, but most fail….my advice is to aim at the 150 yard marker in the distance leaving you a medium length shot to the green. Protect your score as you could have had 15 holes of bliss only to be destroyed by this demon par 4.
Hole 17 – Par 5, 468 yards, SI 7
Another short Par 5 you may think, but a 7,7 finish is not unheard of. A slightly rising dog leg right hole is protected by a very much in range mature oak tree on the right hand side of the fairway. Left is best from the tee but leaves a far longer second and third shot. My advice…Tee it high and let it fly…go straight at it, they say trees are 80% air, You will be able to see the green for your next shot. You never know it maybe birdie time.
Hole 18 – Par 5, 477 yards, SI 8 – ‘Finale’
A straight forward slightly downhill shortish Par 5 to finish your day….or so they told me the first time I played it, I then proceeded to finish with an 8. Keep your ball down the middle of the fairway and you’ll be fine….negotiate the infiltrating straw type grass 70 yards short of the green, pitch to the somewhat undulating green, two putts, an easy par…..I hope you have better luck than me….!!!
‘Take a while to look back at the beautiful landscape around you…all natural, no earth moving whatsoever. It can only be described as stunning, absolutely stunning’.
Lee Rawlings – Director L & N Golf Management Ltd.
Naturally meandering through the stunning South Oxfordshire countryside, and on the edge of the historical Chilterns border this 18 hole beauty provides not only a great test for anyone’s golfing ability, but also the perfect environment to spend a spare moment soaking up the beautiful surrounds and wildlife. The front and back nine are somewhat different , the first nine being of mild to mid undulation – the last nine traversing many stern slopes and falls. All fairways are immaculate and striped to perfection affording the course of a touch of class and a multitude of new and mature trees which line each hole bringing definition and contrast to this attractive setting. Once played, you will always want to come back and re sit this true golfing examination again and again. Quite simply ‘putt’ and utilising this infamous sporting metaphor, you’l definitely see and have a game of ’2′ halves on this 18 hole course.
Please see course plan below outlining the golf course and the 3 courses we have available to play, click on the images to increase the size.