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Hinksey Heights Golf Club

Course Information

Hinksey Heights Golf Club, Oxfordshire is an 18 hole course. A private, heathland golf course.

18 holes | Par 72 | 6547 / 6163 / 5479 yards | Private | Inland Links

Driving rangeGolf club hireBuggy Hire Changing roomsClubhouse BarFood Function Room Hire


Tee Time Information

Midweek Guide: £22.00 per round. *

Weekend Guide: £28.00 per round. *

* Any prices shown are guide prices, please confirm with the course prior to booking.


Visitor Information

See https://www.oxford-golf.co.uk/

  • Societies Accepted to Play
  • Society Deals Available
  • Voucher Deals Available
  • 7 Day Membership Available

Restrictions: Maximum Handicap No Restriction


Contact Information

Address: South Hinksey, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 5AB United Kingdom

Tel: 01865 327775

Website: http://www.oxford-golf.co.uk

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Hinksey Heights Golf Club Reviews & Information


Golfshake Rating

  3.81

Golfshake Golf Course Rating from 141
Average Ratings
3.55 ... Overall Rating
3.48 ... The Course
3.16 ... Course Cond.
3.35 ... Facilities/Serv.
3.64 ... VFM
Addtional Ratings
3.75 ... Pace of play
3.81 ... Hospitality.
2.84 ... Prac. Facil.
3.07 ... Food + Drink
Reviews

141 ratings & 88 reviews on Golfshake. Ranked 1591 out of 2170.

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Highly Recommended 2020

What the club says: Fairways and greens encourage golfers to employ their 'Course Management' skills. The course provides a challenge to match the demands of open competition, company days, golf societies or group organisers.

The 3rd hole is undoubtedly the feature hole and we recommend a look at the Panoramic views of Oxford city and the surrounding area.



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Reviewed Jun 3 2021 by James G - rated 2 out of 5
greens+in+poor+condition%2C
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Reviewed May 28 2021 by Darren Y - rated 5 out of 5
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Reviewed Apr 27 2021 by Mark D - rated 1 out of 5

Don't Bother

This was a massive disappointment.
Located high up adjacent to the A34 at Hinksey/Botley, the views of the spires of Oxford are superb.
However, it otherwise fails to deliver.
The course is not well-maintained. There are bunkers that have been GUR for two years or more. Many greens are in poor shape. Tee-boxes, even after the extended lock-down and zero use, are unavailable and mats are in use on several.
No course Marshalls, so plenty of young lads in non-golf clothing, including several who were two or more players using one set of clubs.
Bins overflowing at several points.
Clubhouse like an old agricultural building/shed, serving poor machine coffee.
All felt extremely half-hearted & impoverished, and reeked of under-investment.
I shall not be going back until a major amount of money & effort has gone into improving it.
This club, given it's location, and topography could be amongst the finest in Oxfordshire, but at the moment it is definitely in the bottom tenth percentile.
My advice is don't visit.
And ?32 for a buggy is absolutely extortionate.
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Reply:
This is more of a trolling from an anonymous competitor (?) than a review, so beware! For any doubters, refer to other reviews and read the following. A couple of weeks before the date of this review we had recently hollow tined and top-dressed the greens, this is an important part of keeping the greens free of disease and well-drained as most experienced golfers know - hence everyone normally gets that. They were actually playing quite fast throughout April and have continued to improve. The course has been undergoing continual investment and improvement over the past few years, including the redevelopment of some of the tees which are being enlarged due to the increased number of golfers. Similarly, we are installing better drainage in the bunkers to ensure they remain dry and playable in the long-term. It is tempting to just leave them now it is dry, but October will be here before we know it. We have a relaxed dress code and are proud of this policy. The clubhouse is a converted milking shed and whilst not grand is very comfortable and welcoming. We also don't charge £32 for a buggy, so there appears to be a fair bit of misdirection in the reviewers comments! David Brimble, Director

Replied 7th May 2021

Reviewed Apr 3 2021 by Augustine G - rated 4 out of 5
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Reviewed Oct 29 2020 by Peter W - rated 4 out of 5

Challenging

Great views over Oxford , small challenging greens , good fairways
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Reviewed Oct 19 2020 by Peter W - rated 4 out of 5

Challenging

Great views over Oxford , small challenging greens , good fairways
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Reviewed Oct 17 2020 by Steve - rated 5 out of 5

Just excellent

The course looks in great condition and the range facilities exactly what you need for this standard of course. Can't wait to visit!
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Reviewed Aug 14 2020 by Andrew W - rated 3 out of 5

great views over the city

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Reviewed Aug 11 2020 by Banbury - rated 2 out of 5

Not great - but cheap at twighlight

Booked a twilight tee time which was very well priced. Really nice people working there. No balls were available for the range when we arrived which was disappointing.

Lots of the tees were on fairways not on tee boxes and they were rock hard and sandy with lots of deep divots which had not been replaced. Greens were surprisingly slow and wet considering the weather (30 degrees in August) and fairways were mixed, some great lush green and trimmed some rock hard dying grass and grass cuttings left out

Overall - cheap and cheerful golf with a nice layout of holes and some great views and really welcoming staff with cold beer on tap. A good one to go round with some beginners wanting a quick round
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Reviewed Jul 31 2020 by James V - rated 4 out of 5
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Reviewed Jul 22 2020 by Phillip A - rated 4 out of 5

Good parkland course

This is good parkland course - but if your looking for a flat lie you need to be accurate.
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Reviewed Jul 15 2020 by Mike B - rated 4 out of 5

Scenic course offers a good challenge

Course is looking the best it has done for a few years. Greens, fairways and light rough are all well-maintained, thanks to the tireless efforts of the greenkeepers. Some more bunkers have been brought back into play. The bunkers at Hinksey will never be great without the sort of investment the club just doesn't have. However, it's good to have more bunkers at least playable. The views remain one of the most attractive features of the course. If you haven't tried it, give it a whirl. It's a friendly, un-stuffy club and well worth a visit.

(Round played: Jul 2020 - Score: 96 Handicap: 24)
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Reviewed Jul 1 2020 by Sean D - rated 4 out of 5

So much improved

Hinskey Heights is going from strength to strength. The greens are in the best condition I have ever seen them and plays great. A bargain.

(Round played: Jun 2020 - Score: 89 Handicap: 0)
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Reviewed Jun 15 2020 by Arthur M - rated 2 out of 5
Nice day. Playing with SP who asked me to carry his bag with 2 holes to go. Greens not in good nick.

(Round played: May 2020 - Score: 106 Handicap: )
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Not sure when you played in May but, like all other courses, we had just two days' notice before reopening on 13th May. This may explain why your rating is so different to all the other ones here. The greens are getting huge compliments all round so please come and have another round and see for yourself.

Replied 22nd July 2020

Reviewed Jun 9 2020 by Stephen L - rated 4 out of 5
Have not played this course for about three years and I have to say it has improved since then I was pleasantly surprised and will make it a regular choice.

(Round played: Jun 2020 - Score: 90 Handicap: )
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Reviewed May 29 2020 by Jamie H - rated 3 out of 5

Fantastic

Lovely course shame that the bunkers where mostly under repair , other than that nice track bit hilly

(Round played: May 2020 - Score: 103 Handicap: 12.8)
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Reviewed May 28 2020 by David M - rated 4 out of 5

Hinksey heights 28-5-2020

In the middle of Covid 19 outbreak and this was 1st game of golf this year but it was a very pleasurable day...

Reception staff were courteous,course was in a neat and excellent condition and with warm weather prevailing the ball ran a long way...On a couple of holes it was hard to work out where the next hole was but this is the only minor area for improvement...At £22 for a round it is fairly prices and the views over Oxford are simply stunning and with Geese and their offspring roaming the course nature is all around you...

(Round played: May 2020 - Score: 98 Handicap: 24.3)
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Reviewed May 21 2020 by Stuart M - rated 4 out of 5
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Reviewed May 10 2020 by Tim Cowen, London - rated 4 out of 5

Amazing views, tremendous VfM

This is one of my favourite courses in this area. I have played it several times. There is a decent mix of holes, most perfectly ok but with three showstoppers. The course is perched on a hill overlooking Oxford so the views are spectacular. This is especially apparent on the ninth and 18th, both of which are long downhillers heading towards the view. They both invite a big drive off the tee, and then both end in dramatic and well guarded green complexes near the club house. The other standout hole is the third - this one is truly world class and I can't work out why it is not more famous. A fabulous view of Oxford from the tee and a massive, wide-open downhill fairway which invites a big drive. But the fairway also has a devilish sideslope. And when you get to your ball you realise that the hole then heads back uphill. So you're likely to be hitting off a downhillsidehill lie to a very well guarded green above you. It's an amazing hole.

The rest of the course is perfectly fine - nothing quite so memorable but nothing wrong with it either. And the green fee is a steal - sometimes less than £20 in midweek.
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Reviewed May 13 2019 by Mike B - rated 4 out of 5

Great for wildlife and views

Just completed early morning round with loads of wildlife to view: pheasant, deer, rabbits, a cute family of young Canada geese and even a cuckoo. The golf wasn't bad either! The course is in pretty good shape; greens and fairways are pretty good; the rough can get a bit rampant at this time of year so it's best avoided if you can. Bunkers remain the major item of work-in-progress. The greenkeepers do a great job pitched against the local wildlife who seem to want only to dig up the greens, and the climate. It's a friendly club and well worth a visit. The views over Oxford and the surrounding countryside are stunning.

(Round played: May 2019 - Score: 95 Handicap: 22.5)
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