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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

  3.83

Golfshake Golf Course Rating from 146
Average Ratings
3.55 ... Overall Rating
3.50 ... The Course
3.21 ... Course Cond.
3.35 ... Facilities/Serv.
3.64 ... VFM
Addtional Ratings
3.76 ... Pace of play
3.82 ... Hospitality.
2.85 ... Prac. Facil.
3.07 ... Food + Drink
Reviews

146 ratings & 89 reviews on Golfshake. Ranked 1590 out of 2183.

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Highly Recommended 2020


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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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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 Jun 24 2017 by Gary F - rated 1 out of 5
24 of us played on Saturday 24th June. The course was pleasant but the greens were a complete joke. We were told that the irrigation system had been out of action for three weeks and as a consequence, the greens were rock hard with almost no grass. Everybody three putted and some managed 5 putts. One of our party was 12 foot away for 1 and managed to finish with a 6. Others 4 putted from 4 foot after just missing the hole and then running 40 foot off the green. If I never play this course again it will be to soon.
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Reviewed Sep 6 2016 by Andy W - rated 1 out of 5

Andy - Could be a great course. A fantastic layout
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Reviewed Mar 29 2016 by Oxford - rated 1 out of 5
Course has regressed massively in the last couple of years. Badly kept greens, bunkers etc and unfriendly, unhelpful staff. It's a shame because it could be an interesting course. Would avoid playing there again. Other courses in Oxford are of a much higher standard for the same price.
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Reviewed Sep 11 2013 by David G - rated 1 out of 5
A very disappointing course. Wonderful views but the fairways were very patchy. The greens were in a bad condition with bare patches along with soft spongy patches on the same green. Two greens had animal holes in them. Altogether a course that was sub standard. Many public courses are in much better condition than this members course.
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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 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 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 Aug 1 2017 by David M - rated 2 out of 5

Hinksey heights review

Given a Groupon voucher for my birthday hence the visit.
Was kept waiting for over 5 minutes when trying to book in because guy behind till was being given trained on a spreadsheet, that very poor in my opinion.
Onto the course and the Greens were very poor on the first 9 but did improve coming home.
Course itself was picturesque and just the Greens let it down,if the Greens improve happy to come back.
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Reviewed Jul 27 2017 by Reece M - rated 2 out of 5

Greens need improving

Really enjoyed my round here apart from the quality of the greens. They were very bumpy and the worst I have seen. A couple of the bunkers need weeding and some sand added. The rest of the course was good. The views make this course along with the woodpeckers that are constantly landing on the fairways. £12.50 a round makes it affordable. If they improve the greens and bunkers this course will be great.
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Reviewed Feb 25 2015 by Robert N - rated 2 out of 5


(Round played: Feb 2015 - Score: 107 Handicap: 27.3)
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Reviewed Jun 6 2014 by Robert N - rated 2 out of 5
very nice course to play but I think it is rather expensive when you play as a guest with members
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Reviewed Oct 29 2009 by Simon T - rated 2 out of 5
good to play in the summer.
Bad drainage lets this course down in the winter.
A good test for in windy conditions
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Reviewed Jul 14 2009 by Steve H - rated 2 out of 5
This course has intersting views over Oxford. The main plus is it remains open whatever the weather. Greens are small but very difficult. It's a better place to play in good weather as when the wind blows it can spoil things. A lot of long walks between holes. This is a course I would recommend if you were using 2fore1 vouchers as otherwise it does not provide value for money.
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Reviewed May 30 2009 by Elliot P - rated 2 out of 5
poor condition
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Reviewed Mar 1 2009 by Ian C - rated 2 out of 5
Below Average
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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 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 Apr 2 2019 by Ian C - rated 3 out of 5
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