Oxford Golf Club

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Golf has been played here as early as 1873. With course designers including James Braid and Harry Colt, our golf club surely is:\r\n\r\nOne of the oldest, one of the best...this is golf as it should be!

Contact Information

Hill Top Road, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX4 1PF United Kingdom

Tel: 01865 242158

Golf Pro: Joe Pepperell | Tel: 01865 244258

Website: http://www.oxfordgolfclub.net
 

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  • Midweek Guide: From £20.00 during the week *
  • Weekend Guide: £30.00 per round after 1pm *

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Course Information:
18 holes | Par 70 | 6325 yards | Private | Parkland

Driving rangeGolf club hireBuggy HireGolf shop Changing roomsClubhouse BarFood Function Room Hire

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Visitors: Formerly known as Southfield Golf Club.

Can provide accommodating through 3rd party partners.

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

Oxford Golf Club Reviews & Information


Golfshake Rating

  4.16

Golfshake Golf Course Rating from 90
Average Ratings
4.14 ... Overall Rating
4.31 ... The Course
3.82 ... Course Cond.
3.67 ... Facilities/Serv.
3.93 ... VFM
Addtional Ratings
3.90 ... Pace of play
3.95 ... Hospitality.
3.29 ... Prac. Facil.
3.80 ... Food + Drink
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90 ratings & 62 reviews on Golfshake. Ranked 1040 out of 2122.

HIGHLY RATED - 97% would play again or recommend

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What the club says: With origins of golf first played on the original Cowley Marsh site as far back as 1873, it’s safe to say that Oxford Golf Club is part of the fabric of the city. One of the oldest golf clubs in England and most certainly the oldest in Oxfordshire, the original golf club to take precedence here was the Oxford University Golf Club in 1875.

Since then the Oxford City Golf Club and Oxford Ladies Golf Club now consider Oxford Golf Club as their home and have done so since 1899 and 1901 respectively.

Originally designed by highly acclaimed architect and champion golfer James Braid the course was re-designed as it is today by the legendary Harry Colt in 1922. Colt chose to incorporate some of the original holes (including the fifth) laid out by James Braid, which gives this course one of the finest pedigrees possible in golf course design.

One of the many golfers that have walked our fairways include the likes of Viscount Nuffield himself, William Morris, who also took up presidency of the Oxford City Golf Club from 1925 until his death in 1963.

Closer to the present day and a rather well known gentleman by the name of Peter Dawson (former Secretary of the R&A) was also a member here back in his university days.

Formerly known as Southfield Golf Club from as early as the 1920’s, the course changed its name to Oxford Golf Club in 2011 to help clarify the club’s location in Oxford to the outside world. Given this and the length of time the club has been in situ, it remains somewhat a hidden gem, tucked away off Divinity Road and Southfield Road, at the end of the adjoining Hill Top Road.

Many things have changed over the years, but make no mistake Oxford Golf Club takes pride of place as:
One of the oldest, one of the best…this is golf as it should be!


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Reviewed Sep 1 2019 by Mahendra P - rated 5 out of 5

Very nice!!!

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Reviewed Aug 16 2019 by James O - rated 5 out of 5
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Reviewed Aug 15 2019 by Jamie T - rated 5 out of 5
For me best golf course in oxford
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Reviewed Aug 7 2019 by Leon D - rated 2 out of 5
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Reviewed Jul 22 2019 by Stephen S - rated 2 out of 5
The greens were fantastic. However the fairways on a lot of the holes are quite honestly terrible. They have not recovered from 2018 hot summer. In need of serious work.

(Round played: Jul 2019 - Score: 94 Handicap: 17.2)
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Reviewed Jul 20 2019 by Tony C - rated 3 out of 5

Greens very good

Greens very good fairways very poor, enough to put pick & place on by course!????
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Reviewed Jun 19 2019 by Mark D - rated 4 out of 5

Inner City Golf..

..well, not quite inner city, but less than two miles from Oxford City Centre.
A lovely, well set out club, with some very interesting and challenging holes. The 18th green lies just in front of the clubhouse, and is guarded on all sides by a generous water hazard - must be a fertile hunting ground for pond-ball divers.
Been here several times, always enjoyed the golf, and not least the views over Oxford's dreaming spires.
Clubhouse is large, and not especially welcoming, but the bacon butties aren't too shabby, and very welcome at the halfway point.
Not sure if the pro shop people have changed recently, but were not terribly friendly last time I visited.
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Reviewed Apr 17 2019 by Julian H - rated 4 out of 5

FORE!!!!

Starting with the negatives because you can't please all of the people all of the time. Some of the fairways were patchy in places. Some of the bunkers needed a tad more sand. Over 18 holes I only found one ball washer.The reason for this I was told is that there is a public right of way across the course and the kids or maybe some adults vandalise the ball washers. On the positive side you would be hard pushed to find a course where course conditions are perfect unless you are prepared to pay very high green fees for the privilege of playing there. The Oxford Golf Club offers near perfect conditions at very reasonable rates. It is a challenging course and is said to have one of the hardest part three's in England. Overall, it is a great course with a warm and friendly clubhouse. FORE!!!
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Reviewed Mar 18 2019 by Tony B - rated 4 out of 5

Oxford Golf Club - Play it if you can

Oxford Golf Club, is tucked away down the back streets in the heart of Oxford and approaching it, you wouldn't think there was a course there as its in the middle of a built up urban area. First visit to the course so not sure what to expect. The first 4 holes all run away from the clubhouse, 3 x par 4's and par 3, with the 3rd at stroke index 1, not a long hole at 376 yards of the yellow tees, but with plenty of trouble and a tough hole. A couple of testing par 4's and an interesting par 3, with a bush sitting in the middle of your eyeline bring you towards the 9th a good par 5. The 10th is another par 5, before a tricky downhill 11th par 4. The 12th is a long par 3 that will need your best shot to hold the green. The 13th is another good hole, a dogleg right that needs a good drive to reach the fairway over a wasteland area. The closing holes give you a chance to make up some shots, with the 17th a great short par 3 over another wasteland area, before a lovely finishing hole.A shortish par 5, but with plenty of trouble all around the green, with water on 3 sides. Oxford GC is not a long course at 5906 of the yellows, but what it lacks in distance it makes up for with some of the trickiest greens I have played, with lots of slopes, breaks and subtle borrows. The clubhouse is a little dated, but has everything you need with decent food and drinks. The pro-shop is small, but again has what you'd expect. All the staff are helpful and friendly and all in all, if you asked me would I recommend you to play the course, the answer would be a definite yes. Its well worth a visit.

(Round played: Mar 2019 - Score: 90 Handicap: 18.3)
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Reviewed Mar 14 2019 by Andy C - rated 5 out of 5
Lovely course, layout and lots of work being done preparing for the season ahead. Friendly staff and members. An enjoyable round despite the dire weather.

(Round played: Mar 2019 - Score: 93 Handicap: 18)
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Reviewed Oct 12 2018 by Tony C - rated 4 out of 5

Hidden gem in centre of Oxford

The greens are the best around locally.Testing short course with varied holes
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Reviewed Sep 26 2018 by Ben C - rated 2 out of 5

Poor Fairways - bit of a disappointment for £25!

It is a shame that the fairways at this course were in such shocking condition - effectively playing off dead grass and having to lift and place on the nearest bit of green where possible. The greens however are something else - they are in beautiful condition and some of the fastest and truest I have played in a long while. The tees are also in the main well kept and covered with good grass. They just need to get the bits in between tee and green sorted!
Bunkers are OK but heavy orange sand can be difficult to play a club through.
All in all it's an average to OK course but there are better courses nearby which don't cost £25 a round. The Oxford is not worth that level of green fee!

(Round played: Sep 2018 - Score: 91 Handicap: 19)
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Reviewed Sep 17 2018 by Kevin A - rated 5 out of 5
Great course , round a bit slow due to slow plat by others jjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjiii

(Round played: Sep 2018 - Score: 102 Handicap: 25.2)
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Reviewed Sep 1 2018 by I B - rated 5 out of 5

Another Top Round

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Reviewed Aug 22 2018 by Peter W - rated 4 out of 5

Good course

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Reviewed Aug 15 2018 by John D - rated 4 out of 5

Another James Braid gem

Excellent if you are visiting Oxford
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Reviewed Jun 11 2018 by Andy C - rated 5 out of 5

Great start to the week

The course is a hidden gem in the middle of Oxford. Great set up, excellent condition, tough in places but a lovely course. Definitely one to play again

(Round played: Jun 2018 - Score: 97 Handicap: 21.3)
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Reviewed Nov 2 2017 by Stephen S - rated 4 out of 5
Course was in excellent condition. greens were superb , very true roll. This course hidden in the centre of Oxford is a real must for any keen golfers. A true test with every hole different. The 3rd in my opinion the best in a 40 mile radius.

(Round played: Nov 2017 - Score: 97 Handicap: 18.7)
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Reviewed Nov 2 2017 by Ian C - rated 5 out of 5
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Reviewed Sep 21 2017 by Sam B - rated 4 out of 5

Surprise gem

Turned up early and surprised to find not much as open! The Pro Shop was opened shortly after and the staff were really helpful. We found the course excellent, good condition, nice variety of holes. The highlight without doubt was the quality of the greens. Having played the West Course at Wentworth the week before, we all agreed the greens were of a similar excellent standard.

(Round played: Sep 2017 - Score: 107 Handicap: 24.1)
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