Frilford Heath Golf Club

Oxfordshire

    YOU can count on the fingers of one hand the number of clubs with three outstanding courses to call on – in fact in England it is hard to see past Wentworth, Woburn and here, Frilford Heath.

    The Red, Green and Blue represent your choices, and collectively occupy some 600 acres. A few miles outside Oxford, what makes Frilford Heath really special is the sandy soil its 54 holes occupy.

    The turf is a delight to hit from and you can expect firm conditions underfoot even when other nearby courses are soggy.

    The Red is considered the pick of the courses. It was designed by JH Taylor over 100 years ago and measures in excess of 6,800 yards from the back tees.

    The heathland fairways are firm and fast-running so accurate shots are always well rewarded.

    The stretch towards the end of the front nine on the Red is notorious – you play four long par 4s and a tough short hole between the 5th and the 9th.

    With nine holes built before and nine after the Second World War, the Green course is the shortest layout here.

    It is renowned for the quality of its short holes and the fairways are lined by gorse and birch trees.

    The Blue is easily the newest, being less than 20 years of age, and, as you would expect, has a more modern feel. Key features include undulating greens and more obvious bunkering.

    The stretch towards the end of the front nine on the Red is notorious – you play four long par 4s and a tough short hole between the 5th and the 9th.

    On the Green, look out for the 205-yard 17th, the longest par 3 on the property. The 17th is also one of the toughest holes on the Blue, thanks to a 600-yard par 5.

    There are a few short par 4s on the Green, with the holes that end either nine both reachable. On the Red, you can finish strongly as there are some tempting holes towards the end.

    There are no such luxuries on the Blue, where the opening stretch is your best chance of posting some scores.

    Address

    Oxford Road
    Frilford Heath
    Abingdon
    Oxfordshire
    OX13 5NW

    Telephone

    01865 390 864
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