Bicester Golf Club
- Par 71
- 6255 Yds
Set in 130 acres of idyllic Oxfordshire countryside, Bicester Golf and Spa resort provides a real golfing haven and a challenging course to match.
Originally known as Chesterton Golf Club, the venue saw a change in ownership which brought not only a new name but a remodelled course which caters for the 21st century golfer.
Several holes from the original layout have been redesigned and new greens were rebuilt to USGA standards.
What now lies ahead of visitors is a testing 6255 yard par-71 course which is complemented by 11 strategically placed lakes. Emphasis is placed on positional play and course management skills rather than on length – reducing the advantage for longer hitters and creating a course which provides a pleasant challenge for the majority of players.
The greens at Bicester are simply outstanding. Fast, firm and undulating putting surfaces provide the purest test.
The greens at Bicester are simply outstanding. Fast, firm and undulating putting surfaces provide the purest test, and it is advantageous to chip well if you want to break your handicap here. Simply hitting longer irons to the extremities of the devilishly deceptive surfaces will only get you so far.
A 10 bay driving range and short game academy also act as perfect places to hone your skills before taking on the course.
The club is also blessed with a fantastic location. Found just off the M40, Bicester is close to Oxford, Milton Keynes and Banbury. It is also equidistant between London and Birmingham. Bicester Village – Europe’s leading luxury shopping outlet – is situated just a few minutes from the resort.
The on-site hotel and spa facilities make the venue perfect for stay-and-play visits. The 52-room 4 star hotel boasts wonderful views over both the golf course and designer courtyard garden. Guests can also obtain use of the health club, gym and poolside facilities. The venue also has tennis courts and fitness classes which can be booked.
Bicester is a stunning venue which should be considered on any visit to the area.