REVIEW: Frilford Heath Golf Club – Oxford


What they say…

Frilford Heath Golf Club is located to the South of Oxford on 500 acres of glorious undulating Heathland and is one of the best venues in the south of England; rarely can a golf club offer three championship golf courses (Red, Green and Blue) that allow the opportunity to revel in their classical or modern challenge.


What we say…

Frilford Heath Golf Club is one of Oxfordshire´s premier golf clubs and provides much more than a golf course.

The service and attention to detail offered by everyone at the club is second to none.The facilities are fantastic, with the restaurant providing everything you require, from bacon rolls to dinners and corporate events.


The original course at Frilford is the championship “Red Course”, at 7015 yards from the championship tees it provides a fantastic challenge to all. The Red Course is a typical heathland experience with narrow fairways and true, fast greens that test the golfer from start to finish.

It has a great stretch of holes between the 5th and 9th, with the latter possibly the most memorable hole on the course. A par three played over a pond to an elevated green. Anyone who plays an extra club to be assured of clearing the water must be careful not to go out of bounds to the rear.

Strangely the course finishes with 7 straight par 4’s but these are definitely holes that test the golfer.

The greens are smooth, fast and year round are in great condition.

The second course at Frilford Heath Golf Club is the shorter “green Course” which was also initially designed by JH Turner and then later added to by CK Cotton. A par 69, the green course starts with a par 5.


The par threes on the green course are a particular delight the 2nd is a tough hole, with a stroke index of 7, played over a stream to a well bunkered green, accuracy from the tee is a must. The most picturesque hole on the course is probably the 6th, another par 3.

The 18th is a great finishing hole, a chance for a grandstand finish, at only 298 yards the hole offers a fantastic birdie opportunity leaving you feeling good as you walk in to the club house.

The latest addition to the facilities at Frilford is the “Blue Course”, designed by Oxford based Simon Gidman. Gidman has built a more modern golf course, adding hollows and swales to the previously flat and uninteresting landscape.

The greens too, are distinctively different from the older courses, with severe undulations; they still remain incredibly good putting surfaces64-1



Perhaps the 600 yard long 17th is the stand out hole on the “Blue Course”. The hole requires an accurate tee and 2nd shot to give you a chance of making a well deserved par. Bunkers are large and well positioned to catch wayward drives or second shots. The course has a somewhat “American” feel to it with the large bunkers and undulating greens, yet it is coupled beautifully with the older courses.

If we had to recommend a course to play from the three, it would have to be the Red Course, which is a truly fantastic test of golf.

Frilford is great place to visit for any type of golf. Competitions, Society days, corporate events or weekends away, Frilford can cater for all.




REVIEW: Frilford Heath Golf Club – Oxford Reviewed byYourcaddy on .
  • Championship quality courses
  • Great for societies
  • Multiple round packages available
Rating: 4.35

Review Overview

The Course(s) 85%
The Facilities 90%
Value for Money 85%
Overall 87%
87% Great course that caters for all occasions.
  • Championship quality courses
  • Great for societies
  • Multiple round packages available

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