Gorgeous Course, Gorgeous Location
I pretty much only have good things to about Henley GC. It started with the very pleasant welcome in the well stocked proshop, and continued once out in the scenic Oxfordshire countryside.
Be aware that a lot of the holes on this course are on the top of a hill, and that to get to those holes it involves some climbing. I could be wrong, but most of that climb seems to come on one hole, the par four sixth. Once up there though, it's mostly level walking until it's time to head back down again (16th & 17th holes).
The whole course is very scenic and there are are some very lovely holes to be played. You can take your pick on your favourites really. Mine starts with the short par 3 thirteenth, which I imagine is georgeous once the surrounding oaks have leaves on them. Both the downhill 16th and 17th holes have wonderful views as a backdrop, but that might just be my lungs choosing those particular holes.
The greens had recently been treated so it would be unfair for me to be too critical of those, but I would expect them to be better once Spring is here. The fairways seemed fairly freindly, I don't recall any super scary tees shots anyway, and most of the tees were in great condition for early March.
I don't know if it's open all of the time, it was on the Monday that I played here, but there's a halfway hut after the 9th.
My advice is play here and make up your own mind about Henley GC. I'm pretty sure you'll enjoy it though.
HGC founded in 1907, is a traditional members club. The course is situated in tranquil countryside with expansive views of the Chiltern Hills. My first play, in the Seniors Open. The course is very pleasant and well maintained but I am not sure whether I like it or not - sloping fairways, blind shots, raised greens combined with poor play added up to a mixed experience. Hospitality was excellent though and I will happily return next year when hopefully my game will be in better shape to form a more considered opinion of the course.