Great venue for away golf....
This was part of a 3 days golf with the Ladies from my Club (Hampton Court Palace), an excellent venue for a few days away with a lovely hotel (although I did not stay there but went on Camping Adventure to a nearby lake: divine peace & relaxation).
Originally a 9 holes golf course known as Chipping Norton GC, it became a proper 18 holes, changed its name when the Hotel was built I think. There are plans to increase the length of the 1st tee and the building of further housing on the site.
There were several changes as to which 9s to play first, but now it is settled and one plays the new 9 first...
A challenging tree lined course with quite a few sloping fairways which surprised the Ladies who normally play on a flat course. There are expanse of water and some streams to make this course very interesting and the beauty of doing 3 days at the same place is to see the scoring gets better every days as one has mastered the holes !!!!!
I personally did not play every holes fully due to an injury but managed to play FROM 100 yards or so, which suited me perfectly and kept me interested and gave me time to take some photos and make my notes.
The fairways were very good, same for tee boxes, the greens excellent and surprised a few of the Hampton members.
The 17th, Par 4 uphill: it has 2 hedges to make your tee shot more exiting, it slopes down and up to the well guarded greens.
Good scoring can be had, this was the case on the last day....
Very enjoyable layout, well presented and cared for course, new deep bunkers being created but proper signage to the next tee could be improved as not particularly obvious sometimes. Some blind tee shots and bells are useful as a clear to go warning.
Easy access from London via M40.
The Clubhouse is at at end of the Hotel bit, a large balcony terrace overlookinG the 18th greeN and 1st tee in the distance and also the 1st Tee.
2 large Car ParkS , visitors welcome.
Pleasant and large Ladies changing room with lockers available.
Friendly welcome in a well stock Proshop.
I recommend this venue for a few days away, there are other golf courses nearby and Chipping Norton is a lovely little town, and there is Camping & Fishing nearby, that is if your SatNav takes you there!!! That is another chapter.