When Oxford Golf Course was designed by the legendary Harry Shapland Colt in 1922, it was the Oxford University Golf Club. It became Southfield Golf Club in 1945 when it became managed predominantly by the City club. In 2012, it became Oxford Golf Club to recognise its significant City location.
Set within 3 miles of Oxford's City Centre, with views of the city's 'dreaming spires', Oxford Golf Club is an undulating parkland course with an abundance of wildlife and many fine mature trees that provide the visitor with a delightful golf experience in beautiful surroundings. The local area that is steeped in history. Golf was first being played in Oxford in 1873 and the first Club formed in 1875 by University Graduates.
The course at Oxford Golf Club, as we see it today, was designed in the 1920s by Harry Shapland Colt. In designing the layout, Colt chose to include some of the original holes laid out by James Braid, which gives this course one of the finest pedigrees possible in golf course design.
Oxford Golf Course is home to many memorable holes. One of those holes is the extremely challenging third hole, justifiably Stroke index 1, as well as the par-3 12th hole which was described by Henry Longhurst, the voice of golf in the 60s and 70s, as "one of the best par 3 holes in the country". With the 5th & 6th that look, feel and play like links holes, the course provides a truly comprehensive test of golf.