Frilford's oldest and most prestigious course, the Red was laid out in 1908 by JH Taylor, the five times Open Champion. Taylor may be less well known as a course designer than his fellow member of the Great Triumvirate, James Braid, but his track record is impressive. He was among the first course designers to build substantial artifical features on a course, at Royal Mid-Surrey, and along with his design partner Fred Hawtree, he played an important role in the creation of Royal Birkdale, often voted Britain's top course.View Red Course ►
Frilford's most recent addition, the Blue course, was opened in 1994 to great acclaim. Oxfordshire architect Simon Gidman, whose training in the long-established firm of Hawtree makes him a design descendent of JH Taylor, Frilford's first architect, took 169 acres of adjoining farmland, and sculpted a course every bit the equal of the older tracks.View Blue Course ►
Good Things come in small packages. As well as making alterations to the Red course, JH Turner, Frilford's first professional, added a new nine holes to the club's portfolio before World War Two. Together with nine more, built after the war by the respected British architect CK Cotton - whose other credits include courses of the stature of Ganton in Yorkshire, and Pennard in Wales, both of which he redesigned - Turner's holes form the Green course.View Green Course ►
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Frilford Heath is Oxfordshire's finest golf club, and one of the best in the south of England. Along with Woburn and Wentworth, it is one of very few clubs with three championship standard golf courses - 54 holes of top quality golf!
Situated on over 500 acres of glorious undulating heathland and just south of the City of Oxford, Frilford Heath is built on a sandy subsoil which when combined with the latest equipment and maintenance schedules enables the Club to present the courses to the finest playing standards all year round.
The club's land is primarily on a Site of Special Scientific Interest and a recent programme of heather regeneration has seen a revival of the indigenous heathland flora and fauna.
Frilford's Red course was designed by five-times Open champion JH Taylor, whose other courses include Royal Birkdale and Royal Mid-Surrey. We continue to attract major amateur events organised by the Royal and Ancient, England Golf and English Womens Golf Associations with most recently the England v France match in 2008, our centenary year, and in July 2013 we host the English Amateur Championships over the Red and Blue Courses.
The club has a thriving membership and welcomes visitors who come to enjoy warm hospitality, excellent catering and some of the best golf around.