Frilford's three 18 hole courses offer a range of delights. With almost a hundred years of golf design heritage, players can choose a classic or a modern challenge as they see fit.
The quality of the Red course, has attracted top class amateur golf for many years. Laid out in 1908 by five times Open champion JH Taylor, part of the 'Great Triumvirate', along with James Braid and Harry Vardon, Taylor dominated golf around the turn of the twentieth century. He later turned to course design at courses such as Royal Birkdale and Royal Mid-Surrey. At over 6,800 yards, the Red course will be a test of any golfer's skills.
The Green course at Frilford Heath may be the shortest, at just over 6,000 yards, but playing to a stiff par of 69, it is no pushover. Four outstanding par threes on the course include the first which at 206 yards is the longest 'short' hole on any of the Frilford courses. Birdie opportunities can be few and far between.
Opened in 1994, the Blue course, designed by respected British golf architect Simon Gidman, has a more modern, open look, with a number of water hazards threatening, notably on the early holes. The course offers a stern test, with par five and par three holes in particular facing in all directions. Greens are more undulating than on the two older courses, and offer a number of interesting and challenging flag positions.
Opened in 2017, the Yellow course features Huxley Golf all-weather surfaces to cater for all abilities. Split into two loops of three holes each, the second loop is slightly tougher than the first. The design was a collaborative effort between Huxley Golf and our own Sid Arrowsmith. The six greens all measure 1350 sq. ft, but are all unique in shape and undulations.
"It is difficult to know where to start, your help with all the organisation, with the buggies, all the Club house staff who so cheerfully and professionally helped everyone. The chef's ears must have been burning - his evening meal was superb.
Many members have contacted me to pass on their thanks to everyone at Frilford Heath - not forgetting the greenkeepers for the well presented courses."
Penny Taylor - National Farmers Union Club Golfing Society