Rye Hill Golf Course
Rye Hill Golf Course, Banbury, South East, England, OX15 4RU
01295721818 | Golf course website
7 reviews of Rye Hill Golf Course
Don't be put off by a couple of the negative reviews below. To me this represented a good value enjoyable days golf. You can take your driver out on all the holes, bar the 3's, as you do need some length to make a good score. The review posted by G Weaver below represents the most accurate view that accords with my visit. I agree that the fairways are generous, but in very good condition, the greens are large, fair to putt on and you very rarely get past the pins until you realize that the yardage markers are to the front of the greens. The bunkers are big, but super to play out of. The views are of lovely rural Oxfordshire from a high position. The back nine are a good test and offer more undulating terrain. Yes the clubhouse is nothing to shout about, with no Pro shop, but you come here to play and enjoy a good days golf which is what we received.
The staff were friendly and helpful. There seems to be no pro shop apart from ball for sale. The course is quite long but not challenging in the slightest. A very wide open course with very little thought or planning of bunkers and hazards. Considering the summer we have just had the greens we average at best really. The course became interesting from the 13th onwards. Unfortunately I won't be returning. HCP 5, score 75. Par 72
Great value for money on the Winter special £13. When you look around on the first tee you realise that this is the highest point, so think twice if it is blowing hard and make full allowance when clubbing into the greens, you invariably come up short. Despite being winter the fairways were excellent, hardly a preferred lie necessary and good to hit off with a fairway wood. You get plenty of practice because the course plays long. The greens are large and tricky, I would expect some nightmare putts in the summer when you go past the pin. Just when energy levels are sagging you get all the hilly holes in the last four holes - a very difficult finish so keep some (energy) and shots in hand. Catering was on a "temporary" basis when we visited, but the staff all seems very helpful. Will definately go back as this was good value golf on a testing track.
I played this course on a sunny spring day at the start of April in a Society day. It was fantastic! The greens and fairways were in excellent condition. Wayward drives aren't particularly punished in the shortish rough and many of the holes invite even the most timid of players to get the Big Dog out. Greens are tough but true with some difficult pin positions. Water doesn't come into play untill the back nine but there's plenty to occupy your thinking up till then. The wind was against us on many of the holes, limiting distance. Several times early on I was coming up short on aproach to the greens. The bunkers have good quality sand in that you can get your club through. Though I'm glad to say I was fortunate enough to elude all but one of them on my way round! We had a Full English before we went out and the staff in the bar and pro-shop were very friendly and welcoming. If I lived closer I'd sign up for membership today. I can't wait to go back!
Playing at Rye Hill golf club was a worthwhile experience. Set on top of a hill the views across the practice ground are breathtaking. The sudden wind made you just think that bit harder about what shot to play. I play off 8 and I went round in 83. The greens are challenging and you have to be having a good day with the putter. The clubhouse and bar look like they hae been recently refurbished. The service is unbelievable. A must for anyone in the area.
I played this course on a cold, wintery day in Jan 2002. Despite the weather, this was an excellent course. Greens were excellent. The course itself is quite undulating. It can feel a little windswept in places, but that just made the shorter holes more challenging. The 10th hole is a particular favourite...over a hill, large water hazard to the right of the green...ate my ball. Oh well. I look forward to playing this course again on a nice summer day.
I played the course in August of this year and found it to be a very\r\n enjoyable and challenging course. What I liked very much about the\r\n course it had a wide range of different lies through even just one\r\n hole. If there is anyone that is willing to correspond with me I\r\n would very much enjoy it. My wife and I are planning to relocate\r\n back to thw Oxford area after I finish my service with the U S Air\r\n Force. Iwould like to play the course more after I'm back over\r\n there. If you could send me more information about membership and\r\nany other perrtinent information I would very much appreciate it.
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