Rye Hill Golf Club - Championship Course
|Red (W)||72||5667 yards|
|White M: 73.8/124||436||411||151||531||388||393||385||542||446||3683||361||514||167||440||399||465||340||139||396||3221||6904|
|Yellow M: 72.5/122||430||405||144||525||381||361||378||535||441||3600||352||503||161||434||383||456||330||134||386||3139||6739|
|Blue M: 67.9/115||361||395||140||500||355||354||275||455||330||3165||290||447||146||440||362||336||287||126||383||2817||5982|
|Red M: 66.2/113 W: 70.2/118||361||334||137||441||294||325||282||459||335||2968||294||445||150||370||366||336||288||128||322||2699||5667|
Food & BeverageBar, Restaurant
Available FacilitiesClubhouse, Conference Facilities, Banquet Facilities
Lovely course, and very welcoming staff
Cracking course, tucked away in the beautiful Oxfordshire countryside. We played during lockdown, hence the low rating for off-course amenities. I'm sure they are as good as the rest of the club in normal circumstances.
The course is fairly long, with a number of 420+ yard par 4's. It's a challenge for higher handicappers, but is also quite forgiving. Some fairly generous fairways. Also a sprinkling of tight ones! There are 3 or 4 absolutely stunning-looking holes, particularly on the back 9, and the place must be an absolute picture on a sunny day.
The staff were brilliant. Obviously, social distancing was in effect, but we were made to feel very welcome. This is not always the case when visiting clubs that are tucked away. They like their privacy! We met a few members as well, and they were also very warm.
We enjoyed Rye Hill so much, that we are going to try to make it a regular outing.
Not bad, but lots of similar holes
This is a long course with no water, and with twelve of the eighteen holes being par fours many feel quite similar to one another. The first thirteen holes are largely flat with the last five dropping down into a valley and much hillier and more interesting as a result.
The fairways are wide and in reasonable condition despite the recent very dry weather although wayward shots are punished by deep rough. The greens were in good condition when we played.
Impossible to make use of the clubhouse facilities with the current regulations, but the practice facilities are decent, including a three-hole mini course.
First post lockdown round
4 of us (in two separate groups) played the course and it was the first time we played this year. The course is very fair and balls were flying across fairways (many of us in the same position), but it rarely meant you were out of the whole.
Obviously there was no post golf drink, so could not check out the bar etc.
The lady on reception was lovely.
Welcoming and friendly course
The course was well set out and offers a number of challenges whilst providing a number of open fairways which allow the regular and more infrequent golfers to open their shoulders and “take it on”. The staff and members were friendly and helpful with their advice and the layout of the course meant that play flowed well whilst at the same time not rushed or harried. I’d definitely pl at this course again.
Ok but not great
Played here based on other reviews on golf now, unfortunately I wasn't impressed with the first 13 or so holes, all largely forgettable, 14, 15 and 16 are nice holes and use the landscape well though.
I would say the course is generally quite boring, far too many long, straight, featureless par 4s. It's nice to have some variation in a round to keep you interested, there just wasn't enough of it at rye hill.
The greens and fairways were in quite good condition but the bunkers were a mess, due to the rakes all being removed this wasn't a surprise but some had 6 inch long weeds growing in the bottom of them and virtually no sand, the ones that did have sand in were littered with stones.
I can't comment on the clubhouse etc as it was all closed due to the coronavirus.
It was nice to be out on the course after the recent lockdown, the weather was perfect and the price was great on a 'hot deal' however, we won't be rushing back to rye hill anytime soon.
Not in a rush to come back
Course lay out is ok but no tee box in play today so had to tee off fairways Really poor this and wouldn't pay £30 When you can go to The Oxfordshire for same price.Greens were ok but seen better.Fairways were ok.Very little ball cleaners on course.In my eyes the course really needs a lot of work to.improve .
Hilly and windy
Nice course not the hardest but challenging and interesting . Lots of deep bunkers around the course especially in hidden spots. Would recommend if you can get a cheap slot.
Go big or go home
This course allows you to really get your Driver out and swing away making it a lot of fun playing from the tips. Course was in great condition. Well marked and fun. Greens are in good shape, just a little slow as they adjust back to the usual English weather. Would I play again? You bet I would. 15 minutes from my doorstep, I’m more than likely will make it my home track.
Great condition - greens excellent
Booked to play on my own- joined 3 members at the 13th and was welcomed and they were frin fly and a great group.
The course is fair and in great condition - greens true and also kept very well.
It’s a lovely club house - need a few more things in the pro shop maybe but there’s all you need if you forget something.
If I was planning on staying in the area permenantly i would look to join as a member.
Play pace - not slow really but busy of course as expected for a Sunday morning.
Great course,nice people and facilities great too - well worth playing!
Hadn't played at Rye Hill for many years and was really surprised by it's progress.
Really enjoyed my round of golf, the course layout was good with lots of really good holes. The condition was generally good and the greens were excellent and a good pace. The staff were really good and the course was great value and very enjoyable. I'll definitely be back.
Had a decent enough round, there are a few blind holes but no course guide or map available which was a shame.
Big wide fairways on a number of holes. Greens were decent running true with some difficult reads.
Holes 10-14 I think had seen a bit of water and not really drained off properly.
I reckon after a few more weeks of decent weather it will firm up and be a really good challenge.
Had a pint in the bar after, it wasn't staffed but someone quickly came over from the Pro Shop and served us.
Golf at its Best!
A fabulously peaceful rural setting with views across the Oxfordshire countryside, although not busy on the Saturday afternoon I visited, this was an excellent 'find'. Long course but some good driving holes to good wide fairways, starting quite flat but that changes, so save some energy for later! Being very well maintained throughout, with good tees, bunkers and just the sounds of nature to accompany, this is how golf should be played. Adding the friendly service I received in the clubhouse, there was nothing not to enjoy.... play here before everyone else knows about this course, you will not be disappointed!
We tried Rye Hill Golf Club for the first time and found the staff very welcoming & helpful and the course was reasonable condition for mid January!. Only down side was the last five holes were being protected as a precaution and we played 1 to 5 twice to compensate!. We all really enjoyed the course and found the greens in excellent condition!. We will return, hopefully to find a decent lager in the bar!!!