Oxford Golf Club has been awarded national recognition for being one of the oldest courses in the world. The age of the historic 18-hole course has been officially confirmed and the club has been formally entered on a website which collates unique golf courses according to categories. Oxford Golf Club entered the leader board as the second oldest course in England and 23rd globally having been opened in 1873.
The website, www.mostuniquecourses.com, is a guide to unique courses and is used by enthusiasts to discover rare clubs to play at. It recognises St Andrews Old Course as the oldest, with records showing the earliest round of golf was played there in 1552. While Royal North Devon is the oldest club in England dating back to 1864.
Stephen Nicholson, Oxford Golf Club General Manager said: “This is a fantastic milestone for the golf club and really puts us on the map both nationally and internationally. We often have guests visit to play here because we’re a Harry Colt designed course and renowned for being one of the oldest courses in the country, so it’s nice that it’s now been recognised officially.
“We’re extremely proud of the club’s rich heritage and always ensure as current custodians we respect its history as we work to continue to provide a great club environment that balances the past with modern times.”
Oxford Golf Club was the original club of Oxford University. Located on Hilltop Road, Cowley, it is also the oldest golf course in Oxfordshire.
Pictured top; Oxford Golf Club 7th hole
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