Oakland Park Golf Club review

Will this "strikingly picturesque" course live up to its billing?

Ed Greenland's picture
Thu, 20 Jun 2013
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Oakland Park Golf Club is a family run club situated in Chalfont St Giles, an area of outstanding beauty, just five minutes from the M40.

Designed by Jonathan Gaunt, a highly acclaimed member of the British Institute of Golf Course Architects, the par 67 although very short at 5,246 yards claims to be a real test.

Unusually it has seven par 3s, with two 500+ yards par 5s, narrow fairways, and strategically positioned trees, boasting a unique challenge for all levels of golfing ability.

The course has been built into the undulating terrain of the Chilterns and looks to be well presented and well maintained all year round.

There are practice facilities with a small driving range, two practice bunkers, and a putting green to get your eye in before a round.

At the weekend during off-peak hours (after 2pm) it’s £25 (fourballs, £18.75 each) and £20 (fourballs, £15.00 each) on weekdays.

In this review, I'll pick out the holes that I felt were the toughest, most birdieable and most stunning holes on the course, taking into account the wet and windy conditions throughout the back nine as seen in a couple of the photographs.

 

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