The course was designed by J. H. Turner, with the first nine holes to the East of the A361 opened for play in May 1936 and the second nine holes to the West completed on 30th September 1937.
The outbreak of the Second World War saw the fairways of the second nine used for cereal production, eventually being restored for play in 1949. With continual tree management, the course now presents mature specimens and younger native varieties to provide a beautiful back drop of colour and shape, particularly in the autumn.
Burford golf course offers easy walking along sheltered tree lined fairways with few hills. At a length of 6,363 yards, the course is particularly challenging yet rewarding for golfers of all experience levels and handicaps. There are buggies and trolleys available for hire and as the course enjoys good drainage, it is playable all year round.
A balanced mix of left and right doglegs and angled, well protected greens make strategy and accuracy the premium over length. Although the fairways are tree lined, the wooded areas and rough are well maintained with speed of play in mind.
With a very popular and highly regarded Pro-Am in April, the course and particularly the greens are revived from winter to be in outstanding condition earlier than many local clubs. It is this effort that produces an excellent playing surface early in the year which the green keepers retain for the whole season. With fairly large mature greens, putting requires consideration and respect of the subtle movement on the fine and true playing surfaces.
The 18th hole is played right back to the clubhouse and there can be no better way to spend time than on the terrace of the 19th hole overlooking fellow golfers finishing their rounds.
Burford Golf Club have a Ready Golf policy for general play, club competitions, opens and society events. It is not appropriate in matchplay competitions.
We support the Ready Golf initiative because it is designed to promote a faster pace of play and make the game more enjoyable. The initiative can reduce a four-ball round by as much as 30 minutes by encouraging golfers to be ready to play, even when it is not their honour.
Remember… Ready Golf does not mean ‘play when you are ready’ it means ‘being ready to play’ – even if it’s not your honour.