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Faringdon Golf Club, Wicklesham Course. (1921 - 1939)

This first club and course appeared in 1921. This club closed prior to WW2.

In the 1990s a par three course opened at Great Croxwell. This course closed in 2015, the location of this course can be seen at the foot of this page. 

In December 1921, with a view to holding competition in the near future, the club members were requested to apply either to the hon. secretary, W Charlton, or the hon. treasurer, E W Belcher, for handicap cards. These were to be returned completed and signed as soon as possible.  

Below the first course at Haremore is ready for play.

 

Faringdon Golf Club, Oxfordshire. The course at Haremore is ready for play in September 1922.

From the Faringdon Advertiser Saturday 16 September 1922.

 

Result of a match played at Crookham in July 1928. 

 

Faringdon Golf Club, Oxfordshire. Result of a match played at Crookham in July 1928.

North Wilts Herald Friday 20 July 1928.

 

The next article found is from 1934 when the club had moved to a course at Wicklesham.

Below is the result of a match played at Streatley against Goring and Streatley Golf Club in September 1934.

Goring and Streatley Golf Club   Faringdon Golf Club  
D G Leadley (4&2) 1 H R Bartlett 0
W C C Cox (4&2) 1 S M Cadel 0
J Herman (5&4) 1 H Allway 0
F Fullbrook (5&4) 1 W Tucker 0
J P Ross Ormiston (4&3) 1 F Lane 0
W Sutton (5&3) 1 F Freeman 0
J L Pasquill (6&5) 1 W S Green 0
J Fullbrook (2&1) 1 R B Strangeways 0
J G Bowen 0 D Maundrell 0
  8   0

In May 1935 Faringdon again travelled to Streatley and suffered another heavy defeat.

Goring and Streatley Golf Club   Faringdon Golf Club  
Capt. D G Headley 0 R Bartlett (2&1) 1
J H Cooling (4&3) 1 H Allway 0
J Herman (2&1) 1 S M Cadel 0
R C S Booty (4&2) 1 W Tucker 0
J P Ross Ormiston (4&3) 1 B Haines 0
G L Geckie (2&1) 1 R B Strangeways 0
J Fullbrook (6&5) 1 W Green 0
W H Flett (7&6) 1 N Grainger 0
  7   1

By 1939 the Faringdon Golf Club had become defunct.

 

Farringdon Golf Club, Oxfordshire. 1930s golf course location.

Location of the Faringdon course. Grid reference SU29405,94335, co-ordinates 429405,194335.

 

 

In the 1990s a par three course was opened at Great Coxwell. This course closed in 2015. In May 2021 we received the following recollections of the course – “In the 1990s a par 3 golf course located in the village of Great Coxwell (famous for its National Trust tithe barn) opened. This later Faringdon Golf Course closed in the autumn of 2015 with the promise of re-opening for summer the following year. The fantastic course never reopened and a planning application for a holiday park with log cabins was submitted and approved.

It’s amazing how quickly an established golf course of 20 years which has been enjoyed by golfers of all abilities can deteriorate to nothing more than wasteland in such a short period of time. The positions of the greens, tees and bunkers are practically unrecognisable. The club house and shop is empty and the machinery (what’s left) has been left to rot.” 

The Google Map below shows the location of the Great Coxwell golf course.