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Chastleton Hill Golf Club, Oxfordshire. (1895 - 1925)

Founded in 1895

The course of 18-holes was situated about two miles from Chipping Norton and four miles from Moreton in the Marsh. It was laid out by D Brown, the Malvern professional. The turf  was good, the hazards were whins, quarries, cuttings and roads.

The course was officially opened on Thursday 14th November 1895 by Miss Brassey of Heythrop. She hit a fine opening shot, despite a strong head wind, that carried the whin hazard. A competition followed the opening which was won by Lord Encombe after a play off with Mr Cecil Samuda of Bruern Abbey.

Full result as follows; Lord Enscombe, 95–6–89; Mr C Samuda, 97–8–89; Col Wynter, 103–6–97; Mr George Goodeve, 103–6–97; Miss E Cheetham, 109–10–99; The Earl of Eldon, 102 scratch; Mr W Chamberlayne, 127-5-112; Mr H F Gladwin, 121–10–111; Mr Adam Kennard, 121–8–113; Hon E Ponsonby, 125–7–118; Rev G A Littledale, 127–7–120; Miss May Brassey, 134–10–124; Mrs Becher, 136–12–124.

Below is the result of a match played at Cheltenham in November 1900.

Cheltenham Golf Club   Chastleton Hill Golf Club  
Miss L Percival and Mr J K Ashton 6 Miss Cowan and Mr Hayward Simpson 0
Miss Wiggin and Mr Daubeney 4 Mrs Becher and Col. Wynter 0
Miss C L Peares and Rev. C McArthur 7 Mrs E Francis and Capt. Becher  0
Miss Rawlinson and Mr Fuller 0 Miss Causteu and Capt. Cowan 3
Miss Tuke and Col. Willoughby 5 Miss Allfrey and Henry Causteu 0
Miss E Bramwell and Mr Goodeye 15 Miss Hulme and Mr Byass 0
  37   3

Below Chipping Norton Ladies at Chastleton in May 1907.


Chastleton Hill Golf Club, Oxfordshire. Chipping Norton Ladies' at Chastleton.

From the Oxfordshire Weekly News Wednesday 22nd May 1907.Image © THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.


From 1913 to its final appearance in 1925 the secretary was C T Richardson, Chastleton House, Moreton in the Marsh. The 9-hole course was situated on high ground some 800ft above sea level. The turf was exceptionally good and the course was playable all year round.  Club membership of about 60. The entry fee was £1/1/0 the subs were £1/1/0. Visitors playing with a member paid 1/- a day and 2/6 a week. The station at Alderstrop was 2 ½ miles away. There were good inns at Moreton in the Marsh and Chipping Norton.

Chastleton Hill Golf Club, Oxfordshire, course location.

Location of the Chastleton Hill course.

Grid reference SP25810,28520, co-ordinates 425810,228520.