An exciting new course has just opened at Frilford Heath in Oxfordshire in the form of a unique synthetic artificial grass layout.
The Yellow Course sits alongside Frilford Heath’s three existing championship courses but what sets it apart is that it has been created using Huxley Golf all-weather surfaces.
The course is divided into two accessible loops of three holes each with the second loop slightly more challenging than the first.
It caters for all standards of golfer, but will especially appeal to beginners who want an accessible and gentle introduction to the sport, experienced players who want to improve their short game within 100 yards, and the rapidly expanding group of golfers that find it hard to find time to play regularly.
The brand new course was officially opened with an exhibition match featuring European Tour Professional Eddie Pepperell, previously a Frilford junior member.
Huxley Golf’s Will Alsop worked with Executive Chairman Alistair Booth and Head Greenkeeper and President of BIGGA, Sid Arrowsmith, to design and create the course.
Said Booth added: “Huxley Golf worked with us over a period of 18 months to turn an under-utilised area of woodland into this stunning new feature. In my opinion, the team skilfully created an exceptionally high quality facility that can be used by young and old, novice and professional.”
The Yellow Course’s six artificial putting greens all measure 1350 sq. ft (125 sq. mtrs) but all are unique in shape and undulations.
There are 12 Huxley Golf Premier Nylon Tee Mats, two for each hole, creating a variety of approach shots from differing angles and length with increasing difficulty.
The light, bright course meanders its way through avenues of trees with bird boxes to encourage wildlife and natural grass fairways and approaches.