The hotel is fairly modern but is combined with the golf course. It is OK for golfing groups but would not suit a weekend away for those who require a swimming pool as there is not one. The food is of a below pub standard, the drinks are expensive but there is a full range to suit all tastes.
Cotswolds Hotel & Spa
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Cotswolds Club Chipping Norton
Signature Hole: Par 5, 11th Hole
The 499 yard, par 5, 11th hole is considered by many as the signature hole at Cotswolds Hotel and Spa. The hole offers a swooping, dog leg left shape, which requires an accurate tee shot down the hill to yield the opportunity of hitting the green in two shots for the longer hitter. The hole offers stunning, tree lined scenery and backdrops as you look both down towards the green and back up towards the tee once on the putting surface. The approach to the hole slopes gently from right to left, so emphasis on club selection is key to put yourself in a good scoring position.
The narrow tree lined fairways weave their way through stunning views of the Cotswold’s, placing an emphasis on accuracy off the tee. The nature of the course is to take the onus off the big booming drive and instead challenge a player’s course management skills. The ‘River Glyme’ meanders close by and is the source of a couple of interesting water features on the front 9 holes. The course is maintained to a very high standard and occupies possibly the highest ground in the Cotswolds, drainage is excellent, which practically guarantees play all year round. We believe the best laid out course in Oxfordshire.
We believe our stay & play offers exceptional value & we look forward to welcoming you.
Accommodation at Cotswolds Hotel & Spa
The hotel itself is surrounded by the beautiful golf course and rolling hills of the Cotswolds gifting guests with uncompromising views of the incredible scenery that surrounds them. All of the 34 rooms are newly built and extremely well equipped with a number of different modern amenities such as a flat screen TV and WiFi all of which are in place to make your stay as comfortable as possible. The hotel is also the perfect place for families as there are a number of interconnecting rooms on offer which means you are never too far away from your little ones. Also if you choose to have a room on the ground floor then they also come with a private terrace which overlooks the perfectly manicured fairways of the golf course and allows you to enjoy the fantastic views from the comfort of your own room.
Furthermore, the hotel also boasts a brilliant state of the art Spa facility which is situated on the second floor and leads out onto the roof. Here guests are invited to enjoy some incredible treatments and enjoy this amazing pocket of tranquillity in what is a wonderful setting. The spa has treatment rooms and a steam room which provide the perfect place for you to pamper yourself. Following your relaxation sessions, you can retire to the rooftop which has panoramic views of the whole countryside.
- Golf Academy
- Golf Buggies
- Steam Room
- In House Bar
- Wireless Internet
- Satellite TV
Cotswolds hotel & Spa, Southcombe, Chipping Norton, Oxon, OX7 5QH
I found the accommodation to be exactly what was portrayed on the website
We were on a 2 night all inclusive golf break very good golf course well maintained excellent helpful staff. Breakfast and evening meal were well cooked and the Barman did an excellent job serving both drinks and looking after the dining room. We will definitely recommend a return visit
Great reception. Good evening staff. Very good evening meal. Disappointing lunchtime experience. Bathroom not properly cleaned.
Our room was quite adequate for an overnight stay, NIce and bright, clean and tidy, sufficient hanging space and handy for bar, reception and restaurant. Restaurant quite limited in choice but in fairness there did not seem to be many visitors present and the restaurant was quite empty. Staff very friendly and helpful. A compact and decent place to stay. Great views and went through some lovely old typical English villages en-route. Plenty of car parking. Lots of building work in progress at the moment, looks as if this will provide some lovely accommodation in due course.
Very good accommodation well maintained and comfortable. Bulding work for extensions on going but did not deter enjoyment. All members of the party very happy!!
We had a really good couple of days. The course was in good condition and the greens were very good. The male staff were very helpful and friendly, unfortunately two female members of staff were not. After playing our round we went to the bar and ordered drinks. The Carling lager ran out and the female bar person asked if I would like something else and was put out when I said I would wait for the barrel to be changed even though she had to ask a male bar person to change it. At breakfast I had to ask a waitress if should could get some more fried eggs as they had run out. This again seemed to be a problem. After our round of golf we went to the bar for something to eat and drink. The female bar person (the same one as at breakfast) poured our two drinks but put them on the bar in front of her, about 2 yards from where we were standing, unusual thing to do. I paid for the food and drinks using Visa contact less to pay and when I asked for a receipt the female bar person through it on the bar. I thought that was very impolite as she should have handed it to me. These things won't put me off from returning but were a little annoying.
Well appointed rooms. Very comfortable.
Lovely hotel...friendly staff...clean and comfortable room... Food very good, great portions. Very convenient to explore beautiful surroundings of the Cotswolds, and to enjoy the golf course. Not informed when booking about the building of new apartments adjoining the hotel, but this did not spoil our experience. Definitely stay again.
The hotel was in a lovely location, we were upgraded to a suite overlooking the golf course which was beautiful. The rooms were modern, great decor, and facilities. The staff were very helpful and pleasant, and the food was reasonably priced. The spa was closed for the winter but that was ok with us as we were there to play golf.
On entering our room we were pleasantly surprised to find our accomodation was spotlessley clean and very comfortable. There were tea/coffee available in room if needed. Our room overelooked the golf course which was a pleasent surprise. The staff were extremely helpful and made us feel so welcome.
Clean,comfortable lovely setting. Staff very friendly and helpful.
This is an excellent venue for a golf stay. Staff, food and rooms were great. Course is a good challenge, hopefully it will recover well from the hot summer weather.
Excellent value for money golf break in a very good hotel with large and modern rooms. Walk in shower room was superb for 2 aching golfers. The 3 course meal in the evening was one of the best I’ve had in any hotel. Only downside was no proper decaf coffee and hot water boilers that were poor. Overall, I would thoroughly recommend.
In general really pleased with the hotel, its modern,the room were clean the beds nice and comfortable. An added bonus was our room had a great view over the golf course. Would definitely recommend this hotel and hopefully return in the future.
The Accommodation, food and facilities were good. The only criticism was concerning breakfast and the consistency of the messages given to me with reference to breakfast. On arrival at the club on Friday where we had some food before teeing off, we enquired about what time breakfast would be on the Saturday morning because we had a fairly early tee off time of 8.28am. We were told by the barman that breakfast was served from 7am, which of course would be ok. We played our afternoon round and then checked in. At check in we were advised that breakfast would be served on Saturday from 8am, to which I informed the check in staff that a) we had been advised by the barman earlier that it was from 7am and b) if it was 8am how on earth had the Club allocated us a 8.28 tee time which clearly would not give us enough time to have breakfast and be on the tee in time to play. The Check in person asked me who was the person that had told me 7am. I told him that I did not know his name. He said he would look into it and see what he could do. He called me when I was in my room circa 15 minutes;later and informed me that he had moved our tee times to 8.44 and 8.50am which was the best he could do. I thanked him. Later when we were ordering Dinner I spoke to the waiter that I still had a concern that we would not have enough time to have our breakfast in the morning and asked if we turned up at 7.50am could we have it 10 minutes earlier than the 8am start. He thought this would be ok and would leave a message for the Breakfast staff. We turned up at 7.50 and whilst we could help ourselves to coffee and cereal etc no hot food was available until 8.05am. At 8am I had to go and find out why the hot food was not on time. Whilst we had been given a slightly later tee off we still had to hurry our breakfasts. A pity because everything else was good. Would I recommend the Hotel and Golf? Yes, as long as they allocated any tee times at least an hour after breakfast is served.
The hotel and food were excellent and the staff very helpful and friendly. The golf course was in very good condition and greens very fast.It is suitable for players of all handicaps and I would certainly recommend it.Thank you John Paul for all your help.
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The course has been there for around 130 years and is extremely mature. Building work was going on at the time we visited but when it is finished I am unsure that the course will be able to handle all the traffic that the extension will bring. The course itself is superb with constant work being carried out on the course. 3 new greens have been laid and in time these will be integrated into the course. The pro shop is small and has a limited selection of everything. The staff that man it are friendly and helpful and if ordered early enough can assist.
We were held by a couple of young men who find golf difficult and were put out behind a men’s four ball society who kept us waiting a lot
Very good staff very helpful and friendly the course was not hard but has some very challenging holes will come again
Enjoyed the course but very disappointing greens. Disappointed that we had not been told that the courseworks on the first and ninth holes had not been fully completed.
The course was nicely laid out, a few areas of GUR, greens rather slow as was the pace of play. However, generally the course was in very good condition and we enjoyed playing it. The most frustrating thing was the pace of play. We are a fairly competent and steady moving pair. On the first day we started off really well until catching up with a visiting 4ball about 6th or 7th hole. Even though they could see us waiting on every shot there was no courtesy extended. Similar experience the next day, a members 3 ball. Probably added 30 mins to our round. No common courtesy. Spoiled the golf really,very frustrating waiting to play every single shot. Never mind, we would return because surely we could not be that unlucky twice!!
Very interesting and attractive course. The first round was very slow due to the high number of players. The next two days were fine with very few delays. Overall we were very impressed.
Fairways excellent with greens quite fast. Overall a very good course. NB consideration is given to the fact of improvement works being carried oou but this did not affect enjoyment.
We had an easy run on our first round. We weren't held up in any way, completing the 18 holes in 3 1/ hours. However we were held up by the seniors on the second day, completing the 18 holes in 4 hours 15 minutes.
Some new greens still settling in. Seem to be making several improvements.
Beautiful course ...some remodelling being completed but did not spoil our experience. Stunning scenery enjoyed... as well as really well kept greens. Green keepers very friendly..and happy to engage with us. Golf professional not so welcoming. Clearly course was being transformed in parts during our stay but still a great experience. Will definitely play again... well recommended.
We enjoy playing on this course. We are beginners so the course was challenging with some interesting holes. Some of the signs to the tees had been removed so it took a bit of time to get our directions. Overall our golfing experience at the Cotswolds course was very good.
Upon my arrival at the golf shop, I spoke to the pro to see if he could get me an earlier tee time and he was very obliging. He managed to team me up with three members and I shared the use of a buggy for the first round. The members were very friendly and made me very welcome. Giving me advice on each hole as we played. Great bunch of lads. The following morning the Pro again managed to team me up with three other members who were playing in club competition and this time we walked the course. The course along with the greens was in very good condition for December and this is a credit to the grounds staff. Some tough holes and back to back par 5's were interesting. Overall a good course and one in which I'd recommend playing.
Lovely setting.Excellent greens. Some really attractive holes.
A really good challenge.
Unfortunately the weather was wet for mid October and both rounds were hampered by heavy rain or drizzle. The greens were still in great condition and playable. The fairways had suffered from the hot, dry summer but were recovering. That said, it didn’t really affect the golf. 2 good days, enjoyed by all.
It was easy to see that the hot summer had taken its toll on the fairways, but the greens were in good condition and many of them a fair challenge. The only complaint we had was that it's not that visitor friendly in respect of tee markers and directions to next tee box. We were a bit unlucky with the weather out first day was very windy, and the second day we was rained off so we couldn't get out on the course. The weather obviously no fault of the golf club.!
Good course and a good test of Golf. Too many blind holes and not enough bells to ring to advise the group behind they can play.
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Cotswolds Hotel & Spa Frequently Asked Questions
Q - What time is check-in and check-out times?
A - Check-in from 3pm | Check-out from 11am
Q - What time is breakfast?
A - 7:30-10am
Q - What is the dress code for dinner?
A - Casual
Q - What restaurant do I need to book for dinner?
A - Terrace Restaurant
Q - Is there a range on site?
A - Yes
Q - Are there buggies available to hire?
A - Yes
Q - How many bars are there?
A - There is 1 bar on site
Q - Is there BT or Sky Sports in the communal area?
A - BT and Sky Sports
Q - Is there a charge for car parking on site?
A - There is complimentary car parking
Q – Can I take a spa break here as a non-golfer?
A – Yes you can. The hotel has a fantastic Spa facility on site which is the perfect place for people who do not play golf to spend their day.
Q – Is there possibility of getting a buggy and do I need to reserve one in advance?
A – The club has 12 golf buggies and these should be reserved when booking your tee time.
Q – When is the best time of year to play Cotswolds Hotel & Spa?
A –July and August are the warmest months in the Cotswolds hottest month with the temperature averaging 16 degrees
Q – How much does a 1 hour golf lesson cost at Cotswolds Hotel & Spa?
A – A 1 hour lesson with academy coach Tadd Bainton would cost 25 GBP.
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