Welcome to the home of Oxford University Golf Club and Oxford University Ladies' Golf Club.
Founded in 1878, OUGC is one of the world's oldest golf clubs. The annual Varsity Match against Cambridge is the oldest amateur event in golf, predating the first Amateur Championship. The next meeting, the 135th University Match, will take place in March 2024 at Rye Golf Club, after Oxford won the 134th University Match at Royal Dornoch Golf Club.
Golf in Oxford is a Full Blue sport and the club consists of two Men's teams: the Blues and the Divots, and one Ladies' team.
OUGC are incredibly lucky to have one of the best fixture lists of any university in the country, with matches almost every weekend, as well as weekly coaching from a top professional throughout the year.
The Blues is the Men’s First Team at Oxford. The Blues squad normally consists of roughly 18 players. Handicaps are around 5 and below.
Of that 18, 10 Full Blues and 2 Dinner Blues, or reserves, are eventually selected to represent the University in the Varsity Match in March.
The Divots is the Men's Second Team at Oxford. Although the standard varies between years, most players tend to be within the 5-15 handicap bracket.
The Divots have a similar fixture list to the Blues of weekend matches, but with a greater emphasis on the social side of golf.
The Ladies' team plays matches during weekends from October to March. The highlight of the year is the Varsity Match against Cambridge in March with Blues, half-Blues, and Colours on offer.
Coaching for beginner and intermediate players is also offered throughout the year.