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Thread: Faringdon (Oxfordshire) Golf Course (Closed Autumn 15)

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    Default Faringdon (Oxfordshire) Golf Course (Closed Autumn 15)


    Faringdon Golf Course closed in the Autumn of 2015 with the promise of re-opening for Summer 16. The fantastic course never reopened and a recent planning application for a holiday park with log cabins has been submitted by the owners.

    These photos were captured by my son over two separate visits during the late Summer of 2016.

    It amazes me 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 postions of the greens, tees and bunkers are practically unrecognizable. The club house and shop is empty and the machinery (whats left) has been left to rot.

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    To remain ignorant of what happened before you were born is to remain always a child....Cicero

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    Aah I see what's happened, you should be able to edit now.

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    Interesting report, is the club house accessible?

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    The club house is fully secured and probably alarmed.
    A public footpath runs through the middle of the course so reasonable access for photography.

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    It doesn't take long for golf courses to return to natural, take away the daily grass cutting and care of ground keepers and within a few years it's gone, I've seen it happen, the clubhouse won't contain anything of value but it would be nice too see inside.
    Nicely Done, Thanks
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    Golf courses..best possible thing for them is closure and their return to nature.

    Nice set!

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    After the third shot from a bunker I tend to agree with you, but I get over it
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    I find this very interesting being the owner. I would like to point out that most of these photos have been taken far away from the footpath so is actually trespassing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adam blackwell View Post
    I find this very interesting being the owner. I would like to point out that most of these photos have been taken far away from the footpath so is actually trespassing.
    We're all well aware of that.

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