Open Competitions


If you haven’t played at Tadmarton Heath then you are in for a treat, our range of Opens offer the perfect, competitive opportunity. The golf is down to you but we will provide a challenging course, in tip-top condition, with plenty of gorse. The greens are quick and true, many of the bunkers have been remodelled and we can offer a range of delicious refreshments when you have finished.

The Banbury Town Cup and the Beaumont Pease attract some of the leading amateur men from around the region while the Bache Hay Trophy is our top ladies’ competition. Tadmarton also hosts a national Fathers & Daughters foursomes event that has become increasingly popular since it began in 2011.

Men's Opens

The Beaumont Pease Trophy
Sunday 10th June 2018

The Beaumont Pease is Tadmarton’s most prestigious trophy and attracts a quality field of single figure amateur golfers from around the region with handicaps of eight or less. A Berks, Bucks and Oxon Order of Merit event, it is played over 36-holes with the best net medal score winning the Beaumont Pease while the Harold King Cup is awarded to the player with the best gross score

Entry Form 2018


Men's Open for the Banbury Town Cup
Sunday 12th August 2018

The origins of the Banbury Town Cup are unknown but the cup is inscribed Tadmarton Heath Golf Cup 1925. It is an 18-hole medal competition open to members and non-members.
It was first played for in 1925 during the two-day Autumn Open meeting held in October and was advertised as the Banbury Town Challenge Cup.

Entry Form 2018


Mixed Opens

Tadmarton Heath Mixed Open Four-Ball (Better-Ball)
Sunday 24th June 2018

The Mixed Open Four-Ball (Stableford) is an exceedingly popular event enjoyed by players from across the region.  Early booking is recommended.

Entry Form 2018


The Fathers & Daughters Open Foursomes
Saturday 1st September 2018

The Fathers & Daughters Foursomes competition was launched in September 2011 to fill a gap in the market.
Barbara Round,  a former secretary of the ladies’ section at Tadmarton, has played on a number of occasions in the national Mothers & Daughters championship with her daughter Sam, the former Oxfordshire Ladies’ champion. She felt there was nothing in particular for dads and their daughters so suggested a new competition to be held at Tadmarton.
The 27-hole foursomes competition has proved a great success attracting players from all across the country with handicaps ranging from +3 to 36. Some of our regular pairs travel from as far as Lancashire and West Sussex!

Entry Form 2018


The William Potts Pairs Open Championship
Friday 5th October 2018
Sponsored by the Banbury Guardian

A Stableford pairs competition open to pairs of of either men or ladies. Jointly sponsored by the Banbury Guardian and Tadmarton Heath Golf Club in support of a deserved local charity.

Entry Form 2018


Ladies' Opens

Ladies Open 3 Ball Alliance
Thursday 26th July 2018


The Ladies’ Open 3-Ball Alliance is a Stableford competition off full handicap with the best two of three scores to count. This is a very popular event so we recommend early entry.

Entry Form 2017


The Bache Hay Trophy
Monday 12th August

The Bache Hay Trophy, an 18-hole medal open to lady members and non-members, is one of Tadmarton’s oldest pieces of silverware. The trophy was presented by Judith Bache Hay at the inaugural meeting of the ladies section in 1922. Mrs Bache Hay, and her husband, Major Sir Bache McEvers Athole Hay, were founder members of the club and he played a significant role in raising the finances to buy and develop the land on which the club was built.

2017 Entry Form 


Seniors' Opens

The Seniors Pairs Open
Tuesday 25th September 2018
For the Simon Bouverie Trophy

The Senior Men’s Pairs Open is in its third year and has proved to be exceptionally popular.  It takes place in the autumn and is an 18-hole Stableford competition with a maximum handicap limit of 20 for golfers aged 60 and over. There are additional prizes for nearest the pin, nearest the pin in two and the longest drive. There is also a prize for the best net score posted by a team with a golfer 70 years or older.
Players with a higher handicap are welcome to enter but will have to play off 20. Early entry is highly recommeded.

Entry Form 2018


Juniors' Opens

The Junior Open
Friday 3rd August 2018
For 'The R&A Putter'
Donated by Gavin Caldwell Captain of the R&A 2016

The popular Junior Open is a BB&O (Berks, Bucks and Oxfordshire) Junior Order of Merit Event. It is played for ‘The R&A Putter’ which was donated by Gavin Caldwell, past member of Tadmarton Heath and Captain of the R&A in 2016.  Prizes are awarded to the best gross medal score and the best net Stableford score. The handicap limits are 28 for boys and 36 for girls.

Entry Form 2018