Since moving to Ullenwood in 1976 the course has matured and is now a very fine test of golf and is considered to be one of the best courses in the County. The club has hosted the Men's County Championship on four occasions since moving to Ullenwood, the English Ladies’ Amateur Championship and in 2012 we were proud to host the EnglandGolf County Boy's finals.
Clubhouse at Ullenwood with 10th tee and 18th green in the foreground
The move from Wickfields to Ullenwood in May 1976 took place under an extremely tight budget. Cotswold Hills has always had a tradition of members’ involvement in Club affairs and this was never more apparent than the ‘hands-on’ help from members during the construction of the clubhouse. In addition, after moving to Ullenwood the course was extensively planted, with members adopting and personally planting many of the deciduous trees. As a result, we now have a Ladies’ Copse (behind the 16th green), a Presidents’ Wall (behind the 17th green), a Seniors’ Copse (left of the 11th tees), Welsh Acre (right of the 4th tees), Scots Corner (right of the 15th tees) and many others. In the two years before we moved across to Ullenwood, Morris Little and John Brush planted thousands of tree transplants in the proposed sites of the copses, and although many were lost, the survivors can be seen today as the pine and larch around the course.
One of the significant changes since moving to Ullenwood was the introduction of a Chairman and General Manager in 1999, thereby freeing the Captain from the management of the Directors and allowing him to pursue the Golf and Good Fellowship motto of the Club. The appointment of a General Manager sought to improve the continuity of Club affairs following many years of part-time secretaries. While remaining as a members’ Club, Cotswold Hills has now developed into one of the most respected in the county and has hosted many prestigious events.