Ballards Gore Golf Club

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Ballards Gore Golf Club, Essex is an 18 hole, par 73 (6769 yard), private, parkland golf course designed by Arthur Elvin.

Contact Information

Gore Road, Canewdon, Rochford, Essex, SS4 2DA United Kingdom

Tel: 01702 258917 | Fax: 01702 258571

Website: http://www.ballardsgore.com

Golf Pro: Gary McCarthy | Tel: 01702 258924

Contact/Secretary: Michael Brown

Tee Time Information

Price Guide: £££
  • Midweek Guide: £25.00 per round *
  • Weekend Guide: £30.00 per round after 1pm *
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Facilities & Visitor Information

Course Information: 18 holes | Par 73 | 6769 yards | Private | Parkland

Facilities: Driving range, Golf buggies for hire, Golf pro shop, Changing rooms, Golf clubhouse, Bar, Food available, Available for functions, golf course.

Visitors: 36 Holes (2 for 1 vouchers accepted on day rate only)

  • Societies Accepted to Play
  • Society Deals Available
  • Voucher Deals Available
  • 7 Day Membership Available
  • 5 Day Membership Available

Location: http://www.ballardsgore.com/contact_us/

Designed by: Arthur Elvin

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Course Tee Par SSS Yds
Ballards GoreWhite73736783
Ballards GoreWht winter72726639
Ballards GoreYellow73726613
Ballards GoreYel Winter72716476
Ballards GoreBlue73706246
Ballards GoreBlue Winte72706084
Ballards GoreRed74745788
Ballards GoreBlack73695788
Ballards GoreBlck Wintr72685624
Ballards GoreRed Winter73735624

Ballards Gore Golf Club Reviews & Information

Golfshake Rating

  4.16

Golfshake Golf Course Rating from 126
Breakdown Averages

3.87 ... Overall Rating
3.93 ... The Course
3.81 ... Facilities/Serv.
3.85 ... VFM
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126 ratings from Golfshake members - Ranked 926 out of 1971.

HIGHLY RATED - 97% would play again or recommend

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What the club says: Ballards Gore Golf Club, is an 18 hole Golf Club situated 2 miles from Rochford and is set in 110 acres of countryside. We are one of the longest courses in Essex, 6769 yards with a par of 73 and is set between the historic village of Canewdon which was renowned for its witchcraft and Stambridge near Rochford in South East Essex. The course offers a truly impressionable and challenging game of golf. There is also a large practice area for pitching and driving as well as a putting green situated near the clubhouse.

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Most Helpful Review

1st played today, excellent course, very friendly staff, very well set out, pace of play very good, I would definitely play this course again, will also recommend this club to anyone one too.

(Round played: Jun 2017 - Score: 94 Handicap: 21) - Jun 25 2017


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- Mar 14 2012



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Stephen H rated 3 out of 5 - May 5 2018

Great course in great condition. Some challenging holes and good value to play there

(Round played: May 2018 - Score: 106 Handicap: 22.6)

    

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the rainman rated 2 out of 5 - Apr 3 2018

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Having recently played two rounds there, I managed to get held up by two 4 ball groups. I Timed that first group on one par 5 hole and they took 25 minutes to play one hole and they remained blissfuly unaware of the backlog that this pace was casuing in terms of baklogo and que of players behind them. This pace of play is unnacceptable on public course.
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Andy T rated 3 out of 5 - Feb 2 2018

Long challenging course with good facilites
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Tony J rated 3 out of 5 - Jan 29 2018

great+course
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Steve B rated 4 out of 5 - Oct 6 2017

Lovely course
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Guy R rated 4 out of 5 - Jul 26 2017

Long challenging course
Very nice course and challenging round spoilt only by a "No buggies after 1.30pm" policy which precluded a friend with MS from playing and, presumably, ever being able to benefit from the Twilight discount. Seems unfair paticularly as Course Pro used buggy to zoom round about 6pm!!

(Round played: Jul 2017 - Score: 107 Handicap: 17.4)
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John F rated 5 out of 5 - Jun 25 2017

1st played today, excellent course, very friendly staff, very well set out, pace of play very good, I would definitely play this course again, will also recommend this club to anyone one too.

(Round played: Jun 2017 - Score: 94 Handicap: 21)
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David rated 5 out of 5 - Jun 14 2017


Lovely course in fantastic condition

Would highly recommend.... club house lacks atmosphere and the guy in pro shop could do try a warmer welcome

But that said.... I will defniatly return !!!!
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Jason A rated 3 out of 5 - Jun 9 2017

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Eddie A rated 3 out of 5 - May 15 2017

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Trevor W rated 4 out of 5 - May 1 2017

First time playing this course. A good variety of different holes; some quite tricky! Will certainly play the course again.
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Steve B rated 4 out of 5 - Apr 4 2017

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David L rated 5 out of 5 - Mar 20 2017

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Steve D rated 4 out of 5 - Mar 15 2017


Enjoyable Course and very good value for money.

(Round played: Mar 2017 - Score: 102 Handicap: 18.5)
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Derrick rated 4 out of 5 - Feb 17 2017

Big hitters need only apply
Lovely course, well mainted, very long having par4s playing par 5 at other courses
Some challenging holes and water hazzards in play,
Club house lacked atmosphere but that's due to aesthetics not clientele
Would defniatly return and recommend
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Wayne H rated 3 out of 5 - Feb 8 2017


Greens played inconsistently as some where quite water logged and others dry and fast.
Fairways were in good condition but players need to repair their divots .

(Round played: Feb 2017 - Score: 112 Handicap: 28)
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Barry H rated 5 out of 5 - Jan 3 2017

Great course, the greens were in great condition for the time of year. It's well worth a round here.
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Ian G rated 4 out of 5 - Nov 22 2016

Course in very good condition for the time of year. Well maintained and very friendly club. The course has some very long holes and plenty of challenges. Definitely come back.

(Round played: Nov 2016 - Score: 102 Handicap: 19.3)
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Mark B rated 4 out of 5 - Nov 19 2016

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Thomas M rated 2 out of 5 - Nov 16 2016

Nice (albeit long and a little unimaginative) course that held up well after 8 hours of torrential rain before and during our round. Unfortunately the whole experience was spoilt by the rude and unhelpful staff in the pro shop.

I booked the round through GolfNow on the Tuesday, booked the 11:40 tee off successfully, got a phone call from GolfNow saying that the course couldn't honour that time as someone had booked it offline, but could we do 12:10 instead. I asked if they could do earlier as 12:10 might mean we struggle to get around before sunset, they came back and said they couldn't, so we went with 12:10.

So on Saturday we saw the weather outside (it had been raining pretty heavily from early morning) and thought a few people would most likely cancel or not show up, that we'd chance our luck and get there a little early and see if we could tee off a little earlier too. We arrived at about 11:05, popped into the pro shop and cheekily asked. Was rudely told "no" and that only members could tee off before midday, "fair enough" I said, but mentioned that the GolfNow website originally offered us a tee off of 11:40, and that there were other tee offs on there for before midday too, and if this was the case then they should really update the GolfNow site to reflect this. Was told that I was wrong and the pro proceeded to load up the GolfNow website on his iPad and check. Lo and behold there were times for before midday for upcoming Saturdays. No apology forthcoming, I was told they'd try get us out early, but it was unlikely, and that we'd have to go off the 10th (therefore putting us straight into the traffic of groups already out there, and slowing us down further and giving us even less chance to get around before dark). We gave up and decided to go and have a practice on the putting green, so went and got our stuff out of the car. A couple of gentleman just coming in from the course came upto us in the car park and told us we were crazy going out in this weather (it was still hammering it down), and that all of the members were coming in after 9 holes due to the weather. We mentioned to him that we they wouldn't let us out on the course, as no-one was arriving to play or tee off but us, he couldn't believe it. It turned out that the other gentleman was the Club President, and said he'd try to have a word and get us off early. He came back and was really apologetic and told us it was a no go. So we stood there, on the putting green in the rain (watching no-one arrive or tee off) until 11:50am when the pro came out and said that we could finally go out. It was obvious from the moment we got there that no-one else was going to arrive and play, yet we were rudely kept waiting for 45 mins for no real reason other than stubbornness.

We'd actually come to scout the course for our golf society, but the whole experience left such a bad taste in our mouths that I'd begrudge given them any money. That's green fees + food/drink in the Clubhouse for 30 people that they've missed out on. It's not difficult to see why some golf courses are struggling when you still have attitudes around like this. It was a stark contrast to Epping Golf Course (where we played on Sunday) who had a friendly, welcoming club house that was far less rude and snobby than Ballard's Gore. Never likely to return, and would advise others to avoid.
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