Blakes Golf Club

Blakes Golf Club, Essex is an 18 hole, par 71 (6436 yard), private, inland links golf course designed by Howard Swan.

Contact Information

Epping Road, Epping, Essex, CM16 6RZ United Kingdom

Tel: 01992 525151

Website: http://www.blakesgolfclub.com
 

Tee Time Information

  • Midweek Guide: £15.00 per round Mon - Thurs; £20.00 per round Friday *
  • Weekend Guide: £20.00 per round *

Book online: with Teeofftimes.co.uk

* Any prices shown are guide prices, please confirm with the course prior to booking.

 

View more Essex Golf Clubs


Blakes Golf Club Reviews & Information


Golfshake Rating

  3.34

Golfshake Golf Course Rating from 408
Average Ratings
3.17 ... Overall Rating
3.01 ... The Course
2.68 ... Course Cond.
3.09 ... Facilities/Serv.
3.60 ... VFM
Addtional Ratings
3.29 ... Pace of play
3.53 ... Hospitality.
2.50 ... Prac. Facil.
3.17 ... Food + Drink
Reviews

408 ratings & 227 reviews on Golfshake. Ranked 1829 out of 1971.

Played this course? Tell us what you thought: Submit your review now >>



What the club says: The Blakes Championship course, designed by renowned course architect Howard Swan, is best described as an inland links. The layout and undulations of the course are totally unique to the area with rolling fairways and sleepered bunkers giving the feel of a traditional seaside links.


Golf Course Reviews for Blakes Golf Club

Sort by: Date | Review Rank | Rated High | Rated Low

The golf courses reviews are the personal opinions of members of Golfshake who completed a review after playing the course. These opinions do not necessarily represent the views of Golfshake.com


Reviewed Oct 23 2018 by Pat J - rated 1 out of 5

Pat

View more
Course (layout/challlenge)
Facilities/Service
Value for Money
Pace of Play
Hospitality
Course Conditions
Practice Facilities
Food & Drink

    

Click to notify: Spam, Abuse, Inaccurate

Reviewed Oct 22 2018 by George M - rated 1 out of 5
View more
Course (layout/challlenge)
Facilities/Service
Value for Money
Pace of Play
Hospitality
Course Conditions
Practice Facilities
Food & Drink

    

Click to notify: Spam, Abuse, Inaccurate

Reviewed Oct 2 2018 by Steve C - rated 2 out of 5

Greens ?

There has been some kind of disease on the greens that has made them pretty much unplayable. Other than that the course needs some water on the fairways as they are v dry and cracked in places. They have dropped the price while the greens are so poor but avoid for a while if you want to sharpen your putting game. We played gimmes from a clubs length but putting was still a lottery

(Round played: Sep 2018 - Score: 91 Handicap: 18.5)
View more
Course (layout/challlenge)
Facilities/Service
Value for Money
Pace of Play
Hospitality
Course Conditions
Practice Facilities
Food & Drink

    

Click to notify: Spam, Abuse, Inaccurate

Reviewed Sep 17 2018 by Ben D - rated 2 out of 5

Greens are a mess

Overall course is in ok condition, however the greens are ruined..they are obviously trying their best to encourage the grass to grow.. but currently I've seen better greens at council run pitch and putt course.

6months of rest,rain,sun and a little bit of love and care.. these greens will be back to their vibrant colours once again..!
View more
Course (layout/challlenge)
Facilities/Service
Value for Money
Pace of Play
Hospitality
Course Conditions
Practice Facilities
Food & Drink

    

Click to notify: Spam, Abuse, Inaccurate

Reviewed Sep 11 2018 by Kevin S - rated 1 out of 5

Poor greens

At a time of year when the green should be tip top, these were very disappointing. Inconsistent with hardly any grass but for £10 on a Sunday morning I suppose you can’t grumble for a cheap knock

(Round played: Sep 2018 - Score: 79 Handicap: 8)
View more
Course (layout/challlenge)
Facilities/Service
Value for Money
Pace of Play
Hospitality
Course Conditions
Practice Facilities
Food & Drink

    

Click to notify: Spam, Abuse, Inaccurate

Golfbreaks.com
Reviewed Aug 23 2018 by John S - rated 2 out of 5

Lot of work required

needs a lot of work especially on the Greens, no club house just converted freight containers, staff are good but course and club needs money and a plan
View more
Facilities/Service
Pace of Play
Course Conditions
Food & Drink

    

Click to notify: Spam, Abuse, Inaccurate

Reviewed Aug 10 2018 by Derek M - rated 3 out of 5
Pro shop closed when we arrived not sure why.. course played ok even after the downpour. Teed off around 15:00 finished by 19:00 to be met as we walked off the course and asked would we be long as he wanted to lock up, club house was closed when we had finished the front nine, in all we still liked the course..

(Round played: Aug 2018 - Score: 112 Handicap: 28.6)
View more
Course (layout/challlenge)
Facilities/Service
Value for Money
Pace of Play
Hospitality
Course Conditions
Practice Facilities
Food & Drink

    

Click to notify: Spam, Abuse, Inaccurate

Reviewed Jul 9 2018 by Mick N - rated 2 out of 5
Great course, however hardly any of the greens were green, and a few had many scuff lines, making putting very difficult. The cuts in the fairways need to improved too.

(Round played: Jul 2018 - Score: 93 Handicap: 0)
View more
Course (layout/challlenge)
Facilities/Service
Value for Money
Pace of Play
Hospitality
Course Conditions
Food & Drink

    

Click to notify: Spam, Abuse, Inaccurate

Reviewed Jul 9 2018 by Tim C - rated 3 out of 5

Not my best experience here....

A little disappointed with my most recent experience here.
First off, booked a tee time online to then be told it would link us up with another random 2 ball. Only got notified of this when booking buggy otherwise wouldn't have known until arrival. Had to then tee off an hour later than planned and wouldn't refund booking fee.
Secondly, pro shop was closed and buggies were not ready upon arrival. Lots of waiting around as one staff member tried to sort everything.
Thirdly, the 3 ball in front of us considerably slowed play (not Blakes fault, just people with no common sense at all.)
Have played the course plenty of times and usually have a great experience so will come back. Especially with their loyalty card when you get a round for free after playing just once.
With the weather how it is balls are running, and keep running. On your approach shots, I'd suggest going 2 clubs lower (and even then balls ran off the back). With the distance from drives though you can get yourself into some great positions.
View more
Course (layout/challlenge)
Facilities/Service
Value for Money
Pace of Play
Hospitality
Course Conditions
Practice Facilities
Food & Drink

    

Click to notify: Spam, Abuse, Inaccurate

Reviewed Jun 17 2018 by Richard R - rated 4 out of 5

Worth a visit

Enjoyed playing Blake’s, only criticism is that the greens were not in the best condition. They were still playable but quite slow due to length of grass and firm which made it difficult to stop balls on the green. I would go back and play again.

(Round played: Jun 2018 - Score: 94 Handicap: 0)
View more
Course (layout/challlenge)
Facilities/Service
Value for Money
Pace of Play
Hospitality
Course Conditions
Practice Facilities
Food & Drink

    

Click to notify: Spam, Abuse, Inaccurate

Advertisement

 

Reviewed May 23 2018 by Michael B - rated 3 out of 5
View more
Course (layout/challlenge)
Facilities/Service
Value for Money
Pace of Play
Hospitality
Course Conditions
Practice Facilities
Food & Drink

    

Click to notify: Spam, Abuse, Inaccurate

Reviewed May 22 2018 by KEN PEARCEY - rated 5 out of 5

Best deal for Golfers

Great welcome from reception and bar. Buggies only £10 ? The course, off the white tees is challenging. The greens could be better, but not as bad as I have read in other reviews. No problem with the rest of the course. The elements could make a round difficult, due to the open surroundings. Once finished, Afternoon Tea, superb. Thanks for very good day for only £17 each.
View more
Course (layout/challlenge)
Facilities/Service
Value for Money
Pace of Play
Hospitality
Course Conditions
Food & Drink

    

Click to notify: Spam, Abuse, Inaccurate

Reviewed May 21 2018 by Eddie A - rated 3 out of 5
View more
Course (layout/challlenge)
Facilities/Service
Value for Money
Pace of Play
Hospitality
Course Conditions
Practice Facilities
Food & Drink

    

Click to notify: Spam, Abuse, Inaccurate

Reviewed May 17 2018 by Keenan B - rated 3 out of 5

Good value for money

Considering the price I would have to say its a decent course but the greens leave much to be desired. They were slow, bumpy and virtually unplayable at times.
Overall it was a good round on a decent course.

(Round played: May 2018 - Score: 88 Handicap: 19.9)
View more
Course (layout/challlenge)
Facilities/Service
Value for Money
Pace of Play
Hospitality
Course Conditions
Practice Facilities
Food & Drink

    

Click to notify: Spam, Abuse, Inaccurate

Reviewed Apr 22 2018 by Paul C - rated 3 out of 5

Nice course awful greens

View more
Course (layout/challlenge)
Facilities/Service
Value for Money
Pace of Play
Hospitality
Course Conditions
Practice Facilities
Food & Drink

    

Click to notify: Spam, Abuse, Inaccurate

Reviewed Apr 20 2018 by James M - rated 5 out of 5
Brilliant day in gorgeous weather, course beginning to really benefit from the sun and great value

(Round played: Apr 2018 - Score: 83 Handicap: 11.4)
View more
Course (layout/challlenge)
Facilities/Service
Value for Money
Pace of Play
Hospitality
Course Conditions
Practice Facilities
Food & Drink

    

Click to notify: Spam, Abuse, Inaccurate

Reviewed Feb 23 2018 by Jon B - rated 2 out of 5

Sodden

Too wet to play, although trolleys were allowed. Should have been closed.
So much better value in the dryer months
View more
Course (layout/challlenge)
Facilities/Service
Value for Money
Pace of Play
Hospitality
Course Conditions
Practice Facilities
Food & Drink

    

Click to notify: Spam, Abuse, Inaccurate

Reviewed Feb 19 2018 by Matt E - rated 4 out of 5

????????

View more
Course (layout/challlenge)
Facilities/Service
Value for Money
Pace of Play
Hospitality
Course Conditions
Practice Facilities
Food & Drink

    

Click to notify: Spam, Abuse, Inaccurate

Reviewed Feb 12 2018 by John F - rated 3 out of 5
View more
Course (layout/challlenge)
Facilities/Service
Value for Money
Pace of Play
Hospitality
Course Conditions
Practice Facilities
Food & Drink

    

Click to notify: Spam, Abuse, Inaccurate

Reviewed Jan 29 2018 by Daniel L - rated 2 out of 5
View more
Course (layout/challlenge)
Facilities/Service
Value for Money
Pace of Play
Hospitality
Course Conditions
Practice Facilities
Food & Drink

    

Click to notify: Spam, Abuse, Inaccurate

Showing reviews 1-20 of 227 reviews read more reviews >>>

The golf courses reviews are the personal opinions of members of Golfshake who completed a review after playing the course. These opinions do not necessarily represent the views of Golfshake.com

Tee Time Search Tool

Submit Course Review

Write about the course and venue with the aim of providing insights for other golfers rather than your round or adverse weather and do not be offensive. Think about what you would like to read in a review rather than just seeing the words 'good course'.

more characters

Overall Rating:  Excellent   V. Good   Good   Fair   Poor

Course Layout/Challenge:  Excellent   V. Good   Good   Fair   Poor
Club & Facilities:  Excellent   V. Good   Good   Fair   Poor
Value For Money:  Excellent   V. Good   Good   Fair   Poor

Pace of Play:  Excellent   V. Good   Good   Fair   Poor
Friendliness & Hospitality:  Excellent   V. Good   Good   Fair   Poor
Course Conditions:  Excellent   V. Good   Good   Fair   Poor
Practice Facilities:  Excellent   V. Good   Good   Fair   Poor
Food & Drink:  Excellent   V. Good   Good   Fair   Poor

Name/City:
Email:
tick to receive our monthly Travel newsletter with promotions & offers

Please note: by submitting a review you adhere to the Golfshake terms & conditions and Golfshake may contact you to verify the review you leave.

Travel Deals Newsletter

Save up to 50% on golf breaks & tee times!

Join Today »

Course Information:
18 holes | Par 71 | 6436 yards | Private | Inland Links

Driving rangeBuggy HireGolf shop Changing roomsClubhouse BarFood Function Room Hire Handicap required

Visitors: Blakes Loyalty scheme
Every £1 spent = 1 point.
100 points = a free round:
http://blakesgolfclub.com/?p=Green-Fees
Free buggy Mon-Fri for any 2 paying players.

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

Nearby

North Weald Golf Club
from 254 reviews
Distance 1.24 miles
Toot Hill Golf Club
from 294 reviews
Distance 1.89 miles
Hobbs Cross Golf Centre
from 208 reviews
Distance 3.65 miles


Northern Ireland

Scroll to top