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The Essex Golf & Country Club

3.7   Golfshake Golf Course Rating 282 reviews | Post Review | Website
Price Guide: £££ | HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

Course Information

The Essex Golf & Country Club, Essex is a 27 hole complex with the 18 hole, par 73 (6907 yard) County Course and 9 hole ar 68 (4380 yard) Garden Course. A public, parkland golf course.

27 holes | Par County Course 73; Garden Course 34 | County Course 6907; Garden Course 2200 yards | Public | Parkland



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Address: Earls Colne, Colchester, Essex, CO6 2NS United Kingdom

Tel: 01787 22 44 66

Golf Pro: L Cocker

Website: http://www.theessexgolfandcountryclub.com/


Golf Club Facilities

Driving range  Range
Golf club hire  Club Hire
Buggy Hire  Buggy Hire
Golf shop  Golf Shop
Changing rooms  Changing
Clubhouse  Clubhouse
Bar  Bar
Food  Dining
Function Room Hire  Function Room

Midweek Guide: £25.00 per round *

Weekend Guide: £30.00 per round *

  • Societies Accepted to Play
  • Society Deals Available

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

Tee Time Information

Midweek Guide: £25.00 per round *

Weekend Guide: £30.00 per round *

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


Review Information


GOLFSHAKE RATING

3.69

Golfshake Golf Course Rating

 

AVERAGE RATING 4
(based on 282 reviews)

5 star
80
4 star
131
3 star
62
2 star
9
1 star
4
 

HIGHLY RATED

95%

would play again or recommend


4.1

The Course

3.7

Course Conditions

4

Value For Money

3.8

Pace of Play

4

Facilities & Service

4

Hospitality

3.6

Practice Facilities

3.6

Food & Drink

What the club says: The 6,900 yard, 18 hole Championship County Course has already won critical acclaim for its challenging yet fair features. With four par 3’s, nine par 4’s, five par 5’s, ten lakes and strategically placed bunkering give a spectacular beginning and finale to the round. The course provides a constant choice of shots for golfers of all standards.

18 hole, Par 73, 6,907 yard course

The 2,200 yard, short par 34 Garden Course, offers a different challenge altogether. Its tightly guarded greens, tricky par 4’s and attractive par 3’s present an intriguing and popular challenge to beginners and experts alike.

9 hole, Par 34, 2,200 yard course

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Kevin W rated 4 out of 5

Reviewed Sep 3 2022

Very nice course. Well maintained and watered appropriately. Only thing I didn't like was that on some greens there were sprinkler heads in the putting surface, not around the edges of the greens as is normal.

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Steve N rated 4.5 out of 5

Reviewed Jun 17 2022

Excellent Society day at a fabulous course & venue

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J Essex rated 3 out of 5

Reviewed Jun 2 2022

Unimaginitive

First the good bits.. the course is well maintained, great fairways which are flanked by trees which punish wayward shots and the par threes are nice. The major issue is geographical.. being based a very flat former WW2 airfield (a small one still exists right next to it) it is dead flat and many of the holes present the exact same challenge. Straight drive, long approach, try and avoid the inevitable bunkers to the left and right of each green, putt on the largely flat greens.. repeat, repeat. . It's nice, but you do get tired of playing largely the same shots on each hole and you are often left wondering if more imagination could have been used years ago when they were laying out the course.. Nice, worth a visit, but not a gem.

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Martin B rated 4 out of 5

Reviewed May 20 2022

Worth the visit

Originally booked a society day and was able to arrange for the facility to pay on the day. However numbers couldn’t make the day and the club was very accommodating with numbers even been reduced on the day. For an organiser this made my day.
The course was in very good condition and challenging enough for our leve of play.
All the staff - front of house and catering - were all brilliant making for a lovely day. Pity the weather didn’t oblige but nobody has any control over that.

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Patrick C rated 4 out of 5

Reviewed Mar 15 2022

Well cared for course. Initially played after a few days of rain and the course was holding up nicely. Then two rounds of torrential rain resulted in waterlogged parts. Course is laid out well with friendly staff. When the fairways dry up a bit, then same great holes to attack and other require planning.

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Patrick C rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Feb 7 2022

Worth playing again

Course is well laid out, clear signposting/paths, some really challenging aspects of the holes. The course has more length than others nearby, forcing you to use more clubs.

Unfortunately, lots of the greens have pitch marks. That said, some friendly members and a polite and welcoming warden.

The course handled the rain from prior days reasonably well with some patches. I battled through 2 torrential downpours, I don't thing any course could survive that to be honest. Maybe the course should have been closed due to damage to the course.

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Stephen P rated 4 out of 5

Reviewed Feb 4 2022


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Matt B rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Nov 3 2021

Challenging lengthy course

Played a Society day here and would definitely go back. Challenging course of some distance with a good variety of holes.

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Feli D rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Sep 20 2021

great course

It;s a long course but in very good condition.
Played friday and saturday enjoyed both days.
Recommended for societies.

(Round played: Sep 2021 - Score: 111 Handicap: 27.2)

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Danny S rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Sep 6 2021

(Round played: Apr 2021 - Score: 90 Handicap: 17)

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Simon R rated 3 out of 5

Reviewed Aug 24 2021

Good course

A pretty good course although the greens on this occasion weren't great as being treated and very bobbly. Some nice challenging holes and a long course.


(Round played: Aug 2021 - Score: 96 Handicap: 19.9)

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Richard S rated 3 out of 5

Reviewed Jun 30 2021


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Mick K rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed Jun 17 2021

brilliant course

Course in great condition, greens superb.
Pace of play was excellent 3 and a half hours for a two ball .
looking forward to playing again

(Round played: Jun 2021 - Score: 94 Handicap: 19.3)

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Ralph P rated 4 out of 5

Reviewed Jun 4 2021

Never played here before. Nice course in good condition. Pretty flat but intersting enough to go round. Greens had just been hollowtined but were pretty decent. Clubhouse was a nice place to have a drink afterwards. Would like to play it again at some point.

(Round played: Jun 2021 - Score: 97 Handicap: 11.7)

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Kerstin W rated 4 out of 5

Reviewed May 11 2021

Love this course and have played a number of times. Only ever experienced slow play once. Some nice wide fairways to forgive my high handicapper drives. Appears to drain well too as you often get a nice bit of additional distance from bounce. Still enough opportunities to lose balls to challenge those with higher handicaps. Although the bar wasn't open the last time we played, pre-COVID, I found it very welcoming. Has become a little more expensive than pre-COVID but hope to be able to pick up some visitor bargains in the future.

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