The Essex Golf & Country Club

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.

Contact Information

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

Tel: 01787 22 44 66

Golf Pro: L Cocker

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

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  • Weekend Guide: £30.00 per round *

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

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Golfshake Rating

  4.27

Golfshake Golf Course Rating from 250
Average Ratings
3.99 ... Overall Rating
4.07 ... The Course
3.70 ... Course Cond.
4.02 ... Facilities/Serv.
4.01 ... VFM
Addtional Ratings
3.78 ... Pace of play
4.08 ... Hospitality.
3.66 ... Prac. Facil.
3.68 ... Food + Drink
Reviews

250 ratings & 168 reviews on Golfshake. Ranked 782 out of 2122.

HIGHLY RATED - 96% would play again or recommend

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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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Reviewed Sep 10 2019 by Graham B - rated 5 out of 5

Excellent course

Played with member and local. Excellent course, greens sanded but true putting. Layout perfect. Tricky holes but so enjoyable, thoroughly recommended to play this one. Thank you to the two seniors for a brilliant day.
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Reviewed Sep 6 2019 by Andrew C - rated 4 out of 5
Great course with challenging opening holes and Finishing holes .
course in Great condition except for the bunkers which could use
Either more sand or sand of a better quality..
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Reviewed Aug 23 2019 by Martin B - rated 4 out of 5

Great Course

With the expected downpours that were predicted for the day was not looking forward to our day. However the weather Gods were in our favour and a great day was had by all. (It didn't rain till we were leaving the course. Greens in good condition and holes were challenging enough for all out participants. Food and catering were excellent and we were well looked after

(Round played: Aug 2019 - Score: 100 Handicap: 23)
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Reviewed Jun 23 2019 by Andrew B - rated 4 out of 5

Enjoyed

Enjoyed the Essex more than have done for years today. Course in good condition, there was a big comp but it didn't affect play

(Round played: Jun 2019 - Score: 100 Handicap: 20.6)
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Reviewed Jun 23 2019 by Kerstin W - rated 4 out of 5

becoming a favourite

Well presented. Pace of play was ok. People had good manners.
Each hole feels quite private from the others, as course is well matured


(Round played: Jun 2019 - Score: 103 Handicap: 25.8)
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Reviewed Jun 5 2019 by Kevin M - rated 4 out of 5
very cold but very good condition, greens good and clubhouse good. Fairways very good considering the weather

(Round played: Jan 2019 - Score: 123 Handicap: 34.8)
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Reviewed May 5 2019 by Darren W - rated 4 out of 5

Good stuff

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Reviewed Apr 6 2019 by Derek M - rated 4 out of 5

Great course

Haven’t been here for over a year and forgotten how good this nine hole course is..

(Round played: Apr 2019 - Score: 47 Handicap: )
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Reviewed Mar 21 2019 by Eddy T - rated 5 out of 5

One of Club Companies excellent courses

As a member of Benton Hall, we often play other Club Companies golf courses. The Essex is close to where we live and we play this on a regular basis.
Lot flatter than Benton Hall but has it's own difficult holes. The first is always a difficult start with a lake offering the slice a wet start to a round.
Would certainly recommend a visit.
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Reviewed Jan 24 2019 by Adie W - rated 2 out of 5
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Reviewed Dec 2 2018 by Matthew C - rated 4 out of 5
good long flat course. need to be driving it well to get a good score. greens are holding well struck wedges and longs irons too

(Round played: Dec 2018 - Score: 75 Handicap: 4.3)
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Reviewed Sep 16 2018 by Kieron W - rated 2 out of 5
Good practice course, a fair test.
Frustrated that tee shots that run off fairways 1-2 yards can’t be found.
Greens a good pace, fairways lots of divot holes.

(Round played: Sep 2018 - Score: 47 Handicap: )
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Reviewed Sep 16 2018 by Nigel W - rated 4 out of 5

Long and challenging

Considering the dry summer the course had held up exceptionally well with only a couple of greens still needing attention. Need to hit well of the tee.
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Reviewed Sep 15 2018 by Andrew B - rated 2 out of 5

some greens in poor condition

obviously weve had a long hot summer and we should give courses some slack but The Essex wasn't in good condition at all on a couple of greens in particular: they didn't look like greens at all
Other than that it was ok

(Round played: Sep 2018 - Score: 102 Handicap: 20.2)
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Reviewed Sep 13 2018 by - rated 4 out of 5

Simon Ravinet

Good set up for a overnight stay. Did 27 holes day one and 18 day two. Long but good courses.
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Reviewed Sep 7 2018 by Graham H - rated 3 out of 5

Lovely course

The Essex County Course is long and I mean long. If you're a straight long hitter, then this is the course for you. Unfortunately the recent scorching weather had ravaged at least 4 of the greens, making putting a challenge. Have played this course before when it was in much better condition. Hopefully it'll return to it's full glory in the Spring.

(Round played: Sep 2018 - Score: 103 Handicap: 24.3)
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Reviewed Aug 12 2018 by Duncan - Great Dunmow - rated 3 out of 5

Needs attention

Long, flat course with water in play on most holes. Rough generally isnt too penal and fairways are wide, but there are strategic fairway bunkers scattered around. You need to hit driver on most holes or your second shot will be lengthy. A few dog legs mostly to the left so a good course for lefties. Not easy for a higher handicapper with a fade/slice though. Bunkers are bare, need more sand in them and a lot of the greens are bobbly, the most unrepaired pitchmarks ive ever come across, not sure why this is? Not the toughest course if you are a power hitter but a real slog if you are short off the tee. Can be quite slow pace of play some days. Decent winter course though. Holds up well in wet weather.
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Reviewed Aug 2 2018 by Jason R - rated 5 out of 5
Suberb little course
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Reviewed Jul 30 2018 by Eddie A - rated 3 out of 5
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Reviewed Jul 20 2018 by Graham - rated 3 out of 5

Pleasant course

Considering how dry it has been thought the course was in good condition . Greens very true . I played when the course was empty and I was a little confused which way to walk to the next tee a couple of times . I am not a long hitter this was worried as course may be too long for me at 6900 yards . As weather has made the fairways so dry it did not feel long . Maybe a long course in the winter . I am considering joining as like the Garden course and thought in winter could do nine holes on the County Course and nine on the Garden .
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