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/
 

Tee Time Information

  • Midweek Guide: £25.00 per round *
  • Weekend Guide: £30.00 per round *

Book online: with golfnow.co.uk

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

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

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  4.29

Golfshake Golf Course Rating from 252
Average Ratings
3.99 ... Overall Rating
4.07 ... The Course
3.73 ... Course Cond.
4.02 ... Facilities/Serv.
4.01 ... VFM
Addtional Ratings
3.78 ... Pace of play
4.08 ... Hospitality.
3.67 ... Prac. Facil.
3.69 ... Food + Drink
Reviews

252 ratings & 169 reviews on Golfshake. Ranked 716 out of 2137.

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Reviewed Jul 8 2018 by Andy W - rated 1 out of 5
The course was ok; The Essex does not have the atmosphere of a golf club, more like a hotel, get you and move you on, while making sure the drinks are overpriced, not a golf course that you are going to want to keep coming back to.
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Reviewed Sep 21 2017 by Mark/loughton - rated 1 out of 5

Not worth the money

Booked a 2 ball to check the course out to see if it was worth booking a 12 man golf break next spring. The website stated that the cost for a 2 ball was £45. I booked by phone because we wanted a buggy as well. When we arrived we were told the cost was £60 for a 2 ball. The buggy was £30 which is the same as Woburn charge!\The course layout is not bad and a reasonable test of golf at 6600 yds off the yellows. However the greens were appalling. They were bumpy, bare in patches, diseased and covered in worm casts. In mid-september all golf courses should have good greens but these were no better than temporary winter greens. There was very little definition between fairway and green. For tees read greens, as the same problems existed on those in terms of condition and it was difficult to find a flat area on any of them. If the course is in this condition in September, goodness knows what it will be like in a couple of months. The other issue we had was the fact that Tuesdays is ladies day which we were not told about at the time of booking otherwise we would have booked a later time but as the course was busy with the ladies we waited on every hole from the 6th. There are far better maintained courses within a half hour drive of this course and what they charge is simply not worth the money. Needless to say we will not be going for a golf break there\\
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Reviewed Jan 24 2019 by Adie W - rated 2 out of 5
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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 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 Aug 21 2017 by Martin H - rated 2 out of 5

Whats going on with Greens!

This is a great place, facilities are spot on, course is very nice, long but good and challenging but not too hard.

The problem is the Greens, I have played over 30 different courses this year and these greens are by far the worst. Some courses I have played have less sand in the bunkers! They have been spiked to the point they are just spike holes and sand with a little bit of green around them. Shame as it makes putting pointless its luck if they bobble in or wide.
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Reviewed Sep 27 2015 by Matthew W - rated 2 out of 5
Stayed and played here. Whilst the course offers an intriguing set of challenges to some small greens, the facilities and hotel could use some work. Breakfast was an extra £5 for a full English, which was predominantly cold and not enough available for the guests. Rooms were basic. Functional...but could do with improvement
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Reviewed Aug 9 2014 by Akira M - rated 2 out of 5
First time played par73 which was challenging. but most holes looks similar and no outstanding hole. overall a little bit untidy looking holes with water. good driving range

(Round played: Jul 2014 - Score: 87 Handicap: 13.5)
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Reviewed Oct 11 2010 by Graeme B - rated 2 out of 5
Not a pleasant day. Signposting for golf reception not at all clear. Reception a mess - unsure whether it was a pro-shop, leisure club entrance or hotel lobby. to be fair the course was in very good shape (except for a huge amount of bunkers being GUR) but the club are just being far too greedy with the amount of people on the course. 4h 45mins for a two ball at 1pm on a Saturday! A complete joke that you had to wait to play every single shot. Beware before booking!
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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 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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Reviewed Jul 16 2018 by Norman L - rated 3 out of 5

Ok

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Reviewed Nov 5 2017 by John M - rated 3 out of 5
The course was in great condition with quick greens. The rough was tricky due to the fallen leaves.

(Round played: Oct 2017 - Score: 101 Handicap: 26.8)
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Reviewed Aug 2 2017 by Daniel S - rated 3 out of 5
Very good round and played after 4.00pm so was only £15. Course in good condition, but water in every bunker even though it had not rained that day, service was ok but could be better.

(Round played: Jul 2017 - Score: 95 Handicap: 20.8)
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Reviewed May 8 2017 by Ben B - rated 3 out of 5
Good course, long and flat. Greens in good condition

(Round played: Apr 2017 - Score: 97 Handicap: )
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Reviewed Apr 25 2017 by Eddie A - rated 3 out of 5
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Reviewed Nov 2 2016 by Michael G - rated 3 out of 5
Disappointing quality putting greens on an otherwise excellent course
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Reviewed Sep 10 2016 by Stephen E - rated 3 out of 5
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