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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The Essex Golf & Country Club Reviews & Information


Golfshake Rating

  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.

HIGHLY RATED - 96% would play again or recommend

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Reviewed Sep 3 2011 by Robert B - rated 3 out of 5
The course was in great condition despite the previous days heavy rain, fairways were neat and tidy and the greens ran true although very slow. The course is very long and flat and will test golfers of all abilities, however you'll have to drive the ball well off the tee. Beware, we booked a tee time of 12.52pm on Saturday and due to the large numbers of players booked onto the course we didn't tee off until 1.30pm and proceeded to wait on every shot, 5hrs 25mins for the round was not great!!!!!!!!!!
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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 May 11 2018 by Danny K - rated 4 out of 5

Ok course

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Reviewed Feb 25 2017 by Michael G - rated 4 out of 5

Course as always in great condition considering time of year. Played long with the wind, but always fair.
(Round played: Feb 2017 - Score: 80 Handicap: 12.5)
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Reviewed Dec 8 2013 by David D - rated 5 out of 5
Course played very well in winter conditions, although not for a short hitter! Greens played well despite plenty of traffic. Rough cut short kept it fair. Always had great facilities the Garden course was in good condition too.

(Round played: Dec 2013 - Score: 93 Handicap: 19.2)
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Reviewed Jul 22 2013 by David D - rated 5 out of 5
Good course, dry and fast takes some on the length away and it's quite wide off the tee. Shame there isn't any hole information on the tees or scorecard as a visitor it would be nice to know where you're going.

(Round played: Jul 2013 - Score: 91 Handicap: 18.1)
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Reviewed Jun 9 2013 by Emyr M - rated 4 out of 5
Overall, I find this to be an excellent course. The fairways and greens are in very good condition. Very long course which makes you take out the driver on most holes, however, if you don't hit straight, the rough and tree's on both side's of fairways will cost you. A downside, played now about 4 times in last few weeks, is slow play. Got behind a match on the back nine and it took near 3 hours just to complete these nine. A course Marshall is needed to patrol the course.

(Round played: Jun 2013 - Score: 90 Handicap: 18.4)
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Reviewed Jun 1 2013 by Paul G - rated 5 out of 5
What a fantastic course ! Fairways and greens in excellent condition. Very well looked after course. Well run with a starter on the 1 st. Mature trees and water everywhere ! The only thing that lets it down are the bunkers. Loads of stones in them and the sand is rock hard. Four of us played on a Saturday afternoon at 1 pm for £16.50 each. Bargain !! We will be back very soon.

(Round played: Jun 2013 - Score: 96 Handicap: 20.7)
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Reviewed Aug 13 2011 by Michael M - rated 5 out of 5
One of the best courses in Essex for its length and for playing all year round.
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Reviewed Apr 26 2011 by Matt H - rated 5 out of 5
Golfshake Team Review2nd time round this track, have to say its very impressive.
Fairways were in perfect condition, not too dry considering the amount of sun we have had recently. The greens were the same, even though it was dry you could still hold your ball.
A nice mixture of holes, long finish but worth it when you get there with the stunning water feature around the 18th Green, I would highly recommend visiting if your in the area.
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Reviewed Oct 29 2010 by Rob C - rated 5 out of 5
Played this yesterday and really enjoyed it. A long course, even off the yellows, but reasonably generous fairways and forgiving rough give you a good chance of making a decent score. The majority of holes are doglegs, but you have to be a long hitter for this to affect the way you drive. Water comes into play on a number of holes but only around three greens. Fairways were in superb condition and the greens were a good speed. This is a hotel course, and a bit off the beaten track, so it doesn't get a huge amount of use. Well worth a visit and excellent value for money.
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Reviewed Mar 12 2010 by Jon W - rated 4 out of 5
The course is in very good condition all year round. The cousre gets very busy, greens and fair ways are in very good condition it helps if you are a big hitter as there is a 450 yard par 4.Would i go back? yes
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Reviewed Feb 17 2010 by Rod J - rated 3 out of 5
The Essex is an open and quite flat course which drains very well in wet weather possibly lacks variety in places but is quite forgiving. Club house and pro shop are perfectly good. There is a hotel on site and so there can be societies staying and playing - worth checking when you book.
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Reviewed Dec 28 2008 by J W - rated 4 out of 5
Great course but very long...not for the novice...
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Reviewed Oct 30 2007 by Chris S - rated 4 out of 5
The course played very well. The Greens were excellent. The Yellow Day Tees were nearly on the Whites which meant we were playiing nearly 7000 yards.
Good discount received from Tee Off Times.co.uk @ £14 per head. Very good value
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Reviewed Nov 3 2019 by Swindon - rated 4 out of 5

JB

Played this course recently as I was staying in the on-site hotel and working nearby, the whole complex which includes many leisure facilities is very good, it is off the main roads so nice and quiet. The course is an excellent all-rounder and would suit both low and high handicappers with enough trouble & tough holes without being too penalising. The course was in very good condition for the time of year and really holds up well in the wet. Not the most extensive pro-shop set within the complex foyer but doers have a separate clubhouse golfers bar that sells good reasonably priced beer and food. I would definitely recommend this course for a casual round with friends and especially for societies or groups.
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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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