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The Essex Golf & Country Club

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

Driving rangeGolf club hireBuggy HireGolf shop Changing roomsClubhouse BarFood Function Room Hire


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.


Visitor Information

  • Societies Accepted to Play
  • Society Deals Available

Contact Information

Address: 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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The Essex Golf & Country Club Reviews & Information


Golfshake Rating

  4.02

Golfshake Golf Course Rating from 271
Average Ratings
3.95 ... Overall Rating
4.04 ... The Course
3.61 ... Course Cond.
4.02 ... Facilities/Serv.
3.96 ... VFM
Addtional Ratings
3.77 ... Pace of play
3.94 ... Hospitality.
3.61 ... Prac. Facil.
3.56 ... Food + Drink
Reviews

271 ratings & 183 reviews on Golfshake. Ranked 1300 out of 2183.

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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 Sep 6 2021 by Danny S - rated 5 out of 5
(Round played: Apr 2021 - Score: 90 Handicap: 17)
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Reviewed Aug 24 2021 by Simon R - rated 3 out of 5

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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Reviewed Jun 30 2021 by Richard S - rated 3 out of 5
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Reviewed Jun 17 2021 by Mick K - rated 5 out of 5

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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Reviewed Jun 4 2021 by Ralph P - rated 4 out of 5
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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