Hylands Golf Complex & Academy

Hylands Golf Complex & Academy, Essex is a 27 hole private, parkland complex with the par 72 (6604 yard) 18 hole Hanbury Course and the 9 hole, par 33 (2445 yard) Pryors course established in 1985.

Contact Information

Main Road, Margaretting, Ingatestone, Essex, CM4 0ET United Kingdom

Tel: 01277 356016

Website: http://www.hylands-gc.com
 

Tee Time Information

  • Midweek Guide: £24.00 per round Hanbury Course; £14.00 Pryers Course *

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

Course Information:
27 holes | Par Hanbury Course 72; Pryors Course 33 | Hanbury Course 6604; Pryors Course 2445 yards | Private | Parkland

Driving rangeBuggy HireGolf shop Clubhouse Food Handicap required

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Hylands Golf Complex & Academy Reviews & Information


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  2.05

Golfshake Golf Course Rating from 75
Average Ratings
2.25 ... Overall Rating
2.34 ... The Course
1.00 ... Course Cond.
2.18 ... Facilities/Serv.
2.22 ... VFM
Addtional Ratings
0.00 ... Pace of play
1.00 ... Hospitality.
1.00 ... Prac. Facil.
0.00 ... Food + Drink
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75 ratings & 44 reviews on Golfshake. Ranked 2120 out of 2122.

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What the club says: Hylands Golf Complex was part of the old Hylands Estate in bygone days. Two notable previous owners who lived at the mansion on the Hylands Estate were the Pryors and the Hanburys. It is appropriate that we have named our two courses after them, as they both had an active part in helping shape and preserve the land and local heritage as we know today.


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Reviewed Jun 15 2017 by Simon/ Chelmsford - rated 1 out of 5

Avoid

Went for the 2nd time with my 5 year old. Asked for small person borrow clubs and they charged and stated they should have last time. I said this is hardly helping young kids get involved and selling your facility - she didnt care.

Its more expensive than other driving ranges locally.

I will not be returning as I support clubs that support youthg sport.

PS Have played the course previously and it is dreadful. Its a giant rugby pitch with flags.
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Reviewed Apr 22 2017 by Anthony/ Chelmsford - rated 1 out of 5
The best part of it was that the round was free as the greens were unplayable. The whole course is unplayable and I left on the 8th. It's such a shame though because the layout of the holes is fantastic. A lot of work and money needed to make it playable, but if it's invested it would be a cracking course.
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Reviewed Apr 9 2017 by Nigel S - rated 3 out of 5

Course under repair so not in the best condition but a good course I am sure once repaired

(Round played: Apr 2017 - Score: 48 Handicap: )
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Reviewed Oct 2 2016 by Andy / Colchester - rated 1 out of 5
Played 02/10/16
Never played on such a terrible course, greens are brown with no grass, only weeds. Fairways not cut and very poorly signed. Staff didn't seem to care & definitely no course maintenance going on. AVOID!
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Reviewed Sep 12 2016 by Gavin Medlin - rated 1 out of 5
I used to play here a lot, it was always in fairly good condition, and it's a well laid out course. I played there on Saturday, and it is almost certainly the worst course in Essex. The "greens" were brown and black, not a living bit of grass in sight. Every single bunker was unplayable, and there was no definition to any of the brown fairways either. The ONLY thing this course has going for it now, is that the layout is still awesome. SOOO much potential, yet SOOO poorly maintained. Wouldn't even pay a fiver to play again.
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Reviewed Jul 5 2016 by Nigel M - rated 3 out of 5

Faiways need cutting and defining better, bunkers are useless!! Greens need attention. The couse has a good feel and layout however the upkeep ne3ds attention.
(Round played: Jul 2016 - Score: 93 Handicap: 17.5)
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Reviewed Jun 4 2016 by Chris Morton - rated 1 out of 5
This is without a doubt the worst course in the county , probably the country !!! Nothing more than a field
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Reviewed May 21 2016 by Reuben H - rated 1 out of 5
I was visiting the area and looking for somewhere to play a round of golf. However I really should have listened to the reviews and not gone to Hylands. I thought I'd give it the benefit of the doubt but it really is as bad as others have said. In some areas you can't tell what is rough and what is fairway. And if you're shot is anything other than bullet straight you'll have a job to find your ball in amongst the countless weeds, dandelions, Daisy's and grass that hasn't been cut well at all. The bunkers are a complete mess and as for the greens, slow, bumpy, awful. I will certainly never be returning.
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Reviewed Apr 3 2016 by Chelmsford - rated 1 out of 5
We played the nine hole course on 27 March 2016. It cost £13.50 which is expensive when you see the abysmally poor quality course. It is difficult to distinguish the fairway from the rough - the grass looked like it hadn't been cut all winter and the bunkers resembled big craters with weeds, moss and grass - there was no sand in any of the bunkers. It's no surprise then that the course was empty on a beautiful Saturday afternoon. We certainly won't be going back there. The owners obviously don't read the reviews or want to invest money in making the course fit for purpose. Quite frankly, I would be embarrassed to be associated with the complex. It's the worst, I've ever seen.
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Reviewed Dec 31 2015 by Neil B - rated 1 out of 5
Must be worst course in uk, we played as a 4 ball all regular golfers but lost loads of balls, even on the fairway, don't think the own a lawn mower. It took 3hours for 9 holes cause we was forever looking for our ball
Don't waste your time or money
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Reviewed Oct 28 2015 by Anthony E - rated 3 out of 5
Good round...................................
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(Round played: Sep 2015 - Score: 99 Handicap: )
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Reviewed Sep 20 2015 by Christopher M - rated 2 out of 5
I thought £22 for 18 holes might be OK, as I had consciously not played the course for years for its shocking rough. Teed off thinking the course was in not bad shape until I got the greens. So disappointed. They need a complete relaying to avoid your ball jumping all over the place. I had a few puts going in but then jumping wide.

(Round played: Sep 2015 - Score: 89 Handicap: 15.2)
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Reviewed Sep 19 2015 by Mark H - rated 1 out of 5
The bunkers are a disgrace. Total lack of sand. The fairways are in dire need of a decent cut and some of the greens are poor with patches of weeds etc.
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Reviewed Feb 2 2015 by Andrew B - rated 1 out of 5


(Round played: Jan 2015 - Score: 102 Handicap: 25.4)
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Reviewed Sep 19 2014 by Stuart F - rated 3 out of 5
Rough grass slightly too long - easy to loose balls

(Round played: Sep 2014 - Score: 142 Handicap: )
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Reviewed Aug 5 2014 by Tim H - rated 3 out of 5
Reasonable 9-hole option and usually pretty quiet

(Round played: Aug 2014 - Score: 44 Handicap: )
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Reviewed Aug 1 2014 by st chelmsford - rated 3 out of 5
This certainly isnt the best kept course in essex but people complaining about the rough. Come on its a golf course, the idea is you get punished if you hit a shot off line. As for being only one cut and you're in the rough, wrong there is in fact two cuts. I play this course a lot and have to agree about the bunkers, its not that there isnt any sand in them, theyre just not kept well and the sand becomes compact. The greens themselves vary greatly, in the winter theyre really slow but come the summer they can be near on impossible to stop the ball on. I personally dont mind this as its a challenge but can see why some wouldnt like it, id say its similar to playing on a links course without actually playing one. I dont agree about the fairways , although i do recall earlier in the year they couldnt cut the fairways because of how wet the course was, but as compensation when we played we werent charged for our round which you cant knock.

Its a long course and is usually windy but i like the layout. You get rewarded for good shots and penalised for bad ones which is what golf is all about.

I do think £26 is a bit steep , £20 would be a fairer price and yes it would be better with a proper clubhouse. The driving range is really good and they have one of the best club fitting set ups in essex.
Overall, an average course , slightly overpriced but a decent test of golf even with the dodgy bunkers.
As for those moaning about the rough, just a suggestion, hit the ball straighter , then you wont find it.
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Reviewed May 13 2014 by Lewis/Essex - rated 1 out of 5
Probably the worst course I have played in Essex, would rather play the Pitch and Putt near the town centre. £26 for a round is absolute robbery, the owners must be laughing. I would pay £10 a round for this course. While it could be good, there are too many negatives, for example: Bunkers do not have sand in them, more of a soil/sand/dirt hybrid full of stones. If you hit your ball just off the fairway, you're in the rough... Not too bad, you might think: Wrong. There is only one cut of rough and it is knee high thick long grass that means you have a 90% chance of losing your ball.
The greens were by far the worst I have ever played on, large patches of brown dirt and very inconsistent speed due to the way they are kept. The practice green is astroturf so is pointless before playing a round. Although you could never practice for greens like the ones they have. There is also a mini golf course which we played for free, although I believe you are meant to pay for it, which is a joke in itself. A fun mini golf course which they should let people play on after the round to make up for how terrible the course is.
There is no bar which is slightly annoying but there is a pro shop that sold the essentials we needed such as tees and pencils, and they also sell some soft drinks and snacks.
One positive: the driving range is good.
2/10, would not recommend. Don't waste your time.
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Reviewed Mar 13 2014 by Paul A - rated 1 out of 5
Nice setup to the course but poor quality greens and fairways. Easy to get on the course as it is rarely busy
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Reviewed Oct 30 2013 by Russ Dawes - rated 1 out of 5
This golf course is basically a field that someone has gone round and happend to put in 18 holes in the ground. It is dreadful. The rough is so long just off the fairway that it is almost impossible to find your ball. The bunkers are sandless, the greens are rough. The layout is basically round the field and back again.
Very expensive at £26 a round. Do not waste your money.
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