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Playgolf Colchester

Price Guide: £££ | HIGHLY RECOMMENDED   Book Tee Times 

Course Information

Playgolf Colchester, Essex is a 27 hole complex with the 18 hole par 70 (5895 yard) course and the 9 hole Academy course. Redesigned by Jonathon Gaunt, it is a public, parkland golf course.

27 holes | Par 70 | 5895 yards | Public | Parkland

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


Tee Time Information

Midweek Guide: £22.00 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
  • 7 Day Membership Available
  • 5 Day Membership Available

Contact Information

Address: Bakers Lane, Colchester, Essex, CO3 4AU United Kingdom

Tel: 01206 843333

Golf Pro: Sarah Hawes & Nick Arter

Website: http://playgolfcolchester.com/

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Colchester Golf Club
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Distance 0.73 miles
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Distance 1.79 miles
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Playgolf Colchester Reviews & Information


Golfshake Rating

  3.78

Golfshake Golf Course Rating from 146
Average Ratings
3.57 ... Overall Rating
3.47 ... The Course
3.38 ... Course Cond.
3.80 ... Facilities/Serv.
3.63 ... VFM
Addtional Ratings
3.75 ... Pace of play
4.03 ... Hospitality.
3.84 ... Prac. Facil.
4.00 ... Food + Drink
Reviews

146 ratings & 98 reviews on Golfshake. Ranked 1661 out of 2183.

HIGHLY RATED - 96% would play again or recommend

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What the club says: Playgolf Colchester was formerly known as Lexden Wood Golf Club. The main course 18 hole course was redesigned and redeveloped in the winter of 2006/ spring 2007, at a cost of £1m by Jonathon Gaunt, course architect. He has added another 1000yds in distance to the previous layout, adding new greens and tees as well as reconstructing and adding nearly 80 new bunkers. The greens are USGA specification so provide great consistency all year round, and the large teeing areas enable us to provide all year play without the need for winter mats.
With the river Colne running through the course and also some spectacular views the Colne valley and the nearby picturesque village of West Bergholt



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Reviewed Sep 6 2021 by Danny S - rated 5 out of 5
(Round played: Apr 2021 - Score: 88 Handicap: 16.6)
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Reviewed Aug 4 2021 by Chris L - rated 5 out of 5

Good pay and play

Played evenings and early mornings. Well maintained course. Good for a beginner like me.

(Round played: Aug 2021 - Score: 99 Handicap: 34.3)
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Reviewed Apr 25 2021 by Malcolm C - rated 4 out of 5
Tight challenging short course, need to think about your shots.
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Reviewed Sep 21 2020 by Tom, Chelmsford - rated 4 out of 5
Played here earlier in September 2020, never played the course before and was a bit sceptical of the 'Play Golf' franchise (not sure why). Was pleasantly surprised, excellent facilities and the course played exceptionally well compared to others in Essex at this time of year. Greens were easily some of the best I've played on after some of the weather we have had recently, fairways were a bit dry but the rough was well maintained. Challenging short course, with lots of walking and views across Essex (if you can forgive the A12). Will be going back and considering becoming a member at this course.
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Reviewed Aug 10 2020 by Danny S - rated 4 out of 5
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(Round played: Aug 2020 - Score: 86 Handicap: 19.5)
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Reviewed Jul 1 2020 by Dave H - rated 1 out of 5

Needs work

The bunkers have large stones, the greens could do with some work.
All I. All a challenging course
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Reviewed Jan 19 2020 by Martin S - rated 3 out of 5
Greens not great, people need to start repairing pitch marks would help, but still a bit patchy, some bunkers are perfect others are very stoney. Fairways in good condition played ok considering the weather we've had, but compared to a few other courses I've recently played nowhere near as good. Staff and facilities are very good and the shop is well sticked and very friendly staff.
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Reviewed Dec 15 2019 by Stephen P - rated 4 out of 5
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Reviewed Oct 20 2019 by Steve A - rated 4 out of 5

Great course

A good winter course with good facilities , plenty of variation with hills and flat hole with some water to contend with.

(Round played: Nov 2018 - Score: 93 Handicap: 18.8)
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Reviewed Sep 12 2019 by Harry P - rated 4 out of 5
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(Round played: Sep 2019 - Score: 98 Handicap: 0)
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Reviewed Aug 28 2019 by Mark S - rated 5 out of 5

Challenging Course

Excellent course in fantastic condition, tricky in parts a course you definitely have to think your way around. The facilities here are amazing with a lovely bar area with friendly staff. The driving range is nice and there is also an American Golf shop onsite. There are also lots for the family here as there’s an adventure golf course for the kids and also a foot golf and academy course.

(Round played: Aug 2019 - Score: 87 Handicap: 19.6)
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Reviewed Aug 19 2019 by Ashley Wilks - rated 1 out of 5

Let's be honest!

Firstly, the overriding feeling you get as you walk around the facilities is one of a profit oriented feeling. Almost as if loyal golf members have dropped lower down the pecking order, behind a family of 4 that want to play "mini-golf" and have a meal.
This leads into my next point/observation. If you want turn up as a golfer, to practice or play you are cast aside to pave the way for a more fashionable clientele. From my own personal experience you cannot use the great driving range on the weekend between 11am-16:00pm because the "mini-golf" is open and of health and safety concerns! Which screams poor planning of where its located and poor construction!
This club used to be somewhere people wanted to play, now its a place that drives members out and looks only to strengthen its bank balance.
GOLFERS SPEND YOUR MONEY ELSEWHERE!
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Reviewed Mar 3 2019 by Wayne S - rated 4 out of 5

Enjoyable but slow

Good compact course with excellent facilities. Very slow competition play in front of us that needed to be managed better. One temp tee which on the website said they would never need. Greens quick, bunkers okra
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Reviewed Nov 24 2018 by Andy T - rated 3 out of 5

Lexden Wood Play golf Monday Club

One of our TMC club tournaments. Enjoyable if a tad cold. Course in reasonable condition and surprising fo this time of year, greens were very fast and different from the practice facilities

(Round played: Nov 2018 - Score: 95 Handicap: 19.2)
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Reviewed Sep 8 2018 by Mark J - rated 3 out of 5

Definitely worth a round

Good coarse,in fair condition.
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Reviewed Jul 25 2018 by Ian H - rated 4 out of 5

Nice course, maturing nicely

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Reviewed Jul 20 2018 by Graham - rated 3 out of 5

As stated it needs rain

Played yesterday and the course is running so fast . Balls going more than 50 yards further than normal . Thus have to allow for that . Greens are running slow as they have been allowed to grow for protection . Bunkers are poor . Played at twilight and around in 3 hours and price very good . Long walks between tees . Think this would be a good winter course if it drains well as not too long and has some interesting looking holes .
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Reviewed Jul 17 2018 by Mark S - rated 5 out of 5

Great facilities

Great golf complex, foot golf 9 hole par 3 and 18 hole golf course and adventure golf for the kids. with an American Golf store onsite. The clubhouse is great excellent food and bar with friendly staff. There is also a fantastic driving range.

(Round played: Jul 2018 - Score: 95 Handicap: 19.3)
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Reviewed Jul 15 2018 by Andy T - rated 3 out of 5

Scorching Hot - Difficult Course

On a baking hot day and a brown fairway, lush greens some say real links golf...
Enjoyable round but so hot.
Bunkers overall were pretty poor and tee conditions could be improved, however as a set out golf course pretty good, if a tad expensive at £30 for a weekend. I expect slightly better quality of golf course and on course facilities would have been very helpful due to the conditions

(Round played: Jul 2018 - Score: 100 Handicap: 19.5)
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Reviewed Jul 11 2018 by Shaun M - rated 2 out of 5

Needs rain!!!

Wow this course needs some rain, or the club need to water more than just the greens. The first 6 holes are totally different from the last 12 holes, perhaps an old 9 hole course than has been adapted into 18. The last 12 holes are a great layout with many bunkers and water in play, therefore a thinking course. The first 6 holes are pretty basic. The ground conditions are very poor at the moment due to the weather and the greens need some work. Its a long walk from the 18th back to the 'clubhouse' so be prepared to walk more than just the 18 holes.
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