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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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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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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 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 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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Reviewed Jun 4 2018 by Terry D - rated 2 out of 5

Reasonable Pay and Play Course

Reasonable Pay and Play Course, Bunkers are very Poor and and the course in general could be manicured better, but this probably down to poor management, the Restaurant was a Gem when it first opened, but the standard of food has dropped-off.
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Reviewed Jul 11 2016 by Richard S - rated 2 out of 5
interesting and testing layout, bunkers whilst in good positions were in really bad condition, full of stones...but I would go back.

(Round played: Jul 2016 - Score: 84 Handicap: 13.4)
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Reviewed Jun 3 2016 by Mick G - rated 2 out of 5

Not very good hard ground the greens and fairways was good
(Round played: Jun 2016 - Score: 98 Handicap: 23.2)
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Reviewed May 23 2009 by Justin H - rated 2 out of 5
Despite the good feel and look on their website really thought that this course was a huge disappointment! Layout is awful and very confusing and whoever designed it needs to have a serious think about their career choice! I have never seen so many bunkers on a course - thought I was on Clacton Beach! Tees are often far too close to greens and almost cross them at places, while the walk between green and tee can be long. First six pretty standard up and downs but a little tight and greens not too receptive. Holes 7 through 9 okay and water definitelycomes in to play. Greens better and acuracy from the tee is key. Holes 10 through 12 are truly awful and I longed for a claxon to sound so I could call a halt to my round - event though it was a sunny 20 degrees if not a little breezy. These holes are young and will improve with time but they are really terrible holes. 13 through 18 are okay but not very long. Greens are quite a bit better than the previous 12 holes but it is spoilt by the unbelievably long walk back to a bleak breeze block club house which is like something out of a the early 80's! Think they really need to review the layout, lose a number of the bunkers and work on the greens but there is an American Golf store which is a bonus!
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Reviewed Mar 27 2009 by Andrew H - rated 2 out of 5
Course is still very wet. There are too many T boxes being used instead of the real tees. 10 - 13 are very wet and the ground is very stoney and clay like. Most of the bunkers on these holes are GUR due to water retention. The 8th hole, is now having the lake overflow drained, which is still covering alot of the fairway. They charge too much for the standard of the course.
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Reviewed Sep 8 2008 by Paul L - rated 2 out of 5
After the extensive redesign of the course you now have a more challenging test. Greens still need a lot of improvment with at least 6 greens being in a very poor state.
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Reviewed Sep 8 2008 by Andrew G - rated 2 out of 5
I can't make up my mind about this course. I understood it to be a 'Family' orientated centre and would hope the course reflected this, being a little forgiving and a good beginners course and experience. Since their recent changes to the course, this is a much harder 18 than it needs to be. Too many bunkers that don't drain correctly and some a devoid of sand. Two holes where the fairways are riddled with stones and a few holes where walkways cross tees.
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Reviewed Aug 24 2008 by Khalid J - rated 2 out of 5
Greens not great, fairways just ok on some holes. But like layout and a decent challange.
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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 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 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 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 Jun 16 2018 by Dennis B - rated 3 out of 5

Worth a visit

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Reviewed Apr 15 2018 by Michael K - rated 3 out of 5
Reasonable game despite not having played for a while. Will play agin shortly


(Round played: Apr 2018 - Score: 125 Handicap: 28)
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Reviewed Jan 17 2018 by Malcolm C - rated 3 out of 5

Course holding up well for winter

Course in fairly good condition fairways really playable & rough is fair. Same old issue with the bunkers though either flooded or bare with any sand being more like an aggregate base for cement not the nice soft stuff. Other than the sand though course is really looking good & with today's high winds very tricky on some holes.

(Round played: Jan 2018 - Score: 88 Handicap: 15.7)
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