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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 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 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 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 Mar 24 2015 by Wayne H - rated 3 out of 5

Greens in good condition and changes to bunkers since my previous round there.


(Round played: Mar 2015 - Score: 110 Handicap: 28)
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Reviewed May 7 2014 by Neil B - rated 4 out of 5
very good driving range and shop. Nice new cafe and food after was excellent. Course good but too many blind holes

(Round played: May 2014 - Score: 93 Handicap: 0)
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Reviewed May 28 2013 by Chris W - rated 4 out of 5
Was sceptical following recent reviews but very pleasantly surprised. the actual holes are well disgned and the bunker placement is excellent. the American Golf shop is packed full. the fiarways where in good condition. the holes are tight and accuracy is a must off the tee.
i would say that the bunkers need to a bit better as do have a number of stones in them (not good for the wedges) and the greens could do with being cut shorter.
very enjoyable, will play again and may even join...
i would also say that despite the location the road and train noise is minimal and really wasn't something you overly notice. the walk between holes can be long so get a buggy or trolly if you struggle slightly.
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Reviewed Apr 4 2013 by Ray R - rated 4 out of 5
Very enjoyable course to play. The holes are reasonably varied making for a more enjoyable experience. The fairways and greens are constantly being maintained and very rarely will you find that holes are closed due to poor weather or that you are using temporary greens.

The facilities for food and drink are not great but a huge rebuilding is taking place and will improve things significantly.
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Reviewed Aug 10 2012 by Peter H - rated 3 out of 5
This course has definitely improved since I last played it, particularly the fairways. But the bunkers still need a lot of attention - much too hard and stony. Nice friendly people in good pro shop and very reasonable prices for a round. Good driving range but bar needs a major refurbishment.

(Round played: Aug 2012 - Score: 94 Handicap: 20.8)
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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 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 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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