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Stoke by Nayland Golf Club

4.1   Golfshake Golf Course Rating 202 reviews | Post Review | Website
Price Guide: ££££ | HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

Course Information

Stoke by Nayland Golf Club, Essex has 36 holes. An 18 hole, par 72 (6544 yard) Constable course and 18 hole, par 71 (6345 yard) Gainsborough Course. A private, parkland golf course established in 1972

36 holes | Par Constable Course 72; Gainsborough Course 71 | Constable Course 6544; Gainsborough Course 63 yards | Private | Parkland


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Address: Keepers Lane, Leavenheath, Colchester, Essex, CO6 4PZ United Kingdom

Tel: 01206 262836

Website: http://www.stokebynayland.com/golf


Golf Club Facilities

Driving range  Range
Buggy Hire  Buggy Hire
Golf shop  Golf Shop
Changing rooms  Changing
Clubhouse  Clubhouse
Bar  Bar
Food  Dining
Function Room Hire  Function Room
Accommodation  Accommodation

Midweek Guide: £27.50 per round *

Weekend Guide: £37.50 per round *

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

Tee Time Information

Midweek Guide: £27.50 per round *

Weekend Guide: £37.50 per round *

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


Review Information


GOLFSHAKE RATING

4.14

Golfshake Golf Course Rating

 

AVERAGE RATING 3.9
(based on 202 reviews)

5 star
59
4 star
89
3 star
38
2 star
13
1 star
5
 

HIGHLY RATED

94%

would play again or recommend


3.9

The Course

3.8

Course Conditions

3.6

Value For Money

3.7

Pace of Play

4.2

Facilities & Service

4.3

Hospitality

4.1

Practice Facilities

4.2

Food & Drink

What the club says: Set amidst 300 acres of some of the most picturesque countryside to be found in Suffolk, Stoke by Nayland Golf Club lives up to its founder, Devora Peake's description as the "Jewel in the Crown" of the family businesses. Established in 1972, the two 18-hole championship golf courses were created in a designated "Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty" and provide some of the finest golfing facilities in the East of England. The Club enjoys a superb reputation and is a regular venue for prestigious Pro-Ams, County, National and International Championships, and corporate golfing events. Stoke by Nayland's international profile has been raised by the worldwide television coverage of its prestigious PGA European Senior Tour events as well as the PGA Europro Tour.

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Paul I rated 4.5 out of 5

Reviewed Oct 30 2022

Interesting and varied

Twisty turning course with bumps, hollows and nice greens. Good pace of play on a Sunday

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Brian S rated 4.5 out of 5

Reviewed Oct 22 2022

Stayed one night at the hotel. Accommodation and food were excellent. Played the Constable and Gainsorough courses for the first time. Both were well-maintained and the greens were excellent. Some of the bunkers proved difficult to get out of and were in need of attention. Impressed by the greenkeepers who courteously stopped working whilst we played our shots. This is an ideal venue for golf societies.

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Robert D rated 3.5 out of 5

Reviewed Oct 6 2022

Great layout. Another great society weekend to play both courses. Bar a bit pricey but that seems the norm in hotel based course. Was a bit boggy in parts - but hey there had been lots of rain during the week beforehand.

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Robert D rated 3.5 out of 5

Reviewed Oct 6 2022

Great layout. Another great society weekend to play both courses. Bar a bit pricey but that seems the norm in hotel based course. Was a bit boggy in parts - but hey there had been lots of rain during the week beforehand.

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Andrew M rated 4.5 out of 5

Reviewed Jun 16 2022

Great place !!

Great place to stay and two great courses.
Constable course long and undulating and Gainsborough the same
but not as hard. Greens good but a bit on the slow side.
Hotel good and superb food. Bar staff in sports bar a bit cheeky and rude.

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Kion N rated 5 out of 5

Reviewed May 31 2022

The course was in very good condition. Short but very interesting and tight. Good for all standard of golfers. Bunkers well tended.

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Matthew M rated 4.5 out of 5

Reviewed May 20 2022

Good course

Good round in the sun. Course in great condition (although bunkers were a bit solid). Hilly - recommend a buggy.

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Stephen S rated 4 out of 5

Reviewed May 5 2022

Tee boxes

Both lovely courses but tee boxes require attention.

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Stewart Folkestone rated 3.5 out of 5

Reviewed Apr 23 2022

Pace of play

Recently spent two days at the resort. Hotel facilities food etc very good. Unfortunately the pace of play on the two courses was not good. It took almost 5 hours to complete the first round a nd close on 5.5 hours to complete the next round. Such a shame that there is no control on the golf courses regarding pace of play.

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Robert B rated 4.5 out of 5

Reviewed Apr 11 2022

Constable and Gainsborough Courses

Both courses overall in lovely condition. I found the first couple of fairways on the Gainsborough course would benefit from some additional drainage as found a bit 'muddy?. There were a couple of tees that had very limited grass! Overall, some fantastic holes, wonderful greens and great hospitality in the club house. Would definitely like to play both courses again.

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Mark L rated 4 out of 5

Reviewed Mar 30 2022

Gainsbough Stoke by Nayland

Played this course as part of an overnight stay package, we arrived and had one of the best breakfasts I've ever had, the course is good but needed a bit of a tidy up, the greens had been holotined and sanded and this was to be expected as this was the end of winter. The course layout is good the evening meal was outstanding and the staff were very friendly and professional.

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Robert D rated 2.5 out of 5

Reviewed Mar 30 2022

Bit like the curates egg...

Bit like the curates egg - good in parts! The courses were clearly overplayed and under cared for. Bare/dusty tee boxes, fairways on Gainsborough course just been solid tined making for poor lies, bunkers bare of sand (hard and stony), greens nowhere near good enough (hard and not receptive). Could be so much better. Certainly no longer of 'championship' standard. Club house and hotel has excellent facilities and the staff all friendly, courteous and helpful. Rooms and food good, but to have no Adnams draught beer on both days is really poor bar management!

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Mark L rated 4 out of 5

Reviewed Mar 29 2022

Gainsbough Stoke by Nayland

Played this course as part of an overnight stay package, we arrived and had one of the best breakfasts I've ever had, the course is good but needed a bit of a tidy up, the greens had been holotined and sanded and this was to be expected as this was the end of winter. The course layout is good the evening meal was outstanding and the staff were very friendly and professional.

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Mark L rated 4.5 out of 5

Reviewed Mar 29 2022

Constable Stoke by Nayland

Played this course as part of a overnight package at the end of winter, the greens had been holotined and sanded but that was expected, the course has a fantastic layout and is not easy, it can be hard to judge where to land the ball on the green as a lot of greens are above the fairway. The staff are outstanding, very friendly and I could not fault the food. I would like to go there in the summer. We played this course second.

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Jon P rated 4.5 out of 5

Reviewed Mar 29 2022

Stoke by Nayland has two course - Gainsborough and Constable. There is little to choose between them in terms of quality, difficulty or condition. Both are excellent. My only quibble would be that the tee boxes were not in great condition, and that I would have expected ground keepers to be repairing holes and moving tees to reduce wear and tear

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