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Stoke by Nayland Golf Club

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

Driving rangeBuggy HireGolf shop Changing roomsClubhouse BarFood Function Room Hire AccommodationHandicap required


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.


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Contact Information

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

Tel: 01206 262836

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

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Stoke by Nayland Golf Club Reviews & Information


Golfshake Rating

  3.84

Golfshake Golf Course Rating from 181
Average Ratings
3.84 ... Overall Rating
3.86 ... The Course
3.84 ... Course Cond.
4.15 ... Facilities/Serv.
3.58 ... VFM
Addtional Ratings
3.58 ... Pace of play
4.16 ... Hospitality.
4.10 ... Prac. Facil.
4.02 ... Food + Drink
Reviews

181 ratings & 103 reviews on Golfshake. Ranked 1580 out of 2183.

HIGHLY RATED - 95% would play again or recommend

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Reviewed Jul 9 2016 by Terry D - rated 2 out of 5
The Club and Hotel are near perfect, but I'm afraid that the two course's are in need of some extreme maintenance, Green's are very very poor, bunkers lack any condition and the rough is like cornfields. Tree lines are not maintained and in general both course's are under manicured, I have played better maintained public courses, how they can advertise these course's as championship beggars belief. I would not take a society here unless there is an a greater improvement in course conditions and a reduction in course visitor fees.
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Reviewed Aug 20 2013 by Ralph P - rated 4 out of 5
Played on second day of a golf trip to SBN having played the Gainsborough the day before. Also an excellent course and similar in design to it's sister course. Some challanging holes and an interesting layout. Pretty tough to walk it and several others were using buggies. Course was in great nick, save for the greens which seemed pretty slow and the majority of our group struggled to get the pace of them, leaving several short. Course facilites and hotel were both excellent as we will definitely think about coming back here in the future.

(Round played: Aug 2013 - Score: 105 Handicap: 18.4)
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Reviewed Aug 20 2013 by Ralph P - rated 4 out of 5
First time playing here with mates from work on a golf break. Really interesting course with several testing holes and many changes in elevation. Local knowledge of it would be a plus as some holes are tricky to play to certain areas without it. The 18th is a great par 3 finisher over water which completely battered me.

(Round played: Aug 2013 - Score: 101 Handicap: 18.3)
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Reviewed Jul 16 2019 by Steve P - rated 5 out of 5

Excellent

Fantastic course and good value
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Reviewed Apr 3 2019 by Kevin M - rated 2 out of 5

sunday saver weekend

As part of a group of twelve I played both courses at stoke by nayland on a Sunday saver package and both courses were in very similar condition which was very poor, in fairness although the week we played had been very dry the week before had rained each day never the less the greens were atrocious, the fairways unrecognisable and the condition of both courses very poor. T.he hotel was very good as was the food and bar prices reasonable

(Round played: Mar 2019 - Score: 93 Handicap: 15.1)
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Reviewed Jun 30 2018 by George A - rated 5 out of 5

Member of this brilliant course

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Reviewed May 10 2018 by Philip S - rated 1 out of 5

Slow play and poor greens, disappointing

A good friend is a member and he hosted a three ball yesterday, it took 5 & 1/4 hours! We were behind a number of 4 balls, who had stayed at the hotel, and clearly they had preference over club members, that cannot be right? We had to wait to play EVERY shot and spoke to the two lady members at each tee box! They were in a competition and yet the 4 balls in front took preference and an age to play their golf.

(Round played: May 2018 - Score: 94 Handicap: 17.4)
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Reviewed May 22 2016 by Cambridge - rated 3 out of 5
Very nice layout with a mixture of short and long holes and some good water hazards. In particular, I thought the 10th was a superb par back and forth over a large reservoir. Was a shame then the course was in pretty poor condition in every way the day I played it: tees with lots of divots and quite uneven, bunkers not enough sand and greens very bobble and too firm to hold the ball. Hopefully this is a one off due to dry weather/lack of staff available but disappointing nevertheless.
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Reviewed Sep 22 2015 by Michael H - rated 5 out of 5
Excellent Course and facilities would highly recommend

(Round played: Sep 2015 - Score: 101 Handicap: 23.6)
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Reviewed Jun 30 2013 by Dean E - rated 5 out of 5
Challenging and well laid out course.

(Round played: Jun 2013 - Score: 91 Handicap: 0)
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Reviewed Jun 11 2013 by Rebecca H - rated 5 out of 5
very good

(Round played: Jun 2013 - Score: 117 Handicap: 31.2)
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Reviewed Jul 6 2012 by Russell M - rated 3 out of 5
Gainsborough Course - Really nice, hilly course. Tees, fairways and greens in good condition. It had been raining and most of the bunkers were full of water! Some very tricky holes and watch out for the rough, it's deep and swallows up your golf balls, never to be seen again!

(Round played: Jul 2012 - Score: 105 Handicap: 15)
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Reviewed Mar 29 2012 by Gareth D - rated 4 out of 5
We played the Constable Course at the Stoke by Nayland complex today. Having only played the Gainsborough course I 5's). The greens run fair with some bobles found the Constable to tough but a much fairer test of golf. There are several great golf shots to hit, mainly the tee shots at 1,2, 13, 16 and 18 and the third shots at 4 and 15 (both Par 5's). The greens did bobble on several holes but did generally run true and were very deceptive. The only reason I did rate the course as excellent was as the teeing areas were rubbish, mostly very dry mud, but these were the winter tees as they were preparing the main tees for upcoming events. Definitely a course to play if your in the Essex / suffolk region.
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Reviewed Feb 5 2010 by Joe S - rated 5 out of 5
lovely, lovely course. well laid out and relaxed atmosphere in the clubhouse for a golf club of this size. very challenging.
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Reviewed Sep 6 2021 by Danny S - rated 5 out of 5
(Round played: May 2021 - Score: 90 Handicap: 16.4)
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Reviewed Aug 3 2021 by Robert S - rated 5 out of 5

Nice courses

Very hilly, use a buggy,
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Reviewed Jun 24 2021 by Simon R - rated 4 out of 5

Really Nice Course

A comprehensive set up with a spa hotel, 2 courses and a restaurant.
Played the Constable which was very good, well looked after and provided a real challenge!


(Round played: Jun 2021 - Score: 97 Handicap: 20.7)
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Reviewed Jun 11 2021 by Rob O - rated 4 out of 5

Overall a great stay

Really enjoyed the hotel and facilities especially after lockdown. Everyone was pleasant and the course was in a really good condition.

(Round played: Sep 2020 - Score: 99 Handicap: )
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Reviewed Jun 4 2021 by Ralph P - rated 4 out of 5
Both courses in good condition. The Constable appeared to be more manicured than the Gainsborough. Greens were good on both. Very firm everywhere due to recent dry weather so hard to get a ball to hold a green. Hotel was excellent, as was food. Staff did well despite probably being a little short on no's. Excellent dinner. Look forward to heading back in the future.

(Round played: Jun 2021 - Score: 92 Handicap: 11.5)
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Reviewed May 27 2021 by Steven F - rated 4 out of 5

well worth the visit

despite the very wet weather it was in pretty good condition, greens could do with some TLC but the weather has almost certainly been the reason for them not being redressed having been some weeks ago

(Round played: May 2021 - Score: 93 Handicap: 17.8)
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