Thorndon Park Golf Club

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Thorndon Park Golf Club, Essex is an 18 hole, par 71 (6512 yard), private, parkland golf course designed by Harry Shapland Colt in 1920.

Contact Information

Ingrave Road Ingrave, Brentwood, Essex, CM13 3RH United Kingdom

Tel: 01277 810345

Golf Pro: Brian White | Tel: 01277 810736

Website: http://www.thorndonparkgolfclub.com
 

Tee Time Information

  • Midweek Guide: £55.00 per round, £70.00 per day *
  • Weekend Guide: £60.00 per round *

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

Course Information:
18 holes | Par 71 | 6512 yards | Private | Parkland

Buggy HireGolf shop Changing roomsClubhouse BarFood Function Room Hire Handicap required

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Visitors: Visitors after 1.30pm Sunday only

  • Societies Accepted to Play
  • Society Deals Available

Thorndon Park Golf Club Reviews & Information


Golfshake Rating

  4.12

Golfshake Golf Course Rating from 55
Average Ratings
4.22 ... Overall Rating
4.54 ... The Course
3.42 ... Course Cond.
3.94 ... Facilities/Serv.
3.60 ... VFM
Addtional Ratings
4.08 ... Pace of play
3.58 ... Hospitality.
3.00 ... Prac. Facil.
3.60 ... Food + Drink
Reviews

55 ratings & 42 reviews on Golfshake. Ranked 1137 out of 2162.

HIGHLY RATED - 97% would play again or recommend

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Reviewed May 13 2019 by Chelmsford - rated 1 out of 5

The golfers????????

Played this course during the development stage last year and it was abysmal, however a group of three of us returned this year to play again, the course is in good condition and the layout good though I wouldn’t say it’s worth the money they charge compared to other also good courses in the area, the club house is the joke of the place, the decor looks like it hasn’t changed from the seventies, and for three guys that run their own businesses that like to meet up and play golf we were told no mobile phones or electronic devices in the club house, only on the golf course, (but also please avoid slow play at all times would be on a sign somewhere I would imagine!) anyway my review would be good course massively over charged, with an out of date clubhouse with no atmosphere and wouldn’t return
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Reviewed Aug 22 2018 by Kevin M - rated 1 out of 5

The once great course

I had been wanting to play Thorndon Park golf club for a number of years and after having recently played it I wish I hadn't bothered, the greens were abysmal, the fairways atrocious and they are carrying out major works on the course. probably the most over rated course I have ever played and whoever does these course ratings you see in some of the magazines etc. obviously aren't playing them.

(Round played: Aug 2018 - Score: 89 Handicap: 13.4)
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Reviewed Feb 23 2016 by Paul R - rated 3 out of 5
Course was in good condition given the recent weather and has a good mix of hole layouts making for an interesting round. Quite expensive for the time of year and facilities arguably appear a little dated.

(Round played: Feb 2016 - Score: 107 Handicap: 27.5)
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Reviewed Nov 15 2015 by John/brentwood - rated 3 out of 5
Good course , played it as a visitor , a little expensive for what it is but not a bad trek.
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Reviewed Jul 25 2013 by Tom J - rated 3 out of 5
Course was in excellent condition. It's been extremely dry and the greens, tees and fairways were green. Other courses are yellow/brown, however when paying £60 a round in a weekday, I would expect that.
Clubhouse is not the manor house, which really only comes into view on the 18th and is a shame since you would expect a nice clubhouse for the money, but then the clubhouse does offer nice changing facilities a good pro shop and nice bar so can't really complain.



(Round played: Jul 2013 - Score: 95 Handicap: 15.6)
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Reviewed Jul 30 2020 by Giles B - rated 4 out of 5
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Reviewed Jul 22 2020 by Pepi B - rated 4 out of 5

Worth the visit

This is a member only course and the visitor price is reflected in this - ?50 with county card, so not the cheapest deal. The course does live up to the billing and is well looked after with lovely greens in particular. The catering and service was very good and there was plenty of space on the patio given the requirement for social distancing. A well organised course with a fair challenge to please all golfers.
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Reviewed Jul 11 2020 by Al R - rated 4 out of 5

Excellent course

Thorndon is a lovely course in a beautiful setting with no disappointing holes, and surely the best course in Essex. The fairways have taken a beating over the dry summer and preferred lies would not have been inappropriate on some. The greens were good. Played during COVID restrictions, the clubhouse was OOB and an interview meeting closed the drinks service by the time we got in.
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Reviewed Oct 23 2019 by Michael P - rated 4 out of 5

Essex?s Finest

Wet underfoot but excellent greens and set in stunning countryside with the backdrop of Thorndon Hall.
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Reviewed Feb 16 2018 by Luke P - rated 4 out of 5
Great course condition for this time of year, particularly the greens. Disappointing to be told to put my phone away in the clubhouse when I was sitting by myself sending a few emails.
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Reviewed Jun 29 2017 by Andy F - rated 4 out of 5
We played this course with our society. It's always been a favourite. Not overly long but with interesting holes. The only downside was that some of the bunkers didn't have much sand and were rock hard.
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Reviewed Jun 23 2017 by Duncan F - rated 4 out of 5

Fantastic find

Finally played this course which is very close. Has been highly praised by friends, and I can see why. Lovely place to play, and friendly off course. Decent facilities in clubhouse but shame is no longer in the grand house next door ! VFM with the county card.
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Reviewed Apr 10 2017 by Antony B - rated 4 out of 5
Very fast greens, bunkers disappointing - hard compacted sand, but very enjoyable course to play. Shame they do not produce a stroke saver booklet which would really help visiting players.

(Round played: Apr 2017 - Score: 103 Handicap: 18.8)
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Reviewed Mar 3 2017 by Peter H - rated 4 out of 5
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Reviewed Oct 14 2016 by David N - rated 4 out of 5
The course was in excellent condition for the time of year, with the greens still fast and true. Unfortunately had some heavy rain in the morning and whilst fairways and greens had drained before playing, several bunkers were waterlogged. Nevertheless a great day and made to feel welcome in the clubhouse.
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Reviewed Sep 13 2016 by Bob S - rated 4 out of 5
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Reviewed Aug 27 2016 by Peter H - rated 4 out of 5
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Reviewed May 18 2016 by Dale G - rated 4 out of 5

Great course. Challenging. Tougher front nine. Course in good condition.
(Round played: May 2016 - Score: 90 Handicap: 13.6)
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Reviewed May 29 2015 by Jason P - rated 4 out of 5
Excellent Course, tree lined , picturesque. Best round of the year.

(Round played: May 2015 - Score: 82 Handicap: 12)
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Reviewed Mar 24 2015 by Lloyd L - rated 4 out of 5
Great venue. great course and great food..

(Round played: Mar 2015 - Score: 99 Handicap: 25.7)
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