Bentley Golf Club

Price Guide: ££££ | HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

Bentley Golf Club, Essex is an 18 hole, par 72 (6703 yard), private, parkland golf course designed by Alex Swan in 1972

Contact Information

Ongar Road, Pilgrims Hatch, Brentwood, Essex, CM15 9SS United Kingdom

Tel: 01277 373179

Golf Pro: Nick Garrett | Tel: 01277 373179

Website: http://www.bentleygolfclub.com/course.html
 

Tee Time Information

  • Midweek Guide: £28.50 per round *
  • Weekend Guide: £35.00 per round after 1pm *

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

Course Information:
18 holes | Par 72 | 6703 yards | Private | Parkland

Buggy HireGolf shop Changing roomsClubhouse BarFood Function Room Hire Handicap required

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  • Societies Accepted to Play
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  • 7 Day Membership Available
  • 5 Day Membership Available

Restrictions: Maximum Handicap 36


Bentley Golf Club Reviews & Information


Golfshake Rating

  4.38

Golfshake Golf Course Rating from 79
Average Ratings
4.21 ... Overall Rating
4.38 ... The Course
4.09 ... Course Cond.
3.81 ... Facilities/Serv.
3.95 ... VFM
Addtional Ratings
3.86 ... Pace of play
4.05 ... Hospitality.
3.05 ... Prac. Facil.
3.75 ... Food + Drink
Reviews

79 ratings & 64 reviews on Golfshake. Ranked 493 out of 2102.

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Highly Recommended 2018

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What the club says: Bentley Golf Club was established in 1972 and was designed by Alex Swan who has worked on a number of outstanding courses in the eastern region. The Course has attained a silver ranking in the HSBC Regional Course Rankings. The course is laid out over an undulating terrain that has a wealth of mature, mixed species trees with many water features. The golf course extends to 6,703 yards (par 72) from the white tees and comprises four par 3's, ten par 4's and four par 5's.


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Reviewed Jul 15 2019 by Ted B - rated 4 out of 5

IPAPGS

Nice day, course playing great. Firm, fast greens mean you have to plot your way around. Food was excellent

(Round played: Jul 2019 - Score: 85 Handicap: 12.2)
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Reviewed Jul 11 2019 by Antony B - rated 5 out of 5

Great course and nice clubhouse

Well worth a visit. Course in great condition, greens, fairways & bunkers. Nicely laid out with some challenging and thought provoking holes. Look forward to going back

(Round played: Jul 2019 - Score: 94 Handicap: 18.2)
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Reviewed Jun 26 2019 by Michael H - rated 5 out of 5
Course in fantastic shape, can't fault it at this time of year. Even with heavy downpours overnight there was no sign of water and greens were rolling nicely.

(Round played: Jun 2019 - Score: 87 Handicap: 11.5)
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Reviewed Mar 20 2019 by Alfie B - rated 3 out of 5
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Reviewed Jan 7 2019 by Terry S - rated 4 out of 5
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Reviewed Nov 24 2018 by Paul W - rated 3 out of 5

Nice course

This is a good challenge and it's a good layout with interesting holes all the way round. The greens were very quick, which was impressive for the time of year.
Disappointed that we weren't told in advance that the majority of holes would be off temp tees. Think this is their winter policy as I imaging the place can be boggy when it's been raining a lot. But it hadn't rained that much and we had to walk passed a lot of very playable tee boxes.

The clubhouse is virtually brand new and is impressive. However, they haven't connected the changing rooms to it which was a bit of a mystery as to why not.
The welcome was warm and the food was good.

(Round played: Nov 2018 - Score: 94 Handicap: 13.5)
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Reviewed Nov 14 2018 by Carl H - rated 5 out of 5

Great course

Great course, played start of November and greens were running smooth and pure!! Only minor faukt was upon enquiring pro shop didn?t tell us we would be off winter tees which were in an awful state, full of stones. Aside from that will definately return and look forward to playing this in the summer.
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Reviewed Sep 17 2018 by Jason L - rated 5 out of 5
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Reviewed Sep 13 2018 by Paul S - rated 4 out of 5

Thinking golfers course

Great course which isn’t very long but needs some accurate shots and requires good course management. Greens were in good condition.

(Round played: Sep 2018 - Score: 90 Handicap: 17.5)
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Reviewed Jul 31 2018 by Antony B - rated 4 out of 5

Nice course & club house

Course and greens in good condition. Tight fairways and close together - don't want to stray too far. Clubhouse staff very friendly. Would definately return

(Round played: Jul 2018 - Score: 92 Handicap: 16.9)
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Reviewed Jul 22 2018 by Jon B - rated 4 out of 5

Very nice indeed

Challenging if your not straight although lost balls are rare. Great condition all round. Greens are all true.
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Reviewed Jul 8 2018 by Julien Y - rated 4 out of 5

Great course

Great course, although we get quite dry condition as it had not rained for a while. Some very memorable holes.

(Round played: Jul 2018 - Score: 96 Handicap: )
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Reviewed Jun 27 2018 by Keith Durham - rated 2 out of 5

average

average golf course no more, nice welcome though in the pro shop
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Reviewed May 4 2018 by David N - rated 4 out of 5

Great course well worth playing

Despite the recent inclement weather the course is drying out well and I'm sure it won't be long before the high standards achieved last year for the course and greens, is matched again this year. Much work has been done throughout the winter months clearing areas around the course, which should in turn help speed up the rate of play by making it easier to find balls from errant shots.
The extension and refurbishment of the clubhouse is now complete and looking very good.
Green keepers and staff behind the bar are all very friendly and there is a good atmosphere within the club.






(Round played: Apr 2018 - Score: 81 Handicap: 13)
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Reviewed May 1 2018 by Trevor M - rated 4 out of 5

Difficult course but an easy walk

Played here last week.The course is in very good condition especially in view of the weather we have had. This is a good test of golf but the terrain makes it a relatively easy walk. There has been a lot of work done since I last played there including a much improved clubhouse.
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Reviewed Mar 14 2018 by Andrew - rated 1 out of 5

Rude Ground Staff. Unenjoyable experience. Not worth the money.

Played at Bentley on the 14/03/2018, and was looking forward to the round after seeing good reviews of the course. At £35 a round it was higher than most courses in Essex but thought it's worth the shot.

Without being told we run into trouble, greens closed due to maintenance, ground staff cutting down trees and for some reason, decided to burn them at the tee boxes.

Heavy, thick smoke covered the air leaving the view very difficult, not to mention a chesty cough & one of my friends struggling to breathe due to being ahsmatic.

We was shocked how the pro shop didn't bother to notify us before/after we paid, but more than happy to take our money and find out for ourselves.

Golfing etiquette is a major thing, all courses I play normally deal with this well, eg grass cutters stopping the machines to allow silence for our shots, but at Bentley it was quite different, several Chain saws going off 10 foot away from you.

After we questioned the heavy black smoke and the sound to the ground staff, one replied 'This is our f****g course, not yours, get on with it*.

It's a course that we feel was not worth the value, and a lot better courses out there, with better standards on how to treat their customers, and where your site will be visible throughout the round and not come up with a chesty cough.

Won't be returning to this course, and I wouldn't recommend anyone else should.

Andrew.
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Reviewed Jan 8 2018 by David N - rated 3 out of 5

A challenging course worth playing

Course was pretty wet, so only carrying was permitted, however all greens were in use and very playable. The clubhouse is currently being extended and undergoing some modernisation which is due to be completed by end of February 2018.
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Reviewed Aug 30 2017 by Mike C - rated 4 out of 5
Need to be on your game to score well. Course maintained to very good standard.
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Reviewed Aug 4 2017 by Steve C - rated 4 out of 5

Very nice, tricky course

fantastic condition throughout. Quite a few narrow fairways and some well placed bunkers. Plus quite a few ditches.
Easy to score badly if not familiar with the course

(Round played: Aug 2017 - Score: 104 Handicap: 17.7)
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Reviewed Aug 4 2017 by Steve C - rated 4 out of 5

Very nice, tricky course

fantastic condition throughout. Quite a few narrow fairways and some well placed bunkers. Plus quite a few ditches.
Easy to score badly if not familiar with the course

(Round played: Aug 2017 - Score: 104 Handicap: 17.7)
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