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Bunsay Downs Golf Club

Course Information

Bunsay Downs Golf Club, Essex has two 9 hole courses, the 9 hole, par 54 (2638 yard) Badgers Course and the 9 hole, par 70 (5724 yard), Bunsay Downs Course. A private, parkland golf course.

18 holes | Par Badgers Course 54; Bunsay Down 70 | Badgers Course 2638; Bunsay Downs 5724 yards | Private | Parkland

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Tee Time Information

Midweek Guide: £13.50 per round *

Weekend Guide: £15.00 per round *

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


Visitor Information


Contact Information

Address: Little Baddow Road, Woodham Walter, Essex, CM9 6RU United Kingdom

Tel: 01245 222648

Website: http://www.warrengolfclub.co.uk/bunseydowns/home.html

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Bunsay Downs Golf Club Reviews & Information


Golfshake Rating

  3.6

Golfshake Golf Course Rating from 199
Average Ratings
3.85 ... Overall Rating
3.90 ... The Course
2.57 ... Course Cond.
3.72 ... Facilities/Serv.
4.12 ... VFM
Addtional Ratings
3.17 ... Pace of play
3.77 ... Hospitality.
2.07 ... Prac. Facil.
3.23 ... Food + Drink
Reviews

199 ratings & 94 reviews on Golfshake. Ranked 1857 out of 2183.

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What the club says: The award winning Badgers Par 3 is a truly beautiful course of outstanding natural beauty, widely regarded as one of the finest of its kind. Set in the middle of a woodland glade, in a tranquil spot, over undulating countryside, with an abundance of water & sand features, this is a fine & very challenging course. It takes its name from the resident families of wild badgers who live there in a special conservation area.

Bunsay Downs Coure is a mature & very attractive course with sweeping views over gentle gradients, it is suitable for all ages, abilities and standards of golfer, from the novice to the experienced player.



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Reviewed Jun 3 2021 by Geoffrey S - rated 1 out of 5

Going downhill!

Have been a member here for getting on a decade. Maintenance is poor to say the least particularly what was the excellent par 3 Badgers where no work has been done on the bunkers for over a year and now full of weeds. Very disappointing but the owners the Warren Estate want to turn it into a Caravan Park and put all money and effort into the Warren where they charge a fortune for membership.

(Round played: Jun 2021 - Score: 73 Handicap: 16.8)
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Reviewed May 3 2021 by John S - rated 3 out of 5

The ?could be great?course

Beautiful setting and can be very picturesque.
Unfortunately the Golfer seems to come second.
Watering of the course takes place without any concern for the golfer at times which interfere with play.
Greens are left with animal dug holes which should be dealt with as priority.
Bunkers are to be frank appalling with weeds rife and unraked sand.
Mowing appears to take precedence!!
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Reviewed May 1 2021 by Shaun W - rated 2 out of 5
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Reviewed Apr 18 2021 by Shaun W - rated 3 out of 5

Great Little Course

Had a good couple of rounds here at the end of 2020. Used the par 3 course as a warm up before switching to the regular course. Lots of areas to catch you out and some great fun holes to play.
The weather was awful but the course was still in really good condition.
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Reviewed Sep 25 2020 by John S - rated 2 out of 5

Very average course now

Since before Covid struck,Bunsay has been on the slide down.This could be a super little course which combined with ?Badgers?makes for a testing game of golf in a pretty setting at a reasonable price.Regretfully since Covid there has been a noticeable lack of care for the playing public with bunkers and greens in a generally poor condition.put that together with a lack of refreshments other than tes/coffee and the overall experience is poor.
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Reviewed Sep 18 2020 by BADGERS DENE, GRAYS - rated 1 out of 5
Havent played Bunsay for a couple of years. Played yesterday. Really sad to see the condition of the course. Weeds & grass in most bunkers, very little sand. Greens very poor, some with holes in. Especially poor was the par 3 course. Obviously the owners are throwing no no money at Bunsay. It was busy when we played with players of a 'certain generation' which did surprise us. Sadly i wont be returning.
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Reviewed Sep 13 2020 by Brett P - rated 2 out of 5

Course in bad condition

Played well considering how bad the course condition is. Putting was good and driving long and central the majority of the time

(Round played: Sep 2020 - Score: 82 Handicap: 0)
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Reviewed Jun 12 2020 by Duncan B - rated 1 out of 5

A Great Shame

Having enjoyed this course for the past 15 years a few times every year it’s a great shame to see it in its current state. It’s been getting progressively worse but yesterday’s round was the final straw. Firstly there was no hand sanitizer in the clubhouse, just a messy bottle of soap and no water, not clearly labelled . The tees resembled a dust bowl, with no grass on them whatsoever. Every tee was adorned with litter, broken tees or bottle caps. The walk ways had not been mowed, neither the fairways or rough. Approaching the green my expectations where low but even then they surprised me. Strange 2 inch holes scattered nearly on every green, with no indication where the first cut finished and the green started. There was moss and some other weed spread over every green with at least 25% of each green deemed ‘un-puttable’ by myself and the accomplished golfers i had the misfortune of sharing this experience with. On some greens some sections of the grass had mutated into a black ooze!
This is my first review and I’m saddened to have to submit such a daming report however i felt compelled to ward fellow golfers away. What was once a great course, kept in great condition and held in one of the highest regards in the area has now sadly due to negligence become no better than a park pitch and putt.
Even then i fell i’m doing a disservice to council run pitch and putts!
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Reviewed Jun 2 2020 by Daniel W - rated 2 out of 5

Needs more attention

Fantastic layout but needs more attention this course is being destroyed.very dry. Greens had holes in all over the place and tee boxes had no grass
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Reviewed Jun 1 2020 by Jimmy D - rated 1 out of 5

Not looked after

Need to be looked after a lot more greens and tee boxs
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Reviewed Jun 1 2020 by Jimmy D - rated 1 out of 5

Not looked after

Need to be looked after a lot more greens and tee boxs
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Reviewed Feb 21 2020 by John S - rated 4 out of 5
Great little course,9 main and a very testing par 3
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Reviewed Sep 6 2019 by Paul B - rated 1 out of 5

Really poor nick sadly

Sometimes nice to play at Bunsey particularly the Badgers par 3 course It?s clear the owners are spending no money on maintenance Greens terrible Sadly won?t be returning
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Reviewed Jul 25 2019 by David P - rated 4 out of 5

Value for money

Excellent little course, well worth the trip, and the par 3 course is really great

(Round played: Jul 2019 - Score: 53 Handicap: )
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Reviewed Jul 12 2019 by John S - rated 4 out of 5

A small challenging golf course

Have played many rounds here and like to mix it up with the main nine and the very challenging par three,which should not be taken lightly.
Currently,with the hot weather watering can interrupt the use of the courses,so worth checking before leaving home.
The greens are very flat but the sun is taking its toll.
Generally,still a gem set in the Essex countryside and at a reasonable price.
The cafe/restaurant offers a wide range of snacks and drinks from coffee to beer and two excellent breakfasts.
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Reviewed Jun 4 2019 by Stewart C - rated 4 out of 5

great place for learning, improving

I joined this year, my first club, because it has served me well in my transition from playing mainly par 3 courses. it's also compact enough to do 18 holes in a reasonable time

(Round played: May 2019 - Score: 97 Handicap: 0)
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Reviewed Jan 11 2019 by Barrie H - rated 3 out of 5

Good little course

Played the challenging par three and the 'big course'.
Nice day out for January.
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Reviewed Nov 18 2018 by Keith B - rated 3 out of 5
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nd played: Nov 2018 - Score: 103 Handicap: 21.4)
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Reviewed Sep 25 2018 by Terry S - rated 4 out of 5
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Reviewed Aug 19 2018 by Mark B - rated 3 out of 5
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