Bunsay Downs Golf Club

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.

Contact Information

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

Tel: 01245 222648

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

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.

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

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Bunsay Downs Golf Club Reviews & Information


Golfshake Rating

  3.6

Golfshake Golf Course Rating from 188
Average Ratings
3.92 ... Overall Rating
3.95 ... The Course
2.75 ... Course Cond.
3.79 ... Facilities/Serv.
4.16 ... VFM
Addtional Ratings
3.21 ... Pace of play
3.88 ... Hospitality.
2.26 ... Prac. Facil.
3.58 ... Food + Drink
Reviews

188 ratings & 87 reviews on Golfshake. Ranked 1851 out of 2137.

HIGHLY RATED - 93% would play again or recommend

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Reviewed Jan 12 2014 by Scott W - rated 3 out of 5
A nice little course for the money. Par 3's are not to long but you need to be on the ball !!!!
Held up well with all the rain we have had. Greens were in good condition for this time of year. (12/1/14)


(Round played: Jan 2014 - Score: 85 Handicap: 16.5)
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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 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 Apr 7 2015 by Dave L - rated 5 out of 5

Great course good condition and value for money
(Round played: Apr 2015 - Score: 53 Handicap: )
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Reviewed Oct 31 2013 by Andy W - rated 3 out of 5
I have been playing Bunsey for many years. The biggest plus for this course is the excellent greens. The course handles weather conditions very well and seems to recovery well even at winter time. The biggest draw back is that it is only nine holes. Some of the customers at the course do not look after the course leave pictch marks, unraked bunkers etc. The dress cose also leaves something to be desired at times.

(Round played: Sep 2013 - Score: 108 Handicap: 28)
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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 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 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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Reviewed Aug 7 2018 by Dave L - rated 2 out of 5
Very dry greens in poor condition due to badger, always struggle on this course don't know y ????????

(Round played: Aug 2018 - Score: 91 Handicap: 15)
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Reviewed Jun 26 2018 by Stephen S - rated 3 out of 5
Decent condition in view of the value for money and weather in a nice setting.
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Reviewed May 12 2018 by David P - rated 4 out of 5

Worth a visit

Its a nine hole with only 1 alternative tee on number 1, but good course, and fees are very reasonable, nice club house with good food.

(Round played: May 2018 - Score: 103 Handicap: 19.7)
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Reviewed Mar 16 2018 by Mark S - rated 5 out of 5

Fantastic little course

I love this course after moving up to Essex I was looking for a nice little course to practice on. The Badgers par 3 course is a fantastic little course definitely 1 to get you thinking about, none of the holes are the same. The 2nd and 5th holes have to be my favourites tee box up above the greens but very tricky as you don?t feel the breeze above you. I?ve only played the Bunsay course 9 once but it a great layout too. Would recommend to anyone new or more experienced.
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