Essex Golf & Country Club, Essex, United Kingdom

  • Rating: Rating: 3.8  (3 reviews)
  • Opened: 1990
  • Holes: 27
  • Type: Parkland
  • Length: 6907 (18 hole); 2200 (9 hole)
  • Par: 73 (18 hole); 34 (9 hole)
  • SSS: 71
  • Slope: 0
  • Green Fees: £26 weekday; £31 weekend
  • Offers: Accept 2fore1 vouchers. Plus discounts available for groups of 8 or more golfers (contact professional shop for detail of current offers).
  • Location: Colchester, Essex
  • Tel No: 01787 22 44 66
  • Website: Visit Website

Summary:

The Essex Golf & Country Club is part of The Club Company group (11 golf clubs).
The Essex is a fantastic Club for the whole family. From Golf to Tennis, through Aerobics to Swimming, whether you want to get fit, lose weight, learn a new sport, pamper yourself or just to enjoy friends in a relaxed environment, The Essex offers the very best.
The Pulse brasserie offers a wide range of food and full bar facilities plus the Summer Terrace is perfectly placed to relax with views across the course.
The 6,900 yard, 18 hole Championship County Course has already won critical acclaim for its challenging yet fair features. With four par 3’s, nine par 4’s, five par 5’s, ten lakes and strategically placed bunkering give a spectacular beginning and finale to the round. The course provides a constant choice of shots for golfers of all standards.
The 2,200 yard, short par 34 Garden Course, offers a different challenge altogether. Its tightly guarded greens, tricky par 4’s and attractive par 3’s present an intriguing and popular challenge to beginners and experts alike.
Regular golfers will be particularly impressed by the standard of greens, tees and fairways. With a fully computerised irrigation system using water from the Club’s own 13-million gallon reservoir and over 40 miles of drainage pipes, the course remains open virtually every day of the year.

Facilities:

Changing rooms with showers; Club, buggy & trolley hire; Fully stocked professional shop; Comprehensive practice facilities include 20 bay flood lit driving range, chipping area and putting green; Bar and full catering facilities.

Golfer's Reviews of Essex Golf & Country Club:

These reviews represent the personal view of the individual, not those of PackYourClubs.com
Average Rating Rating: 3.8     Number of Reviews: 3

Long but fair......., 17 Sep 2010, by anonymous
Clubhouse/Hospitality
Rating: 3.0
Quality of Course
Rating: 4.0
Practice Facilities
Rating: 3.0
Value for Money
Rating: 4.0
This is a long course but relatively flat and is very nicely maintained with good greens. It starts with a long Par 5 dog-leg right hole which sets the tone for the rest of your round. However, beware of the water on a number of the holes as it can catch you out in places. Overall we enjoyed it but allow yourselves time as it took us nearly 5 hours to get round but we did have some high handicappers with us. Good value at £20 each using the Openfairways card and look forward to going back soon!
Essex Golf & Country Club, 10 Aug 2009, by anonymous
Clubhouse/Hospitality
Rating: 4.0
Quality of Course
Rating: 4.0
Practice Facilities
Rating: 4.0
Value for Money
Rating: 4.0
Played here yesterday in a 3 ball. I'm currently off 23 and my two partners are 8 & 28 respectively We all enjoyed a well thought out course on the site of an old military airfield. In fact, there is still a landing strip for light aircraft running alongside the course. Water plays a major role on this one, with 12 different lakes coming in to play on holes 1,5,6,7,9,10,12,13,14 & 18. The tee boxes and fairways were in very good condition, there's some harsh rough as well so its best to be as straight as possible. The greens were excellent with a good consistant roll. Special mention to the starter who was very friendly and gave lots of useful advice on how to play the first, not that it helped me (scored an 8!!) For a Sunday it wasn't too busy just a couple of minor hold ups at the par 3's on the back nine We paid £31 each, plus £3 for a yardage chart which as first time visitors was pretty essential Overall, definately one I would return to, well worth an hours drive
Member for 10 years!!, 19 Mar 2008, by anonymous
Clubhouse/Hospitality
Rating: 4.0
Quality of Course
Rating: 4.0
Practice Facilities
Rating: 4.0
Value for Money
Rating: 3.0
I started my golf here and left with a handicap of 4! Friendly atmosphere with 1 championship course and a 9 hole course which exceedss expectations! A recommendation! Used to be called and I think still is known as "the course that drains when it rains."

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