Birch Grove Golf Club
Layer Road,
Colchester, Essex C02 0HS
Tel : +44(0) 1206 734276

Birch Grove Golf Club is a pretty parkland course, surrounded by mature woodland, with lush fairways and excellent greens watered from natural underground springs. The course is relatively short but very challenging, only one score under par has ever been achieved. Created in 1970 and extended through a mature wood in 1987, the many natural springs have been tamed into water features which home much wildlife. A family run business with a friendly atmosphere.

Situated on the B1026 about 3.2km (2 miles) south of the ancient town of Colchester.

Further Information
Information herein provided by the club 1 July 98

Course Details

Course Name: Birch Grove Holes: 9 Yardage: 4038 SSS: 60
The late Fred Walsh designed this pretty parkland course with some challenging holes - well maintained with excellent greens. There are five par three holes and four par 4 holes. The best par 3 is the fourth over a haggard stream valley to a hillside green; the sixth is a beautiful par 4 threading its way through an avenue of mature trees.

For an appreciation and independent view of this course please see golfer reviews.

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Reader Comments / Reviews Leave a comment
  • Restaurant Pianist

    Michael Salmon wrote on: May 8, 2005

    To the Manager,
    My name is Michael Salmon. I am a concert pianist, currently looking for work in the area. I have an extensive repertoire ranging from classical to jazz and have performed in many restaurants and concert venues in the area.
    If you require a restaurant pianist on a regular basis or for the occasional wedding reception… please do not hesitate to contact me.
    Kind Regards,
    Michael Salmon BA Hons Atcl


  • Europe Golf courses reviews Robert A Johns 10/01

    Robert A Johns wrote on: Sep 30, 2001

    This is an interesting course, with a wonderfully picturesque 6th hole and no shortage of water to ensnare you. If the course itself has a fault, it's that it is a lot kinder to hookers than slicers, but then we can't complain.


  • Europe Golf courses reviews 7/01

    wrote on: Jun 30, 2001

    This is one of the best courses i have played at. It has lovely water features and is ver tricky and not too long for the amature golfer. Its is let down by the 8th and 9th holes but the rest is great. Hole 6 is now a super par 5 with a stream runing along and accross it making a very chalenging hole. I recommend this hole for begginers and intermediats


  • Europe Golf courses reviews 02/99

    wrote on: Jan 31, 1999

    Birch grove is a very interesting but tight course which makes the golfer think about every shot carefully it's got a few bunker's and some water in part's of the course which makes playing quite tricky at times but very enjoyable.