The Essex Golf and Country Club
Earls Colne,
Colchester, Essex C06 2N5
Tel : +44 (0)1787 224466 Fax : +44 (0)1787 224410

The Essex has a modern clubhouse and a sports brasserie filled with sporting memorabilia from around the world. It is sited on an ex-World War II airbase, with a flying club and a grass strip running along one side.

Signed from A120 between Braintree and Colchester

Further Information
Information herein provided by the club 30 July 1998. Golf and country club with floodlit driving range.

Course Details

Course Name: The Country Holes: 18 Yardage: 6982 SSS: 73
The Country Course has already won acclaim for its challenging yet fair features. With 4 par 3's , nine par 4's and five par 5's, 10 lakes and strategically placed bunkers. There is a spectacular beginning and finale to the round, whilst the course provides a constant choice of shorts for golfers of all standards. Take the conservative route with a more difficult shot to follow, or go for it setting yourself up for glory or disaster.
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Course Name: The Garden Holes: 9 Yardage: 2190 SSS: 34
The short garden course offers an altogether different challenge with lakes and tightly guarded greens. The tricky par 4's and attractive par 3's present an intriguing and popular challenge to beginners and competent golfers alike.
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Reader Comments / Reviews Leave a comment
  • Membership

    Fred Elvy wrote on: Jan 6, 2005

    Will you please send me details of the different types and prices for membership please.


  • Europe Golf courses reviews Matthew Goddard 12/01

    Matthew Goddard wrote on: Nov 30, 2001

    I am member of the Essex golf club. I agree it is a tough course with long par 4,s and long par 5,s. I find it hard in bad conditions and easier in the summer.


  • Europe Golf courses reviews David Williams 7/01

    David Williams wrote on: Jun 30, 2001

    This was once a busy wartime airfield but the course looks and feels mature although, naturally, is basically flat and relatively easy walking. The fairways and greens are in excellent condition and standing on the tees can make you feel a little over-confident. But the bunkers and water hazards are waiting to catch the ball that strays off-line - and then the trouble can start. The finish - two long par fives can ruin what has been a good score up to then. And be prepared for a strong wind in this open Essex landscape.


  • Europe Golf courses reviews Jeremy Johnson 06/00

    Jeremy Johnson wrote on: May 31, 2000

    Nice setting over the way from the airfield, so you often see numerous light aircraft coming in to land overhead. The Garden nine-hole course is a good challenging course, including 3 lakes to catch the unaware. The par 3 second has a very narrow fairway with out of bounds close in on both sides, whilst the par 5 first has an enormous fairway to which you must have a good tee-shot to ensure being over the lake with your second. Greens are good but fairways can get a bit rutted up, and at weekends play is very slow. Beware the rough though; balls have a tendency to vanish from within it.