Ballards Gore Golf Club
|White/Par 73||73||6783 yards|
|White/Par 72||72||6639 yards|
|Yellow/Par 74||74||6613 yards|
|Yellow/Par 73||73||6476 yards|
|Winter/Par 74||74||6246 yards|
|Winter/Par 73||73||6121 yards|
|Ladies/Par 74||74||5788 yards|
|Ladies/Par 73||73||5624 yards|
|White M: 73.1/123||147||346||436||389||395||565||515||329||266||3388||421||417||187||512||150||364||439||517||388||3395||6783|
|Yellow M: 72.0/120||140||338||429||383||386||557||509||302||259||3303||413||409||182||504||142||358||417||506||379||3310||6613|
|Blue M: 70.7/121 W: 74.7/127||154||336||410||349||342||523||467||312||247||3140||415||373||173||486||118||321||403||475||342||3106||6246|
|Red W: 73.2/123||129||242||372||308||324||452||419||279||249||2774||335||392||167||481||115||337||396||437||354||3014||5788|
A great test
Very impressive course with challenges on every hole , some very long holes and the shorter ones still are a test of your abilities.
Lots of water too to keep you thinking .
One of the best challenges of golf in Essex . It is fun but you need to be playing really well from tee to green .
Excellent condition both fairways and greens. Couldn’t ask for better In November. Congrats to course staff.
The course had some very challenging holes .
Great course it had a lot of challenging holes that where enjoyable to play , I would recommend it to the above average golfer.
Decided to play here as it was a new course for my 11 year old son. I was a member approximately 10 years ago. Wasn't disappointed. Course was in great condition, greens excellent for time of year. Will definitely return. Good value for money.
One of Essex's hidden gems
Whilst reasonably local I had never played this course before.
The first thing that hits you as you set out is the tranquility with only the occasional plane coming into Southend Airport challenging the quietness.
The course is reasonably long and challenging. Even the shorter holes have very tight fairways or approaches that test the mettle of handicap golfers.
Following a very hot and dry summer a lot of courses are still suffering, however Ballards Gore seem to have countered this better than a lot of the more revered courses in the area.
It was an enjoyable round (although the weather was wet and I didn't play well) and a course I'd want to play again.
Challenging yet enjoyable
Good value for money, greens well maintained, little rough.
Booked round as a last minute decision, as wanted to try a course had not played before. Considering how hot weather has been over the last few weeks, was in great condition. You could fire ball into the green as were very receptive. Fairways were firm but plenty of grass on them. Like to commend the green staff for getting course in that condition.
Would recommend this course to all standards as a very fair test of golf. Will return in very near future.
A pleasant surprise
When we arrived we was told there was a seniors tournament about to start, but we were directed to the 10th tee with no problem to start our game. I have to say this was the first time at this course and I was a little apprehensive, but to my surprise what a fantastic course, the condition,layout and whole experience was just first class
Rude staff, no off course facilities. Not good
Arrived 45 minutes early for a midday tee off and wasn’t allowed to book in. No explanation just “come back at 12”. But that’s our tee time?”. “Sorry, come back then”.
Warming up and chatting to other guys doing the same it became apparent there was a tournament going off at 12 and they wanted the course clear ahead of them. Shame the guy in the office couldn’t be bothered to explain. In the end we got forced to go out from the 10th so it wasn’t an issue anyway. Odd.
The round takes under 4 hours, which seems to be good going these days. Eventually the 4 ball ahead begrudgingly lets our 2 ball through and there are clear holes ahead as far as you can see. We knew they stopped doing food at 4pm but we’d made it with 10 minutes to spare. I picked up a menu and didn’t even get to look at it before I was told they’d stopped doing food.
“Oh ok, when do you stop doing food then?”
“But it’s 10 to?”
“Yeah chef went home half an hour ago”
“So you stop doing food at half 3?”
“In 10 minutes time?”
Pause. “I can do you a drink, do you bloody want one or not?”
Sadly that’s an improvement on the time before when we came off the course at half 4 and the whole clubhouse was shut and locked up.
It’s a good tough course but it just appears to be run badly.
Avoid. Unless you enjoy being treated shoddily.
This was a good hour drive on a very wet good Friday but it was worth the trip. Course was pretty much empty due to the heavy rain. But loved the course has a bit of everything from short par 3s over water to long par 5s. Will defo be returning in summer to play the course in full conditions.
Always an interestng round
I've played here many times and always find it a challenging course.
For the time of year the course was in very good condition and was helped by several tee positions having been moved closer to allow for the conditions.
Greens were in good condition but slow at times due to the dampness. Fairways were quite good but could have been better in paces if it weren't for the buggies cutting up the ground a little. That said. most greens were roped off to prevent damage by buggies and trollies.
The course never disappoints and I look forward to playing there again very soon.
Good looking course
Loved the course. The layout,directions to each tee,diagram of hole at each tee,towels at every ball wash, condition of fairways and tees, water features, par 3s all different,friendliness of members made the the day a great success. Will definitely go back even though it took us over an hour to get there.
On the whole a good course with some challenging holes. However, the tee boxes need some attention, in particular the 9th hole, as there was no white, yellow or red tee markers so was having to guess where to tee from? Fairways also need cutting in places.
Course was in great nick greens where fast and true very long made even longer by strong wind great test fantastic day out
Live close to course and with my home club having a charity day 4 of us, who have played the course many times, had a 'friendly'. Some holes quite challenging and can catch the higher handicapper out.
Still a good day and worth visiting although no real ale served at the bar so we adjourned to local hostelry 50 yards away.
Forgotten how good this course is!
Only played here once before, when recovering from a broken toe! That time, I played badly and didnt appreciate course. This time round, I loved it! Difficult enough to be fun, but some wide open fairways as compensation. Course was in great condition, very beautiful trees and water features and wildlife. Will deffo book again.