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4.1
Value
4.5
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.1
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.8
91.8%
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25 out of 27 reviews
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4.3
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3.7
Value
5.0
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.7
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5.0
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4.1
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Value
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Layout
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Amenities
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StaffFriendliness
4.2
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Style Parkland
Par 73
Length 6783 yards
Slope 0
Rating 0.0
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Ballards Gore Golf Club
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
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
Scorecard for Ballards Gore Golf Club
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
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
Handicap 17 1 3 11 9 5 15 7 13 2 6 18 14 12 16 4 10 8
Par 3 4 4 4 4 5 5 4 3 36 4 4 3 5 3 4 4 5 4 36 72
Handicap (W) 17 9 1 11 7 3 13 5 15 6 2 18 4 14 12 16 8 10

Course Details

Year Built 1980
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes
Practice Hole Yes

Policies

Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper attire is required.

Reviews

4.0
27 Reviews (27)
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Skill Intermediate
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I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
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5.0
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First Time Playing

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 .

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Challenging course

Excellent condition both fairways and greens. Couldn’t ask for better In November. Congrats to course staff.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

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.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good condition

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Wet weather

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.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather

Challenging yet enjoyable

Good value for money, greens well maintained, little rough.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather

Great Condition

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.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

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

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Avoid

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?”
“4pm”
“But it’s 10 to?”
“Yeah chef went home half an hour ago”
“So you stop doing food at half 3?”
“No, 4pm”
“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.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great course

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.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Cold weather

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather

course

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.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather

Ballards Gore

Course was in great nick greens where fast and true very long made even longer by strong wind great test fantastic day out

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather

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.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

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.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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