Playgolf Colchester - Academy Course
Food & BeverageRestaurant
Available FacilitiesClubhouse, Meeting Facilities, Banquet Facilities
Far better maintained courses around
Haven’t played at playgolf in a year or two and wow this course has really gone down hill. Fairways & greens really poorly maintained. Range balls spilling out across the course. Far better courses around the area.
Expensive and naff
Bunkers are terrible, greens bumpy, rude staff and the worst thing is the walk between holes. For example it's about a 10 minute walk after you finish the 18th, that's all you need when you're knackered.
This all would be forgiven if it was cheap but it's not, if anything it is on the expensive end.
Very slow play, as a 4 ball after 5 holes we was 10 minutes ahead, then we was held up by a 2 ball in front and was 1 hour behind on the 15th tee we had 3 groups behind us all waiting to t-off. We mentioned to the staff and he said is what it is, very poor.
Poor condition and staff awful
Fairways and greens were in poor condition, which is a shame as there are some nice holes. Bunkers awful. Played when is was very hot on a busy Saturday - halfway house closed due to no staff and the holes don’t pass the clubhouse - nightmare! Much better alternative courses locally for a similar price.
JC Knew Knee
This is very challenging course with many holes teaing off blind. Sand with stones in the bunkers isn't really good enough and placing flag in some of the tightest of locations really is unnecessary for the average golfers. Overall it takes a large amount of enjoyment out of the game..
Course is not great. Lots of road noise as next to a bust dual carriageway. Too much walking between holes. Some nice holes particularly on back 9. Greens and tee off areas not great. Came away not really remembering holes played. Just a round of golf. Shame. We thought it was going to be so much better as the central facilities were really nice. We were overall generally disappointed and would not rush to return.
Posted yesterday about poor state of greens. Played today, greens much, much better.
Probably because England were playing Sweden in the World Cup the course was practically empty.
I had a round for £10 on a deal so played at 12:30.
I had 2 people behind me at one point but never came across anybody in front of me,
Fairways were very dry but most greens were in in very good condition.
I've played here several times and it's always an interesting and varied course so would not hesitate playing again, especially on a 'hot deal'.
Could be better
The layout of the holes is generally good, the layout of the course is not. The amount of walking between some holes is significant, 300 - 400 yards between some holes and 600 yards from 18th to clubhouse. Hence so many players with buggies, never seen so many, but understandable.
Current weather conditions are a challenge for all courses, but many around here are coping much better. The greens need urgent attention.
Good bar, food, shop, etc.
Enjoyable round. Course in excellent condition despite recent bad weather.
Nice course with very good facilities
The course was in very good condition. Greens cut very short and lightning quick. Fairways very well kept. Quite busy on course but not many delays at each tee. Some distance between some of the holes and a few hilly areas to negotiate but enjoyed playing the course and will definitely play it again this year.
Restaurant/Bar area very clean and excellent selection of food and drink available at very reasonable prices.
Could be great
The course has a really nice layout with some interesting holes with good elevation changes which provide some challenging shots. However, the course is in poor condition. I played it after heavy rain the day before and course was really dry and the greens were more mud the green. If the course was looked after better it could be a gem, but the way it is I was disappointed
Thoroughly enjoyed the round. The only thing I dislike is the course layout as there is so much walking between holes. The greens are a challenge with many hidden borrows.
Enjoyable lunchtime stroll
Pleasant quiet round of golf. Got to exchange some pleasantries with other golfers on the way round. Only downside came from 11th hole onwards when everything backed up because of an inconsiderate group about 3 holes ahead who took forever playing like idiots but acting as if they were pro's. When will players like this learn to let faster players through. It ended up with about 7 groups being held up by these snails, and personally I hate waiting around on the course.