Playgolf Colchester - Academy Course
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.
On the Tee
Great round with mates course played well for the time of year.
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
The course is a good track but need to sort the bunkers out. Way to many stones in them.
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.
Very noisy from A12 traffic on many holes - not peaceful enough for me. Fairways in less than good condition. Greens very undulating and flag placements in silly positions on many holes. Wouldn't play there again.
Has Potential but maybe under new owners
Great facilities with a top notch clubhouse which includes very modern changing facilities, toilets as well as it's bar/restaurant. The driving range is more than adequate, whilst the American Golf store on site is well stocked and has friendly & helpful staff. What let's the place down is it's bread & butter...the course! It has many tough but picturesque holes with great green complexes, if only the condition/maintenance & layout of the course matched the quality design of the majority of the holes. Far too many long walks just leave you thinking that there must be a better way of configuring the layout...probably the last time I'll play here in a good while, such a shame as it really has great potential!
Course was good, quite a long walk between some greens & Tees