Playgolf Colchester - 18-hole Course

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3.6
26
5 Stars
4
4 Stars
13
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.4
Value
4.3
Layout
3.4
Friendliness
4.1
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.2
79.5%
Recommend this course
20 out of 26 reviews
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3.8
5
5 Stars
1
4 Stars
2
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.8
Value
4.3
Layout
3.8
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.4
100.0%
Recommend this course
5 out of 5 reviews
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3.5
10
5 Stars
1
4 Stars
5
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.2
Value
4.6
Layout
3.7
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.1
80.0%
Recommend this course
8 out of 10 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 70
Length 5895
Slope 0
Rating 0.0
Type Semi-Private
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
White 70 5895 yards
Yellow 70 5626 yards
Red (W) 68 5370 yards
Scorecard for Lexden Wood Golf Centre
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: 68.2/115 407 509 130 374 196 369 326 295 474 3080 350 351 397 349 144 385 138 371 330 2815 5895
Yellow M: 67.2/114 393 470 120 366 177 357 305 279 462 2929 334 341 392 332 125 375 127 359 312 2697 5626
Red W: 66.1/111 366 454 100 360 164 349 293 262 418 2766 320 335 383 319 110 367 121 352 297 2604 5370
Handicap 11 3 17 1 7 15 5 13 9 10 14 4 8 16 2 18 6 12
Par 4 5 3 4 3 4 4 4 5 36 4 4 4 4 3 4 3 4 4 34 70

Course Details

Year Built 1993
Golf Season Year round
Architect Jonathan Gaunt (2007)

Rentals/Services

Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Reviews

3.6
26
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Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Friendliness Excellent
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Correction

Posted yesterday about poor state of greens. Played today, greens much, much better.

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

Great value

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'.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

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.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather

Enjoyable round. Course in excellent condition despite recent bad weather.

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

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.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather

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

Conditions Poor
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Bunkers

The course is a good track but need to sort the bunkers out. Way to many stones in them.

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

Tremendous value

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.

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

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.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Played On
2.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather

Disappointing

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.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Poor
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

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!

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather

Course was good, quite a long walk between some greens & Tees

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

Good challanging course

Good challanging course first time round been a couple times since fairways can be quite narrow at times making the long drives quite challanging lots of complexity from hole to hole would recommend to anyone, there was a couple of inconviences but nothing to much that stop me from going again lovely senery i think there could be a larger variety in regards to the sand bunkers (depth/difficulty) as i didnt feel there was a great deal of difference but all in all i really enjoy the course and look foward to going again.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather

Value for money

A fairly basic course, but ideal for a pleasant round. Bunkers not in good condition. Greens have been improved considerably in the last 2 months. Staff friendly and helpful.

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