Playgolf Colchester - 18-hole Course
|Red (W)||68||5370 yards|
|White M: 67.2/113||407||509||130||376||190||369||321||298||470||3070||350||350||374||343||144||383||135||367||320||2766||5836|
|Yellow M: 64.1/107||392||472||120||370||178||359||299||285||460||2935||337||342||368||329||130||377||128||361||307||2679||5614|
|Red W: 65.1/109||365||451||100||362||164||350||289||263||414||2758||319||332||360||312||109||365||120||348||286||2551||5309|
Food & BeverageRestaurant
Available FacilitiesClubhouse, Meeting Facilities, Banquet Facilities
Only just ok
Quite a tough course for a high handicapper. Bunkers poor but to be fair we’re classed as GUR. Lost my ball in the bunker on the 11th as full of water. More like a pond. When booking, staff were fantastic. Main gripe - pace of play!
I’ve been playing for 45 years and we were behind the slowest 4 & 3 ball I’ve ever experienced. Whatever happened to golf etiquette?
Will not rush back
Tees fairways greens good ,still rubbish bunkers that don’t drain so allways full of water
The greens were in very good condition, as were the fairways
Enjoyed the round. Played before and will play again.
Great well looked after course. It is sometimes a long walk between holes but ok with a buggy costing £20 between two people
Nice course but...
My first time playing the course and I enjoyed the layout. It has a lot of variety which I enjoyed. However the pace of play was a joke. We tee'd off at 10:50 on a Thursday and by the time we reached the 14th (Par 3), there was a 2 ball on the green and 2, 2 balls waiting to tee off in front of us. This made the remaining holes very stop start and not enjoyable.
Fairways are like concrete
This is my second time playing here, first time the tee boxes, fairways and fringes were in tatters and like playing off concrete. The rough was so long it was impossible to find your ball even if it trickles in.
I visited a second time as I thought I’d given it another chance but course conditions are still absolutely shocking and there has been no improvement at all.
Don’t waste your money.
Playgolf Colchester is a short but tough little course. I've played many times so there is a draw to come back. Unfortunately what people say is true the bunkers are generally poor with too much solid sand and stones and the greens are in a poorer condition than they should be. Lockdown has adversely affected many courses and only time will tell if they can recover but money will have to be spent. You get used to the noise of the A12 ! It's a test but shouldn't cost more than £20 !
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.