The spectacular par three 12th, with its iconic island green, is the pick of the holes on Toot Hill Golf Club’s modern parkland course, which was fashioned by Essex-based architect Martin Gillett.
Have played Toot Hill a couple of times this year. It has always been an enjoyable round, whether I have played good or bad.
The signature Par 3 is a joy and test to play, and love the finishing 18th in front of the clubhouse, with a pond to the left.
Sad to hear that this may be sold off for it to be a housing development. Hope it’s just rumours, as I always make time for a couple of trips a year here.
How is this so low in the Essex ratings? Beautiful course. Very well maintained. Welcoming staff. I’ve not yet played Thorndon but understand why that may be number one but some of the others in this list do not compare to Toot Hill. Played it with the hope of finding a good local course to join and this is going to be the one for me. Good range of holes, short and long. Every area of the game tested. This should definitely be in the Essex top 5.