Founded in 1964, Abridge Golf & Country Club was Henry Cotton's inaugural design. Today, the golf course hosts Open Championship Regional Qualifying and Abridge facilities are amongst the finest in Essex.
Thorpe Hall Golf Club has produced more great golfers down the years than any other club in Essex. The seaside course at Thorpe Bay may be parkland in character, but it lies only 200 yards from the North Sea, so there’s usually a salty breeze to enjoy.
Boyce Hill Golf Club, as the name implies, is one of the hilliest courses in Essex where you’ll be presented with plenty of awkward stances and fine views. Playing to handicap on this charming 6,003-yard parkland course is more difficult than it may seem.
Founded in 1895, Frinton Golf Club is a venerable Essex seaside course, designed by Willie Park Jr. and later improved by Harry Colt. The course was recently renamed in honour of Arthur Havers who was the 1923 Open Champion and Frinton club professional.
Located in a delightful rural setting, Braintree Golf Club was founded in 1891. Despite being the third oldest club in Essex, the course in play today was laid out by F.W. Hawtree in 1971 when the club relocated to Stisted.
The Gainsborough golf course at the Stoke by Nayland Club has matured nicely into one of the region's best, and is routed along the edge of the picturesque Dedham Vale...
One of James Braid’s earliest designs, the original 9-hole course at Theydon Bois Golf Club opened for play in 1898. Seventy-three years then passed before Fred Hawtree added another nine, leaving the Braid holes virtually intact.
South Essex Golf Club comprises three 9-hole circuits designed by Reg Plumridge, with the Hawk and Heron combination forming the 18-hole layout of first choice for most golfers.
Neil Coles designed the Lakes course at the gargantuan Five Lakes Hotel, Golf & Country Club. It officially opened in 1991 with the televised Nick Faldo Challenge, a Texas Scramble exhibition against Nigel Mansell, Ian Botham and Daley Thompson. Sir Nick was comfortably beaten.
Set in an ancient and secluded deer park, the 6,228-yard course at The Warren Golf Club is a veritable oasis. Only the cry of the club peacocks can be heard echoing across this lovely property where Mickey Walker (former European Solheim Cup Captain) was head pro.