Review's of Basildon Golf Course
Over the last couple of years the course has improved quite a lot. A lot of trees have been removed and the greens are a lot better. Last time i played drainage work had started.....worth a visit.
Great course, well worth the visit
Another enjoyable day out in great company
This is a well thought out combination, mature woodland and links style golf course. Most holes offer uniqueness, good challenges for all levels. Lots of undulations and you'll be lucky to play your next shot off a level lie. Elevation changes feature a lotand it makes you think about club selection. Well positioned tee shots are key for most holes. At the time of visit the course was in good condition, greens were true enough, not too slow.
Adequate parking, and friendly staff made this a pleasant trip. Well signposted from main roads this is easy to locate. Just a couple of miles from the A127.
Simply lovely, lovely, lovely, lovely
Simply lovely, lovely, lovely, lovely
Worth a visit
Fantastic greens, good tee boxes and fairways average with work needed in places. A very mature parkland course which is relentless in respect of challenging holes. Only two holes which would be considered as easy! A tough test but highly recommended if you get a chance - and with the deals available it represents fantastic value for money. Yes some of the fairways need considerable levels of work on them but still worth playing - greens are in superb condition. Recent investment is obvious compared to the course lows 4/5 years ago - go and see for yourself
A good test of golf it has a bit of everything.
A good municipal mature tree lined hilly parkland course with undulating fairways with some tight fairways & dogleg holes with fairway bunkers & true greens. Don’t remember seeing any water hazards. There are some lateral ditches so course management comes into play on some of the holes.
The greens, fairways & bunkers were all in good condition. Not much rough due to the trees.
You will find practice putting green, driving nets & friendly staff. Overall a good challenge.
Sadly no racks for the bunkers. We paid £12 with a free paint of beer. At £27 is about normal now days.
A good test of golf it has a bit of everything. It's had a lot of money spent on it in the last couple of years and it's now paying off. It gets thumbs up from me. Definitely worth playing.
I have played Basildon a few times before and now it is in the best condition that I have ever seen it. The rough has been cut down and as some of the fairways slant sideways, this is much better, as you do have a better chance of finding your ball if it runs off. Also, the greens are in good condition. The present clubhouse has been extended from just a pro shop and now has a bar area as well. All in all a remarked improvement.
Worst Ive been to
On Arrival you will see a nice looking building with a building site on your right hand side, head straight to the building site and "Welcome to Basildon Golf Club"
I understand clubs improving and working having to be carried out but there is no reason not to be tidy while doing it. Rubbish and bricks everywhere. IMO i would save the money on what looks like a a club house extension and put it to the purchase of a lawn mower for the very long fairways.
Fairways: Bad, no difference to the light rough
Greens: Patchy, Bumpy... In fairness it did look like the effort to save some greens was underway.
Challenge: Some tricky tee shots but not much to the course and very short for a par 72
Its main problem is the type of golfer they attract, sadly all were members. Now i am no golfing snob but the etiquette was disgusting. 4 Times the group behind us played over our heads and at least once only just missing us, swearing and shouting, 4 people to one buggy and we see one guy finish a can of beer and just chucked in to the fairway (this was at 9:45)
IMO you can chuck as much money as you wish to improve this club but while they have members like I've seen then it will never be a course i would recommend to anyone.
Needless to say, i would not return to this club even if it was free.
Under renovation ....
Played here this week on a corporate golf day and was impressed to see so much work going on at this once popular course...
Sadly, despite playing here as a kid, the course has been off my radar since then. However, with new owners and enthusiastic members its great to see someone putting some love back in the place.
The course itself is parkland with some undulating fairways and it has some great Par 3 holes and thought provoking dog legs. And whilst the greens are still in repair, they are are flat and true and will only get better with time.
The owner has big plans and expects to open a new clubhouse in the next few weeks and is putting on some great deals (£12 for a round and a pint) to tempt us back.
He has also secured the PGA East Anglian Open for the next five years, so its clear they are in it for the long term.
I look forward to watching the progress in the coming months/years.
Tough course undergoing redevelopment
Basildon Golf course is a tough little course, but for many many years lacking in money spent on it as a pay n play but someone took it over at the end of last year and they are spending money and making repairs.
Don't get me wrong, there is some way to go still I think, but out on the course today, you could see many workers cutting fairways and fixing the golf course.
The clubhouse and practice facilities are v limited, but they are building and extension at the moment so will be far better when completed. This also affects the practice green at the moment too. So fair play to them, and see what's like next year.
Now to the course itself ....
It's quite a tight course in places, so fairway tee shots are vital if you are going to score well.
There are many undulating and sloped fairways, which you will need some course management, (refusing driver), to stay in with a chance of par. Biggest problem is weekends and school holidays, as kids can and do get onto the course and can be a royal pain.
But it's a good layout of course and bites you hard at times, but good play can give quite a few birdie opportunities. I'll be back again next spring if not before
POOR, bad everything, shame.
This course is rubbish, played here today, greens were very poor, holes were animals had been digging, not been but back, not swished or cut, half flags, crap tees temps and grass, map of the course was £2 and seemed wrong, will never return evern if it was free golf, had alittle moan and the shop bor was rude,needs lots and lots and lots of money and tlc, shame.
BEST BIT WAS LEAVING
I played here once before 30 years ago,and it will be another 30 before I go back.
Club house and PRO SHOP where well less said the better!!
Robbed of a £15 green fee for a public course,playing of mats on some holes,other tees where bare patches of grass covered in sand,the fairways where just as bad.The greens where probably the worst I have played on in 30 years of playing golf.
THIS WOULD BE AN IDEAL PLACE FOR THE COUNCIL TO BUILD NEW HOUSES ON.
Its a shame because it has some interesting holes,let down by the overall condition of the course.
I WILL NOT BE GOING BACK
Mature course needs some T.L.C.
Lots of trees, well laid out with some fairly narrow fairways. Has a public footpath through it so you have to look out for dog walkers especially when hitting drives over blind hills. Greens let it down as there sore some in bad nick. If playing in autumn you need a "ball detector" as you'll have trouble finding your ball in all the leaves. Lots o hills so you need to be fit. Good value at about £11 a round. Check before going as it recently closed due to a long running row between the councel and the company running the course. Mo facilities to speak of so take your own drinks, snacks, etc
Every Little Helps
Basildon Golf Course has had a poor life in terms of upkeep over the last 20 or so years but its comming back to its best in a slow but sure way under newish managment well worth a round or two and as cheap as chips if booked online £8 will do it
Worth the money
£10 well worth it
basildon golf course
for anyone who wants a demanding game try basildon, wayward shots can be very unforgiving as it is a parkland course with fairways boardard by trees and bushes but for the low handicapper unlike me this shouldn't be a problem.fairways in the summer are good but cracks appear so you can get some strange bounces and obviously at this time a year fairways can become littered with leaves which can hamper finding your ball even on the fairway,the majority of the greens are good but some do need attention.The clubhouse is small but serves its purpose with a practice area right by it,overall basildon course is very good with varying demanding holes and as for value for money i played there today for just £5 (booked on line) for the round after 2pm.During the week it is a good course to get on as at the weekend it can get busy therefore always check to see if you can get a tee off time but as a rule i have never failed to get on the course when i wanted.