Colne Valley Golf Course. superb!!!!!!!!
This is one of my local courses but have never played here. First impressions lovely clubhouse, a warm welcome from the staff and a beautiful view from the terrace of the 9th and 18th holes as they share a very large undulating green. To the 1st Par 5. lovely opening hole. Then the course winds round the valley with tree lined fairways, beautiful. A few holes are a bit tight off the tee but that adds to the courses appeal. Some wide fairways giving you a chance to give it the big heave ho with the driver. Water comes into play on several holes with the River Colne running thru at the bottom of the valley. The whole course was in excellent condition, especially the greens. You have to ask yourself why are all greens not as good as these are at Earls Colne. I got an internet deal of £40 for a fourball, dont know how! I recommend you have a game here, even if you play it only once you will not be disappointed.
Not to be missed
Having played Colne Valley more than 20 times I have seen it improve year-on-year to what it is now: a great test of golf in beautiful surroundings, with perfect all-year-round greens, and good value green fees.
Lovely golf course will most definitely play here again if I can
High handicappers watch out, if you go round pulling driver at every chance, this course will bite you on the rear quite hard. Medium handicappers, the same applies :)
Lovely course some holes on the flat, some very sloped , and a test of golf. Go round with someone who has played the course a few times, and take their advice.
We paid £20 for the round and well worth the money, the fairways were lovely, the greens are difficult to read, but roll very pure and at a decent pace.
The staff were extremely nice and friendly. And the breakfast even though £7 was well cooked and they even swapped the beans for another sausage :)
Service was excellent before and after the round.
P.S. I'm a mid handicapper, and I didn't listen to most of the advice,,, the course bit me, chewed me up a bit, then spat me out. Next time a little course knowledge from this time, will do wonders for my scoring
One I'd always wanted to play
Always wanted to play Colne Valley, so was really looking forward to the round. Unfortunately we picked one of the wettest August days on record. It poured and I mean poured until the 12th, then eased but the fairways and greens were soaking, so not my best round. When we got in the club house was all locked up with some of my friends clothes in the locker rooms. The owner turned up after a phone call and openned up! We got a free round of drinks, but it was not very good PR.
I will return but on a dryer day!!
Like the name suggest the course is in a valley.
Mature tree lined parkland course with undulating greens & striped fairways (some tight) with fairway bunkers & water hazards and deep green side bunkers.
The green, fairways & bunkers all were in good condition.
Some tees are close to greens, and a public footpath runs through to centre of the course.
Value basic on internet price £12@ Sunday (Nov 2014) Pricy at £35.
You will find practise chipping/ putting green, driving nets & friendly staff.
Overall a good challenge, definitely worth playing, I would come back.
ps Could have temp greens in the winter?