Review's of Nazeing Golf Club
Course Under Repair - Give it some time
A lot has happened since the last TSG foray on this interesting course. Suffice to say that the people tasked with restoring the course to playable condition have liquidated and the care and maintenance is now back with the leaseholders. We booked online to take advantage of twighlight rates - the web site could have advised that the condition of the course wasn't perfect and that work was scheduled but not yet carried out. Pro-shop was Ok however the card machine wasn't working on the day we picked... which meant a trip to a nearby cashpoint.. The clue on arrival was the practice putting green - lumpy and bumpy and obviously worse for wear.
Those that remember Nazeing in the wet wouldn't have recognised much of this course... all dry. here's the downside though, greens I would regard as pretty much unplayable - although I did start to make some lucky putts on the back nine. Majority of bunkers appeared GUR (those that weren't were inconsistent - too much or no sand). Fairways in need of cutting and 'rough' needed tending.
To be fair discussions with greenkeepers revealed the scope of problems and Sunday was the first day that they could actually get out and cut the new grass on many of the greens. It looked like the previous maintainers had allowed things to slip (a lot) and the course is in need of general TLC (even down to replacing signs and markers).
On the plus side - there looks to be commitment from the leaseholders to put things right and the promise was there. It would be nice for the web site to be 'adjusted accordingly' to identify the relative condition of the course and perhaps take into account the amount charged for twilight green fees.
This is an interesting - not too challenging course layout, with opportunity to do OK once the maintenance has had time to make an impact. Until otherwise notified I wouldn't recommend this as a course for golf purists, let's hope that remedial action is timely enough to ensure a rapid return to playability.
Course is easily found, with adequate parking space and driving range facilities. Clubhouse is fine, we didn't eat there this time.
Locals were reasonably friendly if a little slow in getting around (perhaps due to the condition of greens and fairways - and tee boxes which are still as bad as ever).
Give it time and it could be back to a good condition... but lots of work needs to be done...
Nice course. Worth a visit
Nazeing has good facilities. A nice clubhouse with friendly staff, a good Pro Shop and practice areas. There is a putting green and a driving range. The course itself is not bad. The tee boxes could do with some TLC and the fairways were not bad. Greens were decent and fairly true. The worst part of the course is definetly the bunkers. Some were GUI and the others that were not should have been. Why is it so hard to get a decent bunker nowadays?!!!! All in all I enjoyed the round and would go back.
Great vaule, will be going back
Secured via Groupon voucher (£12 for 36 holes), so fantastic value for money. Tee boxes in desperate need of some TLC however the remainder of the course was in good condition. The greens are starting to burn up, however I put that down to the current weather. There are signs of what a fantastic club this could be but as is the way at present they need more funds. Will go back as thouroughly enjoyed the day and parkland nature lets you off some less than accurate shots!
Nazeing Golf Club was very welcoming, catering facilities excellent; the course is an interesting challenge though was playing very long for me as the course was 'waterlogged' after severe overnignt rain; greens were also partially adversely affected accordingly. I would love to play it again sometime under 'fairweather' conditions. This venue was great value for money on the day.
Worth a return
Not a bad course. No big surprises, and going with that, no really memorable holes. I'd look at a revisit when the British rainy season (?) was not with us (when??) and hopefully the bunkers would not be GUR. Not overly testing, but not every course needs to be.
worth the visit
greens were in good condition,90%of the bunkers were g.u.r. i thought the course in general was ok byt there were no memorable holes,having said that i would definately go back
A little wet would like to play in better weather
Good testing greens,fairways in good condition and bunkers in testing
Good clubhouse, friendly staff.
Course needs a little maintenance, but do not be deceived into thinking this course is easy.
Worth A Visit
Really like this course. Staff very friendly and helpful. Nice, uncovered range where you can hit balls from a mat or off the grass. Great idea to make everyone walk by the range to get to the first tee.
Course in a good condition, although most of the wet parts were near the tees.
Greens were firm and fast, despite being damp! I would hate to see how fast they get in the summer.
Fairly open course with some well placed bunkers and ponds.
Well worth a visit
Friendly visit during February
Night light breezes and fresh if not cold day at Nazeing. This course is pleased to acceot 2 for 1 vouchers (from Golf Monthly magazine) which made the cost of play £11.00 per person. Good value on any course. No temporary Tees and No Temporary greens at this course.
There are few obvious horrors here, some holes with wide open fairways and if played sensibly will result in reasonable rounds. There is always the temptation to try too much and lose the odd ball into water, trees or rough. There are some feature holes, we all liked the challenge of the first hole (a lake carelessly left 190 yards away from the tee desgned to tempt a long hit 240 to carry) but on a cold day best to lay up or play to the right. Water features quite a lot on this course, but can be avoided.
All of the greens were hard (in direct comparison to the rest of the course which was a little boggy in places)... greens played faster than expected and some were tricky reads (attention required here).
Once the course dries out it will only get faster, better and truer... well worth a return trip later in the year. Not too difficult to walk - although not flat by any means, this is a well worth the visit.
There are a few challenging holes, but when played sensibly (i.e. within your own limits) good scores could be a distinct possibilty... AS a High Handicapper I never felt overwhelmed here, there was always something I could do to rescue the odd errant shot.
Nazing Golf Club
Nice course that is reasonably long and fairly open. It invites you to drive without too much obvious risk.
Given the poor weather it is in good condition and is worth a visit.
Just played this course again but I have to say I was appalled by the state of the greens!! They were in terrible condition - dry, dusty and dug up in parts. Whilst they took my advice on bringing down the weekday cost to £18....I think it would be better priced at a fiver for what we were presented with today!! WONT be going back in a hurry this time!
Long and testing......
Not a bad course, it twists and turns through parkland and whilst is mostly flat, it does have the odd undulation. Testing enough for the mid handicapper (I had a disaster!). Driving range next to the first tee is a bonus and bar staff were friendly enough. Only thing I'd add, is it could have been cheaper midweek than the £22 we paid - given there was hardly anyone on the course!! Will go back though!