short 9 hole loop for practice
Played this some time ago, pleasant little area, reasonable practice facilities, including putting green. Friendly people reasonable food, parking OK. Great for quick round...
Played during CVirus
Played on sunny but windy day.
Course still recovering from the wet winter. Most fairways had worn casts and some deprived of grass.
Played at start Corona Virus so facilities at club all shut down. Does have a bar for snacks and lunch, golf driving range and par 3 course.
Course in average condition and a little expensive considering present condition
Undergoing some changes
This was my first trip to Rivenhall after an invite from a TSG member, I had been told of major course works going on but that the course is very playable.
It's near Witham in Essex and I had a bit of difficulty finding it but I'll put that down to the Sat Nav having a wobble. On arrival it is evident due to some fairly hefty earth moving gear that it is major works and some of this has taken a chunk of the car park out so parking is a bit problematic but the club are accepting visitors parking on the grass in front of the club house. The single storey club house is comfortable, food is good and the members are welcoming.
Changing facilities are basic but adequate,there is a practice green (I didn't try) I can't comment on other practice areas because I'm afraid I didn't look for any.
Now to the course which I found in great condition fairly flat and open swith well kept greens a 9 hole course which has differing pars depending from which tee box you are playing from. So a shortish par 4 becomes s long par 3 second time around as do some of the 5's when they become 4's. Some tricky placed copse and water hazards make you think. I didn't know this course before the works started but evidence along 2 or 3 of the fairways has made it appear some holes tighter but this only makes it more of a challenge.
The greens ran very true and were consistent - not too much borrow on many. All in this is a great entertaining course where you can be bold and have a go on many holes and not be punished too severely.Favourite hole the 8th tricky par four over water first time round - long par 3 next time entertaining. Worth a visit and only £15 members guest rates
Rivenhall Golf Centre
Rivenhall is an often over looked as a course in Essex.
Its 9 hole status puts people off it has two different nine courses, so there are 18 holes there if you want them.
The course comprises of 5 par 3's 3 par 5's and 10 par fours off whites and blues.
It is not easy course but not difficult once you know your way around.
Recently the fairways have been slighly fuffy due to being treated, but now they are being cut again. The bunkers are average for sand content but the tees are in very good order.
The golf centre boasts a fantastic driving range, 9 hole short course, putting green, practise bunker and chipping area.
it has buggies and a fully stocked pro shop.
Plus a superb 19th hole.
A round of golf for 18 holes at the weekend is £14.
There is PGA coaching available at reasonable rates.