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Stapleford Abbotts Golf Club

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Address: Horsemanside, Tysea Hill, Stapleford Abbotts, Essex, RM4 1JU, United Kingdom
Rating: 3.3
Rating: 3.3
Opened: 1989
Holes: 36
Type: Parkland
Length: Abbots 6501 yds; Priors 5878 yds
Par: Abbots 72; Priors 70 (White Tees)
Rating/SSS: Abbots 71; Prior 68 (White Tees)
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Green Fees: Abbots - mon-thurs £34, fr £38, w/e £42; Priors mon-thurs £18, fri £20, w/e £25
Offers: TSG Partner Club - See website for details
Tel No: A=01708-381108,P=01277-373344
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Website: www.staplefordabbottsgolf.co.uk
   

Clubhouse/Hospitality Rating: 3.0
Quality of Course Rating: 3.0
Practice Facilities Rating: 2.0
Value for Money Rating: 3.0

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Facilities
Stapleford Abbotts has two 18 hole golf course and additional practice facilities available to all. The main course (The Abbotts) is right next to the main Clubhouse, which is a charming black wood paneled country barn and has functions rooms available for hire. The second course (The Priors) whilst right next to the M25, also offers a superb test for the higher handicappers. There is also a challenging 9 hole, par 3 golf course (The Friars).
Description

Designed and built in 1988 both courses have matured superbly since. Following on from Clubhaus plc and American Golf, Stapleford Abbotts is now operated by Crown Golf, who acquired the club in 2004. The Abbotts and the Priors had thousands of saplings planted in the early years have matured and grown so as no longer to require the stakes.


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Visitors are very welcome and Green fees start from as little as £15.

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Number of Reviews: 35

Handicap: 20
Pro Member

21 Apr 2019, 13:01
Clubhouse/Hospitality Rating: 4.0
Quality of Course Rating: 4.0
Practice Facilities Rating: 4.0
Value for Money Rating: 4.0

Nice course.

Great value thanks to Ed. No driving range but otherwise very good practice areas. Course was in good conduction except for some of the bunkers. It is no longer owned by crown golf. Word is that the original owner has bought it back wants to improve overall quality.

  

Handicap: 14
Pro Member

01 Sep 2018, 15:19
Clubhouse/Hospitality Rating: 3.0
Quality of Course Rating: 2.0
Practice Facilities Rating: 5.0
Value for Money Rating: 3.0

Wrong Stableford Abbott’s ?

I joined a game with Paul, Ian and Roger. We had thought it was the Abbotts course well Ian and I did. It made us slightly late but anyway we played the Priory course which has some interesting holes. The club pro was very helpful once our mistake had been spotted, we were chaperoned to the Priory course by the senior captain Fred a lovely chap.
The Priory course is not too difficult, but the greens are a horror story, either infected or dug up by rabbits. Some were very hard also. The company was great but until the greens improve it’s somewhere I would not return even for £21, the buggy was a further £18. Some of the tees were pretty ropey also.
Hopefully I’ll get to play the Abbotts one day?

  

Handicap: 14
Pro Member

03 Nov 2017, 16:03
Clubhouse/Hospitality Rating: 4.0
Quality of Course Rating: 3.0
Practice Facilities Rating: 0.0
Value for Money Rating: 4.0

Enjoyable course....

Stapleford Abbotts GC is a pay and pay style proprietary parkland golf course near Romford Essex.

There are two 18 hole courses, ie the Abbotts and the Priors, plus a 9 hole par 3 course. The course was designed by Howard Swan and opened in about 1988. Since about 2004 the course has been a part of the Crown Golf Group.

I played the Abbotts course with fellow Epping Bandits members. The Abbotts course is a very easy walk. The course is well set out with challenging tee shots, requiring negotiation of doglegs, ditches, ponds etc. The greens were large, undulating, were in good condition and most surrounded by deep bunkers.

Played in October as the rainy season commenced it was evident that the course is not the best draining and consequently the fairways were not being cut affecting the run of the ball. However, the course was perfectly playable. I enjoyed the course very much. Next time I hope to play it in its best shape in the summertime.

A green fee of just under £20 was good vfm.

The catering service was excellent. Good golf fare, ie a pre-match breakfast and post match meal were good quality and vfm.



  

Handicap: 20
Pro Member

01 Nov 2016, 19:18
Clubhouse/Hospitality Rating: 1.0
Quality of Course Rating: 2.0
Practice Facilities Rating: 1.0
Value for Money Rating: 1.0

Priors Course Review - Course Shortened At Moment

Review relates to Priors Course not the members Abbotts course. There is no clubhouse, no practice facilities. There is a toilet in a portacabin. It is the course played along the M25, the other side of the mountain of mud and rubble being deposited by the lorries.

The course is carded at 5425 yards (yellow), but many of the holes have been dramatically shortened . . hence my 43 stapleford points! So I did not include the round for handicap. Some of the par 5s were now shortened to a short par 4 . . so short just a drive and a gap wedge. Course must now be playing well under 5000 yards . .

Not the owners fault, but the course has suffered from local thugs/gypsies? riding/racing their horses around the course. Piles of horse excrement on the fairways and hoof prints over many of the greens on the front 9. To be fair to the groundstaff, they have done an excellent job filling in and repairing the greens.

Come back in a year, and it should be better when it has been seeded and new tees laid, but at the moment, there are better value for money courses around e.g. Hainault and Epping or splash out a bit more and play the members Abbotts course.

  

Handicap: 5
Pro Member

20 Feb 2016, 17:42
Clubhouse/Hospitality Rating: 5.0
Quality of Course Rating: 2.0
Practice Facilities Rating: 2.0
Value for Money Rating: 1.0

what a disappointment

not a lot to say except its worth forgetting.

  

Handicap: 25

27 May 2015, 14:54
Clubhouse/Hospitality Rating: 2.0
Quality of Course Rating: 4.0
Practice Facilities Rating: 1.0
Value for Money Rating: 5.0

Prions course

Course was in a great condition considering the price. Very good greens, tees and fairways with water hazards making you think about your shots.

However, no practise facilities at this sister course and frustrating that there are no distance markers throughout the course.

Would definitely visit again

  

Handicap: 11
Pro Member

26 Jul 2014, 16:03
Clubhouse/Hospitality Rating: 2.0
Quality of Course Rating: 3.0
Practice Facilities Rating: 0.0
Value for Money Rating: 3.0

Short, OK course, not well maintained

Tee boxes and fairways were OK, greens covered in pitch marks and look as if they shouldn't run as well as they actually do. I wouldn't fancy their chances when the weather's not as fair as it has been recently.

They've kept the par at 70 by making 4 holes par 5's when they could be 4's (reflected in an SSS of 66) - one was 382 yards today.

Nice enough layout, the hut substituting for a clubhouse is a minor negative, the lack of any practice facilities (not even a net or putting green) make this a struggle to get enthusiastic about playing again.

  

Handicap: 12

26 Jul 2014, 15:13
Clubhouse/Hospitality Rating: 4.0
Quality of Course Rating: 3.0
Practice Facilities Rating: 3.0
Value for Money Rating: 3.0

Decent but nothing special

We played the Priors Course. My rating for the clubhouse is based on the welcome and the good breakfast at the Abbotts course before heading 700 yards down the road to the Priors. Didn't see any practice facilities so gave that a 3. The Priors is a decent course. It is not very challenging and the par 5's are the length of par 4's at most other courses. The condition of the course is not bad. The greens were OK but very slow with a bobble or a rabbit hole here and there. All in all it is a course for you to cut your golfing teeth on.

  

Handicap: 24
Pro Member

18 Jul 2014, 21:05
Clubhouse/Hospitality Rating: 5.0
Quality of Course Rating: 4.0
Practice Facilities Rating: 1.0
Value for Money Rating: 5.0

Good course well worth the visit and reasonable price.

Stapleford Abbotts Priors course,
A very good day out, enjoyed the course, don,t like the fairways where people don't replace diverts, other than that all okay, course well layer out.

  

TSG

24 Apr 2014, 18:00
Clubhouse/Hospitality Rating: 4.0
Quality of Course Rating: 1.0
Practice Facilities Rating: 1.0
Value for Money Rating: 1.0

Priors course

The greens were awful,I am glad I got a seniors discount ,otherwise not worth it,fairways are average,but the greens are the worse I have seen them,will not return for a long while

  

Handicap: 25
Pro Member

23 Sep 2013, 18:31
Clubhouse/Hospitality Rating: 5.0
Quality of Course Rating: 3.0
Practice Facilities Rating: 2.0
Value for Money Rating: 2.0

Not the greatest condition

Clubhouse and staff are very good and same goes for the food.Fairways not great ,greens are very testing but not the best condition,bunkers varied between good and poor.Some very testing holes that favour long hitters.Ditches and water come into play on a number of holes.I think we paid £17 on a Monday so overall not expensive.


  

Handicap: 16
Pro Member

23 Sep 2013, 17:18
Clubhouse/Hospitality Rating: 5.0
Quality of Course Rating: 5.0
Practice Facilities Rating: 4.0
Value for Money Rating: 4.0

Lovely Course, You must play this one!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Beautiful setting, lovely course, easy walk round, you must play this one, its an excellent day out

  

Handicap: 10
Pro Member

03 Sep 2013, 19:59
Clubhouse/Hospitality Rating: 2.0
Quality of Course Rating: 2.0
Practice Facilities Rating: 4.0
Value for Money Rating: 1.0

Fairways very poor

First off, I really enjoyed the layout of this course and 16 out of the 18 holes. It was very quiet and we were the only ones in the bar (which may say something in itself) so to comment on the clubhouse, which is lovely, and hospitality may not be fair, although the staff that were there were not particularly interested. What I can say is that the fairways, around all of the greens and some of the actual greens themselves are in very poor condition, in desperate need of repair. This course is a very expensive twilight option and therefore based upon the quality of the course represents poor value for money - which is a shame. Massive potential at this club, which I suspect is struggling, with a fair amount of work ahead. I hope they do improve - let's see what happens, but compared to other alternatives within 5-10 miles I will not be back too soon but will be back at some time to see what's happened at the course, fingers crossed!

  

Handicap: 15

12 Apr 2013, 11:03
Clubhouse/Hospitality Rating: 2.0
Quality of Course Rating: 3.0
Practice Facilities Rating: 3.0
Value for Money Rating: 1.0

Expensive and noisy

Played the Abbotts. Course overall was in pretty good nick, but the greens were very bumpy and the majority of bunkers were riddled with stones. Lower end of the course runs alongside the M25; is noisy and can be a bit off-putting. They have put the prices up and it is not worth £34 a round - I hold a County Card and paid £23. Bar was unoccupied and the service, when it arrived, was unfriendly.

  

TSG

10 Jan 2013, 16:22
Clubhouse/Hospitality Rating: 4.0
Quality of Course Rating: 3.0
Practice Facilities Rating: 3.0
Value for Money Rating: 3.0

Very wet!!

Having played there before. It was a change to play it when it was not on TOPLINE!

  

Handicap: 21

27 Aug 2012, 17:00
Clubhouse/Hospitality Rating: 2.0
Quality of Course Rating: 5.0
Practice Facilities Rating: 1.0
Value for Money Rating: 5.0

Another Essex Jewel

Club House Small,Food 3 out of 10,drinks Out of a machine £1 ago! I counted only 4 rakes on the course but I suppose there are a few hidden away somewhere,Bunkers were reasonable and put in the right places,there were some really good holes I like the one with water all around ,I would recommend value for money £12 on a Bank Holiday all thanks to Mr Ed,(God Bless Him)I can not wait to play the sister Course...

  

Handicap: 18

03 Dec 2011, 22:02
Clubhouse/Hospitality Rating: 4.0
Quality of Course Rating: 5.0
Practice Facilities Rating: 4.0
Value for Money Rating: 5.0

Great course

Stapleford Abbotts is a great course. Its the first time I have played there but I will be going back again.
The fairways were in great condition considering the time of year and the greens were fantastic, my putting was on great form here. some great Par 3's and Par 5's make this a very challenging course and I had a great day.

  

Handicap: 14
Pro Member

30 Aug 2011, 19:52
Clubhouse/Hospitality Rating: 2.0
Quality of Course Rating: 2.0
Practice Facilities Rating: 0.0
Value for Money Rating: 2.0

Please can you get some more strokesavers?

With so many doglegs on the front 9, a yardage chart would have been really handy for the first-time visitor; unfortunately they didn't have any. Also the greens had just been tined on the front, which made putting a bit of a lottery. The back 9 was Ok and you could even hit a driver occasionally. Having had this course bigged up by a member just a few days before, I have to say I was very disappointed, but then when you play as abysmally as I did, you have to find some excuse for it.

  

Handicap: 23
Pro Member

07 Aug 2011, 09:36
Clubhouse/Hospitality Rating: 4.0
Quality of Course Rating: 4.0
Practice Facilities Rating: 3.0
Value for Money Rating: 2.0

Good Course

Enjoyed the course, quite tricky in places. A bit expensive (even as a quest), Will no doubt play again, but not on the first weekend of the month when your stuck behind a four ball in the monthly comp, who took forever to get around :-(

  

Handicap: 21
Pro Member

23 Jul 2011, 16:51
Clubhouse/Hospitality Rating: 3.0
Quality of Course Rating: 4.0
Practice Facilities Rating: 1.0
Value for Money Rating: 3.0

The Priors is my type of course.

The Priors
Open fairways course, with some holes guarded by water, therefore strategies comes into play. Greens, Bunkers & fairways in good condition. The only negative side is No practice Net or putting green, Very few 150 yard marker post and Portacabin clubhouse with portaloo’s. But I would come back again because of the course. This is my type of course.


  

TSG

23 Jul 2011, 16:10
Clubhouse/Hospitality Rating: 3.0
Quality of Course Rating: 4.0
Practice Facilities Rating: 0.0
Value for Money Rating: 4.0

Hole in One on the 12th

Stapleford Abbotts - Priors A nice course plenty of water, Greens in good condition, my best round so far and a hole in one on the 12th. Happy days :)

  

Handicap: 19

03 Jul 2011, 09:21
Clubhouse/Hospitality Rating: 5.0
Quality of Course Rating: 5.0
Practice Facilities Rating: 3.0
Value for Money Rating: 4.0

Exceptional course - quite tough

Very good quality course. Greens in very good condition.

  

Handicap: 21
Pro Member

19 Jun 2011, 21:25
Clubhouse/Hospitality Rating: 4.0
Quality of Course Rating: 5.0
Practice Facilities Rating: 4.0
Value for Money Rating: 4.0

Stapleford Abbotts Championship course

Very pleasant course. Tight fairways, interesting holes, some with water in play, and also some good doglegs. Interesting course that you have to think your way around. Greens & Fairway all in excellent condition.I really enjoyed playing here. I well be back.

  

Handicap: 20
Pro Member

02 Jun 2011, 20:03
Clubhouse/Hospitality Rating: 2.0
Quality of Course Rating: 4.0
Practice Facilities Rating: 1.0
Value for Money Rating: 4.0

Stapleford Abbotts Priors

Nice course, very open with forgiving fairways and need to be when windy. Plenty or water in play but this means when it's wet it gets very boggy. M25 traffic is under threat if you hook on the 11th, looks even closer since the widening.

  

TSG

18 Nov 2010, 14:33
Clubhouse/Hospitality Rating: 3.0
Quality of Course Rating: 4.0
Practice Facilities Rating: 3.0
Value for Money Rating: 4.0

GOOD VALUE AT £15 FOR AN EARLYBIRD

This is well worth a visit for an early round,£15 no rushing only a couple of members on the course,it was in good condition all round.I see a green keeper cutting the greens with a push mower,they are in good shape and roll true,with good pace.
Will be going back there very soon,one of the better courses to play in the winter around this area.
My only gripe is the pro shop ass. could be more helpful,grunts and groans are plenty here,I was only asking advice on my new driver.That won't stop me going back tho'

  

Handicap: 16
Pro Member

10 Mar 2010, 11:36
Clubhouse/Hospitality Rating: 4.0
Quality of Course Rating: 4.0
Practice Facilities Rating: 2.0
Value for Money Rating: 4.0

Scrambled eggs on Toast

Great Course Water right where you don't want it
Some tricky Holes but Course always seems in good condition just would help sometimes if people shouted Four occasionally.

  

Handicap: 11
Pro Member

13 Feb 2010, 09:47
Clubhouse/Hospitality Rating: 2.0
Quality of Course Rating: 3.0
Practice Facilities Rating: 0.0
Value for Money Rating: 4.0

The Priors course at Stapleford Abbotts

Its a nice short ish course, no long par 5's and just a couple of longish par 4's. A fair amount of water hazzards. If you play poorly, the course will bite a bit, but if you stay anywhere near the fairways, you will still have a second shot to the green.

  

Handicap: 0

14 Jan 2010, 17:26
Clubhouse/Hospitality Rating: 4.0
Quality of Course Rating: 4.0
Practice Facilities Rating: 3.0
Value for Money Rating: 4.0

thoughts of stapleford abbotts

think this course is great, its a challenge if you can't produce a draw. i think its good value for money because of the challenge the course brings and greens are always in good condition.

practice facilities are not great.

staff are very friendly, being the assistant pro over there i would say give us a call and have a game..

and if social golfer would like to produce a golf day over there i would be happy to help.

01708 381 278 ask for mark quant if you would like to get a society .

regards

mark

  

Handicap: 28

27 Nov 2009, 16:34
Clubhouse/Hospitality Rating: 5.0
Quality of Course Rating: 4.0
Practice Facilities Rating: 5.0
Value for Money Rating: 5.0

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Handicap: 17
Pro Member

24 Oct 2009, 11:56
Clubhouse/Hospitality Rating: 1.0
Quality of Course Rating: 4.0
Practice Facilities Rating: 1.0
Value for Money Rating: 4.0

A good day out at the Priors

OK here's the summary, good value for money, course was in good condition, sunshine was evident. This was a good shortish course, nonetheless challenging - but with plenty of opportunities to achieve good scores on just about all holes... Luckily I was hosted by some regulars - otherwise I might have gotten a little bit lost... Greens were good, fairways were fine... even the semi-rough was helpful... Nice parkland course, loads of trees and a swirling wind to make one think...

I enjoyed the round... 18th is a tight green across the water... I guess you could have nightmares about it, but just have a go and see where you end up...

Clubhouse facilities were limited but functional, on the day parking was a bit tight, so car share is recommended...

Good course, something for everyone, I will go again...



  

Handicap: 14

08 Oct 2009, 17:28
Clubhouse/Hospitality Rating: 3.0
Quality of Course Rating: 4.0
Practice Facilities Rating: 3.0
Value for Money Rating: 4.0

Stapleford Abbotts: Abbotts Course

We played after a week of heavy rain and the course was in remarkably good condition, with greens looking exactly that and running true. It's not a particularly long course but with water in play on numerous holes and some severe doglegs you have to plot your way around to get a good score. A fair challenge and worth a visit.

  

TSG

22 Jun 2009, 10:37
Clubhouse/Hospitality Rating: 1.0
Quality of Course Rating: 3.0
Practice Facilities Rating: 1.0
Value for Money Rating: 4.0

A refreashing public course

This is not the main course but the public one - and its very nice to play. not too many problems in your way, only the children fishing around the 18th can put you off.....

  

Handicap: 19
Pro Member

16 Jun 2009, 18:07
Clubhouse/Hospitality Rating: 4.0
Quality of Course Rating: 4.0
Practice Facilities Rating: 3.0
Value for Money Rating: 4.0

Good greens......

Played the Priors course earlier today and was impressed with the condition of the course. Hadnt played here since I was a teenager but will definately be going back - the greens are very well looked after and its good value at £16!

  

Handicap: 14

13 Dec 2008, 14:15
Clubhouse/Hospitality Rating: 4.0
Quality of Course Rating: 5.0
Practice Facilities Rating: 4.0
Value for Money Rating: 4.0

Abbotts Course

The Abbotts course at Stapleford Abbotts GC is always in a very good condition.

There are no temp greens or mats.

Although fairly flat, this parkland course has plenty of hazards to catch out the bad shots.

Greens, fairways, tees and bunkers are all very good.

There is a good practice area, especially for your short game.

  

Handicap: 24

15 Sep 2008, 20:33
Clubhouse/Hospitality Rating: 4.0
Quality of Course Rating: 5.0
Practice Facilities Rating: 4.0
Value for Money Rating: 5.0

The Perfect Venue for 2 Rounds in a Day!!

About half a mile past the clubhouse is The Priors Course. This inland links course is wonderful on a summer's day but if its windy, and your a high handicapper, you'll hate playing golf by the 14th!! A lovely course and equally challenging!! Drive back to the Clubhouse for a spot of lunch and a pint. Done?? Good!! The Abbotts course (Also known as The Championship Course) is a Beautiful Course to play. A Parkland course, over 600 yards longer then The Priors and about twice the price in Green Fee BUT this is the most immaculate course I have played (Along with Mill Hill). Worth The Visit!!

  




 

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