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The Burstead Golf Club

Located in Essex, The Burstead Golf Club is a 18 hole parkland course with a 3.9 star rating by TSG members. It opened in 1993 and it is 6275 yards long.

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Address: Tye Common Road , Little Burstead , Essex, CM129SS, United Kingdom
Rating: 3.9
Rating: 3.9
Opened: 1993
Holes: 18
Type: Parkland
Length: 6275 yds
Par: 71
Rating/SSS: 70
Slope:
Green Fees: £26 & twilight £18 mon-fri - £32 & twilight £22 sat-sun
Offers: Discounts available for 9 hole rounds, twilight rounds, juniors etc. Contact club for other discounts.
Tel No: 01277 631171
Location: View Map
Website: www.thebursteadgolfclub.com
   

Clubhouse/Hospitality Rating: 4.0
Quality of Course Rating: 4.0
Practice Facilities Rating: 3.0
Value for Money Rating: 4.0

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Facilities
The Burstead Golf Club is situated in the heart of the Essex countryside just a few minutes’ drive from the busy town of Billericay and Brentwood and only 10 minutes from the M25 (junction 28 & 29). This members’ course boasts a modern and welcoming clubhouse and the practice facilities here are excellent. As well as the usual chipping and putting areas, there is also a small range at the course. The onsite Proshop also offers a fair selection of equipment and apparel to suit most budgets. The food and catering appeals to all tastes and is well priced.
Description
Patrick Tallack in September 1991, The Burstead Golf Club is a pretty parkland course. It is reasonably open but with some water hazards adding to the level of difficulty and has a number of ditches running across the course, perfectly places to catch the long ball.

Fairly flat but with a few slight inclines, the course in the summer months can be a joy to play. The course has good quality greens and the tee boxes are in good condition.

Like many golf courses in Essex, they too suffer from a clay base, so this can be a little boggy in winter if there has been heavy rain. However, in good conditions, this is a course that can be enjoyed by golfers of all levels.

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Number of Reviews: 24

Handicap: 29
Pro Member

24 Mar 2019, 20:07
Clubhouse/Hospitality Rating: 5.0
Quality of Course Rating: 4.0
Practice Facilities Rating: 4.0
Value for Money Rating: 5.0

Fantastic course

My first time playing with the social golfer group i had an awesome round with 3 great guys and i really enjoyed playing at burstead will definately come back

  

Handicap: 25
Pro Member

26 Aug 2017, 17:09
Clubhouse/Hospitality Rating: 5.0
Quality of Course Rating: 5.0
Practice Facilities Rating: 3.0
Value for Money Rating: 4.0

The Burstead

The Burstead is a very good parkland course near Billericay, Essex. On the day that we played (25th August 2017), it was shown at its splendid best, the weather was glorious and we had a great day's golf. The day started with a full English breakfast, the catering staff were friendly and helpful. In fact all the staff from the Pro to the admin staff were excellent. The course was in great condition, with a number of challenging holes, including two 200 yard plus par threes on the back nine. Plenty of course management is required to get round, which for me is a big plus about the course. Highly recommended and I will look to play there again, sometime soon.

  

Handicap: 25
Pro Member

06 Aug 2017, 19:18
Clubhouse/Hospitality Rating: 4.0
Quality of Course Rating: 4.0
Practice Facilities Rating: 4.0
Value for Money Rating: 5.0

Good Mature Course

Played here via a TSG arranged game booked through T off times, good value at £15 for a round late Sunday morning.

Practice facilities
They have a new driving range (did not use, but it looked ok, if not a bit narrow). Couldn't find a chipping green, has putting green and a couple of practice nets near the 1st for those who want to warm up before T off.

Clubhouse/Parking
Changing rooms onsite, did not use the bar but I believe it's ok. I found parking a bit tight, not many spaces available at 11am.

Course
As others had said this is a quite a tight course, and there is no need to play driver on most holes. Fairways, greens and bunkers were all in good condition and the course itself is nice to look at with a good mix of trees Silver birches and weeping willows. Out of bounds on a few holes mainly to right and water comes into play on 2-3 holes, the rough is thick but semi rough is ok. The fringe around the green was tricky, too deep for a putter on most holes, even chipping the grass really grabs hold of the club.

Few dog-legs on the course and a few blind shots (2-3), but overall relatively easy to navigate. Couple of the Par 3's are 200 yards+ and into the wind these can be difficult to reach, also a couple of long par 4's. There are a few ditches on this course, which mainly come into play from the T, so course management is essential for shooting a good score. The course was quite when I played, so good pace of play, and I'm told this is usually the case after the members have played their early morning rounds.

Finally I'm told in the winter this course does not do well with heavy rain being clay based, so best to play in summer where possible for the best experience.

Overall quite impressed with the course.and Would definitely go back to play again.


  

Handicap: 20
Pro Member

05 Jul 2017, 21:32
Clubhouse/Hospitality Rating: 4.0
Quality of Course Rating: 4.0
Practice Facilities Rating: 4.0
Value for Money Rating: 5.0

Great value all round

This was my first round at The Burstead and found the clubhouse and course to be inline with all the high praise that I'd heard of it, you know its the start of a good day when a big mug of tea and biccies comes in well under the £2 mark. The course was a challenge for my usual hit big style of play and so had to make adjustments. The course in its presentation was immaculate from tee to green, well worth a visit and would thoroughly enjoy a return.

  

Handicap: 14
Pro Member

01 Jul 2015, 09:36
Clubhouse/Hospitality Rating: 4.0
Quality of Course Rating: 4.0
Practice Facilities Rating: 0.0
Value for Money Rating: 5.0

The Burstead

I had not played The Burstead since 2009 so was a bit rusty on which way to go even to finding the club.
Burstead is set in between Warley and the South Essex courses, but it is certainly not the poor cousin. It has some testing par threes and many many ditches which tend to catch out the big hitters.
Driver only really needed on half a dozen holes, position is the key here not distance.
If I got to play here regually I reckon I would put in a low score. The day was very hot 30 degrees+ which did not help. The greens were very fast, but also very true.
I did not eat at the club house but friends said the food was excellent. I also did not try the practice facilities other than a quick putt on the practice green which helped.
Staff were also very friendly and helpful.
I would certainly recommend this lovely little parkland course.

  

Handicap: 14

30 Apr 2015, 20:15
Clubhouse/Hospitality Rating: 5.0
Quality of Course Rating: 4.0
Practice Facilities Rating: 3.0
Value for Money Rating: 5.0

Nice course

Plays as you see it, no nasty surprises, good greens.

  

Handicap: 17

05 Sep 2014, 15:03
Clubhouse/Hospitality Rating: 4.0
Quality of Course Rating: 4.0
Practice Facilities Rating: 2.0
Value for Money Rating: 3.0

Pleasant course, good greens

I have played Bursted many times since it opened early 90's. Greens are always in good condition.
Bunkers can be a pain if you are unfortunate to go in them, some are very steep faced. Rest of the course is pleasant. Did not use the club house on this visit, although in the past the bar was excellent with a good atmosphere.

  

Handicap: 17
Pro Member

26 Jun 2014, 12:25
Clubhouse/Hospitality Rating: 4.0
Quality of Course Rating: 4.0
Practice Facilities Rating: 3.0
Value for Money Rating: 4.0

The Burstead

a lovely little course, quite tight but playable, not to long. a few doglegs and blind spots, but after a few rounds i think you would be knowing where to place it.
when i played the greens we lovely,plenty of sand in the bunkers all in all a very well maintained course

  

Handicap: 18

12 May 2014, 08:54
Clubhouse/Hospitality Rating: 5.0
Quality of Course Rating: 5.0
Practice Facilities Rating: 3.0
Value for Money Rating: 5.0

Fantastic course

Played The Burstead again this week and loved it, even though we played in high winds. Every part of the course is in great condition. Some great holes with well placed ditches and bunkers, you have to leave the driver in the bag on a few holes. I am back here again next week and will be returning throughout the summer.

  

TSG

17 Mar 2014, 11:05
Clubhouse/Hospitality Rating: 5.0
Quality of Course Rating: 4.0
Practice Facilities Rating: 3.0
Value for Money Rating: 4.0

Fine no problems

Found the course O.K ,the fairways had lots of grass on them,greens fast but in good condition,they did not take any bias when I played,but it was still coming out of winter,one week of sun on them, long course for me ,all in all a good day,it did get a bit busy but no probs.worth a visit..

  

Handicap: 13

24 Apr 2013, 08:17
Clubhouse/Hospitality Rating: 3.0
Quality of Course Rating: 4.0
Practice Facilities Rating: 3.0
Value for Money Rating: 5.0

Straight will be Rewarded

Set in peaceful Essex countryside, The Burstead is definately worth a visit. Although not a hilly course, it's an interesting design with a variety of dogleg holes, lateral ditches and bunkers giving course management challenges.

Fairways looked good, but I didn't play from them very often! Many are edged with mounds and small trees, giving you a lie with ball above/below feet or with branches to avoid. Straight hitters will score well here though, as it's not a long course.

Large teeing areas have just been re-seeded and greens with more grassy mounds/banks at the sides & back provide big targets, but today they were hard and so not receptive to a shot from distance. The 16th is one to look forward to playing - a short dogleg left where a carefully placed tee shot leaves a short pitch over water to a large green.

This was an internet booking at £10 (thanks Ed - how does he find them?!) which is great value for a good golf course.

  

Handicap: 10
Pro Member

08 Aug 2012, 20:04
Clubhouse/Hospitality Rating: 4.0
Quality of Course Rating: 4.0
Practice Facilities Rating: 4.0
Value for Money Rating: 4.0

Great condition, worth a visit

Very friendly, made to feel very comfortable.
Course is in a great condition and greens are very true and consistent.
Well worth a visit, will be returning

  

Handicap: 21

08 Aug 2012, 12:43
Clubhouse/Hospitality Rating: 3.0
Quality of Course Rating: 4.0
Practice Facilities Rating: 3.0
Value for Money Rating: 4.0

An Essex Gem

Burstead Golf Course,A nice course not to hilly /:-) If you can keep it straight you can score well .Greens fast and quite interesting,I would definitely play this course again .The price quite reasonable because of Internet booking (Mr Ed) we had a very nice four ball ,weather fantastic, no snow :-) Club house quite small but staff Friendly..

  

Handicap: 27
Pro Member

03 Aug 2012, 20:01
Clubhouse/Hospitality Rating: 5.0
Quality of Course Rating: 5.0
Practice Facilities Rating: 3.0
Value for Money Rating: 5.0

Quality & fantastic value

Well what a course this was for just £11 Greens in top condition, fairways lush and the tee box's rather good. All this helped by the fact the clubs championship is due to be played on Saturday. Best condition course i have played in the area during this so called summer

  

Handicap: 19
Pro Member

28 Mar 2012, 19:29
Clubhouse/Hospitality Rating: 4.0
Quality of Course Rating: 4.0
Practice Facilities Rating: 3.0
Value for Money Rating: 5.0

Nice and quiet.....

Maybe I have been playing too many courses close to motorways recently but the first thing I enjoyed about the course was how relaxing and tranquil it was! The course itself is parkland and twists and turns with no two holes the same. The course has plenty to keep your interest. Bunkers are plenty, so good course management required and although fairly short (I didn't use more than an 8 iron for my second shot until the 10th) don't be fooled. Generally well maintained and a nice friendly clubhouse with a good outside area, which must be great to enjoy a post game drink at during the summer. Glad I visited and whilst we were fortunate to get it at internet prices but I would happily pay more and look forward to going back soon!

  

Handicap: 20
Pro Member

25 Mar 2012, 19:54
Clubhouse/Hospitality Rating: 4.0
Quality of Course Rating: 4.0
Practice Facilities Rating: 4.0
Value for Money Rating: 3.0

Definitely recommended.

Parkland course. Fairway, Bunkers & Greens were in excellent condition. Some fairways have lateral ditches. Therefore course management comes into play. Two long par 3’s. 16th is the signature hole. You will find practise hole, putting green, driving nets & friendly staff. Definitely recommended.

  

Handicap: 23
Pro Member

25 Mar 2012, 17:13
Clubhouse/Hospitality Rating: 4.0
Quality of Course Rating: 5.0
Practice Facilities Rating: 3.0
Value for Money Rating: 5.0

Great Course

Played here on an internet booked bargain deal. Really nice course to play. Tight in some places, and a few out of bounds areas which cost me a few shots! Quite a few bunkers, and one really large one with an island in the middle (looks like it may have been a pond at one time). Going back again next week and can't wait!

  

TSG

23 Mar 2012, 21:14
Clubhouse/Hospitality Rating: 4.0
Quality of Course Rating: 4.0
Practice Facilities Rating: 3.0
Value for Money Rating: 4.0

Nice Course

A very well presented course, a lot of nice holes some long par 3, Had just been cut so the course looked very nice,At the moment some very good deals for this course well done rob for sorting it out :)

  

Handicap: 21

10 Jan 2012, 21:17
Clubhouse/Hospitality Rating: 4.0
Quality of Course Rating: 4.0
Practice Facilities Rating: 3.0
Value for Money Rating: 3.0

Well maintained course and friendly clubhouse.

Not long but a variety of holes with different challenges all round the course.Well maintained greens and fairways made playing today a delight.A little expensive if no offers available.Very helpful pro shop.Friendly spike bar.Worth a visit.

  

Handicap: 23

10 Jan 2012, 16:51
Clubhouse/Hospitality Rating: 4.0
Quality of Course Rating: 4.0
Practice Facilities Rating: 4.0
Value for Money Rating: 4.0

course in great condition

course was in good condition also greens very good for rthis time of year worth another visit

  

Handicap: 20
Pro Member

18 Apr 2011, 15:21
Clubhouse/Hospitality Rating: 4.0
Quality of Course Rating: 4.0
Practice Facilities Rating: 3.0
Value for Money Rating: 4.0

Very Nice

First I played exceptionally well maybe that's why I really liked the course, the course was in good condition and so were the greens, I can't comment on the bunkers I never went in one. Nice parkland course

  

Handicap: 17

18 Apr 2011, 14:25
Clubhouse/Hospitality Rating: 3.0
Quality of Course Rating: 4.0
Practice Facilities Rating: 3.0
Value for Money Rating: 4.0

Good Course

Very nice course, fairways a little wooly but greens were ok and the rough well that was very rough

still a good day


  

TSG

23 Feb 2011, 14:29
Clubhouse/Hospitality Rating: 4.0
Quality of Course Rating: 4.0
Practice Facilities Rating: 2.0
Value for Money Rating: 3.0

GOOD COURSE TO PLAY ALL YEAR ROUND

This is a good course to play all year round general condition was very good the greens are still quite slick to putt on,played some holes off the mats while work being done on tees.The fairways where wet in some places you get that with winter golf.They allowed trolleys on the course but buggies where not permitted the day we played,the course was to wet.
It has a good friendly clubhouse and the food is quite nice,changing rooms are adequate but not brilliant the showers run a little cold.
I played here with a society and we are having a return visit later in the year.I do think the GREEN FEES are a bit much for this course although they do take 2 fore 1
vouchers with not many restrictions on times you can play.
They have a small putting green and practice area over the back of the course nothing really special to promote.
Probably one of the better courses in the area to play.
I will post a game on the site later in the year to play there.
Jack

  

Handicap: 14

07 Nov 2010, 16:32
Clubhouse/Hospitality Rating: 3.0
Quality of Course Rating: 3.0
Practice Facilities Rating: 3.0
Value for Money Rating: 3.0

Nice parkland course

This is a very nice parkland course which is well maintanined.

The tees, fairways, bunkers and greens were in a good condition when I played there.

A very nice course which is well worth a visit.

Russ

  




 

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