Basildon Golf Course

Course Type
Parkland
Designer
TBC
Par
72 
Slope
0
Rating
3.2
Golf Professional
TBC
Green Fees
Reviews
21

Course Information

ADDRESS:
Clay Hill Lane, Kingswood, Basildon, SS16 5JP, United Kingdom
WHAT/THREE/WORDS:
Unknown
TELEPHONE:
01268 533532
DESCRIPTION:

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2.7 / 5

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Course Tee Holes Par Rating Slope
Basildon Golf Course Yellow 18 72 69.7 127
Basildon Golf Course Red 18 71 67.3 119
Basildon Golf Course @ 12/2020 Yellow 18 72 69.7 127
Basildon Golf Course @ 12/2020 Red 18 71 72.4 131

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undulating course

Basildon is an undulating parkland course that is suitable for all standards the fairways are wide but many are sloping the course is generally in good condition with good even paced greens, it is worth down loading the yardage book.the club house is bright with friendly helpful staff.
Date Monday, 11, July 2022
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good course

great course its the first time i have played it having recently returned to playing after a 30 year gap i found it demanding, but rewarding,the course is well maintained,and greens in tip top condition, the club house is friendly and inviting,will definitely play here again
Date Wednesday, 04, May 2022
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A tough test! But in surprisingly good condition.

I played the course a lot in the late 80’s and early 90’s. probably in better condition now. Still a good test of golf. Needs precision off the tee on many holes. Greens were very lush, rolled true, receptive, but slow which is fine when you are used to them.
Overall pretty good value and worth a round, I’ll be back to hopefully make a better fist of it than today!
Date Thursday, 28, October 2021
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Very underrated course

I grew up playing this course so was lovely to return with a great bunch of guys from TSG. This is a very underrated course, which has a challenge for all golfers. It’s thick tree lined for the most part, so you need to be accurate and wild drives will find you coming out sideways. Some OOB, doglegs, ditches and strategic bunkers make placement a priority on some holes too. A couple of long (> 200 yards) par 3s too where a 4 is often a good result.

The greens are probably not quite up to the standard of a premium private course, so don’t expect them to be that. There were a few scuffs and the odd mark here and there which were a little off-putting aesthetically, but they had just been spiked when I played here and they were receptive and ran true which is all you really need.

It may be a little over priced compared to some other deals in the area, but if you fancy a tough challenge on a course that is going to fight you all the way, you can do a lot worse than a visit here.
Date Tuesday, 07, September 2021
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Post lockdown, it was okay.

1st of day back out after lockdown, the course was in fair condition. Rough, being quite damp, was making ball hunting tricky. Greens had been hollow tined, so not running quite as true. Overall not too much to complain about, and after 4 weeks of lockdown, I think most of us would play in a poorly ploughed field! Next time there's a game up and I'm free, I'll be happy to play.

Clubhouse was open serving all sorts, and was doing a fair trade.
Date Friday, 04, December 2020
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Getting better

Over the last couple of years the course has improved quite a lot. A lot of trees have been removed and the greens are a lot better. Last time i played drainage work had started.....worth a visit.
Date Friday, 07, February 2020
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Great course, well worth the visit

Another enjoyable day out in great company
Date Friday, 29, November 2019
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Good challenge

This is a well thought out combination, mature woodland and links style golf course. Most holes offer uniqueness, good challenges for all levels. Lots of undulations and you'll be lucky to play your next shot off a level lie. Elevation changes feature a lotand it makes you think about club selection. Well positioned tee shots are key for most holes. At the time of visit the course was in good condition, greens were true enough, not too slow.

Adequate parking, and friendly staff made this a pleasant trip. Well signposted from main roads this is easy to locate. Just a couple of miles from the A127.

Date Monday, 04, June 2018
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Simply lovely, lovely, lovely, lovely

Simply lovely, lovely, lovely, lovely
Date Friday, 06, October 2017
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Worth a visit

Fantastic greens, good tee boxes and fairways average with work needed in places. A very mature parkland course which is relentless in respect of challenging holes. Only two holes which would be considered as easy! A tough test but highly recommended if you get a chance - and with the deals available it represents fantastic value for money. Yes some of the fairways need considerable levels of work on them but still worth playing - greens are in superb condition. Recent investment is obvious compared to the course lows 4/5 years ago - go and see for yourself
Date Tuesday, 19, September 2017
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A good test of golf it has a bit of everything.

A good municipal mature tree lined hilly parkland course with undulating fairways with some tight fairways & dogleg holes with fairway bunkers & true greens. Don’t remember seeing any water hazards. There are some lateral ditches so course management comes into play on some of the holes.
The greens, fairways & bunkers were all in good condition. Not much rough due to the trees.
You will find practice putting green, driving nets & friendly staff. Overall a good challenge.
Sadly no racks for the bunkers. We paid £12 with a free paint of beer. At £27 is about normal now days.
A good test of golf it has a bit of everything. It's had a lot of money spent on it in the last couple of years and it's now paying off. It gets thumbs up from me. Definitely worth playing.
Date Saturday, 04, March 2017
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Definite improvement.

I have played Basildon a few times before and now it is in the best condition that I have ever seen it. The rough has been cut down and as some of the fairways slant sideways, this is much better, as you do have a better chance of finding your ball if it runs off. Also, the greens are in good condition. The present clubhouse has been extended from just a pro shop and now has a bar area as well. All in all a remarked improvement.
Date Wednesday, 05, August 2015
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Worst Ive been to

On Arrival you will see a nice looking building with a building site on your right hand side, head straight to the building site and "Welcome to Basildon Golf Club"

I understand clubs improving and working having to be carried out but there is no reason not to be tidy while doing it. Rubbish and bricks everywhere. IMO i would save the money on what looks like a a club house extension and put it to the purchase of a lawn mower for the very long fairways.

Condition:
Tees: Ok
Fairways: Bad, no difference to the light rough
Greens: Patchy, Bumpy... In fairness it did look like the effort to save some greens was underway.
Challenge: Some tricky tee shots but not much to the course and very short for a par 72

Its main problem is the type of golfer they attract, sadly all were members. Now i am no golfing snob but the etiquette was disgusting. 4 Times the group behind us played over our heads and at least once only just missing us, swearing and shouting, 4 people to one buggy and we see one guy finish a can of beer and just chucked in to the fairway (this was at 9:45)

IMO you can chuck as much money as you wish to improve this club but while they have members like I've seen then it will never be a course i would recommend to anyone.

Needless to say, i would not return to this club even if it was free.
Date Saturday, 04, October 2014
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Under renovation ....

Played here this week on a corporate golf day and was impressed to see so much work going on at this once popular course...

Sadly, despite playing here as a kid, the course has been off my radar since then. However, with new owners and enthusiastic members its great to see someone putting some love back in the place.

The course itself is parkland with some undulating fairways and it has some great Par 3 holes and thought provoking dog legs. And whilst the greens are still in repair, they are are flat and true and will only get better with time.

The owner has big plans and expects to open a new clubhouse in the next few weeks and is putting on some great deals (£12 for a round and a pint) to tempt us back.

He has also secured the PGA East Anglian Open for the next five years, so its clear they are in it for the long term.

I look forward to watching the progress in the coming months/years.

Date Friday, 19, September 2014
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Tough course undergoing redevelopment

Basildon Golf course is a tough little course, but for many many years lacking in money spent on it as a pay n play but someone took it over at the end of last year and they are spending money and making repairs.

Don't get me wrong, there is some way to go still I think, but out on the course today, you could see many workers cutting fairways and fixing the golf course.

The clubhouse and practice facilities are v limited, but they are building and extension at the moment so will be far better when completed. This also affects the practice green at the moment too. So fair play to them, and see what's like next year.

Now to the course itself ....

It's quite a tight course in places, so fairway tee shots are vital if you are going to score well.
There are many undulating and sloped fairways, which you will need some course management, (refusing driver), to stay in with a chance of par. Biggest problem is weekends and school holidays, as kids can and do get onto the course and can be a royal pain.

But it's a good layout of course and bites you hard at times, but good play can give quite a few birdie opportunities. I'll be back again next spring if not before
Date Friday, 29, August 2014
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POOR, bad everything, shame.

This course is rubbish, played here today, greens were very poor, holes were animals had been digging, not been but back, not swished or cut, half flags, crap tees temps and grass, map of the course was £2 and seemed wrong, will never return evern if it was free golf, had alittle moan and the shop bor was rude,needs lots and lots and lots of money and tlc, shame.
Date Wednesday, 25, January 2012
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BEST BIT WAS LEAVING

I played here once before 30 years ago,and it will be another 30 before I go back.
Club house and PRO SHOP where well less said the better!!
Robbed of a £15 green fee for a public course,playing of mats on some holes,other tees where bare patches of grass covered in sand,the fairways where just as bad.The greens where probably the worst I have played on in 30 years of playing golf.
THIS WOULD BE AN IDEAL PLACE FOR THE COUNCIL TO BUILD NEW HOUSES ON.
Its a shame because it has some interesting holes,let down by the overall condition of the course.
I WILL NOT BE GOING BACK
Date Friday, 13, January 2012
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Mature course needs some T.L.C.

Lots of trees, well laid out with some fairly narrow fairways. Has a public footpath through it so you have to look out for dog walkers especially when hitting drives over blind hills. Greens let it down as there sore some in bad nick. If playing in autumn you need a "ball detector" as you'll have trouble finding your ball in all the leaves. Lots o hills so you need to be fit. Good value at about £11 a round. Check before going as it recently closed due to a long running row between the councel and the company running the course. Mo facilities to speak of so take your own drinks, snacks, etc
Date Tuesday, 31, May 2011
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Every Little Helps

Basildon Golf Course has had a poor life in terms of upkeep over the last 20 or so years but its comming back to its best in a slow but sure way under newish managment well worth a round or two and as cheap as chips if booked online £8 will do it
Date Wednesday, 20, October 2010
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Worth the money

£10 well worth it
Date Friday, 08, October 2010
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basildon golf course

for anyone who wants a demanding game try basildon, wayward shots can be very unforgiving as it is a parkland course with fairways boardard by trees and bushes but for the low handicapper unlike me this shouldn't be a problem.fairways in the summer are good but cracks appear so you can get some strange bounces and obviously at this time a year fairways can become littered with leaves which can hamper finding your ball even on the fairway,the majority of the greens are good but some do need attention.The clubhouse is small but serves its purpose with a practice area right by it,overall basildon course is very good with varying demanding holes and as for value for money i played there today for just £5 (booked on line) for the round after 2pm.During the week it is a good course to get on as at the weekend it can get busy therefore always check to see if you can get a tee off time but as a rule i have never failed to get on the course when i wanted.
Date Tuesday, 05, October 2010