The unique 27-Hole Course design at South Essex Golf Centre provides 3 separate loops of 9 Holes. Spaciously laid-out, and designed with nature in mind, The Heron, Hawk and Vixen provide a variety of interesting course combinations. Blending into the gently rolling landscape, each hole is unique and offers a challenge to every level of Golfer.
The 3rd on this loop poses a challenge to even the most accomplished of Golfers. Measuring 462 Yards from the competition tee, only attack the green in 2 if you are feeling brave! A good drive will take you up the gently undulating Fairway, leaving a view to the green which is protected by a large oak tree to the left and a ditch across its front. This green is two-tiered so make sure you have the right club in hand!
The 6th hole, is a par 4 measuring 381 yards from the back tees. With a stroke index of 9 this hole looks easier than it plays. From the tee it is a blind 1st shot, the brave take a driver, and a fairway wood/long iron for the more faint hearted. If you are slightly left then it's blind into the green from behind the tree, fade the ball out right and have all the green in your sight.
The 8th is a favorite with many visitors to the course. A testing Par 3, needing a long iron or rescue club from its elevated tee. While offering a fantastic view of the surrounding area, there is often a stiff breeze making the Green seem even further away!
The most memorable part of the Hawk Course is the home stretch of holes 7, 8 and 9.
The Par 4 7th is one of the toughest throughout the 27 Holes. At 421 Yards, a slightly elevated Tee provides the view to a fairway sloping steeply from left to right. Any drive taking you to the right hand side will leave a blind approach shot to a well-protected green.
A true three shot Par 5 completes the home stretch, this time dogleg from right to left with the fairway sloping towards a ditch running along the far side of the fairway. Your 2nd and 3rd shots take you towards the Green in view of the welcoming clubhouse and surrounding water features.
The Vixen is the shorter of the 3 loops, but still provides a fantastic challenge for all standards of golfer.
The 4th hole (road hole) is the hole you will cross as you drive into the course providing a tricky tee shot which is rewarded with an easy pitch into the bunker protected green.
The 6th is a long par 3 measuring 238 yards from the white tees, on some days a driver for the best of players. The 7th is a short par 4. But the carefully positioned water hazard across the far end of the fairway leaves you plenty to think about from the tee. Lay up and leave yourself a mid iron into the Green, or go for it with the Driver!
A 565-Yard Par 5 completes the course, with a good drive leading to a fantastic view of a gently sloping fairway all the way down towards the Green. The more adventurous Golfer will see an opportunity of making the Green in two, but with a narrow target, accuracy is again the key.
Whichever loop you play here at South Essex you're sure to be challenged by a variety of holes designed for both competitiveness and enjoyment.
Our team of greenkeepers work hard on keeping the course in top condition as well as working towards keeping the course as environmentally friendly as possible. We are proud to be able to produce our own branded honey - we have 3 beehives on site and are pro-active in the Operation Pollinator programme.
- 2013 - Golf Environment Organisation - 3 Year Accreditation
- 2012 - Golf Environment Awards - HIGHLY COMMENDED
- 2011 - Golf Environment Awards - HIGHLY COMMENDED
- 2010 - Finalist - Golf Environment awards
- 2008 - English Golf Environment award
- 2007 - Bigga Golf Environment HIGHLY COMMENDED
- 2006 - Bigga Golf Environment HIGHLY COMMENDED
- 2005 - Crown Golf Greenkeeping team of the year
- 2005 - BIGGA Golf Environment Competition Best Newcomer
Please see here to watch our video on the environment that we are creating here at South Essex Golf Club.