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Lexden Wood Golf Club

Address Playgolf Colchester / Lexden Wood Golf Club, Bakers Lane, Colchester, CO3 4AU
Telephone 01206 843333
Holes • 18-hole undulating parkland course with USGA designed greens, numerous bunkers and water hazards
• 9-hole Academy course
Yardage 5895
Par/SSS 70/69
Visitors Unrestricted. The Club offers the chance for golfers of every level to come and play the game in a friendly environment.
This course is a PowerPlay Golf official venue. Click for more information, or call the club to make a booking.
Societies Weekdays welcome if previous arrangements made with secretary. Packages, under 12 people, normal geenfees apply.
Green Fees
D weekdays / D weekends
Course Designer J Johnson
The main course was redesigned and redeveloped in the winter of 2006/ spring 07, by Jonathon Gaunt
Location Colchester 2 miles from town centre, just off the A12
The GolfMark Award This club holds the GolfMark Award, meaning that it is a safe and fun environment for junior golfers to discover, learn and play golf.
• Members and visitors can enjoy the Fairways Restaurant & Bar, for anything from a light snack to Full corporate hospitality and private functions such as weddings & birthdays.
• PGA teaching professionals / Tuition available 7 days / Teaching Academy / Private Tuition (Video Technology & the revolutionary Explanar Swing System) / Junior Coaching / Custom fit service
• Pitch and Putt
• Golf Superstore
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More about the Course The course has hosted the Essex County Juniors & Colchester Open in 2009 and 2010.

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Apparently the club has recently changed hands and a lot of money is being made available to build new clubhouse and restaurant, STOP spend the money on the course.
There have been a number of changes with some work, mainly drainage, carried out on the 10, 11, 12, 13 but the fairways all need seeding/feeding and some TLC the bunkers, of which there are many, need sand. Currently all bunkers are mud and totally unplayable. Any rain and the bunkers are full of puddles.
All in all not a great experience and not one I will be repeating for at least 5 years and only then if the money and time is spent on the course. If ever in the area I recommend you look elsewhere for a decent course.
Mark: 3
Value For Money: Poor
Nik Kilsby June 5, 2012

Nice challenging and interesting course, though directions to some holes not clear. Clubhouse staff fine, but day ruined by unfriendly and very petty marshall and some of the 'gof society' players who had little time for us as fairly new (middle aged)players, who they clearly thought were ruining their own competition?. We made mistakes and apologised but that wasn't good enough. We were made to feel very unwelcome. As soon as I answered back with anger I was threatened with being 'pulled off' the course. The sort of attitude that golf is sometimes criticised for, and thankfully the first time we have witnessed it first hand. All other courses we have played so far have made us feel welcome, so this was a bit of a shock. Apart from that, a good day out, but sadly I couldn't reccomend the course on that unpleasant experience.
Mark: 5
Value For Money: Fair
David Blackburn September 5, 2011

Fantastic Facilities. Very friendly Atmosphere.
A modern golf club with a very modern course design, 3 years ago we undertook a £1 million course redevelopment so the greens are USGA spec, bunkers are all in the correct places to the modern game! Great Fun!
Jamie October 16, 2010

At the time of the earlier reviews some of the criticisms may have been justified but at that time the course had only just been reconstructed. Now some 12 months later all of the issues mentioned have been addressed and no longer constitute a problem.
Lexden Wood Golf Club July 2010

The course is now a very challenging par 70 course, there is over 80 bunkers and water on 5 holes. the condition has improved alot and the greens are now very good. The greenfee price is good value for money and the service in the clubhouse was great.
Robert Watts June 28, 2010

Very disappointed with the condition and general layout of the course. We ended up walking off the 7th green and going to what we thought was the 8th, playing the "8th and 9th" then realizing that they were actually the 14th and 15th. It was very confusing and the signposts didn't help one bit as they weren't immediately apparent as we walked off the 7th green.
The course developers, as I'm aware have redesigned the course in the last couple of years and some parts seem to be taking a long time, the 10th, 11th, 12th and 13th are all over the other side of the train tracks and seem very bland and boring as well as being very far out of the way from the rest of the course.
The greens were pretty good in general, not all that fast and were quite soft which was ideal for me and my friend who are quite high handicappers.
All in all it was a very disappointing day, after realizing we had taken the wrong route around the course (which apparently even members do as well, trust me, it's a more logical route!) we became quite frustrated and our concentration was completely gone which in turn lead to terrible shots and high scores. The only real positive was the shop, an American Golf store, fully stocked with everything you could ever need!
Chris Swanson May 20, 2010

I have recently had the oppurtunity to play the redesigned Lexden Wood golf club. The front nine has, without doubt, had its difficulty increased with the addition of many bunkers and holes lengthened. The greens have certainly improved although they were still not perfect. The most disappointing aspect was certainly the back nine as, at the time of playing (07/09), looked more like a building site than a golf course. The back nine holes were certainly more challenging than the front nine for all the wrong reasons. Everytime I hit a fairway i felt i was in a worse off position than had i been in if I'd hit the ball in the rough as stones littered the faiway and were wedged deep in the turf. I played the course at twilight rates and managed to get in a full eighteen holes. If I had played at the time when full rates were in place I would have demanded a refund not only for damage to my club faces but for the fact that the holes around the turn imparticularly were not anywhere near up to standard. I came off the course less disgruntled than i could of done as i shot a 69 however this did not console me due to the fact that my wedge face has been damaged. I would like to add its a good thing the pro shop was closed at the time I finished my round.
Mr Cooper July 14, 2009
Driving Range
Hours From 7:30am weekdays
From 6:30am weekends
The range closes 30 minutes Prior to Close.
Bays 24
Covered Yes
Heated 0
Automatic Teeing 0
Floodlit Yes
Prices Non-Members: Baskets of 50's: £4,100's: £6
Note that prices may have changed since date of publication
About the Range No dress code and no booking and special offers may be available. Driving Range Membership available.

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