Belhus Park Golf Club
Belhus Park Golf Club, Ockendon, East of England, England, RM15 4PX
01708 854260 | Golf course website
13 reviews of Belhus Park Golf Club
2 of us played Belhus sat and we both agreed we wouldnt ever go back. The greens were in ok condition but the course itself was really boring to play.No interesting holes wotsoever and the 15TH so called signature hole,whats happened to the water or so called water,there is none anymore.The fairways are yellow and burnt and there is no markers to tell you where the next tee is.The last 3 holes are most bizarre,you cant take your shot to the 16th green until the people on the 17th have teed-off and you have to walk back a good 150 yards to the 18th tee which is near the 16th green,like i said,BIZARRE.
I played the course for the first time today as part of a four ball and I must say I was extremeley impressed considering this is a municipal course in the middle of a very wet winter.
The fairways were firm and in fantastic condition, as were the tees & greens. There were only two temp greens and only two or three winter tees. As a new player I found the course fairly challenging, however for those with a lower handicap who can hit a ball straight they shouldn't have to many problems!!
For the price of £13.00 for the 18 holes and £3.oo for a cooked breakfast and a cup of tee, what great value for a mornings golf.
The golf shop appeared very well stocked and the staff were welcoming & friendly.
I have been a member of this course for over two years now. It is a great course for begginers and players to learn on as there are not many challeging holes on the first nine. The second nine is a bit more challenging with the two par fives and more obsticals including a lake on one hole. Well worth playing the course as it is cheap and cators for most players.
Belhus was the first course I ever played. Since then (only a couple of years back) the course has vastly improved. There appears to have been a change of owner or management around a year and a half ago and they have done a fantastic job. Taking into account the price you pay both the greens and fairways are in excellent condition, the layout on the back half is very interesting, particularly the 15th with a lake around the 180 mark. The up and down nature of the 2nd to 7th holes is a little dull but helpful if you're wayward off the tee. All round, at the price, one of the better courses in this part of essex
Im a 7 handicapper and i have been member of belhus for nearly a year now and i think it a gr8 course i have played many other courses such as south essex, maydyke, cranham and many more and althought this is relativly cheap compard to them it is great value for money and i think it is much more challenging and better maintain than the other well worth a visit.
The course is relatively small but the course is renowed for its tight fairway and high established trees but most of all its postcode greens which i must say are in excellent condition
Just finished playing this lovely course today. my father and i tee'd off at 2.45 pm and due to this only paid £6.50 each as from 2.30 pm weekdays, the club runs a 'twilight' session.
we played up to the 12th due to excessive tiredness and impending rain. we could have easily completed all 18 before dusk. what a bargain!
so.. the course, well i personally thought for the little cost it is very good, quite challenging front 9 with tree lined fairways, precariously played binkers and ditches. all greens were in good condition, fairways were pleasent and tee's looked good (we had to play off of winter tee's).
as i mentioned, we only played to the 12th hole but found no's 10 - 12 more open with bigger greens (i was 4ft from the hole after 2 shots on the par 3 11th - which was amazing, baring in mind this is my 1st ever round on a full sized course and i've only been hitting clubs for just over 3 weeks).
so all in all i highly recommend this course to beginners and mid handicap players. the course also offers a teabar, 19th hole or bar, pro shop and driving range for that all important warm up before embarking on the course.
I started playing this course in november 2004 and the winter had taken its toll.from feburary 2005 the course had really improved and was looking great so much so that myself and a friend paid for the year and have never looked back.it is now april 2005 and the summer tee's are open and the course looks better and better each week with much work being done around holes 7,8,9 and plans for a bridge over the 15th sound great.i try to play the course at least twice a week and every time im there the ground staff are out working on the course and with the very helpfull staff in the pro shop this is a great course to play.
horrible "the snakepit" is a very apt description
fairways like rough, greens like fairways,
all tees off of ropey old mats, bunkers like childrens sandpits,the layout of the course is haphazard at best, dangerous at worst,you are constantly ducking to shouts of "fore right"
with a lot of t.l.c (and cash) in about 20 years time this course may be worth a visit.pricey too for whats on offer.avoid
I played this course on a wet and windy day in October 2004, and found that for what is a municiple golf course it's not actually that bad.
The front 9 of this pay and play parkland course offers some tight fairways generaly lined by trees with some scattered bunkers. The back 9 contains some more open holes with the addition of some water hazards. Reasonable tee's, fairways and greens were what was to be found all round the course.
All in all the course is not as bad as it used to be. As well as a reasonable course, Belhus Park also sports decent facilites in the form of a cafe, bar and pro shop, which in general make the £14 green fee acceptable. That said there is better elsewhere in the Essex area.
A friend and myself played this course in January. What a pit!!! They should be paying you to play there. We completed five holes and although neither of us are high handicapers we would have finished on about 300 over par!! The fairways are really the rough, the rough are really cornfields, the greens are like fairways i have played at other courses. We complained but were told that the ground staff were on strike, mind you that didnt stop them charging full whack still did it!! A course i have to nickname "Bellend Park", mainly for the way the management maintain it!! Definately one to miss!!
Nicknamed "The Snakepit!" What a terrible course Belhus Park is!! Thurrock Borough Council please, please rip it up and build a proper golf course so the locals can play on something that resembles a golf course!!
This course is a short course but one of the best maintained public courses I have played. Front nine are up and down with few obstacles. Not very much of a challenge apart from the small greens. The back nine offers a little more. More accuracy is required. Some holes are tree lined.
For a public course it is worth a visit and offers good value for money. Straight hitters will score very well.
The first half of the course is up and down a field, each hole being seperated by a thin row of trees. The second half is a lot more pleasant, mature trees and a reasonable pond to hit over to add a bit of interest. Tight fairways, small greens are the main features of this course. I am a average golfer and managed to go round in 84.
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