11 reviews of Castle Point Golf Club
A very good selection of holes,Parkland/Links style, which alternate, into the prevailing wind, then downwind,and across wind.
Water is a feature on a few holes, and it is a big hitters course, especially into the wind.
The second hole is a good three shotter to get onto the green, unless you are Tiger Woods!
The general condition of the course has improved of late, and the greens are slow, but true.
There are some blind drives, but no marker to direct you, especially the 18th.Don't cut the corner too much, as you will be reloading for a lost ball!
My friend lost 10 balls on one round, as he slices his drives, and couldn't find them in the punnishing rough! You have been warned!
The Pro Shop is limited, the staff are friendly and helpful.
Catering is not bad, with deals on green fees that give you a discount on a pint and a roll.Keep your green fee reciept for that!
A driving range is on the course, if you need a warm up beforehand, but it's not floodlit yet.
Reasonable green fees lead to a decent day out, for the better player wanting a change of scenery.Not really a beginners course!
Easy to find, just off the big roundabout,on the left hand side, on the road that leads you to the town centre, and is opposite the Sports Centre swimming pool.
i played the coarse in a society around about june time 07 on a hot summers day. i think on the opening holes you want to be playing pretty well, your faced with seemingly wide fairways but with a cross wind can be very quickly blown in to the punishing rough.you start off with a kind of dogleg to the right,on the second a testing par 5 awaits. a couple of holes into the front nine you may feel it is a straight forward almost parkland type golf coarse but dont be fooled the real links holes are yet to come by the time you get to the 11th you will be fogiven for thinking your in troon or maybe turnberry! there re some great holes out here especialy on the back nine. overall everyone in the society enjoyed there day out at castlepoint and the barstaff girls were very friendly,if you enjoy links golf its definetly worth a round and great value for money
in the past year (2006-2007) the course has not been maintained well at all. no good for a nice day of golf. greens, fairways and tees are hardly ever mowed. greens are brown and have holes and dents in, fairways are like short rough with holes in. No rough, just very long grass.not much variety of holes. some holes run alongside the main road and kids yell abuse at you when you are teeing off.only reason the course is a challenge is because the fairways are never mowed and the greens haveholes all over them.
Nice course for a midweek swing of the sticks wiv the lads!
Great value at just £8 for a quick nine holes (50p off wiv my Glendale Passport to Golf card... not much I know but better than nothing!)
Fairways and greens in nice nick now Glendale have taken over and staff were really welcoming and friendly. Lovely bacon and egg roll by the way!
Will make this a regular weekly visit.
Hi this is a hard cource to play in the wind and is a chalenge on the best of windy days. The course is being maintained by Glendale golf. So the greens and fairways are much better than of late. The first tee has been moved to the frount of the club house.So plenty of eyes seeing you tee off. The 14th is 150-160f over water in the wind can be hard if not a big hitter. Overall a nise little course to play a round on. Pick a very windy day to play?
Castle point golf course is not to bad but the greens are to slow. the fairway is pretty good.
It is not to easy fir people who can't play golf but the course is really good condition i would hope that you will play on it because it's quite a game.
Castle Point is a very interesting changing course. I've played it several times and the course plays differently every time. The local courses are so stuffy and don't give anyone without a Mercedes the time of day. Castle Point may have a rag status compared to others but for all the pleasentries you recieve, the friendly locals and the welcoming members who enjoy seeing new faces at their clubs. BIG THUMBS UP. Would recommend any junior to sign up as a member.
Not too bad for £10.50 midweek (July 03). The course itself is reasonably open, it's main defence coming from the wind that always seems to blow. I would imagine some seriously high stableford scores being posted in benign conditions.(It was fairly windy the last time I played and I managed 40). My opinion is the back 9 presents the tougher challenge, with some quirky holes to master. Out of Bounds seems to feature close to the edge of the semi-rough on a few of these holes. REMENBER TO LOCK YOUR CAR and keep valuables hidden. Apparently, thieving from the car park is quite common.
After playing the course at canvey a number of times i think that it offers a challenging round for a youth golfer such as myself. The front nine have less distance than the long back nine. Although the 4th offers a challenging hazard to clear. The back nine are very long and if it is windy you may have to drop a few shots. The course has a hole is well kept and i would recommend it as a decent round of golf. By Mitchell Sackett
A Nice Course to Play. Not too easy although definitely not one for the single figure handicapper requiring a testing game. The ditches that run throughout the course come into play no matter what your handicap and the pond by the 9th and 18th can cause problems ! Greens are relatively well looked after but the rough could do with being left a little so that it becomes "Rough" rather than "Unpleasant Fairway"
All in all an enjoyable 3 hours of Golf.
Very friendly public course, which is very well maintained and excellent value for money. Links course with many water-filled ditches (apart from high summer) and a few ponds. The course has wide, flat, forgiving, fairways on most holes with only small shallow bunkers. Although it can be very windy it is still probably not challenging enough for a low handicapper. The front nine are nicely set out with varied landscaping although the back nine are a little bland and processional. The 4th hole, a c.200yd Par 3 which has the green just the other side of a hedge and ditch is a difficult hole but satisfying to Par. The 14th is also a tough Par 4, needing to clear a c.140yd water hazzard from the tee.
All in all this course is great value for money and especially suited to higher handicaps.
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