Crondon Park Golf Club
Crondon Park Golf Club, Stock, East of England, England, CM4 9DP
13 reviews of Crondon Park Golf Club
Very nice course with good clubhouse.
Condition was very good, and excellent value for money.
We will be coming back.
Excellent course in very good nick, especially considering the weather and time of year.
It seems guests can only play after 10am.
Every hole is a winner, and we really enjoyed ourselves.fantastic value for money, and we'll definitely be coming back.
WHAT A FANTASTIC GOLF COURSE ALTHOUGH ITS GETTING VERY HARD TO PLAY THIS COURSE AS THEY ARE CLOSING ITS DOORS TO SOCIETYS AND VISTORS IF YOU GET THE CHANCE THEN GO FOR IT SOME GREAT HOLES AND LONG ALL PAR 3S OFFER A GOOD TEST AND THE 14TH OVER THE WATER TO A TIGHT GREEN HIT THE BALL AND JUST HOLD YOUR BREATH AND HOPE YOU HAVE CHOSEN THE RIGHT CLUB GOOD FOOD WARM WELCOME I HAVE BEEN LICKY TO PLAY THIS COURSE A FEW TIMES AND EACH TIME ITS DIFFERENT AND I STILL HAVE NOT MADE THE 18TH IN REGULATION
Played on 17/04/10
Crondon Park is one of the most challenging courses to play in Essex, you either have a great game or you end up trudging round wearily from going out of bounds or ending up in the water on many of its holes. The course is demanding and and with tight fairways and small slopey greens you have to have your A game going. The fairways are not the best in thw world and many of the fringe areas leave you filled with trepidation with what should be perfectly easy chipping. Having said the course is enjoyable as long as you play stableford and their par 3's, many over water, are fantastic, especially the 14th.
The hospitality is good and food prices are reasonable, although alcohol is quite expensive.
If you're looking for a challenge then I would recommend Crondon, however if you're a high handicapper, beware!
Impressive. Got pelted with hale coming down the second and still enjoyed the round. A very challenging course with some superb holes. 4th, 5th, 7th, 9th, 14th, 15th and 18th were all good. Plenty of water and tree lined fairways, good bunkers and greens and a more than reasonable price for what you get. Putting green seemed a little silly - huge slope in the middle and nowhere to really practice lag putts. Didn't notice a driving range. The drive to the clubhouse was interesting...
Played this course over the weekend (07/08/04) and enjoyed it very much. The greens were in superb condition and the rest of the course was not far behind. In fact I think the course as a whole is in good nick. If I were to have any complaints it would be that on about 50% of the holes you got a board showing you the hole and yardage etc and 50% did not. So half the time you were playing blind as there is also no map on the back of the card. And the Par 3's are al very gentle, 8 iron max. Otherwise a fine course, that I am considering joining. Go, its well worth a round!
Played this course on 27th December 2002 following excessive rain and the greens compare favorably to any I have played all year. Course was long and challenging but did not punish unfairly. Staff were very pleasant and welcoming and I was so impressed by the course I am looking to become a member in the next couple of weeks. Each hole represents a different challenge, looking forward to playing it many more times.
Used to be member for the first fours years of its life and it was always an interesting course to play as virtually all the holes are testing and different so I was interested to go back after it has had a chance to mature.
Clubhouse is still a friendly, welcoming and busy place with good changing facilities unfortunately the Chinese has closed as their food was excellent but the more traditional food offered was still good.
The next major change i noted was the much improved practice facilities with a 20 bay floodlit range with 6 other grass tees with proper greens to aim at. And there is an actual 19th hole for those squared matches to be settled.
Now for the course, well there are still staked trees everywhere but they are growing rapidly and in five years time when they are no free drops this WILL be the hardest course in Essex. 1st & 10th are the only 2 holes that are similiar but are both stiff challenges at the beginning of a nine. The greens still have a great deal of undulation which make 3 puts common but the greens were a little fluffy. Fairways have come on enormously but there is little rough as the staked trees are close to the fairways.
The third 520yd Par 5 has had a lake added to catch a wayward second. The 4th a downhill Par 3 protected by a lake which has now been extended to include a 3 tier waterfall, picturesque in an Essex sort of way. The SI 1 5th was always a tough hole but they have now extended the lake right across the fairway to make it more daunting. The rest of the course is much the same but none the less a great test, the 14th is a lovely Par 3 and the 9th is an underated Par 5. The course is on top of a hill so the wind can also play a part.
Only real winge were the bunkers were a little scruffy.
Oh and there was one other change, not content with having a 595yd Par 5 18th from the yellows 655yds from the Blacks with OB down the right and a lake down the the left of last 150yds by the green, it was felt necessary to move the back tees back to 800+yds to make a Par 6. Anyone feeling the urge to play from there would be advised to check the tee when they play the 4th, Black tees alongside each other. Abseiling down the North Face of the Eiger is less daunting.
Yellows are a great test but if you think one of your friends is getting full of himself get him to play of the Blacks that will put hime back in place.
Try it great fun!
the first is very imposing...long, uphill and challenging.... just like the rest of the course.
very open because of its virginity..a few years time and this course will be demanding in its accuracy and challenging pin position's...a good course for all handicaps..but fitness needs to be of a reasonable standard...greens are tidy and thoughtfull.....
very good course it makes you think about every shot,but the course is a little over played and some people still leave pitchmarks ,also i found lots of damage made by spikes.]
Visited as a Society member. We were all made very welcome. Breakfast was prompt if a little over cooked. The changing facilities are comfortable with direct access to the practice areas.
The course itself was very wet after a lot of rain but still proved to be an excellent test of golf for both high and mid handicap players. A local rule regarding removal of the ball from any planted area meant that it was almost possible to play the round without playing any shots from the rough. When the trees mature this will be a very tough course indeed. Altogether a very pleasant outing which, I hope, will be repeated in the near future.
This is a lovely countryside course set well away from all roads making it a nice peaceful round of golf. Some extremely testing par 3's and some tight holes give golfers of every standard a good run for their money! The professional is very accomodating and will make every effort to find you a tee off time and the bar/restaurant facilities are very nice. The Restaurant is unusal being Chinese and the food is of a good standard
A long, tough course, well laid out with some excellent holes which will test any golfer. The par 3 holes in particular are the key to scoring well on this course with most of them protected by water.
The new driving range is an excellent addition to the facilities and a warm up bucket of 20 balls for 50p is well worth the investment, especially when you see the drive required for the long uphill par 4 1st !
At the moment a free drop is given if one strays into the plantations, however when the tree's are fully established this will be a truly formidable course requiring long straight drives and a good putting action to cope with the undulating greens.
A course well worth the visit
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