Dunton Hills Golf Course

Dunton Hills Golf Course, West Horndon, East of England, England, CM13 3LT

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18 reviews of Dunton Hills Golf Course

i have played this course for anumber of years .the staff are friendly and helpful. the cours is testing in places,forgiving in places too.greens are fast.bunkers useless. never seen any evidence of riff raff as some reviews suggest.all in all agood golf day out

Posted by james reading on 07/04/2015
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  • Green conditions3
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  • Course challenge3
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  • Value for money5

Really good value course, not the most tricky of set ups but worth a round if you are in the area.

Posted by Laura Ropes on 28/06/2013
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  • Green conditions5
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Although it isn't the most difficult of golf courses it is quite good fun. In terms of value for money I think it is pretty decent, staff are friendly and while the course isn't a championship layout it will test most golfers.

I'd say it is a 3 star golf course, some of the reviews are a bit harsh in my opinion.

Posted by Frankie Taylor on 01/08/2012
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I have been playing Dunton Hills for 10 years now and I still enjoy it as much as the first time.
It's an open course with a lot of forgivness however, over recent years a few holes have slightly changes to make it a little tougher for longer hitting players in order to make them think more.
The greens are getting better, but are very rarely fast, sometimes a little boggy.

All in though it's a great course for mid to high handicappers or those wanting to play for little money.
Par 3 is excellent and the driving range are fair.

Posted by Tom on 30/10/2011
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  • Green conditions3
  • Clubhouse4
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  • Value for money5

I have only been playing golf for around 6 months and I regularly play at Dunton Hills. It's a nice starter course, the greens can be a bit shabby sometimes, but it's got some nice scenery and picturesque holes.
A good mix of water, and obstacles like hedges and trees.
The par 3 course is excellent. A good variety of holes from a short 67 yarder to a 200 yard uphill hole.
Good facilities and friendly staff. I'll carry on here until my game gets better. It's currently £12.50 weekdays and £20.00 weekends for the full course.
Jason, Rainham, Essex

Posted by Jason White on 08/07/2010
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I think the reports below are a fair reflection of this course which I have played several times over the years. It is important to understand what this course is about before you choose to play it. It is pay and play so you take a chance on how busy it will be. I would say the greens are actually very small. The fairways are wide and there are few trees. It is much better in summer, like most courses in the area. It is unpretentious (see dress code!)and an ideal course for starting out without feeling threatened but club golfers who have strong views on golf attire and lower handicappers may find it less suitable. The clubhouse is exceptional and the driving range and par 3 course good too.
All in all it is very cheap to play by modern standards and good value.
Dave

Posted by Dave Cornwell on 09/04/2009
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dunton hills golf course is the most fairest golf course i know.the fairways are wide and the greens are large . if there is no wind then the course can be rewarding but if there is a breeze beware. the 17th par three is the best hole . a 165 yard over a lake or for the novice a bail out to the right to avoid the water. summertime the fairways and greens are very quick. dunton has a new club house with food and drink and tv .changing rooms.the staff are very welcoming and friendly. i think anyone playing this course and uses the facilities will enjoy a days golfing

Posted by steve atkins on 12/03/2009
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I've played dunton more times than i can remember. Its where i started and I still play there often. I wish that people who have made comments about the relaxed dress code would stop being so short sited and understand that Dunton Hills is a full 18 hole STARTER course. If you are just starting out in the sport, its very expensive to buy all the stuff you need, so please give the starters a break. Maybe this is why the club is successful, thumbs up to the directors !!! My one critisism of the course are the tee's. Not all but most of them are in bad condition and I can not understand why they are not level. I play lots of local courses and have not found this anywhere else. Come on Dunton, please sort this out.

Posted by john durbin on 28/08/2008
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I played the full 18 hole course at Dunton Hills for the first time today and I am suitably impressed and look forward to going back soon. On my arrival I purchased a £2.50 token for the driving range - giving me around thirty to forty balls to use from the covered, floodlit bays. Having warmed up and waiting for friends to complete a four ball I purchased a bacon sandwich & a cup of tea in the very clean & tidy cafe. A little bit expensive at £3.80 but very nice.
18 holes for £12.00 made up for it. Even with the recent bad weather the fairways were short and firm and in good nick. The greens were in fantastic condition, cant wait to see them in the summer. For the entire 18 holes we played of winter tees of which the majority of mats were fine. The fairways were wide with a few challenging holes. Thoroughly enjoyed the long par 3's.
Unfortunately they do not have a golf shop, but can supply tees/gloves and grade a lake balls.
Excellent for a pay & play - no need to book course.

Posted by J Stuart on 29/01/2008
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Having played Dunton many times I have to agree with some of the comments made, the standard of dress leaves a lot to be desired and I would like to see the Marshall out to keep the louts in control! The staff and club house are excelent and the general condition of both courses bearing in mind this is a pay and play facility are exceptional.

Posted by Dave Bell on 14/04/2007
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i've played there a couple of times as i'm fairly new to the game, the course is a good challenge for beginners but anyone mid handicap or below would find it too easy!! i have to go with the same comments as others on this site, why are people allowed to play in jeans and trainers? the course could be in better condition, but then it is very cheap to play.

Posted by gary thomas on 12/03/2007
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i run the monthly society which is played on the 1st saturday of every month. both men and women play together so it gives couples the chance to play together. it has two divisions so all abillities can win trophies and prizes. there is a seperate ladies day held on the 1st monday of the month and shortly there will be a junior section. we also hold other social events. its a great buch of players with ages of 18 to 70 and only 3 pounds to enter.
come and join in make new friends.

Posted by steve wootton on 25/01/2007
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I am a reasonalble experienced golfer for 15 and i often play dunton's par 3 coruse as a few hours of sporting fun with my freinds. i occasionally play the main course but not with my freinds as i respect that we would probably play too slow and not have the etiquette for the course . however i am totally opposed to the people who would try to ban us from playng this wonderful course . please e-mail me back . Jamie .

Posted by Jamie Worrall on 13/09/2006
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Dunton Hills is a great golf course for the beginner and experienced alike. It offers, on the Par 3 course, a great warm-up course, and a good place to test your short game. Well what can I say about the main course? I have played there about 15 times! The 1st is a great hole, ob to the right, and rough to the left, it is a deep shame though that since i returned this morning, the tree which can sometimes be in the way of your drive has been cut down. The 3rd is a cool hole with a large field making it ob if you slice your ball. It is a classic example of a 'risk-reward' hole. The 17th, is a great par 3 over water with a short green. I definitely recomend this course,, and the bar/cafe is superb now since they created a wonderful extension.
A bad thing is the bunkers, they are totally rubbish, but everything else is superb.

Posted by Richard Cook on 20/04/2006
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Having played this course many times I was suprised to return some months later to find the club rules now being very lapse. Dont get me wrong, the course itself is in good condition and a good one for the average player or beginner. However people in groups of more than four, dressed like they were going to a football match is not my scene and the play was quite slow.
I doubt ill be returning until they get some strict club rules in progress as this is a good course and a shame this has happened. Also very cheap. Sort out the rif raf dunton and I and many others will probably be coming back for a few rounds. Ps im only 26 so god knows what the older generation think of this

Posted by Jamie Mccarthy on 06/05/2005
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I couldn't play on the course on a Saturday because on the first Saturday of each month, the local society plays and they had hired out all the trolleys. The course only allows spike wheeled trolleys which I did not have and
couldn't carry my 'cart' golf bag - it does not have shoulder straps! Anyway spent a couple of hours at the range and glad I got the opportunity!

Posted by Jeffrey Woods on 05/02/2005
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Most local people starting off in this game use either one of the local municipal courses or this one to learn on. There is a little par 3 course and a driving range at the venue, and the 19th is a modern structure as well. On to the main course..... Because of the nature of the people using here the rounds tend to be slowwwwwwwwwww, so you expect it. What you dont expect are people playing in groups of seven or eight dressed as if they have just walked off a building site including the hob-nails with no idea of etiquette whatsoever. When the marshall was spotted, they quickly dispersed into the groups of correct numbers only to regroup when he was out of site. Having played there with people new to the game it has happened more than once..... The boots some people wear didn't do the greens any favours either. The nature of the soil in South Essex is heavy clay, so it tends to be a swamp in the winter and bone hard in the summer. This is a pay and play track, so do make allowances for the shortcomings mentioned. In the courses defence, there are some good holes, the finishing pair being great matchplay deciders.

Posted by Harry Putter on 29/01/2005
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this is a cheap course price wise at about £15 weekends,i actually love the lay out of the course with the 1st 2 holes being pretty straight forward hole, until the 3rd a par 4 90* dog leg, then the 5th a par 3 160 yard hole over a hill so is totally blind,as from then on it becomes a very hilly course , some great par 4 and 5 holes all crossing hedged ditches.and the great 17th i think it is,a par 3 150 yard hole with a short but wide green over a lake!!my only complaint is the water logged bunkers and slow greens tho this is much better inthe summer,at weekends t off early as no bookin req so can get busy,

Posted by Robert Snow on 27/01/2004
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