8 reviews of Garon Park Golf Complex
It’s been 2 years since I’ve played at Garon Park in Essex, and I returned with a small group of friends for a midweek round. I was amazed at the amount of work that has taken place and the improvements made since my last visit. I counted 8 staff working on the course, fair credit to them because the fairways and greens were in excellent condition. The areas in front and around the greens has benefited from the new white lines which must have recently been put in to encourage those who need encouraging from pulling their trolleys close to these delicate areas. The narrow cut fairways and tight lies along with even paced flat greens made our day very enjoyable. We had a coffee outside over-looking the 9th and 18th greens and we all felt that we had an excellent day and real value for money. Well done Garon Park for the improvements, I for one will definitely be returning very soon.
“I travelled down to Garon Park with my Dad during the recent bad spell of wet weather on recommendation from a client that the course would be open, playable and definitely without temporary Greens, which are a particular pet hate of mine. The Club Professional confirmed that the course was open when I phoned the Club to book a Tee Time, and having never played there before I was pleased at how easy it was to find. All of the courses in my area (Romford) were either shut or had temporary Greens, so I was amazed to see the excellent condition of those at Garon Park. Infact the Greens which are slightly raised were dry, flat and of a good speed. We played the A & B courses (3 x 9’s) and were pleasantly surprised that the fairways were very playable and nicely shaped. I am a 12-handicapper and found the course to be an excellent challenge, especially when playing some of the Par-3’s into the stiff breeze. After losing once again to my Dad, we had a pleasant lunch in the welcoming clubhouse where the staff were friendly and the food was excellent and reasonably priced. We will definitely be going back to Garon Park, this time with a small group in the spring, but I can honestly say that we haven’t played a better or more challenging winter course.
Flat, boring, farmers field. The best thing about the course is the driving range. However for a twlight practice round if Belfairs Golf Club isnt open then why not. Its terribly expensive at the weekends, however the clubhouse is surprisingly good and the staff are helpful.
Well i played this course several times last summer and i found you can get a nice cheap twighlight round in during the week for as little as £8 (although your not guarenteed to get 18 holes in) which is great if like me your fairly new to the sport. Having 3 sets of 9 holes means you can turn up without a booking and normally tee off straight away however to t off from the A course you need to book and in my opinion its the best nine holes compared to B which i find very dificult even finding where the next hole is. £27 on a weekend round seems too high to me when there are better courses around locally for £20 or less. driving range is great and a little par 3 course (9 holes) is very helpful to your short game
I played here at the end of September for the first time in ages (about 5 years). The course has added another 9 holes since I last played. I played A and C, which includes most of the original 18. The course has started to mature now and will continue to grow in character. Overall the course is not long, although there is a monster par 4 on the C course, especially now the tress have started to grow and you can't cut the corner. The fairways were in good condition, the greens were ok, but it was disappointing that there already some temporary tees in play. Practice and off course facilities are generally good, although the locker room / shower was dire. On balance this is a reasonable course, which should get better.
Played on the Ryder Cup Sunday, first B then the C. The course was reasonably quiet until the second half when I was stuck behind a very slow 4 ball. The round overall took 4 hours 20 minutes.
The course generally is very open with generous fairways. I found the B half frustrating with several tee shots where it was unclear where the fairway went. The C half I am more familiar with so had no trouble (apart from my skill level).
The course condition was good with consistant greens but there were a couple of artificial tees. One complaint - some of the sand in the bunkers was very heavy consistancy. It hadn't rained for a day or two so I think it should be better.
£25 for a weekend round seems a bit over the top for me.
Clubhouse is fair with reasonable food and drink. There is also a driving range, a putting green and a 9 hole par 3 course. PArking generally good.
Just played this course for the first time and I'm afraid was not very impressed. There are three nines, a b and c. The first nine(a) was ok but the second (c) was very bland indeed, nothing of interest and mostly just up and down. Of the 18 holes played six of them were par threes which is too many as far as I'm concerned, most of which were very straight forward and unrewarding. Cost was £25 (Sunday).
Saturday 17th July 2004. Played 2 ball tee'd off at 08:07 £24.00 each plus £3.00 for trolley. 1st time played on this course. Club has three 9 holes circuits A,B and C. Played A then B. Tees, fairways and greens in excellent condition. Interesting course - pretty flat but with many water hazards and some interesting greens. Lots of wildlife too! Expensive for a public course, but worth it. The only criticism is the lack of a course map which, as this was the first time of playing, made it difficult on long holes when you couldn't see the green. Overall, a very good public course which I shall definately play again.
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