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Experience one of the finest golf days in Essex

Our reputation as one of the best golf hotels in Essex is undeniable. Thanks to our impeccable golf greens that have been built to USGA standards, novice and experienced golfers alike can take a putt at testing their skills. In particular, our feature Lakes course sits in the most beautiful of surroundings making for a challenging and picturesque game.

A welcome challenge for experienced golfers, the tees and greens will certainly break up the monotony of other courses you may have played on. To score well on the 6,313-yard course, you will need long drives and accurate approaches. As the name suggests, water is a feature across this par 72 course; guarding 10 holes, this hazard showcases how a few rounds on The Lakes can be one of the most enjoyable golf days in Essex.

The Lakes’ selection for the prestigious Nick Faldo Challenge only adds to the quality of the green. A regular host to the annual regional PGA event, The Lakes is arguably the finest golf course near Colchester. Conceived by European Tour legend Neil Coles, the layout of the course is perfection – this resort course guarantees to be a golfing day to remember.

Statistics for The Lakes:

  • From the championship tees, The Lakes measures 6,751 yards.
  • Blue/White Tees – 6841/6767 Yards, S.S.S: 73
  • Yellow Tees – 6313 Yards, S.S.S: 71
  • Red Tees – 5765 Yards, S.S.S: 74

If you’re looking for golf lessons, Colchester is lucky enough to have Five Lakes’ very own Head Professional, Gary Carter. Five Lakes has been able to call Gary our pro for 19 years, so if you’re just starting off or want to gain a new insight into how to improve your game, Gary has all the experience required to see your handicap improve. Not only will you get more from the green, you’ll be able to learn from a 26 year long PGA member.

The Lakes Course

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