A truly idyllic golf region with fantastic facilities
Essex has proven itself to be a real growing golf powerhouse of England. The county hugs the idyllic East England coastline providing golfers with some of the best views in the British Isles and rural landscapes. Weather its visiting the 350 mile coastline beach or making the most of the facilities at our exceptional destinations there is always something to do, not to mention its incredible range of top-notch golf courses, fantastic luxury accommodation options and super friendly hospitality.
Just a short trip from London with excellent transport links, it’s easy to see why Essex is such a popular getaway destination. Perfect for groups of any size whether its a quiet getaway, indulging in spa facilities or enjoying the nightlife, your bound for great memories when booking an Essex golf break.
Why book a golf break to Essex?
- Stay & play at luxury all-encompassing golf resorts
- Experience beautiful countryside & diverse topography
- Base yourself close to London, with easy access to venues
- Discover amazing spa facilities and a wide range of treatments
What makes a golf break in Essex so special?
England’s oldest county, Essex offers all the modern on-course challenges and off-course facilities you would expect of a high-calibre golf destination. Golf courses in Essex differ massively dependant on the area, with mainly parkland courses in the east and some truly outstanding links courses as you get nearer to the coastline.
Some notable courses to check out are the Constable Course and Gainsborough Course at Stoke by Nayland, both of which are known for their beautiful designs incorporating the inherently gorgeous surroundings, leaving golfers stunned at this region’s fantastic views.
What to do off the course in Essex
Essex is a beautifully diverse county in South East England, between London and the North Sea, and there is so much to explore when you’re not laying up on the fairways. With one of the mildest climates and the least rainfall in the country, the county has a wealth of stunning gardens and green spaces to absorb.
From its history pre-dating the Romans, and a vibrant culture composed of art, film, music, dance and literature, Essex is both surprising and rewarding for all visitors. Discover the historic town of Colchester with its Roman ruins Norman-era Colchester Castle. In Southwest Essex, you can explore the 18th-century Hylands House in Chelmsford, set amid vast parklands. To the north, discover the medieval market town of Saffron Walden, home to Jacobean estate Audley End House and Gardens.
You can also visit the family-fun Colchester Zoo, home to orangutans and white rhinos. Essex also boasts a coastline of over 350 miles, fronted by verdant marshlands and evocative creeks. Perfect for a day at the seaside.
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Fantastic resorts set in picturesque locations
Some of our top recommended golf resorts include The Essex Golf & Country Club 3* and The Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf & Spa, situated in 300 acres of beautiful, undulating Constable Country, on the edge of the Dedham Vale. Recognised as a designated "Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty", this setting was regularly captured in the paintings of artists Gainsborough and Constable, hence the names of the two golf courses.
Both venues boast their modern facilities which include inviting treatments and swimming pools so you can sit back and relax when your away from the course. The resorts also offer several highly rated restaurants where guests can dine and indulge in Essex cuisine's making for a memorable getaway.