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A truly idyllic golf region

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, not 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.

Why play golf in Essex?

  • Diverse topograhy
  • Historical golfing county - James Braid influence
  • Range of quality golf resorts
  • The longest coast of any county
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Golf in England’s oldest county

England’s oldest county, Essex golf clubs offer all the modern on-course challenges and off-course facilities you would expect of a high-calibre golf destination. Essex golf courses are known for being dynamic, as you move further east the courses turn from being parkland in nature, to some truly outstanding links designs the nearer you get to the coast.

Essex has a range of top courses which are proven crowd-pleaser, especially amongst our customers. Courses like The Lakes and Links courses at Five Lakes Resort 4* in Maldon remain a Golfbreaks favourite known for their great year-round quality and designs which leave you wanting to come back again. Another Essex golf course to check out is the Constable Course at Stoke by Nayland and the 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.

A topographically diverse county with excellent transport links

Essex is a fantastic destination for a golf break. Not only is it topographically diverse, with a mild climate, but it is also an important historical golfing county with so much to offer. It is home to a plethora of wonderful hotels and resorts, so you will easily find the perfect base for your trip.

Conveniently, the region is just a short hop from London with excellent transport links. What’s more, many of the golf courses are situated in areas of unparalleled beauty and there is so much for you to explore off the course. The best part? Golf breaks in Essex are also fantastic value for money.

Golf travel tips for Essex

Best months for golfing weather:

May to September

Best months for value:

April & October

Most popular months:

May, June & September

Our experts recommend:

April & October

Explore by map

Not sure where to play? Browse our map and find your ideal destination in a continent of possibilities. We know you will be spoiled for choice! Remember our knowledgeable golf experts are ready to answer any questions.

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.

Stoke by Nayland enjoys secluded tranquillity whilst only being an hour from London, The Five Lakes Resort is another must-stay. Nestled in 320 acres of serene Essex countryside, the 194 bedroom, 4* Five Lakes Resort features the two-time AA Rosette winning Brasserie 1, as well as four bars and a luxurious spa complex. with its great location, brilliant golf courses and superb value breaks, it’s easy to see why it’s a firm favourite.

Similarly, if you’re simply looking for a lovely location to spend a few days golfing and relaxing in a luxury resort, The Warren Estate is ideal. Set in 325 acres of beautiful Essex countryside with two stunning golf courses, it is also home to three very well-regarded pubs within a reasonable walking distance of the estate. Plus, Chelmsford city centre is only a 10 minutes’ drive, with numerous restaurants and shopping facilities.