What we say
Situated in 112 acres of mature rolling countryside the 18 hole, 6769 yard, par 73 championship length course makes excellent use of the surrounding landscape and its numerous natural and man-made hazards and beautiful features.
The course was designed by Sir Henry Cotton, whose philosophy was to create a championship length course with very little rough, but incorporating many bunkers and large undulating greens, a task he accomplished in style. The course was opened in 1966.
A broad repertoire of shots are required to master the course, which demands that every golfer regardless of standard, is rewarded for thoughtful and skilful play rather than for power alone.
- TG Rating
- Players Rating
- Address Elizabeth Way, , HARLOW
- Tel 01279 418357
- Website www.canonsbrook.com
|Green Fees||Mon-Fri: £33. Sat-Sun: £38|
|Course Length||6,769 yards (6,190 metres)|
- Course has: Bar
- Course has: Buggy Hire
- Course does not have: Driving Range
- Course does not have: Practice Green
- Course has: Pro Shop
- Course has: Restaurant
- Course has: Trolley Hire
- Course has: Dress Code
- Course does not have: Club Hire
- Course has: Handicap
This is a warning for all prospective visitors that Canons' Brook does not accept Mobile 2 fore 1 vouchers. Their explanation was unclear (the need some on paper to have proof for the book keeper) but I was told the day before that they could write the number down. Also, Canons Brook does not have a tee time booking system so it's pot luck as whether you can get on the course. Should this club be part of the scheme if they don't adhere to one of the main conditions in the scheme? A disgruntled golfer. Please note that I did not give a different score to my previous review.
I played Canons Brook at the end of wet week in February. Whilst I knew it was going to be wet (the course is low lying and for the much part and on heavy clay), I was dissapointed at how little had been done to protect key areas of the course during the winter season. There are a few issues I thought posed a problem. - Other courses I have played rope off the fringes and approaches to the green so that errant trollies don't leave furrows around the green and keep to paths. There was no evidence of this but plenty of trolley marks! - There is an absence of yardage markers so unless you buy a course guide from the pro shop you have no idea how far you have to certain points (I am not rich enough to own a sky caddie etc!) - The practice mats are very poorly maintained - I like to warm up with a few hits into a net but after half a dozen swings I had a nice scratch on my new 7 iron due to the large lumps of gravel all over the mat (the more you moved them, the more appeared in the way!). I am sure that in the season this is a great course to play as it presents a wide array of challenges to any level of golfer, but perhaps if better care was taken in the winter it might cost less to get it into good shape?