Abridge Golf & Country Club

3-star: a good golf course with many fine features.
   Abridge Golf & Country Club Est. 1964

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Abridge Golf & Country Club: There are those who say the only really good golf course in the county of Essex is Thorndon Park. The members of, and visitors to Abridge are likely to disagree. Here at Abridge the legendary Henry Cotton has created a fine layout in a pleasant rural setting. A variety of dog-legging and straight holes, defended by occasional water hazards and excellent bunkering, have been skilfully laid out over gently, though continually undulating terrain. The proximity of the busy M25 motorway throws in a bit of traffic noise on a few holes, but not enough to spoil your enjoyment of this very good parkland course. Most of the time you'll be playing in rural peace and quiet, and admiring scenic views over the picturesque Essex countryside. Several elevated greens on the opening holes will ensure your approach play and short game is tested early on. A well maintained layout that always provides a good test for your shot-making and all-round game in a pleasantly rural setting.

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Making Contact

Abridge Golf & Country Club
Epping Lane,
Stapleford Tawney, Essex RM4 1ST
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Office   +44 (0)1708 688 396
Pro Shop   +44 (0)1708 688 333

  +44 (0)1708 688 550

Email   info@abridgegolf.com
Website   www.abridgegolf.com
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Golf Pro
Steve Tyson (Head Golf Professional)
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland.
Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.
Surroundings: Rural countryside.
Designer: Sir Henry Cotton
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 6680 6208
Par 72 72
SSS or Slope 72 70
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How2Get There?

16 miles NE of central London
Leave the M25 motorway at exit 5, direction A1168 Chigwell. Follow direction Chigwell (not Loughton) and after o.3 mls, at first roundabout, turn left onto the A113 direction Abridge. After 1.8 mls turn left at roundabout direction A113 Epping / Ongar. After o.1 mile, in Abridge, turn left onto the B172 Abridge Road direction Theydon Bois. After o.2 mls turn right into Epping Lane direction Theydon Garnon Church. After 1.6 mls golf is on your left.

Essential information

Green Fees:
2015 visitor fee, 18-holes: weekdays £45; weekends £55. [Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc]. Credit cards accepted.
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Who can play and When?
Visitors welcome on weekdays, and after midday on weekends.  Must book in advance. Handicap required.
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Other Information
Soft spikes only (April thru' Oct). Players generally walk this course.

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Did you know?

Abridge is a course used for Regional Qualifying for The Open Championship. >> Naming the golf club back in the early 1960s was not a straightforward matter for the sponsors, Committee and members. The course straddles the rural parishes of Theydon Mount and Theydon Garnon and comes within the judicial jurisdiction of Epping. The Club's postal address is Stapleford Tawney, which is equidistant from Passingford Bridge and Abridge. The sponsors had no lack of ideas for the name, with early favourites being Theydon Mount and South Essex. These were eventually rejected, being too easily confused with existing Clubs, and finally Abridge emerged as a clear winner.

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Latitude: (51.666653)
Longitude: (0.145553)
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The Bell Hotel (Quality Hotel Epping) 3-star
High Road, Bell Common, Epping, Essex CM16 4DG
+44 (0)1992 573 138

The Quality Hotel Epping (also known as The Bell Hotel) is a part of Choice Hotels International and Somani Hotels Limited. It was previously known as Forte Post House and Holiday Inn. The main building was originally a 16th century Coaching Inn, set in extensive grounds.

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Golf within 5 miles Abridge
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Golf within 20 miles Chingford; Thorndon Park; Hadley Wood; Finchley; Old Fold Manor; Brookmans Park; The Hertfordshire; Hanbury Manor.
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Waltham Abbey Marriot Hotel 4-star
Old Shire Lane, Waltham Abbey, Essex EN9 3LX
+44 (0)1992 717 170

Bordering the ancient woodlands of Epping Forest, the Waltham Abbey Marriott Hotel offers an ideal setting for business and leisure travellers alike. Located near the M25, M11 and M1 motorways, and the London Tube, this contemporary hotel is 30 minutes from central London.

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Golf within 5 miles Chingford (Royal Epping Forest)
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Golf within 20 miles Thorndon Park; Abridge; Hanbury Manor; The Hertfordshire; Brocket Hall; Finchley; Hadley Wood; Old Fold Manor; Porters Park; Mill Hill.
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