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Thorndon Park Golf Club

Ingrave,

Brentwood, Essex CM13 3RH

  • Office

    +44 (0)1277 810 345
  • Pro shop

    +44 (0)1277 810 736
  • Fax

    +44 (0)1277 810 645
  • Golf pro

    Brian White (PGA Professional).

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Tree-lined parkland. Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.

  • Surroundings:

    Woodland.

  • Designer:

    Harry Colt
Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Yards
6492
6245
5562
Par
71
71
72
SSS or slope
71
70
72

Location

Latitude:

51.601460

Longitude:

0.335190

How to get there:

28 miles NE of central London

Leave M25 at Jtn 29. Follow A128 direction Southend / Basildon. After 2.8 miles turn left onto A128 direction Brentwood / Orsett. After 2 mls, in Ingrave, golf is signposted on your left. After 200 yards wait for metal barrier to lower.

Thorndon Park Golf Club

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.

Est. 1920

Thorndon Park Golf Club is laid out in 240-acres of Elizabethan deer park, formerly the ancient hunting grounds attached to impressive Thorndon Hall. Here you'll find one of London's golfing gems, and one of the few top-rated courses found on the east side of the capital.

Occupying a wonderfully natural setting with small lakes, menacing water ditches and plenty of gnarled old oak trees, this wonderfully undulating (but never hilly) course is a quintessential English delight. The bunkering is superb, the greens fast and true, and every hole exudes Harry Colt's mastery of golf course design. The fairways are spacious enough for long-hitters not to feel too constrained from the tee. The par-4 3rd serves up one of the more testing drives, with plenty of water to cross before the safety of the fairway is reached.

The second of the two nine-hole loops comes to a fitting climax in front of the Palladian mansion of Thorndon Hall, a magnificent backdrop to the final hole. Thorndon Park is not just the best golf course in the County of Essex, but undeniably one of the top rated parkland layouts around London.
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Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays, and after midday on Sundays.

Must book in advance. Maximum handicap: men 24, women 36. Proof of handicap may be requested.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes: weekdays £65; Sunday (after 1:30 pm) £70.
Cash or UK cheque only. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].

Other information

Players generally walk this course. Golf carts available for hire for medical reasons only.

Practice facilities

Limited

Did you know?

The sumptuous Thorndon Hall, seen beyond the 18th green, was one of the ancestral homes of the aristocratic Petre family. The Hall served as the golf clubhouse until 1974 and is now a residential development of flats.

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