The Heron boasts spectacular views of the Essex countryside and Thames Valley.
The varied layout of The Heron features two par 5’s each over 550 yards.
The trio of holes 6, 7 and 8 are known as Barn Wood Corner and are the most scenic on the course, meandering around Barn Wood, and bring into play three water features combining fantastic views through the woodland.
Hole number 8 is a favourite with many visitors to the course and potentially our signature hole. A testing Par 3 at 243 yards from the elevated competition tee makes it one of the longest pars 3’s in the county! On a clear day it’s possible to see across to the city of London from the tee.
The Heron combines with The Hawk to provide a truly demanding 18 hole championship course measuring 6,755 yards.
The layout gently undulates through attractive parkland and around established woodlands.
Holes 4, 5 and 6 wind around Dog Wood, this collection of holes each offering a completley different challenge.
The home stretch begins at hole 7 which is the most demanding par 4 on the 27 hole complex. The elevated tee position provides the view to a fairway sloping steeply from left to right rolling down to a small well protected green.
The closing hole to complete the home stretch is a par 5 measuring 536 yards, with various hazards and features to test accuracy. The two tier green is positioned adjacent to the welcoming clubhouse and surrounding water features.
Combine The Hawk and Vixen for a truly memorable parkland layout.
The Vixen provides a fair test for golfers of all standards and is very popular with our members and features a variety of unique holes, 5 and 9 amongst the best in the 27 hole complex.
Although shorter than the Heron and Hawk the prevailing winds come in to play on the elevated holes of The Vixen to increase the challenge, and the dramatic 9th hole boasts a change in level of nearly 100 feet from tee to green.
The fifth hole rises from road level up to Barn Wood and is worth the walk to the top for the spectacular views alone, and in April and May golfers can enjoy a close up of the Bluebell carpet in the woods either side of the path from the 5th green to 6th tee.
Combine The Vixen and Heron to provide a varied and challenging 18 even for the low handicapper.