Playgolf Colchester is brimming with pride and buzzing with excitement as we enter into a brand new era at the centre which will see Playgolf Colchester providing Colchester and the surrounding community with some of the best facilities available for everyone to use and enjoy.
Our team of professional, friendly and bubbly staff are here to help you at every turn. No matter what Playgolf experience you choose to enjoy they will be on hand to ensure that you have a great time with us.
We want you to have fun and enjoy our facilities no matter what your skill level whether you are a keen amateur or a pro golfer we extend a warm welcome to all.
Our centre is a major focal point for the local community with something for everyone.
We have the facilities and expertise to offer excellent packages for weddings, parties, business meetings, a bit of gossip over a coffee, a night out with friends, couples, mum and dad – and the kids too.
People make a community and we’re the experts at bringing people together. You can exercise, be pampered, chill with a coffee and a healthy snack – or enjoy a pizza and a bucket of balls in the evening. Relax, work and play.
We are the vibrant, warm and exciting heart of an equally vibrant community. But we’re about much more than just golf. We have activities that extend beyond golf and are aimed at bringing all generations of the family together in one location.
Our customers are our guests and are greeted and treated as our friends.
From golf to fitness, indoor to outdoor, we offer a wide range of fun activities and social facilities.
Golf Course Opening and Changes:
The golf course first opened in 1993 as a small 9 hole facility and then in 1998 it was extended to 18 hole Par 67 course. In the winter of 2006/07 the course underwent a major redeveloped, which saw the layout being overhauled and redesigned by Jonathan Gaunt into our current 6000yard Par 70 course with USGA specifications greens and tees to allow better all year round playability. With its current layout, using the natural contours and environment also 64 well positioned bunkers it provides a good test of golf for all degrees and standards of golfer.
Roman Amphora Found on building site:
As Colchester is Britain’s oldest recorded town, every digger bucket of earth that came out of the ground was under the watchful eye of the onsite archaeological trust. Then one cold day in early February they unearthed an Ancient burial site, dating back 2000 years. In the burial site they found a Roman Amphora, used to hold either wine or fish sauce. This suggests a person of high status was buried there. This could be backed up by the presence of a number of corroded iron objects which may be a hoard of currency.
Hosting Essex U16 County Match v Norfolk
The club has been recognised for its major in course condition and presentation and also the clubhouse facilities we will have available by being asked to host our first county competition in the summer of 2014.
American Golf Superstore Opens
The clubs potential and great location was recognised when “American Golf” Europe’s largest golf retailer joined forces with the club to provide a superb services to the golfing community of Colchester and has been growing ever since.
Playgolf Take Over:
Playgolf purchased Lexden Wood GC on the 1st March 2012 and wasted no time in drawing up plans to redevelop the site to provide a magnificent venue for golfers and their family and friends to enjoy with a brand new two storey clubhouse which will include a restaurant, function rooms, gym and sauna facilities. The plans were passed and the development started at the end of 2012 and is now nearing completion.