Golf course in Essex

Links Course Guide

Five Lakes’ reputation as one of the best golf hotels in Essex is unrivalled. With impeccable golf greens that have been built to USGA standards, novice and experienced golfers alike will take great pleasure from a day on one our courses. In particular, The Links course is famous for its slick greens and deceptive nature; easier than The Lakes, those playing on this course should still avoid underestimating the water hazards and penal sand traps.


Links Statistics

  • Slightly shorter than The Lakes
  • Designed by Neil Coles
  • Opened in 1975
  • White Tees – 6181 Yards, S.S.S: 70
  • Yellow Tees – 5981 Yards, S.S.S: 69
  • Red Tees – 5194 Yards, S.S.S: 71

Links Course Videos

If you’re looking for a golf course near Colchester where you can putt to your hearts content, then you’re in the right place. On our Links course putting is an absolute pleasure, thanks to the aforementioned slick greens. With a par 71 (70 for ladies) and 5,981 yards, novices will enjoy this green but even skilled players will be able to tackle the narrow fairways if they adopt an accurate approach-based style of play.