Orsett G.C was founded in 1899; this magnificent championship course designed by the legendry James Braid was firmly imbedded into this piece of the Essex countryside. In the early years Orsett became a focal point for the local community to gather and enjoy their golf; even through the hard times of the two world wars.

Situated within 5 miles of the M25, this fine par 72 championship course (S.S.S. 73) has a demanding layout of over 6,600 yards.

In recent years Orsett has established itself as host to the regional qualifying round for The Open Championship no less than on 11 occasions.

Come rain or shine the course is renowned for its year-round playing surface, it’s established woodland and striking heath-land features, free draining soil, combined with the latest irrigation system contributes to a golf course of outstanding quality.

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From the new championship tee the tee shot needs to favour the left half of this flat fairway, from there the decision if to take the fairway bunkers on can be made. The deep rivetted bunker wait to swallow anything slightly off line.

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A good drive is essential for making a score on this challenging par 4. Beware of the out of bounds to the left. The second shot will usually play one club less because the green is set below you.

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1st of the Par 3’s, a well struck tee shot will leave you a wicked putt on one of the most contoured greens on the course, above the hole is a no, no! The bunker before the green foreshortens the shot, club selection is essential.

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One of the few straight holes at Orsett provides a stern test from the tee.If you find the fairway only a short to mid iron is left to the longest green on the course.

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Although a short Par 5 there are 8 bunkers to avoid! Favour the right half of the fairway so the trees on the left do not block your chance of going for the green in two. There are many humps and hollows surrounding the green sure to test any short game if the green is missed

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One of our signature holes, do not be deceived by its length. An accurate tee shot is essential, it should only leave a short iron from an undulating fairway.

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Only the brave should try to carry the bunkers from the tee, over 240 yards to leave yourself having to negotiate the remaining 6 bunkers on your way to a flat green.

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A small, flat green for this tough par 3. The front bunkers are deceptively short of the front edge, if brave enough you can use the preparred approach to run onto the green. Take enough club, beware of the ridge that surrounds the back edge, its a tough par save from there!

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From the championship tees it’s a monster par 4! Keep your tee shot away from the two hungry bunkers on the elbow of the dogleg. From there you will be faced with a long iron or even a wood to a challenging green, anything short and the deep bunker on the right will await your next shot.

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The only blind tee shot at Orsett, aim at the Poplar trees to the right, taking care not to go too far on this split fairway, beware of the large slope in the front third of this large green.

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Big hitters can reach this one in two. 9 new rivetted bunkers protect this hole; rarely will the ball run towards this green due to the slopes in front of the green.A Great chance for a birdie before the tough run home

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Picturesque par 3 with a two tier green. This hole could grace any Open Championship course. Miss the green and you will surely need your sand iron. The green has a number of subtle breaks which can fox the best of putters.

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The start of a tough finishing stretch. Drive towards the fairway bunkers on the left to give yourself the best angle into the green. The characteristics of this green seem to forever change with a pronounced slope from front to back. Miss the green to the right and away into the woods your ball will go!

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Known as the “House Hole” before its demolition! Favour the right side of this sloping fairway to avoid being blocked out by the many trees A one putt is unlikely on the up turned saucer of a green.

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Consistently one of the toughest holes on our course. Plays longer than its yardage. A tricky green awaits a well played tee shot. Avoid the gaggle of bunkers short right.

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Stroke index 1! A long straight drive between the two deep fairway bunkers leaves an approach shot that always plays at least one club longer than its yardage. The re-configure bunkers about the green complex will gather anything slighly short of yardage into the green. A great hole, a card wrecker!

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Another great par 4. You will need good disantce on your tee shot to have a view of the green. The long approach is uphill and you need to add a club to your initial choice. A well protected green, with 3 distict tiers, the putt will be a tricky one.

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Home sweet home. A challenging tee shot that favours a slight draw anything leaking right will be swallowed up by the dry ditch. A flat fairway will leave you a long to mid iron into a well protected green, miss the green to the right and you face the prospect of a chip shot infront of a packed Clubhouse!l however hole the putt in front of the bar and await your rewards! We hope you have enjoyed your day!

COURSE STATUS-Open - Preferred Lies