Colchester Golf Club

Weekly News 22nd December

Weekly News 22nd December

Congratulations to Romany Foster for winning the Christmas Cake!  Thank you to everyone who bought a raffle ticket and to Helen Lofthouse for baking the superb cake.  All proceeds are going to The Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation.


Please check the tee sheet before organising to play


Tee Reservations 23rd December - 3rd January


500 Club December Draw

£100 - Nick Gerrard, David Pope, Stuart Thackrah, Pat Kettle

£50 - Bill Schwier, Shane Aldons, Jon Walkinshaw, Maggie Duley, David Drake & Mark Schofield

Hampers - John Hawkins, Roger Moore & Claire Croger

Draw carried out by Karen Rowles


The Club Festive Opening Hours can be found here.


Thank you to everyone who has collected their belongings from the mens' changing room.  Some items do remain.  In particular, there are many pairs of shoes.  Please remove any items this weekend.  Those remaining will be disposed of next week.


Members with a btinternet email should now be receiving club correspondence again.  However, there may still be some isolated issues which IG are working through.  Apologies for the inconvenience.  The website and answerphone continue to be updated daily in addition to the email.


Please note the prize giving for Wednesday's 3 Clubs & a Putter event will be taking place on the day after the competition.

Course News

Greenkeepers Report 22nd December

This week had a dry start which allowed us to get vehicles on the course for the first time in a week, this enabled us to clear and collect multiple piles of leaves.

The tractor blower was also out on Monday and cleared areas which were dry enough to access.

All inlets and outlets have been cleared. Ditches on 16,17 and 18 have been cleared out and the leaves removed.

The 3rd tee area has been thinned out with the removal of a few trees this will allow more sunlight onto the back section of the 3rd tee and aid grass recovery.  The tree canopy on the left side of the 3rd has been raised as high as possible so not to hinder the tee shot.

Two black pines and two scots pines have been removed from the right side of the 5th hole.  This is all in accordance with the previously agreed Course Forward Plan.


A dead pine tree and dead Christmas tree have been removed from the 7th.


The dew pond on the 2nd fairway was pumped dry and then all the leaves collected.


This week has seen another 22mm of rainfall taking the amount for December so far to 76mm and total for the year so far to 716mm compared to 373mm in the whole of 2022.

From all of the Greenkeeping Staff – we wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Hospitality News


Click here to read the latest Food & Beverage Blog.


New Social Event!

Burns Night is back!  Save the date of Friday 26th January to experience an alternative Burns Night.  Haggis, neeps and tatties are still on the menu with tartan and/or kilts an optional extra!  Bookings can be made online now.  Only £20.00 per person!

Last Chance!

Our Quiz Night on Friday 29th December is the perfect chance to wake up your little grey cells again after Christmas!  Tickets are only £10.00 per person with teams of up to 6 players.  The mid-way meal this time is a delicious chilli & rice.


Sunday Lunch

Bookings are already being made for Sunday Lunch on 14th January.  Sign up on the main noticeboard or speak directly to our hospitality team if you are not at the club before Christmas.



Norman Plum 2024

Any interested players, old or new to the Norman Plum, can now show their availability by joining the Norman Plum Squad online (or by contacting Dave Humberstone). Joining online can be completed in the following way:

Use the "TAB" COMPETITIONS at the top of the CGC home page, followed by MATCHES. You can then join the squad.

The first two fixtures will be displayed and you may set your availability.




Wishing all the members and staff a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!




Colchester Golf Club
21 Braiswick
Tel: 01206 853396


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