18 holes, par 70, SSS 71, gently undulating heathland, with fast-running fairways lined by firs and oaks. This is one of the better Essex courses without doubt. Four par 3s but only two par 5s means that scoring below 70 is more difficult than it might seem at first. Possibly the greatest threat comes in the form of tightly-bunkered approaches to the subtly-contoured greens.
With the pleasant terrain, short walks between green and tee, and a sunny climate, this is a lovely place to be and to play golf. The condition of the course is excellent thanks to the hard work and care put into it by the green keeping staff under the expert eye of the Course Manager Keith Chinnery. This is reflected by the Club hosting in 2007 the Essex Open (PGA), the Essex Amateur Championship, the East Anglian Amateur Championship and in 2008 & 2014 the prestigious Eastern Region PGA Championship followed the Eastern Region Championship Pro-Am.
In 2015 the Essex Amateur Championship was again held at Colchester in honour of member Mike Hart being elected Essex Golf Union President.