Essex Golf Union

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Course Rating Information

For ALL Course Rating enquiries please contact us by email on

There are 72 Affiliated Golf Clubs in Essex, The England Golf requirement is to complete USGA Course Rating at 10 year intervals

All Tees are to be rated from a Scratch and Bogey Perspective

Teams of up to 6 take 4 to 5 hours to rate a course
Subsequent administration requires up to 2 hours on each set of rated tees

EGU (Mens) Raters work alongside ELCGA (Ladies)

Courses currently scheduled to be rated in 2022:

Castle Point
Colne Valley
Langdon Hills
Mardyke Valley
Rochford Hundred

Courses rated in 2023:

Millers Barn
Canons Brook
Forrester Park
Playgolf Colchester
Stoke by Nayland – Gainsborough
Stoke by Nayland – Constable

Courses rated in 2024:

The Rayleigh Club – South
The Rayleigh Club – East
Boyce Hill
Crondon Park
Bunsay Downs
Five Lakes – Lakes
Five Lakes – Links

•Initial Rating is part subsidised by EG, and FREE to Clubs

•From 2020 a visit to re-rate a course will cost a minimum of £100
If any course undertakes any structural alteration or a change in their layout it is imperative that we are notified in case a re-rate is necessary. 

In March 2020, England Golf published all of the Slope details of rated courses in Essex. On November the 2nd 2020, England Golf switch to the WHS system and the next 10 year cycle will begin. Click this link to access the Essex Golf Union's Rating Schedule.  

By clicking the link below you will be directed to the USGA National Course Rating Database.
From here you may search the course rating details of any completed rated course, globally. 
USGA Course Rating and Slope Database 
Please note that GB&I do not work to the exact criteria laid out in this database. 

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