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Crowne Plaza Resort Colchester - Five Lakes

Set in 320 acres of glorious Essex countryside, Five Lakes features two superb golf courses, which has cemented its reputation as one of the premier golfing destinations in the East of England. At the head of its golfing pedigree is the Lakes Course which has hosted a number of the EuroPro Tour's leading competitions and The Faldo Series Challenge. The Links Course is the perfect compliment to the test of the Lakes, being slightly shorter and playing easier, but still offering an exhilarating round. 

Found a short distance from the mouth of the River Blackwater, less than 30 minutes from Colchester town centre, Five Lakes is easily reached from most of the UK by car. The extensive 4-star Resort Hotel is a luxurious countryside retreat, with modern, well-appointed rooms and a range of amenities. The resort offers excellent spa and leisure facilities, designed to aid with relaxation when you are not teeing it up. In the evenings you have the choice of the main restaurant or the stylish bar in which to enjoy a meal and a drink. For those who like to keep the good times going there is an onsite nightclub.

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Golf Courses at Crowne Plaza Resort Colchester - Five Lakes

The Lakes Course

The Lakes is the feature course at Five Lakes, and is a regular host to an annual regional PGA event, in addition to being selected for the prestigious Nick Faldo Challenge. The layout was conceived by European Tour legend Neil Coles, who has created the perfect resort course which is guaranteed to be an enjoyable experience for all golfers.

There are however numerous hazards to test even the best players, particularly the abundant water which guards no less than 10 holes. From the championship tees, the Lakes measures 6,751 yards, and is one of the golfing highlights of the region.

The monster 6th, at 564 yards, is one of the most daunting tests on the Lakes. Make sure of your yardage to ensure you avoid the treacherous stream that bisects the fairway.

Course Information

Par 72
Designed by Neil Coles
Opened in 1975
Hosted events Regional PGA Event, The Nick Faldo Series Challenge

Tees

Blue 6,841 yards SSS 73
White 6,767 yards SSS 73
Yellow 6,313 yards SSS 71
Red 5,765 yards SSS 74

The Links Course

The Links is slightly shorter than the Lakes Course, and is the perfect complement. The Links is undoubtedly an easier proposition than its neighbour, but should certainly not be underestimated, as there are still a number of strategically positioned water hazards and penal sand traps.

Should you manage to avoid these obstacles, scoring well should be guaranteed as the slick greens, which the course is famous for, make putting a real pleasure. The Links only serves to underline Five Lakes' reputation as one of the East's best golf resorts.

Course Information

Par 71
Designed by Neil Coles
Opened in 1975

Tees

White 6,181 yards SSS 70
Yellow 5,981 yards SSS 69
Red 5,194 yards SSS 71

Accommodation at Crowne Plaza Resort Colchester - Five Lakes

The 194-bedroom hotel at the resort is the complete modern package. With unrivalled sports and leisure facilities on-site, the hotel is equipped to ensure the maximum comfort of its visitors.

The guest rooms are comprised of Standard rooms, Club rooms and Suites in the main hotel building as well as 80 bedrooms in the Village Complex, adjacent to the main hotel. The spacious and light Village rooms with great views over the courses tend to be particularly popular with golf groups. The modern façade is reflected inside, where all guest rooms have been refurbished and feature the latest facilities including plasma screen TVs, wireless internet access and air conditioning.

In the Country Club at Five Lakes, guests will find a complex equipped with facilities to rival any in the region. Inside are a superb swimming pool, steam room, whirlpool bath and sauna, in addition to the state-of-the-art gym and aerobics studio. Five Lakes is also a mecca for lovers of racket sports, with indoor and outdoor tennis, squash and badminton courts available throughout the year. In the superb spa, Clarins and ESPA products are utilised to enhance the countless health and beauty treatments available in this therapeutic sanctuary.

Brasserie1 is the main restaurant serving contemporary international cuisine with a distinctive British accent. Alternatively you can upgrade to the specialist seafood restaurant, Catch 22, serving a range of locally sourced, fresh seafood.

Bar Lacu is the perfect evening retreat and stays open till late for a beers, wine, cocktails and light meals. There’s also the Sports Bar where you’ll find a relaxed and welcoming environment for a post-golf beer.

Features

  • Golf Buggies
  • Driving Range
  • Pro Shop
  • Tuition
  • Putting Greens
  • Indoor Swimming Pool
  • Steam Room
  • Sauna
  • Beauty Salon
  • Gymnasium
  • Aerobics
  • Tennis
  • Squash
  • Jacuzzi
  • Conference Facilities
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Lakes Course (Crowne Plaza Resort Colchester – Five Lakes)

Despite its difficulty it is a very good course. We took an option to play it a second time. The first day the speed of play was good, but the second day, because of high winds, more water and punishing rough, the play was quite slow. Overall a great experience.

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Fairways and greens excellent but the rough was somewhat punitive.

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Excellent course

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Poor bunkers

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Crowne Plaza Resort Colchester - Five Lakes Frequently Asked Questions

Q - What time is check-in and check-out times?

A - Check-in from 3pm | Check-out from 11am

Q - What time is breakfast?

A - 7:30-9:30am

Q - What is the dress code for dinner?

A - Smart Casual

Q - What restaurant do I need to book for dinner?

A - Brasserie or Golf Dining

Q - Is there a range on site?

A - Yes

Q - Are there buggies available to hire?

A - Yes

Q - Are there any weekend golfing restrictions?

A - Members only before 11 am

Q - How many bars are there?

A - There are 2 bars on site

Q - Is there BT or Sky Sports in the communal area?

A - Sky Sports

Q - Is there a charge for car parking on site?

A - There is complimentary car parking