Just north Colchester and west of Ipswich is the world-renowned Stoke-by-Nayland Hotel, Golf & Spa—home of The Constable Course. This beloved golf facility is known for offering unrivaled amenities and some of the best golf in this area of the United Kingdom.
The Constable Course upholds that standard of excellence, offering terrific views of the surrounding landscapes and providing a combination of challenging golf, a reasonable pace of play and a fantastic playing surface. Well-groomed fairways and greens keep The Constable Course at Stoke-by-Nayland Hotel, Golf & Spa in peak condition throughout the season, and this course is guaranteed to elate visiting golfers who are looking for a high-quality course for tee times.
Magnificently carved from picturesque parkland, the Constable Course is set amongst wooded plantations with several natural water hazards, all placed in a peaceful countryside setting. From tip to tip, the par-72 course measures approximately 6,544 yards. The famed final hole is well-known for presenting amateur and veteran golfers alike with a true challenge, requiring a powerful drive over one of the large lakes to a plateau green, all with the clubhouse beckoning beyond.
Stoke-by-Nayland Golf Club features beautiful and striking courses, which is why it is a regular venue for prestigious Pro-Ams, National and International Championships, and numerous corporate golfing events, including the PGA Europro Tour, as well as multiple years hosting the European Senior Tour PGA Seniors Championships, European Challenge Tour (‘The English Challenge’) and the Ladies European Tour Access Series (LETAS).
The golf courses found at Stoke-by-Nayland Hotel, Golf & Spa were created in the early '70s in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). The two courses were named after famous local artists, Thomas Gainsborough and John Constable. Both tracks incorporate lakes, streams, and other water features, as well as mature woodlands to enjoy while you play your round. The designs skilfully accent the natural beauty of the land without sacrificing conservation, as more than 60,000 trees have been planted.
In addition to functioning as one of the finest municipal golf courses in the area, Stoke-by-Nayland Hotel, Golf & Spa has a fantastic golf pro shop on site. The pro shop is fully stocked with a range of the latest golf equipment, including the latest men and women's golf shoes, apparel, clubs and accessories. Club hires and repairs are available on site, as well as buggy hire, too. With a fleet of 40 golf buggies available for hire, you won't be forced to lug your clubs around! Rental cost tends to be around £30 and it is advisable to book in advance.
Stoke-by-Nayland Hotel, Golf & Spa - The Constable Course is a must-golf destination for your regular rounds of golf or as a new destination for you and friends when visiting Colchester.