3 reviews of Frinton Golf Club
Played here July ,2015 . Largely unheralded & unknown links that i would put in the hidden gem category . Very enjoyable course & a pleasure to play .I didn't think there was a weak hole anywhere .Not duney & quite flat but it has great design .On almost every hole you have to think about your strategy .The bunkering here is not only visually good but in all the right places .The holes are fair but do ask for precision ,wether it's the tee shots or fairway shots ,to avoid the hazards. The front 9 predominantly runs south along the sea wall & i would guess ,usually, into the wind which makes it bracing & challenging .The back 9 if the wind is helping will give you chances particularly the last 2 holes ,par 5's. The course condition/presentation was excellent ,the tees like snooker tables & the greens ran nicely & true .This is a very peaceful course to play & often you just hear the wind blowing through the rushes .All the par 3s' were impressive . I liked the feel of the clubhouse inside & the elevated south facing terrace round the back gives a lovely extensive view over & across the course . A real bargain on the twilight rate for a course of this quality & design Kevin B.
Frinton is a lovely course and just about qualifies as a links course. The course is very well maintained. Afternoon green fee was only £19 which is very good value. The first 3 holes form atrianngle that bring you back to the clubhouse. Then it's 4 holes into the wind along side the sea-wall. After that the next 8 holes go back and forth until the last 3 holes head home. The last 2 par 5's give you a chance to make a couple of late birdies but watch out for the fleet across the 18th fairway at about 270 yards from the tee. I would recommend a visit to anyone who enjoys links golf.
Closest thing to a true links in Essex. Greens were fast, but didn't appear to be in that good a condition. Buy a course guide, not all hazards are evident from the tees. Rough is catastrophic should you be unfortuanate enough to find it. Take plenty of ammunition if the wind blows, and CAN IT BLOW HERE!!!!!!!! I thought the course overall could have been presented in a better state, a lot of tidying up to be done throughout. The clubhouse is like taking a step back in time, it doesn't look like things have changed since the 1930's, which may be the charm of the place. Natives seemed friendly but a tad over-fussy about trivial things. Worth a visit for the experience.
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