Canons Brook Golf Club was designed by Sir Henry Cotton, whose philosophy was to create a championship length course with very little rough, but incorporating many bunkers and large undulating greens, a task he accomplished with style. The course officially opened in 1966.
Sir Henry has designed the course in such a way that the aspiring golfer must exhibit a wide repertoire of shots if they are to master the course. It was his intention that regardless of standard, every golfer should be rewarded for thoughtful and skilful play, rather than power alone.
Situated in 112 acres of mature rolling countryside, the 18 hole, 6,769 yard par 73 championship course makes excellent use of the surrounding landscape and its numerous natural and man-made hazards and beautiful features.
The Canons Brook from which the club takes its name, meanders through various parts of the course. The Brook, as it is known, catches many a golf ball for those that fail to treat it with respect.
The twelfth hole is Sir Henry Cottons' signature hole and typifies all the holes on the course. Seemingly simple, but surrounded with problems and should be well thought out.
Sir Henry Cotton enjoyed considerable success as a golfer winning the Open Championship on three occasions. He was widely renowned as the top British golfer of his time and played in four Ryder Cup tournaments.
This rich and successful history and his unique vision have created a golf course which should be a must for any golfer who appreciate a challenge and want to play what is probably the best course in Essex.