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England, Essex, Maldon GRD Rating 8.5

Crowne Plaza Resort Colchester - Five Lakes

Golf breaks at Crowne Plaza Resort Colchester - Five Lakes, England. GRD Rating: 8.5

Resort Summary

Set in 320 acres of unspoiled Essex countryside, the newly refurbished resort offers some of the finest sports and leisure facilities in the South East of England, including two magnificent 18-hole golf courses. Relax in our Spa and enjoy superb food at either of the 2 new restaurants Brasserie 1 and Catch 22.

Crowne Plaza Resort Colchester - Five Lakes, located near the coastal town of Maldon, Essex is the first Crowne Plaza Resort in the UK.

The Spa is the ideal distraction from the stresses and strains of everyday life and the perfect way to relax and re-energise. Allow your cares to slip away in the expert hands of our beauty therapists to give you a memory and experience worth savouring. Complement your spa treatment with a visit to The Leisure Club at Crowne Plaza Colchester - Five Lakes is a collection of exceptional health and fitness facilities for local and corporate members and is free to hotel guests. Enjoy a leisurely swim in the heated indoor swimming pool - improve your swimming, or your level of fitness, with lessons from the qualified instructors. Enjoy relaxing in the spa bath, sauna and steam room. Take part in a spinning, body and mind, aqua classes, plus many more. Build your strength and muscular health and tone in the fully equipped resistance and free weights studio. Feel the burn in the Technogym with state of the art cardiovascular machines, or take to the court - choose from indoor and outdoor tennis, badminton or squash.

Golf Courses

The Lakes Course
18 holes
Par 72
Designed by Neil Coles
The course designer, Neil Coles MBE, aimed to enhance the rolling landscape of the surrounding countryside by creating a course with interesting features and landscaping. The tees and greens are built to USGA green specification and vary in design, height and undulation.

Water is the predominant feature of this course coming into play on nine of the 18 holes with the fairways benefiting from an irrigation system. The generous fairways, large greens and water hazards provide a great test for golfers and ensure every club in the bag is used.
The Links Course
18 holes
Par 71
Completed in 1975, the Links Course has matured over the years, creating its own challenges with plush greens that bring the importance of the short game into play. The Links Course presents a very different challenge to the Lakes, testing precision to the limit with narrow fairways and strategically placed water hazards, sand bunkers and well-guarded greens. Accuracy is the key to success on this course.


Whether youre staying for business or for some much-needed relaxation, you'll wake up refreshed and ready to greet whatever the day has in store for you. The resort offers 194 recently refurbished bedrooms, ranging from high quality standard guest rooms, exclusive Club rooms and 4 contemporary Suites. All rooms come with Crowne Plaza Sleep Advantage features, such as comfortable beds with luxury duvets and extra pillows to ensure a good night's sleep. Each room has an en suite bathroom with invigorating shower and separate bath, a large flat screen TV with high speed internet and air conditioning. For the business traveler the rooms have desks with telephone points and data-ports providing a comfortable work area. Upgrade to a Club room or Suite to make your stay extra special.

Food and Drink

You will find yourself spoilt for choice at Crowne Plaza Resort Colchester - Five Lakes. Choose from 2 different restaurants, each with its own style but both using the finest locally sourced produce to create delicious food you'll find hard to resist. Or try one of the house specialities in the new cocktail Bar Lacu, which no doubt will help you unwind after a long day.

The Brasserie 1 - awarded an AA Rosette for culinary excellence in 201112 - is a light and airy restaurant with an informal and relaxed atmosphere. The menu features a wide range of dishes with a distinctively British twist. Catch 22 - an exclusive fine dining restaurant offering an imaginative selection of fish and seafood dishes. Expect to see seafood taster menus coupled with high quality wines. Bar Lacu - a light, airy and modern cocktail bar offering a selection of beers, wines, spirits and classic cocktails. Gourmet sandwiches, favourites such as chicken caesar, club sandwich and tapas plates are available throughout the day. You can also enjoy a tea or coffee and a range of quality snacks and cakes.

Golf Tuition and Practice Facilities

At the Golf Academy, resident professional Gary Carter offers expert advice and tailored coaching to improve the performance of enthusiastic beginners and advanced players alike. The Academy also makes use of the floodlit driving range and practice area. Golf lessons are available on either a one-to-one basis, as a video tutorial or for groups as a golf clinic and lessons are tailored to suit a player's needs and abilities. Practice facilities include A floodlit, eight covered bay driving range and a short game area for chipping, pitching, bunker and putting practice.


Enquire & Book Direct

Quote: GRD1015
Email Resort

Tel: 01621868888

All prices quoted are subject to change and availability. Please contact the resort directly to confirm all costs, dates and booking arrangements.



Five Lakes Hotel Golf Country Club & Spa
Colchester Road
Tolleshunt Knights

Getting there

Located near Maldon, Essex, the resort is surrounded by 320 acres of stunning countryside that provides the perfect get-away from London's hustle and bustle. The hotel is 33 miles from London Stansted airport and Central London is easily accessible with direct motorway and train links.
Nearest airport: London Stansted Airport

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Resort facilities

  • Gym
  • Sauna
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tennis Court

Hotel facilities

  • Bar
  • Internet
  • WiFi

Practice area

  • Covered Bays
  • Video training

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