|The short par 3 7th hole, where a drainage swale crossing between the tee and green provides some interesting topographic relief on an otherwise flat property. (Click to enlarge.)|
"The original design at Essex is a perfect blend of complex putting surfaces matched with the varying lengths of tee and approach shots. It is a golf course that, throughout the years, has challenged every type of golfer from the greats of the game to your average 'Sunday afternoon' member." - Bruce Hepner, Golf Architect.
|Looking over a beautiful cross-bunker short of the green at the par 4 16th hole. GolfClubAtlas.com's Ran Morrissett describes Essex' 16th as "one of Ross' best greens anywhere". (Click to enlarge.)|
Golfweek magazine recently ranked Essex #10 on its list of the Best Canadian 'Classic' courses, built pre-1960.