The top courses in Dorset

The golf clubs in Dorset include modern parkland courses such as The Club at Meyrick Park, as well as classic heathland courses such as Wareham, and Broadstone. There are a number of private members golf clubs as well as municipal golf courses in Dorset that will suit every standard of golfer. With excellent beaches, it is no surprise that the golf courses near Bournemouth and Poole are popular golfing holiday destinations; indeed there are some notable cliff top courses in Dorset as well, such as Bridport & West Dorset. Dorset is bordered by Devon, Somerset, Wiltshire, and Hampshire, and benefits from a rich rural landscape. As such, there are an abundance of good quality parkland golf courses in Dorset like Crane Valley Golf Club that benefit from superb views and surroundings.

Dorset Golf Courses

 Broadstone (Dorset) Golf Club at Broadstone (Dorset) Golf Club in Dorset

Broadstone (Dorset) Golf Club

Set in the glorious Dorset countryside, Broadstone is one of the finest examples of an unspoilt heathland golf course in the South of England, and deservedly sits in the Top 100. Within 250 acres of rolling terrain, the fairways run freely and separately through superb natural heathland with its swathes of heather, pine, gorse and rhododendrons, and several holes offer magnificent views for miles around. A new clubhouse was opened in 1985 by Peter Alliss, providing new levels of facilities, comfort and views from its lounge and balconies, and helping make time spent at Broadstone a truly memorable experience for our members and visitors alike.

 Parkstone Golf Club at Parkstone Golf Club in Dorset

Parkstone Golf Club

Parkstone Golf Club one of the best known and finest golf courses on the South Coast and is ranked in the top 120 golf courses in the British Isles. A beautiful and mature heathland course with lakes, standings of mature pines and a wide variety of wildlife together with panoramic views over Poole Harbour to Brownsea Island and the coastal downs of the Isle of Purbeck. Set within a few minutes drive of Poole and Bournemouth town centres and beaches, Parkstone offers the best in both golf and hospitality.

 Old Course at Ferndown Golf Club in Dorset

Ferndown Golf Club

Ferndown Golf Club was established in 1913 and is a championship heathland course set amongst towering pine trees. Designed by Harold Hilton, the 18-hole "Old Course" is ranked amongst the Worlds Top 1000 Golf Courses by Rolex, and 52nd in the "Top 100 Golf Courses in Britain & Ireland 2012-13" by Golf World. Based on the south coast of England this beautiful 27-hole golf layout is a test for any golfer. Pristine presentation combined with greens of the highest quality, Ferndown is simply an experience that cannot be missed. It has been host to The Hennessy Cognac Cup, the Ladies European Tour, and the British Ladies Open in 1989. More recently Ferndown has been a Regional Open Qualifying venue from 2008 to 2012.

 Came Down Golf Club at Came Down Golf Club in Dorset

Came Down Golf Club

Welcome to Came Down Golf Club, birthplace of the Ryder Cup. Located in Thomas Hardy country just south of Dorchester, Dorset's county town, Came Down Golf Club offers a spectacular golfing challenge suitable for all skill levels. The club was founded in 1896, and boasts an excellent golfing experience, suitable for all skill levels. The course sits on chalk downland and offers stunning 360 degree views to locations such as Weymouth, Portland, Dorchester, Isle of Wight, Maiden Castle and more.

 Bridport & West Dorset Golf Club at Bridport and West Dorset Golf Club in Dorset

Bridport and West Dorset Golf Club

The challenging links course is unique as it is set on a cliff top and is part of the World Heritage coastline, an area of outstanding beauty. Large grass mounds, sculptured bunkers and stone walls are all inherent features of the course. The signature 6th hole, known as Port Coombe, was recently voted in the top 100 holes in the world. A spectacular hole of only 133 yards but dropping from the top of the cliff to a green almost at sea level far below! There are magnificent sea views along the Chesil Bank to Portland Bill in the East and across Lyme Bay to Golden Cap, the highest point on the South Coast, in the West.

 Wareham Golf Club at Wareham Golf Club in Dorset

Wareham Golf Club

Wareham Golf Club is an established heathland course where golfers have enjoyed playing the game for over 100 years. Set in the beautiful Isle of Purbeck the course offers a challenging game of golf, plus panoramic views over Dorset. With prices from just £13, this is the best value golf in Dorset. After your game of golf relax in our lounge bar, or have a meal in our restaurant.

 Valley Course at Crane Valley Golf Club in Dorset

Crane Valley Golf Club

Two challenging golf courses await you at Crane Valley, a Dorset based golf course, set in 184 acres of beautiful countryside with the river Crane running through the centre of the course. Designed by renowned golf architect Donald Steele in 1992, the open and undulating Valley course, is set across 6,412 yards with neatly placed bunkers and water hazards. Each hole is unique, offering a demanding, challenging and picturesque course. As well as two courses, Crane Valley Golf Course is home to a floodlit driving range ideal for perfecting your technique, a modern clubhouse which makes a stunning, Dorset-countryside wedding reception venue, a first-class restaurant which is open daily plus a licensed bar.

 Championship Course at The Club at Meyrick Park in Dorset

The Club at Meyrick Park

Meyrick Park situated in the heart of Bournemouth is a historic golf course which was established in 1894. Complimenting the course is a clubhouse which houses state of the art health club facilities and The Lodge which offers comfortable accommodation. The course is set in 120 acres of undulating scenic parkland. The Club’s demanding test of golf and rich heritage draws golfers from all over Europe. The course features verdant, tree lined fairways. From the 244 yard opening par 3, where the drive is over a valley to a small green cut into a hill, to the highly acclaimed par 5, 14th hole, golfers are confronted with numerous and memorable challenges.

 Remedy Oak at Remedy Oak in Dorset

Remedy Oak

Remedy Oak opened its doors in May 2006. Built within 256 acres of Ancient Woodland, the course provides a secluded and tranquil environment in which to enjoy your golfing experience. Remedy Oak has already established itself a place in the Top 100 golf courses in Great Britain and Ireland and a reputation as one of the premier courses on the south Coast. Remedy Oak is proud to have been awarded the honour of hosting the Regional Qualifying tournament for the Open Championship from 2013 – 2018.

 Bulbury Woods Golf Club at Bulbury Woods Golf Club in Dorset

Bulbury Woods Golf Club

A round of golf at Bulbury Woods Golf Course is a challenging, enjoyable and unforgettable experience. Surrounded by ancient woodland with views towards Poole Harbour and the Isle of Purbeck, Bulbury Woods Golf Course is a challenging and enjoyable course for all levels of golfer. With tricky twists and turns, narrow tree-lined fairways and unexpected bunkers, the course is full of surprises and will keep any golfer on their toes. Before your game at Bulbury Woods Golf Course, you can perfect your shots on the warm-up area, whilst the newly refurbished clubhouse and terrace provides the ideal retreat for a leisurely drink or a three-course meal. Play the course after 2pm for just £12 on a weekday and £13 on a weekend.

 The Purbeck Course at Isle of Purbeck Golf Club in Dorset

Isle of Purbeck Golf Club

Isle of Purbeck Golf Club dates back to 1892, and offers a beautiful blend of 27 holes. The beginner is catered for on the 9 hole Dene course , whilst the Purbeck Championship course proves an exciting test for even the most accomplished golfer. Both courses are built on heathland, and are set within a nature reserve where many rare plants can be seen as well as rare birds. The restaurant has a well deserved reputation for excellent fare and very good value.

 Dudsbury Golf Club, Hotel & Spa at Dudsbury Golf Club, Hotel & Spa in Dorset

Dudsbury Golf Club, Hotel & Spa

Designed by Donald Steel, who provided the master plan for the modern St Andrews, Dudsbury offers a 6,904 yard par 71 championship golf course set in 160 acres of beautiful Dorset countryside rolling gently down to the River Stour. The Clubhouse with its south facing elevated position affords superb panoramic views. Streams meander gently through the course under Purbeck stone bridges linking the nine lakes with the river. Nestled in the heart of the championship golf course you will find our luxury hotel which is ideal for golfing holidays, short breaks and the corporate traveller.

 Lakeland and Parkland at The Dorset Golf Country Club and Resort in Dorset

The Dorset Golf Country Club and Resort

The Dorset Golf & Country Club hosts some of the most challenging golf in Dorset and is recognized as one of the golfing gems of the South of England. The Martin Hawtree designed; Woodland, Lakeland are Parkland courses are built to full USGA specification and are extremely well maintained, presenting excellent playing conditions for all levels of golfers.