Broadstone Golf Club

4+ (4 gold): one of our top-rated 4-star courses, worthy of 4½ stars.
   Broadstone Golf Club Est. 1898

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Broadstone Golf Club: The Bournemouth area is blessed with some of the finest golf courses in the south of England. The likes of Broadstone, Ferndown and Parkstone are all close at hand. Each of these three gems is heathland in character, rather than seaside links. Although dunes and long fescue grasses are not in evidence on these inland courses, the abundance of heather and rolling undulations ensures each course lays down a scenic and thoroughly enjoyable challenge.

Broadstone is an expansive and relatively undulating layout, which roams across a large area of stunning heathland. From several wonderfully elevated tees, Broadstone's charms and challenges are clearly laid out before you. If you can, it's well worth avoiding the gorse bushes and wide swathes of heather that line the good-width fairways. While the opening and closing sections have become a little more tree-lined over the years, it's the middle section of the course that steals the show. Here you can enjoy some gloriously natural and open heathland, as well as a succession of top quality golf holes and many panoramic views.

On this undulating sand-based terrain it is perhaps surprising there are so few blind or semi-blind shots to make. You can thank Harry Colt's excellent (re)design work for that. With a constant variety of holes in the layout and generally good greenkeeping throughout, Broadstone is one of the south of England's top courses. Definitely not one to be missed.

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Making Contact

Broadstone Golf Club
Wentworth Drive, off Station Approach,
Broadstone, Dorset BH18 8DQ
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Office   +44 (0)1202 692 595
Pro Shop   +44 (0)1202 692 595

  +44 (0)1202 692 595

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Golf Pro
Adey Harris (Club Professional)
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Heathland course.
Undulating terrain - several slopes to climb.
Surroundings: Rural countryside.
Designer: Original layout by Tom Dunn (at the time Dunn was the Professional at nearby Meyrick Park GC). Dunn's layout was redesigned by Harry Colt (1914). Colt's new holes (from 5 to 16) transformed the course from a predominantly parkland layout into an entirely heathland course.
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 6439 6095 5467
Par 70 70 72
SSS or Slope 70 70 72
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How2Get There?

6 miles NW of Bournemouth
From Poole (head north) or from Wimborne (head south) on the A349. At roundabout (indicating Broadstone GC), turn off the A349 into Dunyeats Rd. After 1 mile at roundabout, go all the way round and re-enter Dunyeats Road, and then immediately turn left into Station Approach. Follow Station Approach, which becomes Wentworth Drive to Golf Club.

Essential information

Green Fees:
Visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (April thru' Oct): £90. Cash or UK cheque only. Contact club for full details, discounts, midweek day tickets, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].
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Who can play and When?
Visitors welcome on weekdays, and Sundays (after 2:00pm).  Must book in advance. Handicap required.
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Other Information
Walking permitted at all times. Golf carts available for hire (if booked in advance).

Practice facilities
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Did you know?

Ivor Bertie Guest, 1st Baron of Wimborne (1815–1914) an ironmaster and local landowner commissioned the building of a golf course here at Broadstone. In 1898 with 6 invited gentlemen present, Lord Wimborne held a meeting at Broadstone School to set out the rules and terms for the Golf Club. It was resolved that the Club would be called "The Dorset Golf Club" and the course be known as "The Broadstone Links." The Club later became Broadstone (Dorset) Golf Club, and then simply Broadstone Golf Club.

The Club was officially opened in 1898 with a foursome match between Arthur Balfour, First Lord of the Treasury (and later British Prime Minister) partnered by the Wimbledon professional J.H. Taylor and John Penn M.P. and James Braid the professional at Romford.

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Published Ranking
2018 Golf World rating: 79th best course in Britain & Ireland.
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Latitude: (50.768046)
Longitude: (-1.993890)
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Bournemouth Highcliff Marriott 4-star
St Michaels Road, West Cliff, Bournemouth BH2 5DU
+44 (0)1202 557 702

The Bournemouth Highcliff Marriott Hotel is located adjacent to the Bournemouth International Centre on the Dorset coastline. There are wonderful sea views from the hotel.

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Golf within 20 miles Broadstone; Ferndown; The Dorset; Isle of Purbeck; Barton-on-Sea.
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Haven Hotel 4-star
Banks Road, Sandbanks, Poole BH13 7QL
+44 (0)1202 707 333

The Haven stands at the southern most point of the unique Sandbanks peninsular with the sea lapping at its edge and overlooking the broad, beautiful sweep of Poole Bay. The Haven is one of the country’s leading destination hotels and the winner of countless awards.

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