Came Down Golf Club


3-star: a good golf course with many fine features.
   Came Down Golf Club Est. 1896

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Came Down Golf Club: There's little chance of getting claustrophobia up here on the open expanse of Came Down, but there is a strong possibility you'll get a tad windswept and maybe a bit out of breath on one or two of the steeper and more invigorating slopes on the front nine. This is a well contoured and challenging course, although water is not something you'll need to worry about. The open downland nature of the course creates the impression of being close to the sea, although the sea is a good five miles further south, and water hazards of any description are too scarce to mention. What you will experience here at Came Down are wonderful views over rolling Dorset farmland and a thoroughly interesting golf course that is characterised by good bunkering, pleasantly undulating terrain and tight, subtly sloping greens, which on the 15th and 16th holes are located perilously close to the course's boundary wall.

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Making Contact

Came Down Golf Club
Higher Came,
Dorchester, Dorset DT2 8NR
England
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Office   +44 (0)1305 813 494
Pro Shop   +44 (0)1305 812 670
Fax

  +44 (0)1305 813 494

Email   manager@camedowngolfclub.co.uk
Website   www.camedowngolfclub.co.uk
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Heathland course.
Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.
 
Surroundings: Rural countryside.
 
Designer: Original 9-holes designed by Tom Dunn, and known as Dorchester Golf Club. Extension to 18-holes by J.H. Taylor, later modifications by Harry Colt (1927).
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 6255 5903 5563
Par 70 69 72
SSS or Slope 70 69 71
 
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How2Get There?

28 miles W of Bournemouth
Take the A354 south from Dorchester direction Weymouth. After 2 miles on the A354 turn left direction Came Down. After 1.1 miles turn left direction Dorchester. After o.4 miles golf is on your left.

Essential information

Green Fees:
2015 visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (April thru' Oct): £40 (all days). [Contact club for full details, discounts, day tickets, packages, etc]. Credit cards accepted.
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Who can play and When?
Visitors welcome on weekdays, Saturdays (after 9am) and Sundays (after 11am).  Must book in advance. Handicap required.
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Other Information
Walking permitted at all times.

Practice facilities
Good
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Did you know?

Came Down Golf Club played an important part in the founding of the Ryder Cup. For his holidays Samuel Ryder liked to go to the seaside resort of Weymouth on Dorset's coast (a few miles from Came Down). Whilst on holiday he played his golf at Came Down and got to know the Whitcombe brothers, including the club's talented professional, Ernest Whitcombe. It was the Whitcombes who helped Ryder understand that many top-class British professionals could not afford to attend important golf tournaments, let alone travel internationally. Ryder started pondering how he could help the wider exposure of British professionals, a line of thinking that eventually led to the concept of the Ryder Cup matches between the professionals of the USA and Great Britain & Ireland.

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Location

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Latitude: (50.675304)
Longitude: (-2.442403)
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Where2Stay including nearby courses also detailed in where2golf.com

The Wessex Royale 3-star
32 High St, Dorchester, Dorset DT1 1UP
+44 (0)1305 262 660
www.wessex-royale-hotel.com

The Wessex Royale Hotel is a delightful Georgian building built in 1756 following a similar design to that of John Wood's Royal Crescent in Bath.

Golf at this hotel No
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Golf within 5 miles Came Down
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Golf within 20 miles The Dorset
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Moonfleet Manor 3-star
Fleet, nr Weymouth, Dorset DT3 4ED
+44 (0)1305 786 948
www.moonfleetmanorhotel.co.uk

Located at the end of the village of Fleet and enjoying a wonderful sea-facing position.

Golf at this hotel No
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Golf within 5 miles No
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Golf within 20 miles Came Down; The Dorset
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