Isle of Purbeck Golf Club

Corfe Road,

Studland, Dorset BH19 3AB

  • Office

    +44 (0)1929 450 361
  • Pro shop

    +44 (0)1929 450 354
  • Fax

    +44 (0)1929 450 501
  • Golf pro

    Philippe Bonfanti (PGA Professional).
  • Academy

    Purbeck Golf Academy

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Heathland course. Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.

  • Surroundings:

    Rural countryside.

  • Designer:

    Harry Colt

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Yards
6295
5986
5582
Par
70
70
73
SSS or slope
70
69
73

At the same location:

Above distances are for the Purbeck championship course. Also at Isle of Purbeck GC is the nine-hole Dene course (par-33; 2007 yards).

Location

Latitude:

50.636417

Longitude:

-1.982324

How to get there:

16 miles (by road) SW of Bournemouth

From Wareham follow the A351 direction Swanage. After approx 4.5 miles, just before Corfe Castle, turn left onto the B3351 direction Studland Bay. After approx 3.5 miles golf club is on your left.

Isle of Purbeck Golf Club

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.

Est. 1892

Isle of Purbeck Golf Club: Occupying its lofty perch and wonderfully natural setting on the Isle of Purbeck hills, the views from just about every hole on this heathland golf course are simply stunning. Whether you are looking across Poole Harbour to the Dorset countryside beyond, along the Studland Bay coast to Bournemouth, or across to the Solent and the Isle of Wight, panoramic vistas are all around.

If your objectives include more than just sight-seeing, then you'll need to pay attention to this constantly challenging layout, especially if the wind is getting in on the act, as it often does. The good-width and often undulating fairways are frequently bordered by deep grass and/or heathery rough. Gorse bushes are also much in evidence, and like the rest of the rough, well worth avoiding.

The conditioning of the fairways here has been known to be variable. But at this wonderfully scenic and exposed-to-the-elements location, a highly manicured parkland course is not necessarily what you'd expect to find.

Pick of the holes: hard to forget the par-4 5th (Agglestone), which offers one of the finest views in Engish golf, situated as it is, on a Bronze Age burial ground over 3,000 years old. The par-3 11th (The Island) may look intimidating from the tee, with a crater-like bunker guarding the front left of the green, but the two-tier putting surface is actually easier to find than you may think.

List of courses: England - South

Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance. Handicap required.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes on Purbeck course in high season (May thru' Oct): weekdays £70; Sat £90; Sun £80.

Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2023].

Other information

Players generally walk this course. Golf carts available for hire.

Practice facilities

Limited

Did you know?

Founded in 1982, and at one time called the Studland Bay Golf Club, the club's most famous former owner was the famous children's story book writer, Enid Blyton. During the period she and her husband Dr Darrell-Waters owned the club, the 9-hole course was added. The modern clubhouse not only provides a terrific vantage point to take in the panoramic views, it is also a place where excellent food can be enjoyed before and after your round.

Published ranking

England's 86th best course (Golf World, 2023).

Where2Stay

  • The Priory Hotel4-star

    Wareham, Dorset BH20 4ND

    +44 (0)1929 551 666

    Visit website

    In the grounds of a former priory and with the current building dating back to the 16th century, this is a hotel brimming with history and character. It is also wonderfully located, with lawns leading down to the River Piddle (or Trent) close to Wareham Bridge.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      No

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      The Dorset; Isle of Purbeck; Broadstone; Parkstone; Ferndown

  • Purbeck House Hotel3-star

    91 High Street, Swanage, Dorset BH19 2LZ

    +44 (0)1929 422 872

    Visit website

    Combining a country house with a modern hotel, nestling in expansive gardens with a large car park in the centre of Swanage, yet 300 yards from the sea front and the sandy beaches.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      Isle of Purbeck

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      The Dorset; Broadstone; Parkstone; Ferndown.

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